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COURT DATE: Padgett appears for inital hearing

January 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man had his first appearance in Whitley County Circuit Court Tuesday on charges of burglary and theft.
Christopher Padgett, 27, was accused of committing burglary, a Class C felony, and theft, a Class D felony, at his place of employment, C & R Plating Corp. in Columbia City.

Case reports said Padgett allegedly stole $326 in petty cash from the office of Cathy Dowell. on Tuesday, Jan. 15. A lighter and gloves of a factory worker were found at the scene. Witnesses said they saw the defendant running around the front of the building.

DELIVERING OPTIONS: Mothers weigh in on home births

January 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Giving birth is not always a cut and dry process. There are many factors to consider before delivery and several choices to be made by pregnant women.

One of those choices is where to deliver the baby. But the decision is not necessarily choosing a certain hospital over another.
Many women are weighing the option of delivering at a hospital or at home.

Despite medical advancements in the U.S., 40 other countries have a lower infant mortality rate, according to ABC news.

TURNING BACK TIME: Hoffman recounts building memories

January 26, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the first of a three-part series highlighting the Whitley County Courthouse

COLUMBIA CITY — It was a position that came with no corner office, no prestige and no grand title, but when Meredith Hoffman, of Columbia City, agreed to give tours of the Whitley County Courthouse, she wasn’t concerned with what was in it for her.

“I would guess I gave tours for 10 years,” Hoffman said. “It was something I wanted to do. I think the history of the Courthouse is interesting and a part of our county’s history. I wanted to be able to pass that along.”

DOLLAR BILL: Heuer initiates bill for job training dollars

January 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Indiana State Rep. Kathy Heuer manifested a bill which could provide funding to Indiana businesses looking to further train employees.

Training 2000 is a piece of legislation that has passed the Statehouse.
Funding already exists for companies wanting to move into Indiana and bring on new employees. But Heuer’s bill would expand those dollars to existing companies and their current employees.

The need for such funding came to light after Heuer met with several companies.

Recent Churubusco graduate Katie Monk signed with the University of Indianapolis for track and...
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Pictured is the Columbia City Park Department’s league and tournament champions — Downtown on the...

 

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