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November 23rd, 2010
COLUMBIA CITY â€” An Indiana State Police Crime Scene Technician and the Columbia City Police Department are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Monday evening at Pak-a-Sak.
According to Columbia City Police Detective Tim Longenbaugh, at approximately 6:45 p.m. a white male in his late 30â€™s or early 40â€™s entered the convenience store at the corner of Line and North streets and approached the clerk. The clerk told police the man lifted his sweatshirt revealing a firearm in the waistband of his pants and demanded money.
The Christmas Bureau, which served the community for decades, ended last year with the job of providing food for the needy at Christmas-time being turned over to two entities this year: Whitley County Salvation Army and Eagle Quest Church.
The two groups are now working diligently to gather donations for food for those families in need.
The Whitley County Community Foundation has promised to match up to $2,500 of donations which makes each donation given by the community worth double.
The Columbia City man arrested by the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department last week on several drug-related charges was in court Monday morning.
Wayne Lynn Weaver, 40, faces one count each of dealing in and manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, paraphernalia and controlled substances as well as failure to comply.
Weaver is also accused of possession of two or more precursors with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.
Weaver was in Whitley County Circuit Court on Monday for an initial hearing.
A Whitley County man and one from Wabash are both being charged with several counts related to domestic disturbances over the weekend.
Anthony A. Omelian, 23 of Churubusco and Darrell W. Grizzle of Wabash were charged a variety of crimes in two separate incidents.
Omelian was arrested by the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department on Friday following a reported fight in a Churubusco trailer park.
Police were called to 6755 E. U.S. 33 and were told that the male of half of a domestic disturbance had left the scene of a physical fight on foot.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For Mike Dear and the rest of Columbia Cityâ€™s water department, ensuring residents have safe water to drink is pretty much a â€śround-the-clockâ€ť job.
Dear reported to the cityâ€™s Board of Works and Safety on Friday and told the three-man board that the town is facing the same problem that many municipalities in the country are dealing with â€” breaks in half-century-old water mains.
â€śItâ€™s a problem thatâ€™s hitting the whole country,â€ť Dear said. â€śThe cast (iron) from the â€™50s and â€™60s is just breaking.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City man was arrested by the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department Tuesday for several drug-related charges and booked into the Whitley County Jail.
Wayne Lynn Weaver, 40, faces counts of dealing in and manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, paraphernalia and a controlled substance and failure to comply. The charges also include the possession of two or more precursors with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s committee looking into ways to turn unsightly properties within the city into viable vessels for economic development heard feedback and ideas from the general public Wednesday night.
The Columbia City Brownfields Committee held an open forum to give citizens a chance to chime in on potential â€śbrownfields.â€ť
Giving thanks seemed to be what the annual meeting of the 4-H Inc. board of directors was all about at its annual meeting Thursday which included not turkey, but a beef and noodle dinner.
After the pledges and approval of the secretaryâ€™s report, the election for four board members was held. The terms of Cathy Heritier, Chad Nix, Aaron McDevitt and Dave Rupley were up and all four were on the ballot with Julie Frazier-Johnson, Tim Johnson and Greg Rostochak added, as well.
Itâ€™s been said that when one of the senses is diminished, the others will compensate. In some cases, far exceeding the capabilities for those whose senses are not impaired.
Such would appear to be the case with Kalika Lacy, an 11-year-old student at Indian Springs Middle School.
Born completely deaf in China, Kalika was adopted and brought to Columbia City at the age of four by her parents Barbara White and Paul Lacy.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Dr. David Dresslar, Executive Director for the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning, addressed a wide group of interested Whitley County residents Nov. 9, about the status of American education and how to get from where weâ€™ve been in the last century to where the world is going in this century.
This second installment of the conversation covers the breakout session where citizens reacted to and discussed Dresslarâ€™s presentation of, as one attendee put it, â€śdemoralizingâ€ť statistics regarding education.