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February 25th

Winner, winner

February 25, 2014

Members of New Era show choir, from Churubusco High School, celebrate after the group was declared Grand Champion of the Small Mixed Division at Homestead High School Saturday, while also winning caption awards for Best Band, Best Choreography and Best Vocals. New Era also won Overall Grand Champion while winning Best Vocals and Best Choreography.

Green sentenced to 8 years for burglary

February 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A man who admitted to breaking into his family’s home to steal property was given an eight-year sentence to the Whitley County Jail.
Tyler Green, 30, pleaded guilty to burglary in January.

His sentence of eight years will be fully served at the Whitley County Jail.

Green received the maximum sentence for the amended charge, which was burglary as a Class C felony.

A stipulation of the plea agreement was that the state agreed to not veto any sentence modification after Green served one-fourth of the time.

VOTING: Judy to seek election as State Representative

February 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Christopher Judy has officially announced his intent to seek election to the Indiana House of Representatives for the 83rd District.

A conservative Republican, Judy “stands with those who believe that the people of Indiana, not a solitary judge, should be allowed to define traditional marriage.”

Judy said he wants parents and local educators, not “DC bureaucrats,” to set education standards for Indiana.

As a lifetime member of the NRA, he strongly advocates protecting Hoosiers’ Second Amendment rights from unconstitutional executive orders.

LOCAL BAR: Manager calls harassment charges ‘false’

February 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After a sexual harassment complaint was filed with the state against him as the manager of a local tavern, Frank James calls the accusations “totally false.”

A former female bartender at Tri Lakes Tavern filed a sexual harassment complaint against the employer.

The Indiana Civil Rights Commission’s (ICRC) Deputy Director Akia Haynes announced Monday there is probable cause to believe the former bartender at Tri Lakes Tavern, Columbia City, was subjected to sexual harassment throughout the course of her employment.

Double the rewards

February 25, 2014

Churubusco High School’s show choir, New Era, had a long but rewarding weekend. Friday night New Era was awarded First Runner Up at Franklin Central High School in Indianapolis. The group followed that up with “one of the greatest days in their history” Saturday at the Homestead Classic Showcase in Fort Wayne. During the day performance, New Era was named Grand Champion of the Small Mixed Division while also winning caption awards for Best Band, Best Choreography and Best Vocals.

February 24th

‘I HAVE FINISHED THE RACE’ — Runners pay tribute to former track coach

February 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” — 2 Timothy 4:7-9.

“What a perfect verse for someone who not only loved running, but loved coaching others to be better runners,” said Pastor Dennis Beckner, of the Columbia City Church of the Brethren. “Our race is not done, but perhaps we can make it a better race because of how Tim has impacted our lives.”

Meetings

February 24, 2014

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Parents, staff and community members are encouraged to attend a meeting at Pierceton Elementary School tonight at 6:30 p.m. to hear plans for the construction of a new elementary building.
Design and flow plans will be shown.
The impact on students will be discussed as changes and moving of classrooms are made next school year.
The meeting will be held in the PES cafeteria, door 36 on the Circle Drive entrance.
The regular school board meeting will be held at the same time.

South Whitley
South Whitley Town Council will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Welcome home, Hannah

February 24, 2014

Hannah Schaefer, Whitley County's Distinguished Young Woman for 2014, shows Tonia and Mike (right) Weigold some of her information from DYW state program in Kokomo.

Schaefer, a senior at Columbia City High School, represented Whitley County in Kokomo recently at the state Distinguished Young Woman program. Placing in the top ten, Schaefer had “great poise and grace on stage,” according to Pam Thompson, the county’s co-coordinator.

Schaefer supported by DYW co-coordinator

February 24, 2014

Hannah Schaefer, a senior at Columbia City High School, represented Whitley County in Kokomo recently at the state Distinguished Young Woman program. Placing in the top ten, Schaefer had “great poise and grace on stage,” according to Pam Thompson, the county’s co-coordinator.

Columbia City bar manager accused of sexual harrassment

February 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (Feb. 24, 2014) -- The Indiana Civil Rights Commission's Deputy Director, Akia Haynes, announced today that there is probable cause to believe that a former female bartender at Tri Lakes Tavern, Columbia City, was subjected to sexual harassment throughout the course of her employment.

See more coverage on this story in Tuesday's The Post & Mail.

 

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