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January 4th, 2013

WARM WEATHER: Heat, dryness make headlines in 2012

January 4, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — It was a hot and dry year across the Midwest in 2012. Northeast Indiana and Whitley County were no exceptions to that trend.

Michael Sabones, meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in North Webster, said 2012 was at or near record-setting for heat. The drought was brought on, in part, by the warm winter in 2011-12. The slow-melting snow pack is what helps with the soil’s deep moisture.
This absence contributed to the drought.

IN THE HEADLINES

January 4, 2013

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

Local Police Comment on Gun Magazines and Hit Pedestrian

2012 Weather Was Hotter and Drier

DNR Discusses Dangers of Ice Covered Lakes

Donnelly Sworn In

January 3rd

TAKING OFFICE: Elected officials launch into new term

January 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — New Year’s Day met local politicians with a ceremony to officially begin their terms.

On Tuesday elected officials gathered at the Whitley County Courthouse for the swearing-in ceremony.

Among those officials being sworn in were Don Amber and Tom Rethlake as county commissioners; Bill Overdeer, Paula Reimers and Tom Western as members of county council; Laurell Hodges took office as treasurer; in the position of surveyor was Ron McNeal and Randy Dellinger took office as the county’s coroner.

HIS OWN DEFENSE: Court forces Ward to have attorney

January 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — An alleged felon requested to represent himself in court and was denied Wednesday in Whitley County Circuit Court.

Terrance Ward, 31, of Lagrange, was arrested in July on six drug counts, including four felonies and two misdemeanors. Ward was previously represented by Anthony Garza, a relationship that was terminated by the court Wednesday. Ward said he wanted to represent himself.

BABE'S MOVING: BABE readies itself for a move

January 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Mr. and Miss Whitley County, Skylar Campbell and Katie Barnett, were joined by the rest of the Whitley County 4-H court to help organize items at B.A.B.E. of Whitley County.

The afternoon of service was offered by the teens to help prepare B.A.B.E. for its upcoming move to a new location.

In the coming weeks, B.A.B.E. will be relocating from its white house on Main Street to a bigger building off of Line Street.

WATER MAIN SOLUTIONS: Col. City hopes to have solution to water problem

January 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A water main in Columbia City which has had problems before broke again Monday.

The main services the subdevelopments of Eagle Glen and Irish Glen. Residents of those areas experienced low water pressure until the break was fixed.

Water Superintendant Mike Dear said the soil in the area is corrosive. This causes wear on the main and the corrosion eats at the pipe. The proposed solution will make the soil eat at the anodes, rather than the water main.

GUILTY PLEA: One pleads guilty in dog-fighting case

January 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — One person of the 18 charged with being at dog fighting contest on Saturday pleaded guilty to the charges brought before him in Whitley County Superior Court on Wednesday.

Excell L. Hazzard, 44, of Chicago, pleaded guilty to the charge of attending an animal fighting contest, a Class A misdemeanor. He was sentenced to serve six months in the Whitley County Jail with six months of the sentence also suspended, and ordered to pay fines and serve 40 hours of community service in an animal shelter.

IN THE HEADLINES

January 3, 2013

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

Water Main Break Along Van Buren St.

18 Involved In Dog Fighting Case Appear In Court

Mr. & Miss Whitley County Help B.A.B.E. Prepare For Move

January 2nd

RURAL AMERICA: Small farms losing face in government

January 2, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Indiana has 47,000 farms that are 220 acres or less. More than 75 percent of the state’s farms fall into the “small farm” category, according to a 2007 Census of Agriculture. With such a high percentage of small farms in the state, agriculture legislation should be a hot topic among voters.

However, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack reportedly appeared at a forum where he said rural America is “becoming less and less relevant.” He encouraged voters with a stake in agriculture to speak up so rural America can still have a voice.

POLAR BEAR PLUNGE

January 2, 2013

A group of New Year’s revelers scamper into Blue Lake Tuesday afternoon for the annual Polar Bear Plunge. Approximately 20 people braved the sub-freezing temperatures.

 

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