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Task force reaches teens

February 13, 2014

Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force President Natalie Lewis observes as Columbia City High School students come together against teen violence.

Proclamation presentation

February 13, 2014

Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel was at Columbia City High School Wednesday to read a proclamation to students declaring February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Pictured is Daniel (left) presenting the proclamation to Leah Mills, a sophomore at CCHS and a Key Club member.

Mark your calendar

February 13, 2014

Below is a list of events happening in Whitley County, starting with Tuesday, Feb. 18 —

Tuesday
• Library contest - 6 p.m.
The Peabody Public Library will host its annual Jeopardy! contest Tuesdays, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. There is no fee to be involved, and the library is searching for participants.
For more information, contact the library at 244-5541.

Thursday, Feb. 20
•Blood drive - 1 p.m.
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Thursday, Feb. 20, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Churubusco United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall, located at 750 N. Main St. in Churubusco.

Unique perspective to be given on county historical figures

February 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY ­— A special guest speaker will be hosted by the Whitley County Historical Museum Saturday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m.

George Ironstrack, Myaamia tribal educator and historian will to share historical accounts of Chief Little Turtle and William Wells from the Whitley County area.

Admission to this program is free. This program was made possible in part by a grant from the Whitley County Community Foundation.
The Whitley County Historical Museum, housed in the home of Thomas Riley Marshall, is dedicated to preserving the history of Whitley County.

NO VOTE: Marriage amendment will not be on ballot

February 13, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Opponents of an effort to place Indiana's gay marriage ban in the state constitution won a surprising victory Thursday as the Senate effectively pushed off a statewide vote on the issue for at least two years, and possibly longer.

WALKING GETS EASIER: Town receives $262K boost for improvements

February 13, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Good news was shared by South Whitley’s Town Manager Dave Wilkinson at Tuesday’s meeting.

More than $262,000 was awarded to the town for its sidewalk improvement project.

The money was made possible by a grant through the Federal Highway Fund, and will allow South Whitley to make its sidewalks ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant.

IN COURT: Man admits to dealing prescription drugs

February 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A man pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday to dealing a prescription drug.

Frank O. Hibbs, 60, of Liberty Mills, pleaded guilty to one of the two charges against him for dealing in a Schedule I, II or III controlled substance.

According to the terms of a plea agreement Hibbs signed, his executed term of incarceration is not to exceed eight years.

SNOW IS GOOD: Frigid weather put crime rates on ice

February 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Since early January, many people have barely managed to make it to work, go to the grocery store and perform daily tasks due to the cumbersome weather.

The area has received more than 50 inches of snow this winter, making it hard for everyone to maneuver the roads and walkways — criminals included.
While crime still exists, illegal activity in Whitley County has been down since early January, and some officials believe the weather could be to thank for that.

Mayor interacts with teens

February 13, 2014

With a large group of students gathered to take a stand against teen dating violence, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel took time to greet some of his “fans” after the reading of his proclamation. Pictured is Daniel (left) and Ross Elkins, a junior at Columbia City High School.

NEW CHARGE:Salvation Army names community specialist

February 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Salvation Army of Whitley County recently declared Major Flora O’Dell as the new community ministries specialist.
Major O’Dell previously served with The Salvation Army Central Territory in Chicago as the secretary for Women’s Auxiliary.

A few years ago she also served as the director of The Salvation Army Women and Children’s Shelter and Women’s Domestic violence shelter in Indianapolis.

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