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WEATHER UPDATE: Rain may lead to floods

January 9, 2013

Warmer temperatures will bring a 70% chance of rain Thursday and Friday and more rain possible over the weekend. There is a risk of high water in some areas due to the large amounts of rain coupled with the melting snow. Weather officials warn motorists to avoid driving through water that may appear to be to deep. For weather advisories, follow The Post & Mail on twitter at @ThePostandMail.

TRIED AS ADULT: Alleged attempted murderer, Kimbler,17, appears in court

January 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Dakota Kimbler appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday for a pre-trial conference.

Kimbler, 17, is being charged as an adult after he hid inside a vehicle and shot a former Whitley County Sheriff’s Reserve Officer.

Kimbler was arrested Dec. 9 for attempted murder and attempted car-jacking. He allegedly escaped from Pierceton Woods Juvenile facility and hid in the back of a car owned by Johnny Couch, who had just finished working his shift at Paragon Medical.

CHANGING CHAIRS: WCSC swears in new members, appoints board president

January 9, 2013

PIERCETON — It was back to school Monday for Whitko Community School students and back to work for the school corporation’s Board of Trustees.

An organizational meeting was held for the purpose of welcoming newly-elected and re-appointed board members. Georgia Tenney and Joe Begley were sworn in as the two new members.

SUPERINTENDENT TALKS SECURITY: WCCS discusses school safety

January 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated School District Board of School Trustees heard from WCCS superintendent Dr. Pat O’Connor on Monday regarding the future of school safety in the district.

This discussion came in light of the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. After meeting with local law enforcement, O’Connor said these partnerships will be the engine that drives school safety.

ALLOCATIONS FOR ANIMALS: Council reviews CEDIT, examines humane shelter funds

January 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Council heard the highlights of the County Commissioners plan for the County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT) plan during its first meeting of 2013 Tuesday.

NEW BOARD MEMBERS: Smith-Green Community Schools fills two vacant seats

January 9, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Two vacant board seats were filled at Smith-Green Community Schools Board of School Trustees meeting Monday.

Dean Geiger, of Churubusco, was selected to be the District 1 member on the school’s board. Luke Gross, of Churubusco, was chosen to fill the District 2 position.

Geiger is an engineer at Eaton in Auburn. He graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1989. He holds a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University. Geiger has three children currently in the SGCS school system.

IN THE HEADLINES

January 9, 2013

Here are the headlines in Wednesday's Post & Mail:

Update on Dakota Kimbler, alleged carjacker

Sen. Jim Banks proposes new gun legislation

WCSC and SGCS school boards introduce new board members

County council weighs in on humane shelter funding

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