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April 29th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Medical records were ordered to be released in a pending sex abuse case in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Judge James Heuer said a guardian for an alleged victim in a sex abuse case can sign off the medical records. The girlâ€™s mother is out of state and could not be located.
The alleged victim, a 17-year-old girl, is alleged to have had two children with the defendant, Dean Pressler, age 39.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A turkey nearly went through the windshield of a semi truck on U.S. 30 Monday morning.
The tractor-trailer was headed westbound on U.S. 30 near the intersection of Ind. 205, when a turkey hit the windshield, shattering it.
The driver was uninjured in the crash.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel announced a new program which will provide additional accessibility to the mayor for city residents.
â€śWe will begin a Mayorâ€™s Night In program which will allow residents, who arenâ€™t available during regular business hours, to have the opportunity to meet and discuss their city issues with me,â€ť stated Daniel.
Ten-minute slots will be available during a two- hour period, once a month for meetings with citizens.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Indianaâ€™s General Assembly voted to give Indiana Governor Mike Pence a portion of what he wanted.
Pence was seeking a 10 percent income tax cut phased in over two years with 5 percent starting two months from now, and another 5 percent a year later. The full cut, under his proposal, would have been in place by mid-2014.
Instead, legislators saw that a 3 percent income tax cut would begin in 2015, and another 2 percent would start in 2017.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Runners took their marks Saturday for the 5K Walk/Run for Jesus.
The event was slated as a kick off to the National Day of Prayer to be held Thursday.
Although the National Day of Prayer will be recognized Thursday, the entire month of May is reserved for prayer for the country and the community.
â€śThis is the time of year when we focus our prayers specifically for the state of our nation and our community leaders,â€ť said Suzie Langohr event planner.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In a day when computers, video games and cellphones are the most prized possession for a young person, itâ€™s unusual to find teenagers involved in something that doesnâ€™t require battery power.
However, nestled in the Whitley County countryside is a place where technology is unnecessary, but a desire to create and grow is the key in discovering lifeâ€™s true passions.
Creeare Ranch, located east of Columbia City, can be described as a sanctuary, a refuge, or a laboratory, but in reality it is simply a horse barn.
Andrea White lived for 24 hours in a cardboard box shelter from Saturday to Sunday morning on the lawn in front of City Hall in Columbia City. She was demonstrating how homeless people live in the Phillipines, as well as raising money for her second mission trip to a squatter village in Manila in May.
According to the Indiana Department of Transportation, resurfacing resumes today on U.S. 33 from Ind. 109 to U.S. 6. Thru traffic is allowed via flaggers during the day. There will be no nighttime restrictions.
Columbia City's golf team hosted and fell to Homestead Friday night. See The Post & Mail's sports section for results and comments from Eagle Head Coach Andrew Thompson. Pictured, Columbia City's top two linksters, freshmen Tyler Green and Spencer Kilmek (putting).
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s Board of Commissioners approved a request from Passages, Inc. for funding at its last meeting.
The commissioners were unanimous in their approval. Passages, Inc. had previously requested for money from the countyâ€™s CEDIT fund at the meeting of the commissioners April 1. That request was tabled.
â€śNow we will give it to the county council,â€ť said Commissioner Chair George Schrumpf, referring to the next step in the process.
Passages, Inc. President Tom Oâ€™Neill was pleased with the approval of the commissioners.