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October 10, 2012

More than 40 colleges, universities and trade programs were represented at a college fair held at Columbia City High School Monday night. Whtiley County students and parents were encouraged to attend in order to learn more about post-high school opportunities as well as financial aid assistance. Larry Gonzalez, with Indiana University discusses college options with Earl Tison and his son Ben, a junior at CCHS.

KESSIE: Man gets 12 years for May gun incident

October 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A South Whitley man, 37-year-old Phillip Kessie, was sentenced to 12 years with six years to serve and six years suspended in Whitley County Circuit Court Tuesday for a gun incident that occurred in May.
According to a South Whitley Police report, Kessie was arrested May 6 after police were notified that he had been calling his wife at her sister-in-law’s residence, threatening to kill himself.

FRANKHART: Man gets 10 years for Larwill incident

October 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Thirty-year-old Michael Frankhart was sentenced to 10 years with eight years serve and two years suspended in Whitley County Circuit Court Tuesday on charges related to a Larwill gun incident in May.
Frankhart pleaded guilty Sept. 10 to possession of a firearm, a Class B felony, possession of a handgun without a permit, a Class A misdemeanor, possession of paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor an driving while suspended, a Class A misdemeanor.

POLICE SURROUND TRAILER: Multiple agencies involved, arrest suspected burglar

October 10, 2012

PIERCETON — Local sheriff’s deputies worked in concert with deputies from Kosciusko County as well as troopers from the Indiana State Police to arrest a Pierceton man wanted for theft and burglary.
According to Chad Hill, public information officer for the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, police in that county were contacted by Whitley County deputies Monday evening to help assist in the execution of an active arrest warrant for Jeremiah Smith, 26, of Pierceton.

ELECTION DAY: Nov. 6 nears, early voting begins

October 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — With absentee voting officially open as of Tuesday, citizens are encouraged to vote early at the courthouse during the available scheduled hours.
Citizens may also vote early by mail with forms from the clerk’s office or by traveling board. Election Day is Nov. 6.
According to Debbie Beers, Clerk of Circuit Court, the 2012 General Election Candidates include the following:
County Treasurer
Republican Laurell Hodges
County Coroner
Republican Frederick Dellinger
County Surveyor
Republican Ron McNeal
County Commissioner District #1
Republican Tom Rethlake

ZOMBIE RUN: Zombie run makes fundraising a scream

October 10, 2012

FORT WAYNE — A 5K obstacle course is taking shape on the campus of IPFW Nov. 10.
But this fundraising event is not the normal 5K run. Zombies will be invading the obstacle course to motivate runners into a frenzy.
Just Cause International, a Columbia City missions group, is hosting the run to benefit its efforts in Haiti.

WALK FOR AUTISM: Group dedicated to awareness grows in numbers, dollars

October 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — In the past three months, an Autism support group has taken shape, established regular meetings, seen growth in meeting participants and after Sunday, can add a benefit walk to its list of accomplishments.
Kelly Pence is an ally for the Autism Society of Indiana. She said that the society saw the need to have local support throughout the state and instituted area allies. Pence works with counties in Northeast Indiana.


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