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August 12th

Prosecutor: Creech to plead guilty

August 12, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City woman charged with drug crimes and the neglect of a dependent who was scheduled to face trial has decided to plead guilty, according to the Whitley County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Janel M. Creech, 37, has been in the Whitley County jail since Jan. 11 after being charged Jan. 7 with manufacturing methamphetamine and other drug-related offenses in connection with a Jan. 3 incident that resulted in the death of her 5-month-old daughter.

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Shake-up in South Whitley

August 12, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Beginning in 2012, South Whitley government will have a completely different look and a longtime fixture in Town Hall will be no more.
After 26 years as clerk-treasurer of South Whitley, lifelong South Whitley native Mitch Winger will relinquish his seat to fellow Republican Bob Gould, who defeated the incumbent Winger Thursday night in a town caucus and runs unopposed for the Nov. 8 election.

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City cars vandalized

August 12, 2011

The Columbia City Police Department is investigating a series of break-ins this morning.
Three vehicles had several windows broken out in the northwest area of Columbia City.
The incidents occurred at 503 N. Elm and 505 N. Oak streets.

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August 11th

WCCS hosts Eagle Tech open house

August 11, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – The newest edition to the Whitley County Consolidated Schools family, Eagle Tech Academy, held a “parent-student” open house Tuesday.
While not scheduled to start until 6 p.m., parents and students began arriving around 5:10 p.m., per Principal Brady Mullett’s invitation, he said.
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Eagle Tech: Focus on learning

August 11, 2011

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the first of a three-part series on Eagle Tech Academy, a new learning facility of Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation.

COLUMBIA CITY — Eagle Tech Academy, Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s state-of-the-art learning facility, is implementing an entirely new form of learning, said Principal Brady Mullet.
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Columbia City's Doug Eber headed overseas

August 11, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Police Department’s Doug Eber will finish his last day on duty today as he prepares to travel overseas for a year-long stint with the U.S. Navy.
Eber, 47, a petty officer first class with the Navy, spent much of 2011 in England and within the last several weeks, was told he would be deployed this month.
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At 90, Norma Hawk still ‘looms’ large as a gifted weaver

August 11, 2011

She is one of the oldest citizens in Columbia City and she still mows her own yard, cooks her own food, cleans her own house, plays euchre and weaves rugs out of plastic bags.
Norma Hawk, 90, didn’t know about weaving when she first acquired her loom.
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August 10th

16th annual Pow Wow Friday, Saturday at Morsches Park

August 10, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – It’s Pow Wow time.
The 16th annual Mihsihki-aahkwa Pow Wow is Friday and Saturday at Morsches Park in Columbia City.
“Meetimankwiki Kime-soominaanaki” means we follow our ancestors trail.
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'Busco OKs 1st sewer project payment

August 10, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco Town Council approved the first payment to Ironclad Excavating for the sewer line project. The amount of the payment is $94,622.61.
LeaAnn Herron, council member, asked Gerri Johnson, clerk/treasurer, what she found out from Keystone about setting up an account for “rounding up” the utility bill and donating extra cash from that to the parks department, like REMC does. Johnson replied that Keystone does not have the capability to set up an account; Churubusco utilities [her office] would have to manually set up and enter the donations.
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S. Whitley biz denied electrical hookup until owner pays bill

August 10, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY— Joe and Teresa Calhoun attended the South Whitley Town Council meeting on Tuesday evening regarding the building they own on Broad Street, which housed a pallet business until Feb. 14.
With approximately $12,000 delinquent on past utility bills, the Calhouns questioned why a prospective business (who wants to rent the facility) was denied electrical hook-up.
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