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GUILTY PLEA: Sweet to admit to drug charge

July 31, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A man arrested for using drugs at Duff’s Bar in Columbia City is scheduled to plead guilty in August.

Chad Sweet, 36, was charged with dealing in a Schedule II controlled substance, a Class B felony.

His attorney, Brad Voelz, said Sweet had some personal matters to attend to for his family, but scheduled a change of plea hearing Aug. 19.

Sweet was arrested in April. At that time, witnesses told law enforcement officers they saw Sweet and another man in the men’s restroom at Duff’s.

Summer art camp

July 31, 2013

Participants in Joni Walker’s Art Camp, hosted by Peabody Public Library this week, have the opportunity to learn a variety of skills.

Pictured from left, Caris Murphy, Kayla Krugh, Kaleigh Cox and Chloe Murphy. The camp began Monday and runs through Friday.

PUBLIC MEETING: Forum pools ideas on future facility

July 31, 2013

Citizens interested in the future of aquatics in Columbia City will have a chance for their voices to be heard in a public forum.

The Aquatics Task Force will be holding a public meeting Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Common Council Chambers in City Hall.

Representatives from Counsilman Hunsaker and Martin Riley, aquatics architecture firms, will be on hand to give recommendations to residents.

July 29th

MENTAL TOUGHNESS: Nicodemus earns honor

July 29, 2013

Churubusco High School graduate Jason Nicdemus was awarded the 2013 Ralph Everman Award for Mental Attitude for the North/South All-Star Game July 19.
Nicodemus is set to play for the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne this fall, along with fellow ’Busco alumnus Kyle Matthewson. Nicodemus holds Churubusco’s record for most career rushing touchdowns with 53 and is the second-leading rusher in Churubusco football history behind Matthewson.

The all-star game was held at North Central High School in Indianapolis. The South won 27-6.

Riding for Dewey

July 29, 2013

The Cleveland Township Fire Department (CTFD) hosted its 5th Annual Dewey’s Run in honor of the late Duane “Dewey” Loe Saturday.

Loe lost a “long and valiant” fight with stage IV cancer of the tongue and (neck) lymph nodes in December 2011. Diagnosed with cancer in 2009, Loe dedicated more than 20 years of service to the CTFD, which has left a void in the hearts of many.

COURT UPDATE: Alleged car thief pleads not guilty to charges

July 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A man accused of crashing a stolen vehicle through the Columbia City BMV pleaded not guilty in court Monday.

Danny Rose, 20, of Columbia City, was arrested July 23 for auto theft, resisting law enforcement, criminal mischief and reckless driving.

After his not guilty plea, Rose requested a public defender and will be represented by Brad Voelz.

According to case reports, officers were called to a home in response to battery July 21. At that time, Rose was alleged to have committed battery and criminal mischief against his ex-girlfriend.

HIGHS AND LOWS: Weather should return to normal

July 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A long-term weather forecast for the month of August returns an unusual word — normal.

Normal is something Northeast Indiana residents might have forgotten about in the past few weeks.

Wild temperature swings have taken the region from 100-degree heat indexes in the week of July 15 to temperatures not hitting 70 this week.

According to Lonnie Fisher, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in North Webster, August could be more typical.

CITY GARAGE SALE SATURDAY

July 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City first is planned for Saturday — a city-wide garage sale.

The sale, organized by community members, is slated to be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“It’s a good thing to have events that take place in the city,” said Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel. “Events bring in individuals who might not otherwise come to Columbia City. Who knows, they might like it here and decide to come back or even move here.”

Town-wide sales have been popular in other Whitley County communities such as Churubusco and South Whitley.

IN COURT: Charge modified in rape case

July 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man accused of attempted rape and child molesting had one charge amended at a pretrial conference Monday.
Dustin Nimtz, 18, was also charged with intimidation, burglary, strangulation and criminal deviate conduct.
Prosecution amended the intimidation count from a Class D felony to a Class C felony in Whitley County Superior Court.
That makes the charge punishable by a maximum of eight years in prison, where a Class D felony can only receive three years.

‘With a little help from my friends’

July 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — What seemed like an insurmountable goal became one easily accomplished with joined efforts.

Whitley County’s Salvation Army has collected school supplies for area children in need for the past seven years.

Pat Mossburg, ministries coordinator, was worried that this year’s donations were going to leave many children without the needed supplies.
A drop in donations seemed to be due in part to the increasing amount of other groups launching similar missions.

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