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September 25th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Warsaw man, 36-year-old Trever Hanlon, was sentenced in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday to 12 years for charges relating to an out of control rolling methamphetamine lab near Larwill in April.
According to the plea agreement, the sentences imposed will be served concurrent with one another.
Hanlon pleaded guilty back in August to manufacture of methamphetamine, a Class B felony, possession of two or more â€śprecursors,â€ť or ingredients used to make the drug, a Class D felony and maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Teenagers gathered together Sundayto learn how to make the most out of the one life they have to live. â€śYou Only Live Once...So Think Twice,â€ť was an initiative sponsored in part by the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force.
Students and their parents were educated on sexting and the legalities and consequences when becoming involved in sexting. Chynna Presley, with Youth For Christ, gave the presentation. She warned teens that becoming involved in sexting not only sets them up for legal liability, but puts them in danger physically.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Continuing the Whitley County Economic Development Corporationâ€™s 20th anniversary celebrations, the EDC recently recognized five industries for their contributions to Whitley Countyâ€™s economic development efforts at an event held at Joseph Decuis Farm in Whitley County.
â€śOver the course of the year, we have celebrated the long-standing commitment of this community to our local economic development efforts,â€ť said EDC President Alan Tio, â€śWith this recognition we are turning the spotlight on industry pillars that have made substantial contributions to our economic success.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY ÂÂÂâ€” ÂFormer Whitley County Chamber of Commerce President Sara Lochner-Goff is ordered to appear in court for a jury trial set on Jan. 23 and 24, of 2013, at 8 a.m.
Lochner-Goff is charged with theft, a Class D felony.
According to the Columbia City Police Department, Lochner-Goff was accused of cashing around $2,100 worth of certificates or â€śchamber bucksâ€ť between the dates of Dec. 1, 2010 and Sept. 13 2011.
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Columbia City held its homecoming game Friday night, crowning Russell Hazelet and Audrey Gruettert as king and queen.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Mayor Ryan Daniel and the Columbia City Park Board will be breaking ground on the new Blue River Trail Extension Saturday.
The ground breaking will take place on the north side of U.S. 30 in Morsches Park at 12:30 p.m.
According to Columbia City Park Director Mark Green, the project will extend the trail eight tenths of a mile, which will open up the park to citizens on the north side of the city.
Green said the extension will begin just south of the pond in Morshes Park, cross over the river and end near DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Consolidated Board of School Trustees approved construction bids for Phase III Development of Eagle Tech Academy, with hopes the project will be finished by next year.
â€śThe lowest bid on the project of the five bidders was $1,948,572, of Hamilton Hunter (Builders) out of Fort Wayne,â€ť said school board member Anthony Zickgraf at Mondayâ€™s meeting. â€śOut of the five bids, they were all within about 2.5 percent of each other.â€ť