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March 3rd, 2014

Peabody Library seeks to fill vacancy on board of trustees

March 3, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Whitley County Council is seeking applicants who would like to serve the remaining term for an open position on the Peabody Public Library's Board of Trustees.

The term is in effect until Sept. 7, 2016.

The position is unpaid, and would require attendance at monthly meetings, which take place the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Applicants must be a resident of Columbia Township, Thorncreek Township, or live within the city limits of Columbia City.

LOCAL COUPLE ACCUSED OF CHILD NEGLET: Police: Infant tests positive for methamphetamine

March 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Two individuals were charged with neglect of a dependent, as well as drug charges, when an infant in their care tested positive for methamphetamine.

Alisha K. Carden, 19, and Lutricia L. Harris, 42, were arrested and charged with neglect of a dependent, possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.

Scott E. Cochran, 31, was arrested in connection with the same event, but was just charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.

MONDAY'S WEATHER OUTLOOK

March 3, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (March 3, 3014) -- Bitterly cold temperatures mark the beginning of March. Temperatures will be 25 degrees below on average this afternoon with highs only in the teens.

We will continue to feel these bitter cold temperatures tonight with lows expected to be below zero. A slow moderation of temperatures will occur the rest of the week with highs in the 20s.

Today: Mostly sunny but very cold.

High: 14°

Winds: NE 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy and bitterly cold.

Low: -3°

Winds: N 1-5 mph

March 2nd

‘What a blessing it is to live here’: Daniel delivers State of the City address Friday

March 2, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce hosted Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel at Peabody Public Library for the State of the City address Friday afternoon.

Highlighting all of the city’s accomplishments from 2013, and giving an overview of 2014’s upcoming projects, Daniel concluded his speech with a sense of Columbia City pride.

“The state of our city is rising, and as long as our vision remains focused, eyes toward the prize and feet firmly planted on the ground, our city’s future will remain bright,” Daniel said.

Charges doled in ’Busco crash

March 2, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — A Churubusco man was flown by medical helicopter to the hospital, then charged with driving while suspended Friday morning after he crashed his vehicle head-on into a tree.

According to a police report, Donald Barge, 29, along with two passengers, was traveling southbound on Blue River Drive in Churubusco when, for an unknown reason, drove left of center, across the road and into a tree.

Barge was pinned at the legs and extracted by the Smith Township Fire Department, before being flown to Parkview Regional Medical Center by Samaritan.

March 1st

Case moves forward for man accused of meth manufacture

March 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A man accused of manufacturing methamphetamine, among other drug charges, had an attorney appointed for him by Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Judge James Heuer appointed Jeffrey T. Jones, Jr., to represent Nathan Fugate.

Fugate was arrested in January. At his initial hearing, Fugate informed Heuer that he would have private counsel.

At a hearing Monday, Fugate told Heuer he needed a public defender and was appointed Jones.

Dirt diagnosis causes concern for Whitko construction

March 1, 2014

PIERCETON — Calendar woes have been the source of debate for school officials with weather delays and cancellations.

However, for Whitko Community School Corporation, confirming the school calendar has been hampered by pending construction more than weather.

February 28th

Worship leader to be guest speaker at Eagle Quest

February 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Robert Rogers, an electrical engineer and accomplished pianist, songwriter, and worship leader, resigned from his technical career in 2004 to form Mighty in the Land Ministry.

He freely shares his message of “no regrets” by invitation around the world and calls Indiana his home.

Rogers will share his ministry and music at Eagle Quest Church, 1120 N. Ind. 109 in Columbia City at 7 p.m. Thursday. Seating is limited.

Limb pick up will soon begin for Col. City residents

February 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City will soon provide limb pick-up service to its residents. By following the guidelines below, officials can make sure the program is efficient and benefits all residents.
Program guidelines:
Limbs are to be placed along the curb in front of the property, not in the roadway or on the sidewalk.
The limb pick up is limited to city residents and properties only.
Limbs should be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on the first day of the pick-up weeks.
The city does reserve the right to refuse pick up if the pile does not fit within the guidelines.

Sunday bulletin

February 28, 2014

Claypool UM
Claypool United Methodist Church will be holding a Tenderloin Dinner on Friday, March 7, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Carry outs are also available. Claypool United Methodist Church would like participants to know if you bring a canned item to the Tenderloin Dinner, you will recieve 50 cents off you meal. The proceeds will go to the church and the church’s mission projects.
The church is located at 302 East Section Street, Columbia City,
For more information about the dinner, and the costs, contact Jane Brubaker at mjljbrub@hotmail.com.

Col. City UM

 

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