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June 19th, 2012
Five people from First Church of God in Columbia City are currently in Thailand and Cambodia. Through Destiny Rescue, an organization that helps to rescue women and children from human trafficking, the group will be helping at rescue homes and learning how Destiny Rescue helps the millions of victims of human trafficking. The group is set to return home June 25.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Kara Mawhorter, a Columbia City High School graduate and a senior at Ball State, could soon be named Miss Indiana.
Mawhorter has joined 31 young ladies to compete for the title in Zionsville, Ind. The competition begins Wednesday and will continue through Saturday when the crown is awarded.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) â€” An Indiana man who admitted to fatally bludgeoning and dismembering a 9-year-old girl he was baby-sitting just days before Christmas was sentenced Monday to life in prison.
Michael Plumadore last month pleaded guilty to murder, abuse of a corpse and removing a dead body from the scene in the Dec. 22 death of Aliahna Maroney-Lemmon. Prosecutors had considered the death penalty but agreed to life in prison without the possibility of parole in exchange for the guilty plea.
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the fourth of a four-part series in honor of Fatherâ€™s Day.
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh carries a new badge and sits in a new office.
After 10 years in the role of detective, Longenbaugh took the position of chief earlier this year.
Being the Columbia City police chief is a tall order for any person, but Longenbaughâ€™s greatest challenge is being a father to three, soon-to-be, teenagers while not allowing his job to consume every hour of his day.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s band, The Marching Eagles, sponsored a car and motorcycle show Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. The event was held at the Columbia City Eagles lodge No. 1906, located at 306 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City.
All proceeds made from the event will benefit the band program at Columbia City High School. The Columbia City Marching Eagles also had a hog roast Saturday at 4 p.m. At 8 p.m., live music was provided by â€śWalking Papers.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” According to a new state law, all developmental entities must adopt rules against nepotism by July 1 of this year.
â€śThe legislature has passed a new state statute dealing with nepotism which involves employees and contracts,â€ť said City Attorney Marcia McNagny at the Common Council of Columbia Cityâ€™s meeting last week. â€śJuly 1 is our time to get this done so I wanted to make sure the resolution was in your hands.â€ť
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the third of a four-part series in honor of Fatherâ€™s Day.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” David Salyer is a father to two sons, but a source of guidance to many.
As the pastor of Victory Christian Fellowship, Salyer, with the support of his wife Michelle, has been leading his congregation for 14 years.
Salyer has had to re-invent himself three times. With his military service record, an engineering background and finally as a clergyman, Salyer has evolved into a father who basis his decisions on faith and family.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Even though Whitley County is suffering from drought conditions, one group of gardeners is keeping everything green and the flowers bright.
The Whitley County Master Gardeners present their 2012 Garden Walk, and it centers around the Columbia City and Churubusco areas. The Walk includes seven gardens and is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 23. The cost is $7 per person which is $1 per garden.
CHURUBUSCO â€” When Randy Jones was growing up in Churubusco, theatre was a great influence on his life. Now an adult and living in New York City theatre has moved over, and reality television has taken its place.
Jones, a son of Eddie and Diane Jones, of Churubusco, is busy working on a new television series for The Learning Channel (TLC) about Amish kids moving to New York City for the summer to explore the modern world.
â€śWe are in our final week of shooting in NYC,â€ť said Jones.
He is a director and sometimes a supervising producer depending on the show.
LARWILL â€” Larwill Town Council member Rick Flauding announced his resignation this week which will be effective after the July meeting. Flauding, who has held his position for approximately 13 years, plans on relocating to another area.
â€śNext month will probably be my last meeting,â€ť Flauding said. â€śIâ€™ve been on the board since 1999.â€ť
â€śI hate to see this, but I wish you the best,â€ť Hobbs said.