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Breaking down to build new

October 7, 2013

Dave Stouder (left) and Glen Gilraine, from Community of Hope Church work to break up a concrete slab at The Lighthouse, a transitional home in Columbia City.

The foundation was located under an old garage, but the structure was removed to make room for a new playground.

Blessing of the animals

October 7, 2013

Grace Lutheran Church hosted a Blessing of the Animals Saturday.

Church members and their animals gathered for Pastor Matthew Converse to bless numerous cats, dogs and even a hamster, as pictured.

The church, in downtown Columbia City, held a Blessing of the Animals for community members to bring their pets to be prayed over.

IN COURT: Lemon receives 10-year sentence

October 7, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A South Whitley woman received a 10-year sentence in Whitley County Circuit Court last week for committing burglary.

Ashley Lemon, 28, was found guilty at a bench trial in August.

She received a 10-year sentence, with six years to serve and four on suspended sentence. Four of the six years to serve will be at the Whitley County Jail and two will be on home detention.

Judge James Heuer said he would have Lemon serve the home detention portion of her sentence first, so it would not be a hardship on Lemon’s young daughter.

CHILD CRIMES: Law changes what schools need to know

October 7, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A new state law that went into effect July 1 is changing communication between police and school administrators.

Whenever a child is arrested or taken into custody for allegedly committing a crime, police are now required to inform the student’s school district.

Officials at the Whitley County Safety Commission discussed how that law will play a role with Whitley County’s law enforcement agencies and school systems.

Unfortunately for decision makers, there is no set process for how that communication is supposed to happen.

FUEL FEES FALLING IN FALL: Temperatures drop with gas prices

October 7, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Gasoline prices have fallen steadily throughout September, and drivers should look forward to even cheaper fill-ups in the weeks ahead.

The national average price for a gallon of gasoline is now $3.42, down from $3.59 on Sept. 1. The price is the lowest it’s been at this time of year since 2010 and is likely to keep falling.

In Whitley County Monday, prices were below the national average at $3.18 a gallon.

 

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