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February 25th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Four people were arrested after a routine probation check netted a meth lab and several meth precursors.
Indiana State Police Detective Andrew Mills assited the Whitley County Probation Department in a check of one of its probationers, located at 319 N. Walnut St. in Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Just a few decades ago, stray animals collected by the city were kept at the water treatment plant. City utility and police employees had to keep cages in the back of their vehicles.
Now, stray cats and dogs are managed and cared for at the Whitley County Humane Shelter.
â€śThe animals werenâ€™t treated bad back then, but theyâ€™re certainly much better maintained now,â€ť said Columbia City Council President Dan Weigold. â€śWe appreciate what the shelter does.â€ť
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” A three-time participant in the Iditarod Sled Dog Race is coming to South Whitley next week to share her experiences at the South Whitley Community Public Library.
Karen Land, an Indiana native, has been a part of the 1,100-mile Iditarod, which is considered the sportâ€™s most-grueling race.
Land will be at the South Whitley library on Thursday, March 5, along with her dog Romano, just two days before the 2015 Iditarod, which begins Saturday, March 7.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City's Police Department found a missing 5-year-old child at his school.
According to police scanner traffic, the boy's caretaker didn't think the boy got on the school bus at the corner of Ellsworth and Madison streets, and she couldn't find him.
Police later found the boy at Mary Raber Elementary School.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Progress was made toward Columbia Cityâ€™s new aquatics facility at Monday nightâ€™s Park Board meeting.
After difficulty acquiring the land they wanted, park officials decided to build a new aquatics facility at the current Burnworth Memorial Pool location.
Originally, the Park Board wanted to put the pool on the north side of U.S. 30, expanding Morsches Park and potentially creating a second entrance/exit to the park.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€“ Fire departments arriving from throughout Whitley County fought a rural sawmill fire late Monday night into early Tuesday morning. The fire was battled in sub-zero temperatures.
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COLUMBIA CITY â€” CC Veterinary Hospital is encouraging animal control through a free cat neuter day on Saturday.
Up to 50 male cats will be neutered. Free offerings will be accepted and money will go toward opening a pet food pantry in Whitley County.
To be eligible, cats must be at least four months old, healthy and tame.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s boys basketball teams learned the paths of their post-season play after Sundayâ€™s IHSAA Boys Sectional Draw.
Columbia City is hosting its own sectional and faces Mississinewa (6-15) in the opening round Tuesday, March 3 at 6 p.m.. The winner plays Eastbrook (12-8) in the semi-final Friday, March 6.
On the other end of the bracket, Norwell (14-8) and Heritage (9-11) face off in Tuesdayâ€™s late game, and the winner takes on Bellmont (6-14) in the second round Friday.
Hear from Joey Logano after his win at the 2015 Daytona 500.