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April 29th, 2013

National Day of Prayer off and running

April 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Runners took their marks Saturday for the 5K Walk/Run for Jesus.

The event was slated as a kick off to the National Day of Prayer to be held Thursday.

Although the National Day of Prayer will be recognized Thursday, the entire month of May is reserved for prayer for the country and the community.

“This is the time of year when we focus our prayers specifically for the state of our nation and our community leaders,” said Suzie Langohr event planner.

CREEARE RANCH: A horse of a different color

April 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — In a day when computers, video games and cellphones are the most prized possession for a young person, it’s unusual to find teenagers involved in something that doesn’t require battery power.

However, nestled in the Whitley County countryside is a place where technology is unnecessary, but a desire to create and grow is the key in discovering life’s true passions.

Creeare Ranch, located east of Columbia City, can be described as a sanctuary, a refuge, or a laboratory, but in reality it is simply a horse barn.

Livin’ in a box

April 29, 2013

Andrea White lived for 24 hours in a cardboard box shelter from Saturday to Sunday morning on the lawn in front of City Hall in Columbia City. She was demonstrating how homeless people live in the Phillipines, as well as raising money for her second mission trip to a squatter village in Manila in May.

TRAFFIC ALERT

April 29, 2013

According to the Indiana Department of Transportation, resurfacing resumes today on U.S. 33 from Ind. 109 to U.S. 6. Thru traffic is allowed via flaggers during the day. There will be no nighttime restrictions.

April 26th

On the links

April 27, 2013

Columbia City's golf team hosted and fell to Homestead Friday night. See The Post & Mail's sports section for results and comments from Eagle Head Coach Andrew Thompson. Pictured, Columbia City's top two linksters, freshmen Tyler Green and Spencer Kilmek (putting).

County grants Passages, Inc. funding request

April 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Board of Commissioners approved a request from Passages, Inc. for funding at its last meeting.

The commissioners were unanimous in their approval. Passages, Inc. had previously requested for money from the county’s CEDIT fund at the meeting of the commissioners April 1. That request was tabled.

“Now we will give it to the county council,” said Commissioner Chair George Schrumpf, referring to the next step in the process.

Passages, Inc. President Tom O’Neill was pleased with the approval of the commissioners.

Bell accused of four meth charges; appears in court

April 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Churubusco man accused of four meth-related crimes appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court for the first time Monday.

Christopher Bell, 26, was arrested April 12 for unlawful sale of precursors, possession of chemicals with intent to manufacture meth, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia.

Bell’s next court date is May 20, and Whitley County Public Defender Brad Voelz will be his attorney.

According to case reports, Bell was booked on an unrelated charge earlier this year. As soon as he was released, he began purchasing pseudoephedrine.

LAYIN’ DOWN THE LAW: Middle schools host Superior Court hearings

April 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Superior Courtroom went mobile Friday.

Real defendants, real prosecution and real cases traveled to Whitley County’s middle schools to give students a true feel for what goes on in the courtroom.

Real life defendants volunteered to participate in the program.

After the hearings, students had the opportunity to ask the prosecution, Judge Doug Fahl, the public defender and the defendants questions.

SWARM STOPPERS: Rain may bring swarm of mosquitoes; Wagner provides prevention methods

April 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Recent heavy rains have primed Whitley County to be a possible breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Scott Wagner, Whitley County’s environmental health specialist, said as the temperatures rise, standing water will become attractive pools for mosquitoes to hatch.

“Typically the mosquitoes that bite and transmit the West Nile virus start moving when the temperatures get above 65 degrees,” Wagner said. “Although we haven’t had those kind of temperatures yet, we will be getting warmer and it’s time for people to start thinking about mosquitoes.”

SEMI ROLLOVER: U.S. 30 closed

April 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY (April 26, 2013) — A tractor-trailer rollover on U.S. 30 Friday afternoon caused traffic problems for commuters heading westbound into Columbia City. No serious injuries were reported in the accident, but Whitley County’s HazMat team was called to the scene to clean up fuel and oil spills. The semi was hauling automotive parts, and rolled over in the area of U.S. 30’s intersection with County Road 100 South.

 

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