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July 25th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â Police arrested a mother and son on methamphetamine-related charges Wednesday morning.
Melodie Myer, 39, of Columbia City, and Robert Barnett, 22, of Columbia City, were booked on multiple drug-related charges after police found precursors in their residence, 220 E. Van Buren St., in Columbia City.
Two unrelated children were in the home at the time of the police raid, and were placed into temporary child protective custody.
COLUMBIA CITY â A Columbia City man pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct with a minor in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Bradley D. Kincaid, 21, admitted to having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl in May.
Kincaid originally faced two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. As part of a plea agreement, one charge was dismissed in exchange for his admission of guilt.
A special publication will be inserted in Thursdayâs Post & Mail depicting life in Whitley County.
In June, residents were asked to photograph what they did on the longest day of the year, June 21. From those photo submissions, The Post & Mail compiled the snapshots to create âDay in the Life,â a look at Whitley County through the lens of numerous shutterbugs.
Pictured above is T.C. McCoy returning an arm load of books to the Peabody Public Library. This particular photo was submitted by library staff and will be featured in the upcoming publication.
COLUMBIA CITY â A mission to help kids get on the right foot is in jeopardy of falling short this year â by almost $3,600.
The Salvation Army of Whitley County has provided area children with new shoes and backpacks for several years. In addition to the shoes, school supplies are collected and distributed to children in need as well.
âThis is something weâve been doing for seven years,â said Pat Mossburg, ministries director for the countyâs Salvation Army. âThis year, I know we wonât be able to help all the children who need it because giving is so far down.â
COLUMBIA CITY â It was a bittersweet departure for Rotary Club outgoing exchange student Madisson Hodges â both when she left the U.S. for Mexico and when she left Mexico to come back to the U.S.
Hodges spent almost a year as an exchange student in Mexico as part of the Rotary Clubâs program to offer studies abroad to local students.
When she shared her anticipation in leaving for the foreign country, she was not the least bit intimidated about the new surroundings even though she didnât speak Spanish.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs Redevelopment Commission approved plans to potentially purchase the former Eagles Lodge #1906.
The Eagles Lodge, located at 306 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City, has been going through struggles as the clubâs membership and finances have suffered. The club has discussed selling the building previously.
According to Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel, previous negotiations to purchase the property have fallen flat in the past. However, this latest attempt, which was approved Friday, began at the state level.
COLUMBIA CITY â As clean up begins at Whitley Countyâs Bureau of Motor Vehicles, police are continuing to investigate the motive behind the man who drove a stolen car into the side of the building.
Danny Rose, 20, remains in custody at the Whitley County Jail with additional charges added and his bond raised Tuesday morning.
According to a press release by the Columbia City Police Department Tuesday morning, police were initially tipped off to Monday nightâs events when a vehicle, believed to belong to his ex-girlfriend, was reported stolen.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Cat Club held its show and judging before the Whitley County 4-H Fair was in full swing.
Felines converged onto the fairgrounds June 29 and in the end, Dayra Fry and her cat Shadow were named Grand Champion.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City volleyballâs Kalisha Goree and Gabrielle Hazen have played on the same side of the net for countless games as Lady Eagles, as well as in off-season leagues, for several years.
Starting in the fall of 2014, hat is going to change for Columbia Cityâs dynamic duo, as Hazen and Goree will be conference rivals â in the Big Ten.
Goree has committed to Ohio State University and Hazen will play at Northwestern University.
Editorâs note: The Post & Mail is featuring several public safety officials in a multi-part series.
COLUMBIA CITY â Kris Bair and his wife, Missy, have both been involved in rescuing people for more than 20 years â both in their jobs and together.
Kris has been with Smith Townshipâs Fire Department for 23 years. Missy has been a medic for 20 years and is also a registered nurse.
Kris vividly recalls the couple working together to save someoneâs life.