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National champions

January 13, 2014

Columbia City High School’s FFA Livestock Judging team won the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo. this weekend by an impressive 77 points.

The squad is now preparing for an international contest in Scotland. The community will be welcoming the group home from the trip at 6 p.m. tonight at CCHS.

All are welcome to attend. See an upcoming edition of The Post & Mail for full coverage of the team.

Woman set to plead guilty to meth charges; sentenced in drug case

January 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A woman that was part of a family methamphetamine arrest is scheduled to plead guilty in Whitley County Superior Court next month.

Patricia M. Greer, 51, of Middlebury, was arrested last September and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of chemicals with intent to manufacture, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.

She has a change of plea hearing set for Feb. 24, where she is expected to plead guilty to at least some of the charges. Greer’s attorney is Jeffrey Jones, Jr.

Possible tax credit encourages adoption

January 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Although some legislative initiatives are coming under fire at the Statehouse, Ind. Gov. Mike Pence’s proposed tax credit for adoptive families is receiving much support.

Pence announced in late December that he wants to make Indiana the nation’s “most pro-adoption state” by implementing the tax credit, forming a study committee to explore faith-based and community adoption programs and finding ways to better link the state’s adoption services.
Dustin and Amanda Petrosky, adoptive parents from Columbia City, are “excited” about the news of a state tax incentive.

WCSD bids farewell to long-time civil servant

January 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — January 1 not only marked a new year, it also marked a new season of life for now retired Whitley County Sheriff Deputy Dennis Ruch.

Ruch said goodbye to fellow officers and co-workers and hello to retirement after 25 years of law enforcement service.

“It’s been an honor to serve alongside him as an officer, but most importantly, as a friend,” said Mike Christie, an investigator for the Whitley County Prosecutor’s Office and former WCSD deputy.


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