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October 27th, 2012

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October 27, 2012

October 26th

SGCS: Construction gives 'Busco new look

October 26, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — Construction work is moving forward at Smith-Green Community Schools (SGCS). Fetters Construction Inc. has torn down a canopy that once covered the sidewalk in front of the building. The canopy has been a part of the school’s facade for decades. Now, only a small portion remains near the main entrance.

LOCAL MAN: Handed additional charges

October 26, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man, who was arrested back in April for allegedly leaving the scene of his girlfriend’s moped accident, is back in the Whitley County Jail on charges of domestic battery and resisting law enforcement.
According to a Columbia City Police Department report, Lyle Orr, 47, was arrested Oct. 18 after police responded to a domestic fight at 517 N. Oak St.
According to police, Orr was currently out of jail on a $38,000 bond.

OCRA GRANT: Mayor asks citizens to return surveys

October 26, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The City of Columbia City will be sending out an income survey to a portion of the city’s population as it takes steps to try to secure a grant which would help pay for a Comprehensive Community Development Plan.
According to Mayor Ryan Daniel, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) grant would pay for approximately 90 percent of the study.
“Our comprehensive plan is a bit outdated,” said Mayor Daniel. “Fur-thermore, I think having a plan of action and goals for the future — and steps to get toward that future is very important.”

IRONIC?: Elwood man arrested 15 miles from ’Busco

October 26, 2012

KNAPP LAKE — An Elwood man was incarcerated after neighbors caught him breaking and entering a home, approximately 15 miles away from Churubusco.

In light of tonight’s sectional football game between ’Busco and Elwood, Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Ron Galaviz said there is no indication that the alleged crime is related to the game.

According to the Indiana State Police, neighbors saw what they believed to be a breaking an entering in progress — a call which resulted in the arrest of a 50-year-old man from Elwood.

TRAA vehicle strikes pedestrian

October 26, 2012

FORT WAYNE — A pedestrian was struck by a Three Rivers Ambulance Authority (TRAA) Supervisor vehicle early Friday morning in Fort Wayne.

According to a press release by the Fort Wayne Police Department, police were called to the scene of an unknown problem.

When officers arrived, they found that a pedestrian had been struck, and the driver, a paramedic, was rendering medical aid to the victim.

Though he was conscious, the victim was transported to the hospital in serious condition, which was later changed to critical condition.

October 25th

ROBBED: Fort Wayne Police probe armed robbery

October 25, 2012

FORT WAYNE — Police are looking for suspects in an armed robbery that occurred Thursday morning in Fort Wayne.

According to a press release by the Fort Wayne Police Department, at approximately 8:40 a.m. Thursday, two males in dark hooded sweatshirts approached two employees from Midwest America Federal Credit Union on Swinney Avenue, forcing the employees to take them inside.

Both suspects, who were armed with handguns, demanded cash before leaving.

FATALITY: Woman dies in crash

October 25, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City woman was killed in an accident on Ind. 205 Wednesday.
Rachel Anderson, 28, of rural Columbia City, was traveling southwest on Ind. 205 when she went left of the center line and sideswiped a semi trailer before landing in the ditch near CR 300 E.
Anderson was flown by Parkview Samaritan to a hospital in Fort Wayne with head and facial injuries.
The driver of the semi, Timmy High, 56, of Waterloo, was not injured.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Comittee considers replacement options

October 25, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Christmas lights in Columbia City, which usually hang on the poles down Line Street and Main Street, may be getting replaced this year, as the old lights are estimated to be 15 years old.
“Christmas lights are one way in which we can continue to be open and inviting during the holiday season,” said Mayor Ryan Daniel. “I think it’s great for community development.”
According to Mayor Daniel, the Christmas light committee consists of himself, Columbia City Councilwoman Nicole Penrod and Columbia City Electric Department Superintendent, Larry Whetstone.

PARK: Renovations in store for Morsches

October 25, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Updates are in store for Morsches Park as the Columbia City Park Board has announced several upcoming projects.
“I think people are going to see almost a reinvention of Morsches Park within a couple months time,” said Mayor Ryan Daniel.
According to Columbia City Park Director Mark Green, one of the projects includes the replacement of the park’s main playground.

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