Archive - 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â A six-year-old girl was taken to the hospital with multiple injuries Monday night after she was struck by a car. According to police, the girl was walking home from her neighborâs house on W. Ellsworth Street in Columbia City at approximately 5:45 p.m. The girl was crossing from the south side of the road to her house at 614 W. Ellsworth St. as a car backed out and headed east.
A westbound vehicle didnât see the girl, who was âjust a few steps away from her driveway,â according to Columbia City Police Sergeant Trey Insley.
COLUMBIA CITY â A man accused of two felonies pleaded not guilty in the Whitley County Circuit Court Monday morning.Charles Norris, 29, of Cromwell, was accused of attempted escape, a Class B Felony, and intimidation with a deadly weapon, a Class C Felony.
The Class B felony carries a sentence of six to 20 years in prison, with 10 years being the advisory sentence. The Class C felony carries a sentence of two to eight years, with four being the advisory sentence.
Both crimes also have a maximum fine of $10,000 each.
COLUMBIA CITY â âWhat do you want to be when you grow up?â For high school juniors and seniors, this is a daunting question. With graduation looming in the near future, college and career choices become critical for students. But trying to make a decision with little to no real-life experience in a particular field of interest can make the selection stressful.
Laying the ground work
Judy Moore, Columbia City High Schoolâs director of Career Development and Internships saw the need for students to get first hand experience in certain careers.
By NICOLE OTT
The Post & Mail
COLUMBIA CITY â The results are in. The City of Columbia City held its annual Christmas lighting contest again this season, giving top honors to Mike and Amy Cook of 318 Shorewood Court in Northeast Columbia City.
The city also handed out awards for all four districts.
COLUMBIA CITY â An apple a day does keep the doctor away, but area school students are also having a spoonful of change to improve nutrition in their lives.
New federal regulations have created changes with lunch programs at education centers nation-wide, and local schools have also had to adjust.
Some of the new requirements include calorie limits for students by age, larger servings of vegetables and less sodium, among others.
Columbia City High Schoolâs bands and choirs played and sang for two concerts Thursday night. The Winter Concert featured both instrumental and vocal solos as well as a holiday sing-along with audience participation. Pictured left is the Wind Ensemble.
SOUTH WHITLEY Ââ As Tuesdayâs South Whitley Town Council meeting came to a close a sigh of relief was had by many when numbers added up where they once did not.
Forms were signed by council members to move necessary funds to balance the 2012 budget just weeks before the yearâs end.
After weeks of wrestling with appropriations and budget numbers, Clerk-Treasurer Bob Gould, with the help of Retha Hicks from HR Resources, was able to answer the questions asked by council members regarding the budget numbers.
COLUMBIA CITY â Donations are being doubled for the United Way of Whitley County. After being approved for a matching grant, the United Way is on a mission to not only raise funds for the Live United campaign, but meet a maximum matching dollar amount of $18,000 by the end of 2013.
New donors giving in increments of $100, as well as new businesses giving in increments of $500 will be matched dollar for dollar in partnership with the Indiana Association of United Ways INVest 1213.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Connecticut massacre has touched the lives of people across the nation â even in Whitley County â 750 miles from the tragedy.
Before Columbia City High Schoolâs boys basketball game Friday night, officials held a moment of silence in honor of the 26 lives lost after a gunman opened fire in an elementary school â killing 20 children.
The rampage is the nationâs second-deadliest school shooting, exceeded only by the Virginia Tech shooting that claimed 33 lives in 2007.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) â A man opened fire Friday inside the Sandy Hook Elementary where his mother taught. Twenty-six people were killed, including 20 children. Area media report youngsters huddled in corners and closets frightened at the sound of shots ringing through the building.
The 20-year-old killer, killed his mother at home, carried two handguns to the school where he committed suicide, bringing the death toll to 28, authorities said.
More in depth coverage can be found in Saturday's Post & Mail with local comments from area residents and school administration.