Archive - Dec 2013 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A man accused of pointing a firearm at two people will stand trial next month in Whitley County Superior Court.
Trent E. Vanderford, 25, of Columbia City, was arrested in May for pointing a firearm, a Class A misdemeanor.
He will have a jury trial Jan. 23, 2014, at 8 a.m. Jan 7, 2014, is the final date for a plea proposal to be accepted by the defense.
People across the globe are preparing to bid farewell to 2013 and welcome in the New Year. Pictured, the moon lingers next to the Whitley County Courthouse.
WARSAW â€” A Larwill man was arrested after running from Warsaw police Saturday.
Jeremy James King, 39, of Hammontree Street, Larwill, allegedly led police on a high-speed chase early Saturday morning.
The pursuit ended in a snowy crash after his Pontiac Firebird clipped a parked car and crashed into a snow bank on Anchorage Road, Warsaw.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” A southern Indiana woman died on her way to a family gathering Christmas Eve, after attempting to drive through a flooded roadway.
The elderly woman was found several hours later in the flood waters.
In Pike County, officials searched for a missing Illinois woman.
Whitkoâ€™s girls basketball team captured the Miami County Tournament Saturday. Team members include: Jennifer Reiff, Reghan Craig, Haley Yohe, Brianna Cumberland, Hanna Yohe, Aly Reiff, Kelly Reiff, Avaree Freel, Michelle Kelsey, Emily Day, Aly Nicodemus and Jordan Hall. Aly Reiff and Hall were named to the all-tournament team. Whitko beat North Miami in the semifinals, 52-45, and defeated Peru in the championship game, 67-26.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Pierceton man is facing a charge of voyeurism after an incident at a local tanning salon.
Kolten C. Krull, 20, was arrested Dec. 16 by the Columbia City Police Department. He pleaded not guilty in his first appearance at Whitley County Superior Court Dec. 23.
Voyeurism is a Class B misdemeanor.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With the local elections of 2014 around the corner, individuals seeking to run for office will have the chance soon to make their candidacy official.
Whitley Countyâ€™s Clerk of Courts office will accept candidate filings beginning Jan. 8, 2014.
The registration window closes 30 days later â€” Feb. 7, 2014.
CHURUBUSCO â€” A multi-step construction project for Smith-Green Community Schools (SGCS) is nearing its end.
Business Manager Todd Fleetwood said in November the endeavor was â€ś98 to 99 percent complete.â€ť
Fleetwood said more than 50 percent of the $4,775,100 project was dedicated to energy efficiency.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A man who was just placed on probation in September is alleged to have violated that term recently.
Anthony A. Adams, 35, of Churubusco, was sentenced in 2009 to serve 16 years for dealing in methamphetamine and other drug charges.
He was sentenced to the Indiana Department of Corrections in 2009. His sentence was modified in 2012 to the Whitley County Jail.
In September, based on a good report from the work release facility, he was placed on probation.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Smith-Green Community Schools (SGCS) began finalizing its calendar for next year at a meeting this month.
At the December meeting of the Board of Trustees, the calendar had its first reading.
School will begin Aug. 14, 2014. The winter break will be from Dec. 20 to Jan. 5, 2015.