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July 24th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ As clean up begins at Whitley County‚Äôs Bureau of Motor Vehicles, police are continuing to investigate the motive behind the man who drove a stolen car into the side of the building.
Danny Rose, 20, remains in custody at the Whitley County Jail with additional charges added and his bond raised Tuesday morning.
According to a press release by the Columbia City Police Department Tuesday morning, police were initially tipped off to Monday night‚Äôs events when a vehicle, believed to belong to his ex-girlfriend, was reported stolen.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Cat Club held its show and judging before the Whitley County 4-H Fair was in full swing.
Felines converged onto the fairgrounds June 29 and in the end, Dayra Fry and her cat Shadow were named Grand Champion.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City volleyball‚Äôs Kalisha Goree and Gabrielle Hazen have played on the same side of the net for countless games as Lady Eagles, as well as in off-season leagues, for several years.
Starting in the fall of 2014, hat is going to change for Columbia City‚Äôs dynamic duo, as Hazen and Goree will be conference rivals ‚ÄĒ in the Big Ten.
Goree has committed to Ohio State University and Hazen will play at Northwestern University.
Editor‚Äôs note: The Post & Mail is featuring several public safety officials in a multi-part series.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Kris Bair and his wife, Missy, have both been involved in rescuing people for more than 20 years ‚ÄĒ both in their jobs and together.
Kris has been with Smith Township‚Äôs Fire Department for 23 years. Missy has been a medic for 20 years and is also a registered nurse.
Kris vividly recalls the couple working together to save someone‚Äôs life.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Though Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said there were no major complaints or problems by citizens after Friday‚Äôs chemical fire at C&R Plating, he said the city is assessing possible improvements to the management of emergencies.
‚ÄúWe are trying to make sure next time something happens, God forbid, we are prepared to address the situation more efficiently and more effectively,‚ÄĚ Daniel said.
Daniel said city officials from the fire, police and communications departments met to go over Friday‚Äôs events.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A 73-year-old woman was booked Saturday for threatening employees at Superior Auto with a screwdriver.
According to a Columbia City Police case report, Jeanne Wiedman, of Columbia City, was upset after her vehicle was repossessed, and went to the car store to dispute the action.
Wiedman allegedly pulled out a screwdriver and told an employee she was going to stab him, holding the tool a few inches from his stomach, and saying, ‚ÄúI‚Äôm going to hurt you if you don‚Äôt give me my stuff now.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A stolen vehicle found its way into Whitley County‚Äôs License Branch Monday night after a four-mile police pursuit at 11 p.m.
Danny Rose, 20, of Columbia City, was arrested on charges of vehicle theft, reckless driving and resisting law enforcement after he drove into the Whitley County Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) on Countryside Drive in Columbia City.
Officials say Rose allegedly stole the vehicle from an ex-girlfriend, and was suicidal, prompting police to attempt to locate him.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County‚Äôs 4-H Fair ended Thursday with its annual auction.
After final numbers were tallied, the total money brought in by the auction was $372,968.59.
Auction results for the Dairy Category included:
- Chenee‚Äô Gaff ‚ÄĒ Supreme Champion, Best Udder of Show ‚ÄĒ $1,050
Buyers: Tresa Nichols, Dairy Queen
- Megan Brelage ‚ÄĒ Grand Champion Jersey¬≠ ‚ÄĒ $350
Buyers: Amply Holstein
- Carl Hartwell ‚ÄĒ Res. Grand Champion Jersey, Showman of Showmen ‚ÄĒ $465
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ As part of the Whitley County 4-H Fair, rabbits were judged and critiqued July 13.
Results were as follows:
‚ÄĘBest In Show - Lindzie Gibson with her Mini Rex
‚ÄĘBest 6-Class Rabbit - Taylor Calloway with her Beveren
Lincolnway District of Anthony Wayne Area Council held its 37th Annual Cub Scout Day Camp with 244 campers registered for 2013.
The camp has seen over 200 campers each year for about 20 years.
Packs in Kosciusko County with 50 percent or more of their youth registered were: North Webster Pack 3726 ‚Äď 61 percent, Eisenhower School Pack 3731 ‚Äď 66 percent, Pierceton Pack 3761 - 50 percent, Harrison School 3772 ‚Äď 50 percent, LDS Church 3776 ‚Äď 88 percent, and Syracuse 3828- 51 percent.