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SEX CRIMES: Man accused of 7 felonies

January 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Whitley County jail inmate tipped off police to a man arrested on methamphetamine and multiple sex crime charges.

Dean R. Pressler, 39, of Larwill, was arrested on charges including child molestation, possession of child pornography, child seduction and manufacturing meth — and pleaded not guilty in court Monday.

According to a case report by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Pressler allegedly fathered two children with a minor, who was 14 years old when she had the first child.

RAISING AWARENESS: Dazzlers dance for Down Syndrome

January 15, 2013

The Whitley County Dazzlers performed at Columbia CIty’s girls basketball game Saturday. The Lady Eagles hosted Down Syndrome awareness night to raise money through a silent auction and donations. Above, Sydney Pequignot dances during the halftime show.

GUNS: Campus necessity or college accessory?

January 15, 2013

BLOOMINGTON — If the clothes make the man, what would make the college student? A gun? Perhaps.

Students are asking the Indiana Statehouse for the right to carry guns to college.

“We all have our own reasons to carry a gun. Regardless, we don’t want the university telling us if we can or can’t carry,” said Crayle Vanest, a college student.

Vanest is also the Indiana State Director for Concealed Carry, a group working with Indiana Sen. Jim Banks to propose legislation allowing guns on state college campuses.

NOT AVERAGE DESK JOB: Bruce Stach has experience in high-tech government services

January 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Many people who’ve lived through the last several decades can say they have witnessed events that have shaped the world. However, Bruce Stach, of Columbia City, can say he’s not only seen those events, but he is partially responsible for some.

Stach’s career began as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force in 1963. He is both a mathematician and a physicist, and in 1964, he was one of the 128 USAF officers commissioned to work for NASA at what is now known as the Johnson Spacecraft Center in Houston.

 

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