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January 11th

IN THE HEADLINES

January 11, 2013

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

Smith-Green unveils new superintendent

Purdue agriculture center a strong resource for county

Aquatics task force discusses pool options

Sheriff's department hires new deputy

CCHS offers prom dresses to students

January 10th

POWER OUTAGE

January 10, 2013

Columbia City officials have reported a power outage affecting areas north of U.S. 30. Reports have been received stating a transformer behind Kroger's had blown. Motorists should be careful when coming up on intersections such as Line Street and U.S. 30.

LOST BOY FOUND: 1994 Lagrange abductee located in Minn.

January 10, 2013

LAGRANGE COUNTY — A boy from LaGrange County who was abducted by his paternal grandparents back in 1994, has been located living, married and well, in Long Prairie, Minnesota.

According to Indiana State Police Detective Jeff Boyd, on July 29, 1994 Richard Wayne Landers, Jr. was abducted by his grandparents, Richard E. and Ruth A. Landers. The elder Landers were allegedly upset over pending court proceedings regarding the placement of their grandson. The Landers allegedly took the then five year old boy and left from their home in the Wolcottville area to an unknown destination.

DETENTION FACILITY: Pierceton Woods addresses Kimbler escape

January 10, 2013

PIERCETON — Pierceton Woods, a 52-acre facility built in 2008, has residents living near the center concerned for their own safety. After 17-year-old Dakota Kimbler allegedly escaped from the juvenile detention center Dec. 8, Rick and Debbie Wagner appeared before the Kosciusko County Commissioners to air their concerns, according to an area newspaper.

GRUB HUB: South Whitley’s new grocery store

January 10, 2013

South Whitley has a grocery store once again. Whitley Mid Town Market, 101 W. First St., opened for business Wednesday at 10 a.m. The store is owned by Rick and Lisa Rogers of Fort Wayne and now employees 24 South Whitley residents. Pictured is John Gidley, of South Whitley, behind the new meat counter, one of the services offered at the store. Whitley Mid Town Market is now open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

HOOSIER HEALTH: Flu virus spreads across Indiana

January 10, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – Influenza has claimed the lives of 10 people in Indiana. An additional three deaths were reported, up from seven last week.

A weekly health department report stated eight of those who died were older than 50 and two were under 18, according to Indiana State Health Department officials.

Although no deaths have occurred in Whitley County, symptoms such as high fever, fatigue, muscle aches and sore throats are on the rise.

WATER WORKS: South Whitley discusses utility sale

January 10, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY – Talks of water flooded the South Whitley Town Council meeting Tuesday night. Representatives from Indiana American Water presented a proposal to purchase the water utility from South Whitley.

The suggested purchase would allow the town to shove off the burden of capital improvements and infrastructure enhancements. Council President Tony Starkey weighed the options that might be in the town’s favor.

One of the benefits the town might see as a result of the purchase would be an improvement in water quality.

TAKING OFFICE: Former businesswoman set as new treasurer for County

January 10, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A businesswoman and life-long resident of South Whitley is now the new treasurer for Whitley County.

Laurell Hodges first had an interest in the treasurer position because of her passion for numbers. Her political background was also in place. Hodges has worked with her precinct for the Republican Party and is also vice-chairman of the party. This brought familiarity with what could come in the campaign process.

The fact of her election is something Hodges expects to keep her grounded.

IN THE HEADLINES

January 10, 2013

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

Pierceton Woods addresses Kimbler escape

Flu virus spreads across Indiana

South Whitley discusses utility sale

Former businesswoman set as new treasurer for County

South Whitley's new grub hub

January 9th

WEATHER UPDATE: Rain may lead to floods

January 9, 2013

Warmer temperatures will bring a 70% chance of rain Thursday and Friday and more rain possible over the weekend. There is a risk of high water in some areas due to the large amounts of rain coupled with the melting snow. Weather officials warn motorists to avoid driving through water that may appear to be to deep. For weather advisories, follow The Post & Mail on twitter at @ThePostandMail.

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