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January 17th, 2013

TURTLE DAYS: President talks utilities terms

January 17, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Turtle Days’ president was on hand at the latest Churubusco Town Council meeting. His intention — to extend an olive branch.

For those relationships to be mended, one issue of importance that had to be discussed was finances surrounding the annual festival.

In regards to paying for town utilities and resources used during Turtle Days, Barkley emphasized he held a different perspective than previous Turtle Day board members.

IN THE HEADLINES

January 17, 2013

Here are the headlines in Thursday's Post & Mail:

Alleged attempted escapee back in court

Shelter cares for dogs inside and out

Trail to be completed by spring

Turtle Days president talks utilities terms

Central Noble schools to consider arming teachers

January 16th

10-YEAR SENTENCE: Columbia City man receives meth sentence

January 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man who had pleaded guilty to dealing in methamphetamine received his sentence in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday. Nicholas Morthorst, 25, was sentenced 10 years for the charge — which is a Class B felony. He will serve six years of the sentence with the other four being suspended.

Morthorst had several family members write to the court who were concerned for the outcome of his sentence. His uncle, Thomas Morthorst, took the stand and testified on behalf of his nephew.

TUMBLIN' DOWN: Demolition begins at Kent Theater

January 16, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — A backhoe was the tool of choice used to knock down the charred walls of Kent Theater, South Whitley. After a fire damaged the building, the structure was untouched for almost a year while South Whitley town officials waited on owner, Mark Minick, to come to terms with his insurance company. South Whitley Town Council members pressed Minick to start demolition by Dec. 29, 2012.

JOB OPPS: Equipping the hungry with jobs

January 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for the day. Teach a man to fish and he’ll never grow hungry again. This sage advice is put into action with a new program, The Connection. Whitley County residents who are searching for employment can tap into resources made available through The Connection, such as job listing, resume help and interview tips.

Emily Houser, of Columbia City, is one of the volunteers for the program. The Connection is a joint effort through two already established feeding programs, Forklift and The Line.

NEW SUPERINTENDENT: Mast named new SGCS district leader

January 16, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Smith-Green Community Schools Board of School Trustees introduced Galen Mast as its new superintendent Monday.Mast previously had a brief stint with SGCS in 2007. During the spring semester, he served as assistant high school principal and athletic director.

Following the 2007 school year, Mast departed from Churubusco to take a job as principal at Parkside Elementary School in the Lakeland School Corporation.

Mast’s departure from SGCS did not diminish his appreciation for what the district, and Churubusco, has to offer.

IN THE HEADLINES

January 16, 2013

Here are the headlines in Wednesday's Post & Mail:

Mast named new SGCS superintendent

Demolition begins at Kent Theater

Columbia City man receives meth sentence

Equipping the hungry for jobs

January 15th

SEX CRIMES: Man accused of 7 felonies

January 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Whitley County jail inmate tipped off police to a man arrested on methamphetamine and multiple sex crime charges.

Dean R. Pressler, 39, of Larwill, was arrested on charges including child molestation, possession of child pornography, child seduction and manufacturing meth — and pleaded not guilty in court Monday.

According to a case report by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Pressler allegedly fathered two children with a minor, who was 14 years old when she had the first child.

RAISING AWARENESS: Dazzlers dance for Down Syndrome

January 15, 2013

The Whitley County Dazzlers performed at Columbia CIty’s girls basketball game Saturday. The Lady Eagles hosted Down Syndrome awareness night to raise money through a silent auction and donations. Above, Sydney Pequignot dances during the halftime show.

GUNS: Campus necessity or college accessory?

January 15, 2013

BLOOMINGTON — If the clothes make the man, what would make the college student? A gun? Perhaps.

Students are asking the Indiana Statehouse for the right to carry guns to college.

“We all have our own reasons to carry a gun. Regardless, we don’t want the university telling us if we can or can’t carry,” said Crayle Vanest, a college student.

Vanest is also the Indiana State Director for Concealed Carry, a group working with Indiana Sen. Jim Banks to propose legislation allowing guns on state college campuses.

 

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