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January 16th

IN THE HEADLINES

January 16, 2013

Here are the headlines in Wednesday's Post & Mail:

Mast named new SGCS superintendent

Demolition begins at Kent Theater

Columbia City man receives meth sentence

Equipping the hungry for jobs

January 15th

SEX CRIMES: Man accused of 7 felonies

January 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Whitley County jail inmate tipped off police to a man arrested on methamphetamine and multiple sex crime charges.

Dean R. Pressler, 39, of Larwill, was arrested on charges including child molestation, possession of child pornography, child seduction and manufacturing meth — and pleaded not guilty in court Monday.

According to a case report by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Pressler allegedly fathered two children with a minor, who was 14 years old when she had the first child.

RAISING AWARENESS: Dazzlers dance for Down Syndrome

January 15, 2013

The Whitley County Dazzlers performed at Columbia CIty’s girls basketball game Saturday. The Lady Eagles hosted Down Syndrome awareness night to raise money through a silent auction and donations. Above, Sydney Pequignot dances during the halftime show.

GUNS: Campus necessity or college accessory?

January 15, 2013

BLOOMINGTON — If the clothes make the man, what would make the college student? A gun? Perhaps.

Students are asking the Indiana Statehouse for the right to carry guns to college.

“We all have our own reasons to carry a gun. Regardless, we don’t want the university telling us if we can or can’t carry,” said Crayle Vanest, a college student.

Vanest is also the Indiana State Director for Concealed Carry, a group working with Indiana Sen. Jim Banks to propose legislation allowing guns on state college campuses.

NOT AVERAGE DESK JOB: Bruce Stach has experience in high-tech government services

January 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Many people who’ve lived through the last several decades can say they have witnessed events that have shaped the world. However, Bruce Stach, of Columbia City, can say he’s not only seen those events, but he is partially responsible for some.

Stach’s career began as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force in 1963. He is both a mathematician and a physicist, and in 1964, he was one of the 128 USAF officers commissioned to work for NASA at what is now known as the Johnson Spacecraft Center in Houston.

January 14th

FLOOD FATALITY: Kokomo man dies when vehicle overturns in ditch filled with high water

January 14, 2013

KOKOMO (HSPA) — One man died in Grant County late Sunday night when his vehicle overturned in high water. Grant County Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Moore said an unknown passerby called at 11:13 p.m. to report a vehicle upside in the water at 4200 E. Ind. 26.

Deputies arrived to find a vehicle upside down in a ditch off the roadway. The ditch had been flooded by a nearby creek, though the road wasn't closed at the time.

PLEADS NOT GUILTY: Woman allegedly uses, buys drugs with child

January 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City woman pleaded not guilty to two felony charges and a misdemeanor charge in Whitley County Superior Court.

Vanessa J. Cramar was arrested Jan. 5 by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department for neglect of a dependent and maintaining a common nuisance, both Class D felonies; and possession of a synthetic drug, a Class A misdemeanor.

According to the case report, Cramar allegedly was smoking a synthetic drug while in the presence of her daughter. She was arrested and her daughter was given over to Child Protective Services.

HIGH NOTES: Doctor attributes healthy living to vocal practice

January 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Having a healthy lifestyle is nothing to laugh at. But it may very well be something to sing about.

Dr. David Haines, of Warsaw, has been singing with the Chain O’ Lakes Chorus for six years and sees many healthy advantages to singing.

“You get a high from singing just like runners get from running,” said Haines. “There are endorphins released when you sing, just like when playing sports.”

STILL STRIKING: Factory has new owners, but no deal

January 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY ­— Strikers weren’t silenced when new ownership took over Coupled Products LLC in Columbia City.

Twenty-nine members of United Auto Workers Local 2049 started picketing the manufacturer in June 2011. Claims of unfair labor practices after contract negotians fell a part has kept 21 of the 29 picketers active.
A 33 percent pay cut was rejected by the union as well as a reduction in benefits, according to area media.

Those participating in the strike are eligible for unemployment insurance benefits, $2,000 a week in strike pay and full insurance benefits from the UAW.

IN THE HEADLINES

January 14, 2013

Here are the headlines in Monday's Post & Mail:

Woman allegedly uses, buys drugs with child

Doctor attributes healthy living to singing

Factory has new owners, but no deal

Indiana father forgives parents, wants to see son

SOUTH WHITLEY — For the past four seasons Whitko’s football team has struggled in its opening game...
COLUMBIA CITY — In his pre-season comments, first-year Columbia City Eagle football coach Brett...
LAGRANGE ­— Adrian Springer and Devin Peters helped lead the Churubusco Eagles to a 31-19 victory...

 

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