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August 9th

MOTORCYCLE: Crash hurts Mich. man

August 9, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A Michigan man was severely injured Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident.
Michael Plumley, 62, was airlifted to Fort Wayne by Parkview Samaritan with severe head and internal injuries after his motorcycle collided with a car on Ind. 9 near the south county line.
Police were called to the area of 1000 S. Ind. 9 at approximately 5 p.m. after Plumley’s motorcycle hit a car driven by Denise Brewster, 62, of Huntington.

WCCS: Board views report on ETA

August 9, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — At the Whitley County Consolidated School board work session Monday, Superintendent Dr. Patricia O’Connor shared a memo with the board concerning a report made on Eagle Tech Academy.
O’Connor said Todd Hurst, who is the School Development Coordinator for the Center of Excellence in Leadership and Learning (CELL), was given the task to report to the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) about the progress of Eagle Tech Academy this year.

QUAKE PLANS: LEPC works on updates

August 9, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Local Emergency Planning Committee held its meeting Wednesday, mainly discussing updated information concerning earthquakes and the Haz Mat (Hazardous Materials) team.
Catherine Broxon-Ball, director and chairperson of the committee, said she is currently working on updating the earthquake plan.
“So we’re checking to make sure the buildings we have are sheltered and set up for our earthquake plan,” said Broxon-Ball. “Most of them are schools.”

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

August 9, 2012

Live folk concert

August 8th

CJSHS ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: Deming steps down

August 8, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco Jr.-Sr. High School Assistant Principal Andrew Deming resigned at Smith-Green Community Schools board meeting Monday.
“Mr. Deming submitted this letter,” said Ralph Bailey, interim superintendent. “He grew up in the East Noble School District so I guess you could say he went home.”
Deming’s resignation is effective today. He has accepted a position with the EN Middle School.
His letter said “I have come to appreciate and care for the staff and community at Churubusco. However, this position is a more secure and stable career move for me and my family.”

'SOUNDS OF THE SUMMER'

August 8, 2012

JAIL REPAIRS: Sheriff moves foward with project

August 8, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Council gave Sheriff Mark Hodges the approval to move forward with jail repairs at its meeting Tuesday.
The council approved $100,000 out of the Rainy Day Fund, with the rest of the money needed to complete the project to be determined as the project moves along.
The project, which concerns a door opening system, upgrading a camera system throughout the entire building and a request for cabinet renovations, is estimated to cost around $176,139 and to take six to eight months to complete.

WCCS: Promoting outreach programs

August 8, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — To continue the Celebrate Success program this year, Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation has started two new programs that are going to be working through the school and the district involving outreach.
“Each school is going to be creating a school outreach team to promote that particular school, and they’re going to create a presentation and present the presentation to three off campus entities,” said Dr. Patricia O’Connor at the WCCS work session Monday.
O’Connor said these entities could include churches, the chamber, the rotary and even the city council.

August 7th

METH CASE: Man pleads guilty

August 7, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Austin L. Waller, 18, pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday to aiding in dealing in methamphetamine.
Due to Waller’s plea agreement, he will be charged with aiding in the dealing of methamphetamine, a Class B felony, with four other counts against him dismissed.
A sentencing date is scheduled for Oct. 15 where Waller could face six to 20 years and a fine of up to $10,000.
The plea came after Waller was arrested July 1, along with Terrance M. Ward, 30, on reports of a chemical odor coming from Apartment 3, 315 S. Main St., Columbia City.

August 6th

BOOKED: Cleveland Twp. Trustee charged with battery

August 7, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — A Whitley County official was arrested Monday afternoon on official misconduct and battery charges.

Roland "Ron" King, 74, of South Whitley, Cleveland Township Trustee, is charged with three felonies and three misdemeanors after a one-month long investigation.

According to Indiana State Police Detective Kevin Smith, a complaint was made to the South Whitley Police Department alleging that King inappropriately touched three women at the Cleveland Township Trustee’s office.

The misconduct allegedly occurred between June 10, 2011 and June 11, 2012.

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