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January 5th

NEW BABY: Whitley County welcomes first baby of the New Year

January 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The year 2013 brought one big change for a family from Whitley County. Lang Johnson and Nick Dausman of Larwill are now the parents of the first baby born in the county in 2013, their son, Cody Levi Dausman.

Cody was born on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 6:13 p.m. He was 8 pounds 4 ounces and 20.5 inches long. Cody has one sibling, his sister, Jennica, who is 7. His parents were glad to begin the new year with such joy and did not imagine that their son would be the first baby born in 2013.

WHY 'BUSCO?: Sheriff’s Dept. weighs in on dogfighting bust

January 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Saturday’s dog-fighting bust has left many local residents asking the same question, “Why did those people come to Churubusco?”

Most of the 18 people arrested weren’t from Whitley County. In fact, 13 were from out of state. Most of the arrested came from the Gary-Chicago area, along with several from Michigan.

Brice said typically, dog-fighting rings publish underground magazines, e-mail and text message each other to get the word out about what they call a “dog show.” Saturday night’s show just happened to be hosted in Churubusco.

GUN PERMITS: Applications for permits are still on the rise

January 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Gun permit applications are still on the rise in Whitley County, as both Columbia City’s Police Department and the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department tripled their applications in December.

In December 2011, the WCSD had 29 total gun permit applications. In December 2012, after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the department has completed 93 applications.

Though the shooting has stirred talks of gun control laws, WCSD Chief Deputy Marc Gatton said he doesn’t think citizens need to fear any immediate restrictions.

January 4th

ONLINE POLL RESULTS

January 4, 2013

NEW YEAR'S: No pain, no gain

January 4, 2013

Many Columbia City residents, such as Zach Miner (above), are carrying out their New Year’s resolutions at Whitley County’s YMCA. Working to turn resolutions into lifestyle changes, Whitley County’s YMCA will hold its annual fitness contest, Whitley Weighs-In. The event is in its seventh year and promotes weight loss and healthy lifestyle goals. Special monthly challenges will accompany the contest for the first time. The Post & Mail will have full event details in Monday’s edition.

OFF BEAT: Col. City fine-tunes Police Department

January 4, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Two incidents, one in September and one in December, caused the Columbia City Police Department to re-evaluate policies and internal protocol.

Monday, Dec. 3, a loaded gun magazine was found on the ground near Columbia City High School. This caused the school to go into a lockdown status briefly that day.

Although the situation was accidental and resolved without incident, Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said the department has made changes to prevent such an event from happening in the future.

ON THIN ICE: Ice-related accidents result in words of warning

January 4, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Although the county has seen several inches of snowfall and below-freezing temperatures, ice on area lakes and ponds is still thin.

According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, lakes and ponds may appear to be ideal for winter recreation, but caution is still necessary when venturing out onto the ice.

WARM WEATHER: Heat, dryness make headlines in 2012

January 4, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — It was a hot and dry year across the Midwest in 2012. Northeast Indiana and Whitley County were no exceptions to that trend.

Michael Sabones, meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in North Webster, said 2012 was at or near record-setting for heat. The drought was brought on, in part, by the warm winter in 2011-12. The slow-melting snow pack is what helps with the soil’s deep moisture.
This absence contributed to the drought.

IN THE HEADLINES

January 4, 2013

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

Local Police Comment on Gun Magazines and Hit Pedestrian

2012 Weather Was Hotter and Drier

DNR Discusses Dangers of Ice Covered Lakes

Donnelly Sworn In

January 3rd

TAKING OFFICE: Elected officials launch into new term

January 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — New Year’s Day met local politicians with a ceremony to officially begin their terms.

On Tuesday elected officials gathered at the Whitley County Courthouse for the swearing-in ceremony.

Among those officials being sworn in were Don Amber and Tom Rethlake as county commissioners; Bill Overdeer, Paula Reimers and Tom Western as members of county council; Laurell Hodges took office as treasurer; in the position of surveyor was Ron McNeal and Randy Dellinger took office as the county’s coroner.

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