Archive - Feb 25, 2013 - News Article
COLUMBIA CTIY â€” Many members of the community are revolted at a recent animal neglect discovery in Whitley County.
Two dogs, Albos and Ruby, were taken into custody last week from the residence of Douglas Shearer at 2690 N. CR 450 E.
The animals were in poor condition, and according to veterinarians, one dog, Albos, was at least 25 pounds underweight.
Line Street Veterinaryâ€™s Carol Hainje plans to foster Albos and the Whitley County Humane Shelter is caring for Ruby.
KOSCIUSKO CO. â€” A Larwill man is in critical condition after being ejected from his vehicle in a early-morning crash today.
Jeffrey Reiff, 25, was found outside his vehicle at approximately 12:36 a.m. Monday morning on Ind. 14 near the intersection of Packerton Road in Kosciusko County.
Reiff was airlifted by medical helicopter to Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, in critical condition.
Reiffâ€™s passenger, Brian Lardino, 25, of Silver Lake, was also hospitalized.
Lardino was taken to Kosciusko Community Hospital in fair condition.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Sitting down with state leaders and discussing government issues over a cup of coffee is not a common Saturday activity for most residents in Whitley County.
However, Indiana State Senator Jim Banks, Ind. Representative Kathy Heuer along with Ind. Rep. David Ober spent Saturday morning at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds to meet face to face with their constituents.
The Farmerâ€™s Share Breakfast was hosted by the Whitley County Farm Bureau. Those who attended came armed with questions and looking for state officials to offer answers.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Maintenance is important in any line of work.
Columbia Cityâ€™s water department recently received recognition for some of its maintenance. The city was added as a member of the Cast Iron Pipe Century Club (CIPCC).
â€śAny town with active water mains with over 100 years of service gets recognized for keeping that water line in service,â€ť said Mike Dear, Columbia City water superintendent.
Dear did research and found 10â€ť mains on W. Van Buren St. and S. Chauncy St. were part of the original system installed in 1895 for the city, and they still provide service today.