Archive - Oct 29, 2013 - News Article
CHURUBUSCO â The Town of Churubusco recently announced its 2nd Annual Food Drive.
The town will be collecting non-perishable food and household items during the holiday season to donate to the Churubusco United Methodist Food Pantry.
Collections will occur from Nov. 1 until Dec. 12 at the Churubusco Government Center, 530 S. Main St.
âPlease help make someone elseâs holiday season a little brighter by donating,â said town officials. âWith your donation, you will receive recognition on the âDoor of Fame.ââ
COLUMBIA CITY â One commissioner voted against a measure to allow new paint to be applied to Whitley County ambulances.
Whitley Countyâs Commissioners met last week, and on the agenda was a request made by Parkview Whitley Hospital to paint the countyâs ambulances to match the ones used in Allen County.
However, as stated in the proposal, an emblem would be placed on the side designating the vehicles as Whitley Countyâs.
But considering the county actually owns the five ambulances, Commissioner Don Amber was not in favor of having the vehicles altered.
COLUMBIA CITY â Taxes â for some it is a five letter word that causes financial frustration. However, for Laurell Hodges dealing with taxes means its just another day as the Whitley County Treasurer.
Property taxes for the second annual installment are due Tuesday, Nov. 12. Although statements were mailed earlier in the year, Hodges wants property owners across the county to remember the date and to keep in mind that Monday, Nov. 11 is a holiday and county offices, including the Treasurerâs office, will be closed.
COLUMBIA CITY â After seven years serving Whitley County as the ministries director for Whitley Countyâs Salvation Army, Pat Mossburg is resigning her post effective Thursday.
âMy last few weeks have gone by so fast,â Mossburg said. âThere have been people stopping by telling me goodbye and giving me hugs. Itâs been sort of emotional.â
A special open house was planned in Mossburgâs honor Monday at the Salvation Armyâs office, inside the First Church of God in Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITYâ A man who robbed the Columbia City Walgreens in 2012 pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Troy J. Fritz, 31, pleaded guilty to robbery, a Class C felony, as part of a plea arrangement, which stipulated that the state would dismiss a charge of theft against him.
Fritz will be sentenced Dec. 2 at 8:30 a.m.
A Class C felony has a maximum sentence of eight years and a minimum of two, with four years being the advisory sentence.
Case reports state Fritz stole Opana and Fentanyl by threatening the use of force in February of 2012.