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COLUMBIA CITY â A Pierceton man accused of two felonies had his pre-trial conference continued until March 18.
Jeremiah Smith, 26, was in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday. He is accused of burglary, a Class C felony, and theft, a Class D felony.
According to case reports, Smith was alleged to have broken into the Larwill Deli.
He is accused of having stolen $1,252.76 of merchandise, 12 cartons of cigarettes.
The back door, door locks and hinges were also broken during the crime, which was estimated to be $650 in damages. This incident occurred on Sept. 9, 2012.
COLUMBIA CITY â How does one become well-known?
This was one question discussed at a Mayors Roundtable held at Eagleâs Nest Friday. With the economy beginning to get back on track, the aspect and importance of regionalism was one topic on the table.
Discussion centered around the fact that southern California and other regions of the county have its own reputations for what it does well.
How does Northeast Indiana acquire the same reputation?
The recession is over and the region is on the move forward, even if the recovery is still in progress at the moment.
Columbia City â Parkview Whitley Hospital today announced that it is seeking a buyer for Parkview Oaks and Parkview Pointe.
The campus, located at 411 Wolf Rd. in Columbia City, is a skilled nursing facility and residential/senior living community that serves over 100 residents.
Parkview Whitley Hospital focuses on its fundamental expertise in primary and acute medical care. Leaders at Parkview Whitley Hospital and Parkview Health believe the residents of Parkview Oaks and Parkview Pointe can be best served with an owner who specializes in senior care.
Chosen by The Post & Mailâs editorial staff
Cagney Craig â Whitko
Megan Deutsch â Col. City
Jordan Hall â Whitko
Macie Hinen â Col. City
Montana Martin â Churubusco
Cassidy Perlich â Churubusco
Hannah Schnorr â Col. City
Josie Sparks â Whitko
Emily Whiteleather â Col. City
Aubrey Wright â Col. City
Alyssa Anderson â Churubusco
Kristine Bechtold â Churubusco
Alyssa Hansen â Col. City
Melanie Kelsey â Whitko
Kelly Reiff â Whitko
Baily Rentschler â Col.City
COLUMBIA CITY â âEach rib showed on the dog, as well as the entire contour of the spine. The hip bones also protruded out.â
In a case report, Whitley County Sheriffâs K9 handler, Jason Spencer, described the condition of two dogs he found at a rural Columbia City home Wednesday night.
The two animals, Albos and Ruby, were removed from the Doug Shearer residence at 2690 N. CR 450 E. after police found the canines severely malnutritioned.
A defense motion filed to dismiss an attempted murder charge was dismissed Tuesday.
Dakota Kimbler, 17, was charged as an adult with attempted murder from an incident that occurred in December.
Kimbler allegedly snuck in the back of a South Whitley manâs car after he escaped from Pierceton Woodsâ juvenile corrections facility.
When Johnny Couch, former Whitley County Sheriffâs reserve deputy, was on his way home from his third-shift job in Pierceton, Kimbler waited until they got to Larwill before allegedly shooting Couch in the chest.
PIERCETON â With a newly elected Indiana state education superintendent, school board members and administration with Whitko Community School Corporation are keeping a close eye on pending legislation.
At Mondayâs school board meeting, Superintendent Steve Clason shared what bills would have a direct impact on Whitko schools.
âWe are in the middle of a session so a lot of bills wonât go anywhere,â Clason said. âThere are some we are watching for. The ones that could impact us here at home are of the greatest importance.â
The Whitley County Emergency Management Agency has issued a winter weather advisory for Whitley County until noon Friday. Heavy snow followed by sleet or rain is expected after 9 a.m. Friday.
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley Countyâs Dazzlers, a special needs cheerleading group, is headed to Myrtle Beach, Fla. March 14 to 17.
A competition is on the itinerary for the girls as well as some âfun.â
âThis is such a great chance for the girls,â said coach Vanessa Bills. âFor some this will be the first time they ever see the ocean. Entire families are going and using it as a vacation. Itâs just a really good opportunity for everyone.â
But the trip does not come without a price.