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November 5th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â In Columbia City, a nearby location is being transformed into a drop-off center for Operation Christmas Child â the worldâs largest Christmas project of its kind.
Local volunteers will be on hand to receive an expected 2,000 gift-filled shoeboxes, packed by Columbia City residents with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement.
At this local collection site in the Columbia City area, anyone can drop off a gift-filled shoebox to send to a child overseas.
COLUMBIA CITY â Northern Heights Elementary School has elected a Student Council for the 2013-14 school year.
The Student Council will share studentsâ views on issues involving the school, participate in community service activities, provide student leadership and role modeling, and represent the student population at Northern Heights.
Students in 5th grade participated in elections for Cabinet offices and classroom representatives, while the 4th grade participated in elections for classroom representatives.
Principal Jake Hoag has announced the following offices:
COLUMBIA CITY â 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.
âWe had out greatest community participation to date,â said the task forceâs founder Sherry Sausaman. âThe task force is so grateful for all the restaurants who hosted a fundraising event as well as the patrons who came to eat.â
COLUMBIA CITY â For the last several months, Columbia City has been working to purchase the former Eagles Lodge in downtown Columbia City.
Columbia Cityâs Common Council agreed last week to move some additional money from the cityâs 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â Dealing with multiple personalities that range from childish innocence to dark deviants, âThurgoodeâ is a play that will challenge theater goers and their perspective.
Columbia City High Schoolâs 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.
âThurgoodeâ tells the story of Charlie Parker, played by CCHS senior Ashley OâConnor, who struggles with dissociative identity disorder, more commonly known as multiple personality disorder.
COLUMBIA CITYâ 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â Although Veteranâs 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.
COLUMBIA CITYâ 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.
Churubuscoâs 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 nightâs game.
COLUMBIA CITYâ 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.