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April 27th, 2015
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 â€” 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 â€” and more.
Landon Fazio sings a song about trees during Mary Raber Elementary Schoolâ€™s Arbor Day performance Friday.
The schoolâ€™s second graders performed to their parents, members of the community and kindergartners.
NORTH MANCHESTER â€” After a 4.5-hour lockdown, police gave the all-clear at Manchester University at 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
The school was locked down after someone allegedly called 911 and said there was a stabbing, explosives and possible armed subject on the campus.
Police searched every building of the school and found the phone call to be a prank.
No injuries were reported in the incident.
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Police are on the scene of a possible hostage situation at Manchester University.
Reports say a college had taken a 12-gauge shotgun to a fellow student's head. There is also a report of a possible explosive and that another student has been stabbed.
These reports have not been confirmed by police.
School officials did send students an email, alerting them to lockdown their dorms, turn off all lights and stay quiet until the situation is under control.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” An Indy woman has been sentenced for the death of a Columbia City man in 2012.
Morgan Mannix, 26, was convicted of killing Alex Trabert, 23, in a hit-and-run accident in Indianapolis.
The woman was sentenced to six years â€” three to serve in the Department of Correction and one at home detention.
Mannix was remorseful in Friday morningâ€™s sentencing.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Town Council members of South Whitley have approved a $364,000 project to update and repair the townâ€™s water tower due to the tank springing two leaks.
The council settled on the plan after comparing prices to build a new structure or to have a new tank placed on top of the existing legs.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The school board approved two policy changes to the Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ€™ handbook at Mondayâ€™s meeting.
One of the changes is in regards to graduating seniors.
Previously, Columbia City High School only honored the top 10 students from each class.
Now, the school will give honors to the top 10 percent, based on GPA.
The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne invites kids and families throughout the community to celebrate Healthy Kids Day with an Open House on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all YMCAâ€™s in Whitley, Allen and Wells counties. This free community event includes fun, active play and educational activities that will inspire the whole family to focus on health.