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July 12th, 2013

IN COURT: Kincaid seeks lawyer in sex case

July 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man who initially desired to represent himself in court will now have a public defender.

Bradley Kincaid, 21, was arrested in June for sexual misconduct with a minor. In his initial court appearance June 10 he said he wanted to represent himself.

However, on June 14 Kincaid requested a public defender. His request was granted, however his pretrial conference was continued to July 22 to give him time to meet with his attorney, Brad Voelz.

ECONOMIC EXPANSION: Business location revealed in South Whitley

July 12, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — A joint effort by the South Whitley Town Council and Whitley County Econonic Development Corporation is expected to bring 35 new jobs to the town.

Town Council President Tony Starkey offered details about South Whitley’s plan to acquire the former Dwyer building by way of a zero-interest government loan.

“The EDC has been working with us since last year to make this deal possible,” said Starkey. “We are lucky to have those at the EDC come up with ways to attract new business to our area.”

MR. WHITLEY COUNTY: Farm living not a necessity for 4-H

July 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — “It’s not just for the farm kids.”

Isaiah Kreider, Mr. Whitley County 2013, proves that anyone can find a place to excel in 4-H.

While other 4-Hers traditionally have projects in livestock, Kreider, a 10-year 4-H member, is focused on entomology, garden, bowling and fine arts.

He is the son of David and Judy Kreider, and was recently named Mr. Whitley County for 2013 as part of the Mr. and Miss Whitley County Scholarship Program.

As Mr. Whitley County, Kreider is looking forward to “being at the fair all day, every day” as well as meeting new people.

NO DEAL: City’s offer on property turned down

July 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s efforts to expand its property downtown were recently squelched.

In June, the city made an offer for purchase at 210 W. Market St., across the alley from city hall. The city’s offer was not accepted by the property owner, Mayor Ryan Daniel informed the Board of Works and Public Safety Tuesday.

That decision eliminated the need for the Common Council to pass a resolution approving the purchase.

ANIMALS IN WITHOUT A HITCH: Animals move in; fair begins

July 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Hay is stacked, show boxes are set, ice cream machines are working, the show barn is prepped — and the Whitley County 4-H Fair begins today.

Officials say this year’s animals were moved in Thursday without a hitch — figuratively.

“It was a nice, cool evening,” said Dave Addison with the Whitley County Extension Office. “The weather made it less stressful on the animals.”

In previous years, passers-by would consider taking a different route of travel on Lincolnway Thursday, because of the mile-long back-up of trucks and trailers.

Bus inspection results now available online

July 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Indiana State Police released its school bus inspection records online for every bus used to transport children to public and private schools.

While school bus reports have always been a public record, the Indiana State Police, in collaboration with the Indiana Office of Technology, has made records more accessible through the public access website, which became operational July 1.

Citizens can access the new service at secure.in.gov/ISP/BusInspections/Public/Index.

BIG YELLOW PLUS: Trooper commends Whitley Co. buses

July 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Of the 117 Whitley County School buses inspected by Indiana State Police Trooper Brian Bills, all are ready to go for the upcoming school year.

Bills, of Whitley County, has been conducting bus inspections 17 years (two years full-time) and said all three of Whitley County’s school corporations did quite well.

“I would put my kids on any one of those buses any day,” Bills said.

“All three of Whitley County’s schools do a great job taking care of their buses.”

July 11th

Camp contributors

July 11, 2013

Columbia City Rotary Club recently donated $1,110 to Camp Whitley.

Presenting the check is Rotarian Gene Smith (left).

Accepting the check on behalf of Camp Whitley is Brian Bills.

The Rotary Club recently served pizza to the campers at Camp Whitley as a way to support the summer camp program.

CCHS student to appear in musical production

July 11, 2013

WARSAW — Hannah Schaefer, a Columbia City High School student, will appear in the Wagon Wheel’s production of “The Pirates of Penzance” Saturday at 1 p.m. Schaefer will play the character Mabel in the first act of the musical.

Tickets are on sale until Saturday at www.wagonwheeltheatre.org, at 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw, or by calling toll-free 866-823-2618.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and free for Wagon Wheel season ticket holders.

Healthy brains: topic of county’s AARP meeting

July 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Chapter AARP met July 2 at the Woodlands Senior Center. Vice President Martha Meier presided. She opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag followed by a prayer given by Phyllis Swick.

Celebrating a birthday this month is Joann Hinen.

The health report by Swick was a continuation from last month, "How to Age-Proof your Brain.”

The suggested ways to keep a brain young and healthy included:

• Spice up your food
• Find your purpose
• Get a social life
• Reduce your risks, e.g. high blood pressure
• Check for any vitamin deficiency

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