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November 4th, 2013

Veterans to be honored at county schools

November 4, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Although Veteran’s Day is observed Nov. 11, several schools will host veteran programs to honor service men and women.

Coesse Elementary School will once again invite parents and grandparents to its campus for a ceremony Friday at 12:45 p.m.

Peabody Public Library and Indiana Springs Middle School will hold a countywide event Sunday at 2 p.m.

This will be the 11th year for the ceremony.

Whitko High School will also recognize veterans in a program slated for Nov. 11 at 10:45 a.m.

IN COURT: Meth precursors warrant 2-year sentence

November 4, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— A Columbia City man who was arrested on meth charges with his mother was sentenced in Whitley County Superior Court.

Robert W. Barnett, 22, was sentenced to two years at the Whitley County Jail, with 180 days to serve and the balance suspended, for possession of two or more precursors with intent to manufacture methamphetamine.

Barnett was released from the Whitley County Jail Oct. 22, having served half of his time under the day-for-day credit system.

He was also fined $200.

A charge of unlawful sale of a precursor was dismissed against Barnett by the state.

November 1st

The end of the road

November 2, 2013

Churubusco’s football season came to a close Friday night, as the Eagles lost to Bremen 35-28 in the second round of sectional action. Pictured, senior Logan Harris (left) and junior teammate Beau Barkley share a moment after the game. Churubusco ended its season 8-3. See Page A10 for full coverage of Friday night’s game.

Sanford charged with dealing prescription drugs

November 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— A Columbia City woman is facing two charges of dealing prescription drugs.

Jenna Sanford, 26, pleaded not guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday to two counts of dealing a Schedule II controlled substance and two counts of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.

Her attorney will be Whitley County Public Defender Brad Voelz.

Case reports indicate the Whitley County Drug Task Force arranged two separate buys from Sanford.

Marathon just around the corner

November 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s 5th Annual Veterans Marathon is just around the corner — both literally and figuratively.

The Veterans Marathon, which is held in both downtown and rural Columbia City, is set to run next weekend, Saturday Nov. 9.

The race, which was formerly directed by running coach and enthusaist Gary Bird, has been handed over to the Three Rivers Running Company in 2013.

As of Oct. 30, there were 188 runners signed up for the marathon, 205 for the half marathon and 122 in the 5K.

Mahood trial date named

November 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— A man from Florida accused of forgery in Whitley County will stand trial in January.

Scott D. Mahood, 34, of Coconut Creek, Fla., was arrested in September on two counts of forgery and two counts of theft.

His girlfriend, Rebecka Scoggins, is also standing trial for the same charges.

Monday, Mahood’s attorney, Brad Voelz, requested a jury trial Jan. 28-29, 2014.

Case reports indicate that Mahood and Scoggins allegedly cashed checks that did not belong to them at 1st Source Bank locations throughout Northeast Indiana.

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November 1, 2013

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Johnson leads youthful flock

November 1, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Sugar Creek Fellowship has just recently added Jacob Johnson onto its staff as part-time youth pastor.

He will be leading the teenagers as they learn to develop and grow in a relationship with Christ.

He is a sophomore at Huntington University with a double major in youth ministry and sports ministry.

Johnson attended Columbia City High School where he participated in football, basketball and baseball.

Johnson will be planning some youth events, as well as leading the youth in their meetings Sunday nights.

Lilly scholarship forms available

November 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Remaining steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities, Lilly Endowment will again provide a deserving student from our community with the opportunity to attend four years of college tuition free.

EDC to open co-working facility in Col. City

November 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is hosting an open house next week to celebrate the opening of the EDC Outpost, a co-working space located at 114 N. Chauncey St. in Columbia City.

“We are pleased to formally open the doors for a co-working space that has been in development for most of the year,” said EDC president Alan Tio.

“This project represents a collaboration among local partners to provide shared office space to meet the needs of EDC clients.”

The EDC Outpost is a co-working space for EDC clients and service partners.

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