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November 5th, 2013

END ABUSE TODAY: Task force ‘grateful’ for support

November 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — An initiative to create a heightened awareness of domestic violence in Whitley County saw an increased amount of support during Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.

“We had out greatest community participation to date,” said the task force’s founder Sherry Sausaman. “The task force is so grateful for all the restaurants who hosted a fundraising event as well as the patrons who came to eat.”

EAGLES LODGE: City moves funds to purchase lodge

November 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — For the last several months, Columbia City has been working to purchase the former Eagles Lodge in downtown Columbia City.

Columbia City’s Common Council agreed last week to move some additional money from the city’s TIF (Tax Increment Finance) account into the TIF budget for the purchase of the building.

Initially, the city had approximately $88,000 allocated for the purchase, but needed to move an additional $62,000 into the TIF budget.

'THURGOODE': CCHS thespians tackle tough topics in play

November 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Dealing with multiple personalities that range from childish innocence to dark deviants, “Thurgoode” is a play that will challenge theater goers and their perspective.

Columbia City High School’s fall production is Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 and are available from any cast member or at the door on production nights.

“Thurgoode” tells the story of Charlie Parker, played by CCHS senior Ashley O’Connor, who struggles with dissociative identity disorder, more commonly known as multiple personality disorder.

KIMBLER SENTENCED: 30-year stint given for attempted murder

November 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— A teenager received a 30-year prison sentence for attempted murder Monday.

Dakota Kimbler, 18, of Rome City, will serve 25 years of his sentence in the Indiana Department of Correction (DOC) and will have five years suspended, to be spent on probation, for attempted murder, a Class A felony.

Kimbler was given a 10-year concurrent sentence for attempted carjacking, a 1.5-year concurrent sentence for receiving stolen property and a one-year concurrent sentence for carrying a handgun without a license.

November 4th

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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