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SELF-REPRESENTED: Ward receives 10-year sentence

May 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A LaGrange man who was representing himself in his criminal proceedings received his sentence Monday.

Terrance Ward, 31, was arrested in July of 2012 and charged with five drug-related crimes. Monday, he was sentenced to 10 years, all to serve, at the Indiana Department of Corrections.

On April 2, Ward pleaded guilty to aiding in the manufacturing of meth. The other four counts were dismissed.

COL. CITY BASEBALL: Eagles still perfect in conference

May 1, 2013

WATERLOO — It might be too early to call it a hot streak, but going 3-0 in the Northeast Hoosier Conference is nothing less than a good start for the Columbia City Eagles baseball team.

Columbia City was at it again Tuesday night as the Eagles took on the DeKalb Barons in Waterloo.

Columbia City won a closely contested ballgame 7-4 to stay undefeated in the NHC.

The Eagles improved to 7-2 on the year, while the Barons’ record fell to 11-5 and were handed their first NHC loss of the season.

PROM PRICETAG: Area high school students trade moola for memories

May 1, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the first of a three-part series on prom season.

COLUMBIA CITY — How much is too much to spend on one night out on the town? With a national average of $1,139 spent for a night of dinner and dancing, is prom becoming an escalating luxury for high schoolers?

This weekend, Columbia City High School will hold its prom at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne. As teens plan for the momentous occasion, purchases can start to rack up — making for a costly night.

LONGER SENTENCES: Justice overhaul may have local impact

May 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A proposed Indiana House bill could have major effects on local law enforcement.

House Bill 1006, which is set to take effect in the summer of 2014, includes many overhauls to the current criminal justice system.

This includes changing the felony system, which currently has four types of charges based on severity, from Class A to Class D, to a level system, where there will be six levels of felony charges.

Gilbert family continues 4-H tradition

May 1, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Third-grader Jaidyn Gilbert is no stranger to the 4-H program. The daughter of Todd and Margaret Gilbert, Jaidyn has watched her two older brothers, Jordan and Trevor, go through the 4-H program.

Jordan has already completed 10 years, while Jaidyn will spend two years in the program with Trevor. Margaret is the leader of the Whitley County Dairy Beef/Feeder Calf Club.

Jaidyn attends South Whitley Elementary School. Her projects this year include bicycle, sewing, dairy beef, feeder calves and a beef heifer.

Mother's Day tea planned at museum

May 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Historical Museum in Columbia City will host a Mother’s Day Tea on Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m. Come for an “Afternoon” style tea as Mother’s Day is celebrated at the museum.

Learn about tea, etiquette, and women’s domestic life through history. The menu will include a sampling of sweet and savory items, as well as a spot of tea.

Admission to the tea is $8. Reservations may be made by calling 244-6372. The Whitley County Historical Museum, housed in the home of Thomas Riley Marshall, is dedicated to preserving the history of Whitley County.

LWC seeks applicants for next class

May 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The opportunity to be of a part of Leadership Whitley County Class 13 is here. In 2001, Whitley County’s unique servant-leadership program embarked with its inaugural class.

Twelve years later, more than 225 alumni are actively practicing key servant-leadership skills in their work, personal and community lives.
“Now is the time to apply and become a part of this community's amazing and impactful leadership experience,” said LWC leaders.

Local children take PBS Kids Go! awards

May 1, 2013

PBS’s Kids Go! winners were announced at Peabody Public Library. Pictured are those students recognized. Front row, from left: Mayci Helvie, Ava Ward and Alexander Eberly. Back row, from left: Cole Shafer, Amelia Porter, McKayla Adair, Grace Hill, Emily Mullett, Rebecca Cupp, Karris Sigler, Colt Kirkpatrick and Gavin Good.

Library contest winners

May 1, 2013

Peabody Public Library recently announced the winners of its writing contest. Pictured, from left, are Zachary Lewark, 3rd place; Dillion Sheiss, 1st place; Addy Bishop, 2nd place; Drew Sigler, 3rd place and Alyssa Beck, 1st place in Fourth-grade division. Not pictured: Caroline Shelton, 2nd place in Fourth-grade division.

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