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October 10th

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.

October 9th

MENTONE: Man arrested in 2 counties for bad checks

October 9, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Police are saying that a Mentone man’s propensity for writing bogus checks over more than 10 years has finally caught up to him.
Matthew S. Shepherd, 31, was arrested at 3:30 a.m. by Warsaw police. According to a press release by the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, Shepherd was wanted in that county on 15 active warrants for check deception dating back to 2001.
KCSD spokeman Sgt. Chad Hill said Shepherd is also wanted on active warrants in at least three other counties, including Whitley.


October 9, 2012

October 8th

BLUE RIVER TRAIL EXTENSION: Project rolls along; bridge parts ordered

October 8, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Blue River Trail extension project is rolling along as Niblock Excavating and Hamilton Hunter anticipate good progress in the coming months.
“Both parties hope to make significant progress and potentially finish the project yet this calendar year,” said Columbia City Community Development Director Jeff Walker last week.
“The bridge will be erected on-site. However, if the trail doesn’t get finished before next spring, the bridge will remain closed to pedestrian traffic.”


October 8, 2012

PRESERVATION: Project catalogs Whitko history

October 8, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — “What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce,” said designer, Karl Lagerfeld.
Capturing memories and encapsulating history in photos is what the Whitko Community Digital Image Project is working to do.
For the past two years, Joan Hostetler, in collaboration with her company, Heritage Photo and Research Services, has been partnering with the South Whitley and Pierceton libraries to scan historical photographs.


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