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April 30th

COMMISSIONER SPECIAL MEETING

April 30, 2013

The Whitley County Board of Commissioners will hold a
special meeting Wednesday at 9 a.m. to review a Township Assistance appeal request. The public is welcome to attend.

April 29th

FENCED-HUNTING BILL: Back in the can

April 29, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Debates regarding rules and regulations for legalizing fenced hunting have come to a standstill with Indiana legislators.

Indiana’s House of Representatives voted 52 to 39 to approve a bill to legalize five fenced deer-hunting preserves in Indiana, however the measure was halted in the Senate within days.

Those legislators who voted in favor of the bill cite support for business, small farms and breeders as reason to OK the measure.

In 2005, Indiana Department of Natural Resources ruled fenced hunting illegal.

GETTING THE GRADE: CCHS scores above average

April 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A potential need for a new high school in the Whitley County Consolidated School district (WCCS) does not necessarily mean that the academic performance of the current students is not to be overlooked.

U.S. News recently released its list of the best high schools in the nation and also gave honors state-by-state. While Columbia City High School was not one of the three schools in the state given a gold medal by the publication, it did perform well in some of the metrics used in the study.

Weekend weigh-in

April 29, 2013

Approximately 250 feeder calves went through 4-H weigh-in Saturday at the Whitley County Fairgrounds. 4-Hers also had the opportunity to put their animals through dehorning, castration and vaccinations — all necessary before the 4-H fair in July. Pictured above is Courtney Johnson, 10, a second year 4-H member, with her two feeder calves, Mike (left) and Spot. “They’re going to be mad at me after today,” Johnson said, after her animals were dehorned.

PRESSLER CASE: Judge orders release of medical records

April 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Medical records were ordered to be released in a pending sex abuse case in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Judge James Heuer said a guardian for an alleged victim in a sex abuse case can sign off the medical records. The girl’s mother is out of state and could not be located.

The alleged victim, a 17-year-old girl, is alleged to have had two children with the defendant, Dean Pressler, age 39.

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.

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