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January 15th, 2013
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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Having a healthy lifestyle is nothing to laugh at. But it may very well be something to sing about.
Dr. David Haines, of Warsaw, has been singing with the Chain Oâ€™ Lakes Chorus for six years and sees many healthy advantages to singing.
â€śYou get a high from singing just like runners get from running,â€ť said Haines. â€śThere are endorphins released when you sing, just like when playing sports.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” Strikers werenâ€™t silenced when new ownership took over Coupled Products LLC in Columbia City.
Twenty-nine members of United Auto Workers Local 2049 started picketing the manufacturer in June 2011. Claims of unfair labor practices after contract negotians fell a part has kept 21 of the 29 picketers active.
A 33 percent pay cut was rejected by the union as well as a reduction in benefits, according to area media.
Those participating in the strike are eligible for unemployment insurance benefits, $2,000 a week in strike pay and full insurance benefits from the UAW.
Here are the headlines in Monday's Post & Mail:
Woman allegedly uses, buys drugs with child
Doctor attributes healthy living to singing
Factory has new owners, but no deal
Indiana father forgives parents, wants to see son
DeKalb County â€” The Indiana State Police, with the assistance of the DeKalb County Sheriff Department, investigated a two vehicle head-on crash that occurred yesterday morning on State Road 1, which claimed the life of a 45 year old man from Butler and now a 13 year old girl from Fort Wayne.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Fire and Ice Festival has been cancelled, but only for this year. The winter event, sponsored by the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce, was to be held in January on the Courthouse Square.
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Doug Brown said the cancellation was due to scheduling conflicts, not financial reasons.
Chamber leaders and event organizers considered an alternative date, but was not successful in rescheduling the festival. However, Brown said there is already discussion for the festivalâ€™s return in 2014.