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January 29th

Stolen truck from Ohio turns up in Col. City

January 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A stolen vehicle from Ohio turned up in Whitley County Tuesday.

Police across Northeast Indiana and Ohio were on the lookout for a stolen pickup truck from Hicksville, Ohio, and after a tip, police found the vehicle on Countryside Drive in Columbia City.

Columbia City’s Police Department was tipped off that the stolen truck may be in the trailer park on Countryside Drive. When officers arrived and spotted a truck matching the stolen vehicle’s description, the suspect fled.

Extension educators collaborate with lawmakers

January 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Legislators heard from extension educators at a recent luncheon.

Angela Taulbee, of Farm Credit Mid America in Columbia City, and Doug Keenen, with Noble County Extenstion, were among 200 other PCARET members and Purdue Extension educators who gathered at the State House for the State PCARET Legislative Luncheon Monday Jan. 13.

Educators and PCARET members thanked legislators for their continued support and reinforced the importance of extension programing and research in Indiana.

Shelter takes in 310 strays in 2013

January 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Humane Shelter took in 310 stray dogs and cats from unincorporated areas in 2013, the first year of its agreement with the county.

In January of 2013, the Whitley County Council approved an agreement with the shelter where it would give $108 per stray animal, in an amount not to exceed $25,000.

After the first year of the agreement, Sandy Grube, director of the Whitley County Humane Shelter, said the financial support has been a great benefit.

Combating cold comes at a cost

January 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Northeast Indiana has seen extreme cold again this week as temperatures dipped well below zero Tuesday.

Trying to keep the cold out of homes is a battle, but some programs assist in winterization and energy assistance for those who qualify.

Susan Loe, an elderly Columbia City resident, applied for winterization assistance, and was referred to CANI, Community Action of Northeast Indiana.

CANI works to provide free, energy-efficient improvements for homes of low-income families.

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January 29, 2014

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January 28th

Suspect in robbery a Col. City man; Mills allegedly robs bank, commits suicide at intersection

January 28, 2014

NORTH MANCHESTER — Law enforcement officials have identified the suspected in a North Manchester bank robbery as David Mills, 22, of Columbia City.
After allegedly robbing the bank in Wabash County, Mills committed suicide in Kosciusko County, near South Whitley.

According to police reports, Mills entered First Financial Bank, on North Market Street, robbed a teller and left, northbound on Ind. 13, at approximately at 6 p.m. Friday.

After a pursuit by a North Manchester Police officer, Mills stopped at the intersection of Ind. 13 and Ind. 14.

RECOVERING GOALS: Hitting fitness marks challenged by weather

January 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Winter weather may be putting a damper on many resolutions, but as the first month of 2014 draws to a close, health and fitness experts are encouraging residents to not give up on their goals.

Jodi Parnell is a health and fitness coach for Whitley County’s YMCA. She teaches whole living workshops that spur participants to make healthier lifestyle choices.

“It’s not just about exercise,” Parnell said. “It’s about nutrition and exercise working together.”

Circuit Court sees two trials in 2013

January 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After a year of no jury trials, Whitley County Circuit Court had one in 2013.

There were no jury trials in 2012, but in May of last year, George A. Martin, 56, was convicted by a jury of committing home improvement fraud.
There was also one bench trial in 2013.

For the year, there was a total of 131 new cases filed, and a total of 121 resolved. There were still 98 cases pending resolution as of Dec. 31, 2013.

Cheering on the ’Cats

January 28, 2014

Whitko’s cheerleaders rally fan support during a timeout at the girls basketball game against Rochester this month.

Uncovering fitness goals buried by winter

January 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Winter weather may be putting a damper on many resolutions, but as the first month of 2014 draws to a close, health and fitness experts are encouraging residents to not give up on their goals.

Jodi Parnell is a health and fitness coach for Whitley County’s YMCA. She teaches whole living workshops that spur participants to make healthier lifestyle choices.

“It’s not just about exercise,” Parnell said. “It’s about nutrition and exercise working together.”

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