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May 8th, 2013
WHITLEY COUNTY, IND â€”The Criminal Investigation Division of the Indiana State Police from the Fort Wayne Post is investigating the the death of a man who was found this past evening in a wooded area near the Whitley/Allen County line.
According to First Sergeant Mark Carunchia, an unidentified male was discovered just after 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday night by a property owner in a heavily wooded area in the 800 block of County Line Road in Whitley County. It is not known exactly how long the deceased man's body has been there.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Police are currently investigating a death on County Line Road north of U.S. 30 in Whitley County.
No more information is available at this time.
Celena Crouse, 1, rides a turtle at Churubuscoâ€™s town park Tuesday. Warmer, dry weather has allowed for more outside play for children.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Speaking this week at Columbia Cityâ€™s Rotary Club was Questa representative Marc Levy.
Questa is a Northeast Indiana foundation set up to do principally two things: reduce the typical studentâ€™s loan debt after finishing college, and keep that individual in Northeast Indiana ,contributing to the educational job force in our part of the state.
â€śThe average student in Indiana leaves college with a four-year degree and $27,000 in debt,â€ť Levy said. â€śOften times, they will leave the area to find suitable work,â€ť he added.
Smith-Green Community Schools is still under construction as remodeling continues both inside and out.
Pictured, the entrance to CJSHS remains closed as work progresses toward a new facade for the building.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Family YMCA announced recently that it reached its 2013 Strong Kids Campaign goal.
Dan Heise, of Warner Electric, led this yearâ€™s volunteers to reach a community campaign goal of $39,000.
The Strong Kids Campaign provides scholarships for programs and memberships to individuals and families in need.
Funds raised directly support the Yâ€™s cause of strengthening communities by ensuring that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
Four siblings had took a spin on a circular swing at Morsches Park Tuesday evening. From left, Haley Miller, A.J. Tope, Elizabeth Miller and Ryan Tope.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Wood-Land-Lakes, a nonprofit group working across several counties in the state, had a request for funds approved by the Whitley County Commissioners Monday.
The commissioners approved $400 for the group. Stanley Crum, a board member for Wood-Land-Lakes, was on hand, and told commissioners all his organization does, how they are trying to stay in budget, and reach out to stakeholders.
â€śWood-Land-Lakes canâ€™t disappear,â€ť he said. â€śIt is the holder of almost 10,000 acres of agriculture preservation land easements.â€ť
The decision unanimously passed.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A federal sweep put a Whitley County man in jail for failing to register as a sex offender.
DeWayne Stewart was convicted in 2004 of sexual misconduct with a 15-year-old and child seduction and did not register, adding him to a list of targets, along with hundreds of other fugitives nationwide.
The U.S. Marshals Service arrested Stewart in Huntsville, Ala., officials said in a press release.
Another area man, Mark Lautzenheiser, a convicted rapist from DeKalb County, was also arrested for failing to register as a sex offender and violating his parole.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Achievement runs in the family for both Holly Frantz and Stephanie Wheeler, seniors at Whitko High School.
Frantz, the daughter of Mark and Julie Frantz, was named WHSâ€™s valedictorian. She said her parents were honored with the second place spot in their graduating classes.
â€śThey were salutatorians, so I broke the streak,â€ť Frantz said. â€śI decided it was something I wanted to go for early on. It wasnâ€™t really until a couple of months ago that I realized I was going to come in first.â€ť
Wheeler, the daughter of Michael and Amber Wheeler, was named WHSâ€™s salutatorian.