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October 11th, 2013

PARK: Possession of park property possibly passing

October 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — When a park at Tri-Lakes had to have its bathroom facilities shutdown due to a contaminated well, Whitley County Commissioners proposed a new owner for the property.

“This is the only park still under the county’s umbrella,” said Commissioner Don Amber at a recent meeting. “I guess I would rather see the township take it over.”

After discussing the possibility of the park becoming the property of Thorncreek Township, its trustee, Gene Heckman, said there was interest from both his township board and the Tri-Lakes Association.

IN COURT: Mother of abused child to stand trial

October 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A woman accused of felony neglect of a dependent in connection with a local sex abuse case had a trial date set in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Joy Hughes, 37, of Kendallville, will stand trial Jan. 14 and 15, 2014. The final pretrial conference will be Jan. 6, 2014.

Hughes’ attorney is Brad Baber. Felony neglect of a dependent is a Class C felony, which carries a sentence range of two to eight years if she is found guilty.

ONLINE POLL RESULTS

October 11, 2013

Concerning setting Indiana’s educational standards, whose opinion should carry the most weight:

•Parents/guardians
•Employers/government/taxpayers
•Teachers/administrators

Fitness frenzy

October 11, 2013

Northern Heights Elementary School is working on it’s fitness challenge, which began Monday.

A one-mile school-wide run/walk around the school grounds launched the challenge. A convocation with the Mad Ants, Fort Wayne’s professional basketball team, was held where students were challenged to be active for 30 minutes a day, for 30 days.

Those students reaching the goal will receive a free ticket to a Mad Ants game.

“Go Mad Ants...Go NHES students,” said Jake Hoag, NHES principal.

Pictured is Chase Jones, a third grader at NHES and “Mad Ant,” the Fort Wayne Mad Ants mascot.

EEL RIVER TRAIL: Group donates land for trail

October 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A group of people donated a parcel of land for the expansion of a trail in Columbia City.

The Friends of the Eel River Trail met Aug. 7 and unanimously voted to gift a parcel of land to the city to help with the expansion of the Eel River Trail.

When completed, the trail will span from South Whitley to Churubusco, passing through Columbia City.

The parcel is west of Line Street and north of Vine Street in Columbia City.

Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said the city appreciates the donation.

TOYS FOR TOTS: CCFD, Marines join forces

October 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s fire department has found another way to give back to the community at Christmas time.

After more than 125 years of the Christmas Eve candy and orange giveaway at the Courthouse, the department is now helping children with the Toys for Tots program.

The department is partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves under the guidance of the Leatherneck Coffee Club of Northern Indiana, which was founded in Columbia City in 2001.

Since then, thousands of children in need have received toys at Christmas.

IN COURT: Man accused of stealing from parents

October 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man pleaded not guilty to burglary and theft charges Monday.

Stephen “Nathan” Lawrence, 23, was arrested Oct. 2 for those charges, as well as counts of residential entry and criminal mischief.

According to police, Lawrence allegedly broke into his parents’ home and stole items from their residence.

Lawrence will have his next pretrial conference in Whitley County Circuit Court Nov. 4 at 9 a.m.

'INADEQUATE FACILITIES': District discusses aquatics options

October 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With 2014 being the final year for Burnworth Memorial Pool, which city officials opted to close due to financial strains, the community is working together to discuss the future of aquatics — both recreational and competitive.

An Aquatics Task Force has been formed to assess options, and Whitley County Consolidated Schools addressed its needs at Monday’s Board of Trustees meeting.

Tim Bloom is part of the Aquatics Task Force speaking for the school board and the district’s swim teams.

October 10th

Sam Dailey recovering from head injury

October 10, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY (AP) — A northeastern Indiana high school football player who suffered serious head injuries during a game in August is still facing months of therapy.

An aunt of Columbia City senior running back and linebacker Sam Dailey says he’s walking fine and his headaches have lessened.

But Jessica Laux tells area media that her nephew still has short-term memory troubles, even after weeks of therapy.

Whitley on the Move joins Indiana’s Main Street program

October 10, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann announced that Whitley on the Move is joining the Indiana Main Street (IMS) Program.

The IMS program encourages economic development, redevelopment and improvement to the downtown areas of Indiana’s cities and towns.

“I’m pleased to welcome South Whitley to the Indiana Main Street Program,” said Lt. Governor Ellspermann.

“By revitalizing our downtown areas, we are restoring the heart of our communities, which is crucial for our state's economy.”

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