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May 10th, 2013

DEATH INVESTIGATION ONGOING: Deceased man missing since May 2

May 10, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — The body found in the woods in eastern Whitley County has been identified.

After an autopsy, Whitley County Coroner Randy Dellinger confirmed the body to be Dillon Travis Warner, 22, of Fort Wayne.

According to the Fort Wayne Police Department, Warner had been filed as a missing person since May 2.

Police in Allen County recently issued a warrant for Warner’s arrest after he failed to appear for a drug hearing on April 29.

Dellinger said in a press release Friday morning that information about the cause and manner of Warner’s death is still pending.

PROTECTING YOUR POSSESSIONS: How to stay safe in the summer nights

May 10, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Third shift law enforcement officers see a dramatic change as the weather warms up.

From OWIs to vandalism, most officials don’t hesitate to say there is an increase in crime in the summer months.

“The kids are out of school and that means some of them are out doing things they aren’t supposed to,” Whitley County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Todd Cook. “There’s a definite difference between summer and winter on third shift.

“When its 10 degrees below zero and snowing, nobody wants to be outside. When it warms up, the call volume goes up quite a bit.”

LWC: More than networking, its personal

May 10, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Building community interest is a by product of the Leadership Whitley County program, but personal connections are the added bonus.

“I wasn’t sure what I was getting into when I signed up for this program,” said Mark Green, Columbia City’s parks director.

Green was a part of the nine-month leadership organization in 2006-07.
“Being involved allowed me to get to know the community and create ties within the community,” he said.

Leadership Whitley County assists individuals in making a “more meaningful” connection with their community.

ONLINE POLL RESULTS

May 10, 2013

The Whitley County Farmers Market begins another season Saturday morning in downtown Columbia City.

How often will you frequent?

Despite snags, ISTEP staying online

May 10, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Regardless of problems that caused students to be kicked offline and see frozen screens instead of their ISTEP tests, students shouldn’t expect to go back to No. 2 pencils and bubble sheets when taking standardized tests.

Online testing lets schools get results back weeks faster than with paper-and-pencil exams. That means teachers are able to see earlier what lessons students do and don’t understand and have more time to adjust their lessons.

ISP cracks down on aggressive drivers Sunday

May 10, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana troopers plan to crack down on motorists and truck drivers who drive aggressively around each other.

The Indiana State Police say they'll participate in a federal program aimed at such aggressive driving starting Sunday.

The Motor Carrier Safety Administration program is aimed at reducing the number of crashes involving commercial motor vehicles and passenger cars and will run through June 8.

Bangladesh workers find survivor in rubble

May 10, 2013

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A seamstress buried in the wreckage of a collapsed garment factory building for 17 days was rescued Friday, a miraculous moment set against a scene of unimaginable horror, where the death toll shot past 1,000.

Reshma survived, in remarkably good shape, by eating dried food that was in her area and drinking spare amounts of water with her.

She was discovered on the second floor of the eight-story Rana Plaza building, where crews have been focused on recovering bodies, not rescuing survivors, for much of the past two weeks.

Woman, boy rescued from apartment fire

May 10, 2013

NEW HAVEN (AP) — Authorities say a woman and young boy were rescued from a burning second-floor apartment in a complex near Fort Wayne.

Emergency crews were called to the Cameron Court Apartments in New Haven about 2:30 a.m. Friday. New Haven police Sgt. Brent Bolinger tells area media that flames were shooting from a front window when he arrived and the woman lowered the boy to him from a back window.

WMS announces award ceremony

May 10, 2013

LARWILL — Whitko Middle School will recognize student successes at its annual awards program.

The ceremony will be held Tuesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium. Students will be applauded for attendance, academic team participation and various accomplishments.

“Please plan to join our staff in recognizing our students’ 2012-13 accomplishments,” said school leaders.

WMS is located at 710 Ind. 5 in Larwill and can be contacted at 327-3603.

Epsilon chorus sings

May 10, 2013

Epsilon Chapter’s Chorus recently performed at Laud Christian Church for a group of ladies representing area churches.

Songs included “The Prayer Perfect,” “Praise the Lord for Everything,” “Thanks Be to God,” “Simple Gifts,” and “ It’s a Grand Night for Singing.”

The chorus is under the direction of Evelyn Zumbrun (in front). Myra Schmidt accompanied.

Front row, from left: Janelle Smith, Kris Richey, Evelyn Zumbrun and Carol Burkett. Back row, from left: Mary Helfrich, DiAnna Weiss, Rosemary Steiner, Jerilyn Geiger and Nancy Fries.

 

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