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February 12th, 2013

YOUNG ARTISTS: ISMS art on display at Ft. Wayne Museum

February 12, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Five Indian Springs Middle School students were honored with Gold Key Awards for their art submitted in a scholastic contest. Seventeen out of 85 pieces were chosen to be put on display at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art from Feb. 10 through April 7.

ISMS art teacher, Mary Hilger, accompanied the students at the Scholastic Art Ceremony Sunday at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne.

Megan Jagger won three Gold Key Awards along with Abigail Schrader and Hailey Hackworth for their photos. Hackworth picked up her second award with her drawing.

MENTAL SUSPECT?: Alleged attempted escapee requests consultation

February 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A request was made to evaluate a suspect’s mental health condition in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Brad Voelz, attorney for Charles Norris, requested a confidential hearing with an expert to evaluate the status of Norris’ mental health.
Norris has been charged with attempted escape, a Class B felony, and intimidation with a deadly weapon, a Class C felony.

February 11th

CONGRESSIONAL VISITORS: Pages take first-hand look at Ind. Senate

February 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Three Whitley County students recently spent a day in Indianapolis with Indiana Senator Jim Banks as part of the Statehouse Page Program.

Students were able to see what activities go on at the Statehouse, tour the historic building, meet the Senator and watch debates.

“I visited the state building for a field trip in fourth grade and I really wanted to go back to learn more,” said Indian Springs Middle School sixth grader Mykaela Crowell. “I think someday I might run for Congress.”

LOCAL HISTORY: Hooper House

February 11, 2013

The Hooper House, formerly owned by Adams Young Hooper, is one of Columbia City’s historic homes. Located at the corner of Jefferson and Chauncey Streets, the home was built in 1855 and has undergone several renovations. It now features three bedrooms, a living room, dining room and kitchen. Although the home’s exterior has fairly new paint, other modern-day amenities are missing from the building. According to real estate records, the structure has no bathrooms, range hook up or dryer hook up.

NEW SQUAD CARS: WCSD to buy new vehicles

February 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Sheriff’s Department will be acquiring two new vehicles for 2013.

In a normal year, the department will purchase three new vehicles. Dodge Chargers will be the vehicle of choice, and they will be purchased for $23,307.25 each, according to Chief Deputy Marcus Gatton.

O’Daniel Chrysler in Fort Wayne will be the dealer for the vehicles, which are expected to arrive before summer. The Chargers came in cheaper than rival vehicles from Ford and Chevy, according to Gatton.

CHOIR WINNERS: City Heat, Lights grand champions

February 11, 2013

Columbia City High School Show Choirs competed at the DeKalb High School Invitational Saturday. City Heat earned Grand Champion, Best Choreography and Best Vocals awards. City Lights earned Grand Champion and Best Vocals awards. Pictured, from left, are Macie Minier, Jessica Sherbahn, Kirstie Crisp and Corinne Kauffman. Columbia City High School Show Choirs competed at the Dekalb High School Invitational Saturday. City Heat earned Grand Champion, Best Choreography and Best Vocals awards. City Lights earned Grand Champion and Best Vocals awards.

February 8th

FLU UPDATE: The worst may be over

February 8, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — The worst of the flu season appears to be over.

The number of states reporting intense or widespread flu dropped again last week, U.S. health officials said Friday.

The season started earlier than normal, spiking first in the Southeast and then spreading. But now, by some measures, flu activity has been ebbing for at least four weeks in much of the country. Flu and pneumonia deaths have been dropping for two weeks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

ONLINE POLL RESULTS

February 8, 2013

RISING GAS PRICES: Impacting county, consumers

February 8, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Gas prices typically rise in the spring, and 2013 should be no exception.

What makes this year different from others is the timing. Instead of waiting for spring, pump-price increases have already begun.
The price of crude oil has risen in the past six weeks.

It currently sits at $95.93, up more than $10 from the period just before Christmas.

This accounts for a rise at the pumps, which normally does not occur until the early part of spring as travel is anticipated to increase.

IN MEMORY: Family bonds are thicker than blood

February 8, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — South Whitley United Methodist Church hosted an American Red Cross (ARC) Blood Drive Wednesday in memory of Ellie Olivia Walter and Emma Grace Hindbaugh.

“They are now angels in Heaven with wings to carry our prayers to God,” said event coordinators. “Ellie and Emma both passed away too soon.”

Ellie passed away at 3 months old and Emma was 6 years old.

Cory and Brittany (Waybright) Hindbaugh are the parents of Emma. Surviving grandparents are Larry and Deb Waybright and Ron and Janet Hindbaugh.

Marc and Brooke (Weber) Walter are the parents of Ellie.

 

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