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February 25th

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.

IN COURT: Man sentenced 1.5 years for theft

February 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A man who stole credit cards and other possessions from a person in December was sentenced Monday.

Cruz T. Johannsen, 22, of Fort Wayne, was sentenced to the Whitley County Jail for 1.5 years, with six months to serve and one year suspended.
He will serve that time consecutive to a case he is facing in Allen County.
As part of a plea agreement, other charges against Johannsen, which include burglary and two counts of fraud on a financial institution, were dismissed. Johannsen was represented by Brad Baber.

Ritz spends time with Coesse kids

February 24, 2014

Glenda Ritz (center), Indiana state superintendent, visited Coesse Elementary School Friday where she read to students. Ritz was one of many special guest readers. Before opening her first book selection, fourth graders had some questions about Ritz’s position at the Statehouse.

When children found out that Ritz was “over all the schools in the state,” one boy asked if Ritz could tell his teacher, Mindy Bloomfield, to not give the group any homework.

 

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