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March 2nd

LIBRARY ACCESS: County library privileges boil down to taxes

March 2, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — “A friend of mine recently bought a home in Whitley County. He tried to sign-up for a library card and was denied. How can he be made to pay taxes for Whitley County, but denied access to our library?”

That was the question posed on The Post & Mail’s Facebook page by Bobbie Alexander Funk, prompting a long string of comments.

“Has anyone else ever heard of this? He was told that certain areas in the county aren’t covered,” Funk wrote. “What does that mean? I hope this is addressed and made right, because it certainly does not reflect well on Whitley County.”

SENTENCE GIVEN: Kirk receives 8 years

March 2, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — An Avilla man received his sentence in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday for dealing in methamphetamine.Logan Kirk, 20, was sentenced to eight years in the Whitley County Jail, with four of those years to serve and four suspended for the Class B felony.

He will also be recommended for work release.Kirk pleaded guilty on Jan. 28 to the charge of dealing in methamphetamine. As part of a plea arrangement, he had three other charges dismissed.

COMING BACK: Mayor hopes to reinstate housing authority

March 2, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A return when needed. Columbia City may have its housing authority revived, if Mayor Ryan Daniel gets his wish.

“My goal for this year is to get it restarted,” he said.
The committee had gone dormant. Daniel said it could take most of the year to revive it, but said it may also form quickly.

“There are state statutes I have to follow as far as who is on it,” he said. “But it could take shape very quickly. I have taken some first steps but it is still (early in the year).”

SHOOTING: Man shoots his wife, turns gun on self

March 2, 2013

CROMWELL — A Cromwell man apparently shot and injured his wife Thursday night before he fatally shot himself in their mobile home, according to the Noble County Sheriff’s Department.

The wife was identified as Delana Forsyth, 40, and her husband was Christian Forsyth, also 40, sheriff’s Detective Shawn Dunafin said.

Using a handgun, the husband shot his wife in the leg and abdomen and then shot himself in the head, the sheriff’s department said.

March 1st

LONG, PUGH PERFORM: Columbia City talent appears on stage

March 1, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Two of Columbia City’s own will appear in the Fort Wayne Civic Theater’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone.”

Opening this weekend, the musical plays out the imagination of a Broadway theater fanatic. The man in chair, as the lead role is called, allows his fantasies to take over as his dreams come to life and play out in his apartment.

Saturday’s performance is at 8 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Ticket prices range from $18 to $26. The show will run through March 17.

SHOWERS REPAIRED: County jail finishes with improvements

March 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Recent facility improvements at the Whitley County Jail are now complete.

Showers at the jail were recently sealed with an epoxy to prevent leaks. The water had begun to be a problem at the facility.

“It has prevented the leaks from going down under the hallway floors or down to the basement,” said Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges. “When water leaks it has to go somewhere. We had water going into the basement from the showers.”

Throughout the years the showers had been routinely painted. Eventually, though, the paint was not sealing the cracks in the floor.

STUDENTS EXCEL: Coesse delivers progress report

March 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Meeting the potential of every student.

That is the goal of Coesse Elementary School. Coesse Principal Laura McDermott gave a presentation at the last meeting of the Whitley County Consolidated School board on progress toward that goal.

WATER DEPT.: City crews install anodes at Ind. 205

March 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Water Department has finished some project work and is looking ahead to more as the weather gets warmer.

There have been problems with water mains and low pressure in Eagle Glen and surrounding areas for some time. There is a two-step process for the solution.

The first project is placing anodes into the soil. Since the soil is corrosive, Water Superintendent Mike Dear said the hope is that the soil eats at the anodes and not the pipes.

The second step is looping a water line near County Line 100 South to Eagle Glen to give a second source of water.

ONLINE POLL RESULTS

March 1, 2013

Columbia City soccer player Shila Tolliver signed to play soccer at Huntington University Thursday...
CHURUBUSCO — With a 5-2 win in the season opener against Woodlan and another win over Oak Hill...
HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s boys track team opened its season with a loss at Huntington North...

 

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