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January 16th, 2013
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Give a man a fish and heâ€™ll eat for the day. Teach a man to fish and heâ€™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.
CHURUBUSCO â€” 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.
Mastâ€™s departure from SGCS did not diminish his appreciation for what the district, and Churubusco, has to offer.
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
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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 â€” and pleaded not guilty in court Monday.
According to a case report by the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department, Pressler allegedly fathered two children with a minor, who was 14 years old when she had the first child.
The Whitley County Dazzlers performed at Columbia CItyâ€™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.
BLOOMINGTON â€” 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.
â€śWe all have our own reasons to carry a gun. Regardless, we donâ€™t want the university telling us if we can or canâ€™t carry,â€ť 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Many people whoâ€™ve lived through the last several decades can say they have witnessed events that have shaped the world. However, Bruce Stach, of Columbia City, can say heâ€™s not only seen those events, but he is partially responsible for some.
Stachâ€™s career began as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force in 1963. He is both a mathematician and a physicist, and in 1964, he was one of the 128 USAF officers commissioned to work for NASA at what is now known as the Johnson Spacecraft Center in Houston.
KOKOMO (HSPA) â€” One man died in Grant County late Sunday night when his vehicle overturned in high water. Grant County Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Moore said an unknown passerby called at 11:13 p.m. to report a vehicle upside in the water at 4200 E. Ind. 26.
Deputies arrived to find a vehicle upside down in a ditch off the roadway. The ditch had been flooded by a nearby creek, though the road wasn't closed at the time.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City woman pleaded not guilty to two felony charges and a misdemeanor charge in Whitley County Superior Court.
Vanessa J. Cramar was arrested Jan. 5 by the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department for neglect of a dependent and maintaining a common nuisance, both Class D felonies; and possession of a synthetic drug, a Class A misdemeanor.
According to the case report, Cramar allegedly was smoking a synthetic drug while in the presence of her daughter. She was arrested and her daughter was given over to Child Protective Services.