Archive - Jan 17, 2013 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â A Cromwell man who allegedly attempted to escape Whitley County Jail in December was back in court Monday.
Charles Norris, 29, was in Whitley County Circuit Court for probation violation. The charges against Norris for the alleged incident include attempted escape, a Class B felony, and intimidation with a deadly weapon, a Class C felony.
COLUMBIA CITY â Work on Columbia Cityâs Blue River Trail is so close to completion that residents may believe it is already finished.
However, Columbia City Park Director Mark Green said asphalt is still needed on parts of the bridge and along the trail.
âThey have been working on it for the past six weeks,â Green said. âIt looks like itâs done, but they have more to do in the spring.â
Presently, construction is stalled until spring, but Green believes the project will be finished by the end of the school year.
COLUMBIA CITY â After a dog-fighting ring was busted in December 2012, three animals are still being cared for by the Whitley County Humane Shelter.
In December, police found evidence of dog fighting in a Churubusco home. As 18 suspects were arrested, three dogs were found bloody from wounds that appeared to be as a result of fighting.
Whitley County Humane Society put out a plea for funds to help cover the specialized treatment the dogs would need, and monetary donations started coming in.
Medical care is important for the dogs, but treating physical injuries is just the beginning.
CHURUBUSCO â Turtle Daysâ president was on hand at the latest Churubusco Town Council meeting. His intention â to extend an olive branch.
For those relationships to be mended, one issue of importance that had to be discussed was finances surrounding the annual festival.
In regards to paying for town utilities and resources used during Turtle Days, Barkley emphasized he held a different perspective than previous Turtle Day board members.
Here are the headlines in Thursday's Post & Mail:
Alleged attempted escapee back in court
Shelter cares for dogs inside and out
Trail to be completed by spring
Turtle Days president talks utilities terms
Central Noble schools to consider arming teachers