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April 29th

TURKEY: Semi hits turkey on U.S. 30; none injured

April 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A turkey nearly went through the windshield of a semi truck on U.S. 30 Monday morning.

The tractor-trailer was headed westbound on U.S. 30 near the intersection of Ind. 205, when a turkey hit the windshield, shattering it.

The driver was uninjured in the crash.

MAYOR PLANS FOR NIGHT IN: New program opens up discussions

April 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel announced a new program which will provide additional accessibility to the mayor for city residents.

“We will begin a Mayor’s Night In program which will allow residents, who aren’t available during regular business hours, to have the opportunity to meet and discuss their city issues with me,” stated Daniel.

Ten-minute slots will be available during a two- hour period, once a month for meetings with citizens.

HOUSE OF CARDS: Legislators close session with wins, losses

April 29, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s General Assembly voted to give Indiana Governor Mike Pence a portion of what he wanted.

Pence was seeking a 10 percent income tax cut phased in over two years with 5 percent starting two months from now, and another 5 percent a year later. The full cut, under his proposal, would have been in place by mid-2014.

Instead, legislators saw that a 3 percent income tax cut would begin in 2015, and another 2 percent would start in 2017.

National Day of Prayer off and running

April 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Runners took their marks Saturday for the 5K Walk/Run for Jesus.

The event was slated as a kick off to the National Day of Prayer to be held Thursday.

Although the National Day of Prayer will be recognized Thursday, the entire month of May is reserved for prayer for the country and the community.

“This is the time of year when we focus our prayers specifically for the state of our nation and our community leaders,” said Suzie Langohr event planner.

CREEARE RANCH: A horse of a different color

April 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — In a day when computers, video games and cellphones are the most prized possession for a young person, it’s unusual to find teenagers involved in something that doesn’t require battery power.

However, nestled in the Whitley County countryside is a place where technology is unnecessary, but a desire to create and grow is the key in discovering life’s true passions.

Creeare Ranch, located east of Columbia City, can be described as a sanctuary, a refuge, or a laboratory, but in reality it is simply a horse barn.

Livin’ in a box

April 29, 2013

Andrea White lived for 24 hours in a cardboard box shelter from Saturday to Sunday morning on the lawn in front of City Hall in Columbia City. She was demonstrating how homeless people live in the Phillipines, as well as raising money for her second mission trip to a squatter village in Manila in May.

TRAFFIC ALERT

April 29, 2013

According to the Indiana Department of Transportation, resurfacing resumes today on U.S. 33 from Ind. 109 to U.S. 6. Thru traffic is allowed via flaggers during the day. There will be no nighttime restrictions.

April 26th

On the links

April 27, 2013

Columbia City's golf team hosted and fell to Homestead Friday night. See The Post & Mail's sports section for results and comments from Eagle Head Coach Andrew Thompson. Pictured, Columbia City's top two linksters, freshmen Tyler Green and Spencer Kilmek (putting).

County grants Passages, Inc. funding request

April 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Board of Commissioners approved a request from Passages, Inc. for funding at its last meeting.

The commissioners were unanimous in their approval. Passages, Inc. had previously requested for money from the county’s CEDIT fund at the meeting of the commissioners April 1. That request was tabled.

“Now we will give it to the county council,” said Commissioner Chair George Schrumpf, referring to the next step in the process.

Passages, Inc. President Tom O’Neill was pleased with the approval of the commissioners.

Bell accused of four meth charges; appears in court

April 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Churubusco man accused of four meth-related crimes appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court for the first time Monday.

Christopher Bell, 26, was arrested April 12 for unlawful sale of precursors, possession of chemicals with intent to manufacture meth, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia.

Bell’s next court date is May 20, and Whitley County Public Defender Brad Voelz will be his attorney.

According to case reports, Bell was booked on an unrelated charge earlier this year. As soon as he was released, he began purchasing pseudoephedrine.

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