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January 11th

WIND: Plan Commission to meet tonight

January 11, 2012

The Whitley County Plan Commission will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in the lower level conference room of the Whitley County Government Center.

On the agenda is the election of 2012 officers, and discussion regarding the potential wind ordinance.

January 10th

A.D. RECOGNIZED: Penrod honored nationally

January 11, 2012

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COLUMBIA CITY — The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) awards NFHS Citations to one athletic director from each of the eight regions the country is divided into.

Last month at the National Athletic Director’s Conference in Indianapolis, Columbia City High School Athletic Director Geoff Penrod received just such a citation for Region IV.

January 10th

CCPD'S TOP COPS — Recently-appointed police chief and staff get down to business

January 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Police Department’s Tim Longenbaugh moved from the detective’s office to the chief’s office last week, after Mayor Ryan Daniel chose him as the city’s new police chief.

Shortly after he learned of his new position, Longenbaugh named fellow detective Tony Hively as his Captain. Hively and Longenbaugh have been working together as detectives for Columbia City since 2002, and will now be working together to manage the CCPD.

The pair has investigated a bank robbery, numerous armed robberies, death investigations and child molesting cases.

THEFT: Former township treasurer in court

January 10, 2012

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COLUMBIA CITY – Larwill resident and former treasurer of the Union Township Fire Department Nichole Potts was in court Monday to face charges of theft, stemming from allegations that she took an estimated $28,000 from the department.

According to Fire Chief Chad Radke, Potts took over the duties of treasurer in June of 2011, when the then treasurer moved out of township.

Part of her duties were to give a monthly expense report, which Radke said were only bank totals with no beginning balances or itemized statements.

NO SMOKING GUN NECESSARY: Murder definitions vary state to state

January 9, 2012

When Ralph D. Hardiek was killed Dec. 15 in a hail of gunfire from law enforcement officers, his partner, Julie Marie King, 33 was also hit and injured by the flying lead.
Late last week, DeKalb County prosecutors decided that while King did not shoot Hardiek, much less fire the fatal bullet that killed him, she was ultimately responsible for his death.

GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION? Prosecutors charge Auburn woman with murder of her alleged accomplice

January 9, 2012

FORT WAYNE — Following her release from a Fort Wayne hospital Friday, an Auburn woman involved in the shooting of a Waterloo police officer has been jailed and charged with several crimes, including, apparently, the murder of her accomplice, Ralph D. Hardiek.
Julie Marie King, 33, of Auburn was charged with felony murder as well as conspiracy to commit murder and aiding in attempted murder, both Class A felonies, resulting from an incident Dec. 15 that involved the shooting of Waterloo Deputy Marshal Stephen Brady.

January 8th

LITTLE DRIBBLER: Pint-sized Eagle fan

January 8, 2012

Riley Martin, cousin of Columbia City center Daniel Woll plays with a basketball signed by the team Saturday after the Eagles win over Bellmont.

WCCS: Internet safety a priority

January 8, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – The committee in charge of reviewing bylaws and policies for Whitley County Consolidated Schools received proposed revisions from NEOLA, a consulting firm which provides school districts with a complete service for developing and updating board bylaws and policies, administrative guidelines, forms, staff handbooks and student/parent handbooks in both electronic and printed format. According to Dr. Pat O’Connor, three of the most important revisions pertain to technology use in schools.

FLOCKING TO FLORIDA: Whitley snowbirds will roost awhile in Sebring March 6

January 8, 2012

SEBRING, Fla. – The Columbia City High School Alumni Association will host its annual Snowbird Luncheon for all citizens of Whitley County on Tuesday, March 6.

The Florida luncheon and get-together will start at 11:30 a.m. at Homer’s Original Smorgasbord, 1000 Sebring Square, located on the southeast corner of U.S. 27 and Sebring Parkway.

This is billed as “a casual get-together for you to enjoy with family, friends, classmates and alumni of Whitley County, Indiana.”

There is no reservation required for this event. Luncheon amount is $10.97 per person, plus tax, at the door.

TREE STAND REMOVAL TUMBLE: Warsaw man airlifted after fall from tree stand

January 8, 2012

NORTH WEBSTER – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a tree stand accident at Tri-County Fish and Wildlife Area near North Webster in Kosciusko County that occurred Saturday, January 7.

Kosciusko County Dispatch received a 911 call at 1:24 p.m. obtaining information that a hunter fell from an elevated location.

Money was raised for Leadership Whitley County through a sand volleyball tournament at DeVol Field...
Recent Churubusco graduate Katie Monk signed with the University of Indianapolis for track and...
COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Community Foundation is hosting a 5K run to benefit a local...

 

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