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April 28th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Twenty-three students were on their way to school Monday morning when their school bus collided with a car.
Reports say the bus driver was stopped at the intersection of South Columbia Parkway and Jeffrey Court. The bus driver didn‚Äôt see an oncoming car and drove into it. Reports say sun may have been a factor in the crash.
‚ÄúThis is not the kind of thing you ever want to have happen,‚ÄĚ said Patricia O‚ÄôConnor, superintendent of Whitley County Consolidated Schools. ‚ÄúThankfully, none of the children were hurt.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A several-hour long search had a happy ending Monday when an elderly man returned safely to his retirement community.
Donald Beckner, 79, was reported missing at approximately 8:30 a.m. Monday. Family members said they hadn‚Äôt seen him since 5 p.m. the night before. Beckner lives in the retirement community on Armstrong Drive.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ After an elderly Columbia City man was reported missing this morning, police found him in his home at approximately 2:45 p.m. Monday.
According to police scanner traffic, he was returned home in a vehicle with two Elkhart people and one Illinois person. According to the police scanner, Beckner had a handful of cash.
No further information is available at this time.
Becker was reported missing this morning and police say he hadn't been seen since 5 p.m. Sunday.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The ride to school was delayed for several Whitley County Consolidated Schools elementary-school students Monday morning after one of its buses was involved in a crash.
Bus 0101, a Mary Raber Elementary School bus, was involved in a crash with a passenger car just after 7 a.m. Monday, while the bus was picking up children for school in Columbia Shores.
No children were reportedly injured in the crash; however, an ambulance was summoned to the scene for the driver of the passenger car, with reports of a minor head injury, according to police scanner traffic.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Wayne Kreiger is the most recent winner of the Nancy Rehm Award.
Kreiger was recognized for his influence on women‚Äôs athletics, with decades of time put in as a girls basketball coach and a lifetime on the basketball court.
Kreiger, 72, was honored with the award at the annual Nancy Rehm Border Wars Classic on Sunday at the University of Saint Francis.
NORTH MANCHESTER ‚ÄĒ Similar to a recent hoax at Valparaiso University last week, Manchester University was on lockdown for four hours Friday night and Saturday morning.
At approximately 11 p.m. Friday, police received a phone call that someone had been stabbed, and that there were hostages, explosives and a shotgun involved, near the university‚Äôs administration building.
A reward will be issued for information on the caller.
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Police are looking for a 79-year-old Columbia City man who is missing.
Donald Beckner is approximately 6-feet-tall and 185 pounds. He is bald with grey hair on the sides. Police believe he is wearing a light green jacket with a blue collar.
He has been missing since 5 p.m. Sunday.
Those with information should call the Columbia City Police Department at 248-5121.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Lighthouse InterFaith Mission reminisced about the past and got excited about the future at its 15-year celebration Thursday night.
The Lighted Gala was held at The Van Buren in downtown Columbia City.
The Lighthouse provides services to homeless women and children. More than just a homeless shelter, the operation offers classes on parenting, budgets, job acquisition ‚ÄĒ and more.
Landon Fazio sings a song about trees during Mary Raber Elementary School‚Äôs Arbor Day performance Friday.
The school‚Äôs second graders performed to their parents, members of the community and kindergartners.