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January 17th, 2014

Lessons from Dad

January 17, 2014

Braylon Preston, 2, tosses around the basketball with his father, Travis, after a Columbia City boys basketball game last week. Travis, along with several other former basketball players, was honored by Head Coach Chris Benedict. See Page A1 for coverage of the program.

Fire breaks out at Kendallville business

January 17, 2014

KENDALLVILLE -- Several departments worked together to put out a massive fire that consumed a Kendallville business Friday morning.

Fire crews were originally called at around 11:30 p.m. Thursday. The structure was so involved that at least seven departments from the outlying areas were called in to assist.

According to area media, dispatchers received calls about the fire as far as a mile away. The building was destroyed in the blaze. Police shut down traffic to Main and Mitchell streets to clean up the scene.

Friday's school delays

January 17, 2014

(Jan. 17) -- Smith-Green Community Schools and Whitley County Consolidated Schools are on a two-hour delay due to slick road conditions after accumulating snow blanketed the area yesterday.

January 16th

Garrett man pleads guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine

January 16, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY— A Garrett man pleaded guilty to methamphetamine manufacturing in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Mitchell M. Bradley, 38, was arrested June 12, 2013, during a traffic stop on Ind. 205.

Columbia City Police Captain Tony Hively uncovered an active meth lab when he pulled over a Jeep Cherokee being driven by Bradley and Braidon M. Hall.

In court Monday, Bradley pleaded guilty to manufacture of methamphetamine, and, as part of a plea arrangement, several other charges connected to the same traffic stop.

BUSINESS OF THE MONTH: United Way

January 16, 2014

Congratulations to the United Way of Whitley County for being Whitley County Chamber of Commerce's Business of the Month!

3 dead in North Indiana grocery store shooting

January 16, 2014

ELKHART (AP) — A gunman walked into a northern Indiana grocery store and fatally shot two people Wednesday night.

He was then killed by police, authorities said.

Elkhart police received a call about a shooter at Martin's Super Market about 10 p.m. Wednesday, Indiana State Police Sgt. Trent Smith said at a news conference early Thursday.

The gunman used a semi-automatic handgun to shoot and kill a woman, then walked to another aisle and shot and killed another woman, Smith said.

One victim was an employee and appeared to be in her late teens or early 20s.

3 dead in North Indiana grocery store shooting

January 16, 2014

ELKHART (AP) — A gunman walked into a northern Indiana grocery store and fatally shot two people Wednesday night.

He was then killed by police, authorities said.

Elkhart police received a call about a shooter at Martin's Super Market about 10 p.m. Wednesday, Indiana State Police Sgt. Trent Smith said at a news conference early Thursday.

The gunman used a semi-automatic handgun to shoot and kill a woman, then walked to another aisle and shot and killed another woman, Smith said.

One victim was an employee and appeared to be in her late teens or early 20s.

City contest winners

January 16, 2014

Columbia City officials handed out awards to its Christmas Lighting Contest winners at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The overall winner was Mike Christie, of Columbia Parkway. Other winners include: Fred Gawthrop, West Van Buren Street; Derek, Vickie and children Gage and Ava Coyle, North Line Street; Mike and Pam Hoppe, West Squawbuck Road; Ora Kidd, East Hanna Street. Pictured, Gage and Ava Coyle (front); from left, Gawthrop, Derek Coyle, Kidd, Vickie Coyle, Christie and daughter Erin Christie. Not pictured: Mike and Pam Hoppe.

City hands out lighting awards

January 16, 2014

Columbia City Council President Dan Weigold shakes hands with the overall winner of the city’s Christmas Lighting Contest, Mike Christie (right) at Tuesday night’s council meeting. Judging for the contest was held in December, and winners of all districts received awards at Tuesday’s meeting. See Page A2 for a photo of all contest winners.

Festival date change shell-shocks council

January 16, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — A long-standing summer tradition is at risk of being canceled should board members and town leaders fail to negotiate a new agreement.

Two members of the Turtle Days Association were at Churubusco’s Town Council meeting to answer questions regarding two points in the previous contract that had not been met.

According to the contract that was put together March 6, 2013, the town gave exclusive use of the Churubusco Park for the four-day festival. However, the contract specifically calls for the festival to be held the third Wednesday through the third Saturday of June.

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