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February 1st, 2013

BOOK SALE: Peabody Library book sale going on now

February 1, 2013

Peabody Public Library is holding a book sale today and Saturday.
Thousands of books will be on sale, including children’s books, cookbooks, paperbacks and books from many other categories, each priced at $1 or less.
The sale will run until 6 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, visit www.ppl.lib.in.us.

MOLESTATION CASE: Pressler's meth charges on hold

February 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A man accused of dealing in methamphetamine had his court appearance pushed back due to other charges.

Dean Pressler, 39, of Larwill, was arrested in December for manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of chemicals with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia. He was in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday for those counts.

GIVING BLOOD: Whitley Co. donates

February 1, 2013

Chris Jones, of Columbia City, donates blood at the Columbia City United Methodist Church Thursday afternoon. The American Red Cross Bloodmobile conducted the visit. All who donated were treated to Girl Scout cookies.

MOVING ON UP: CCHS articulates higher education values

February 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With a focus on academic success and college-readiness, the Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ Board of School Trustees heard a presentation on progress in those areas at Columbia City High School and Eagle Tech Academy.

Jennifer Reiff, CCHS principal; Lyle Kuhmichel, CCHS assistant principal; Kyle Nelson, CCHS dean of students and Brady Mullet, Eagle Tech Academy principal gave the presentation.

BRIDGE WITH NO NAME: Sen. Banks proposes moniker

February 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A bridge in Columbia City could one day have a new name.

State Sen. Jim Banks proposed legislation to name the Ind. 9 bridge in Columbia City between West Spencer and Hanna Streets after former State Sen. Gary P. Dillon.

“I introduced the legislation a couple of years ago and introduced it again this time,” Banks said.

Banks did not anticipate the legislation passing this year, but said it had to get started on the process.

“I would love to surprise him with it,” Banks said of Dillon.

IN THE HEADLINES

February 1, 2013

Here are the headlines in Friday's issue:

Molestation case puts meth charges on hold

CCHS articulates higher education values

CCUMC blood drive

Sen. Banks proposes new name for bridge

30-car pile-up leaves five injured

January 31st

ARRESTED FOR THEFT: Nurse at retirement home suspected of theft

January 31, 2013

Marshall County – An investigation conducted by the Indiana State Police landed a Lakeville woman behind bars. Tuesday, state police were notified that a resident of Miller’s Merry Manor in Plymouth was the victim of an alleged theft. Police were informed that a resident had discovered one of their credit cards was missing.

COUPLED PRODUCTS: From the owners

January 31, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Excitement may center around Drew’s and Johnson’s new-found leadership of Coupled Products LLC, but with the purchase of the business, owners also inherited a picket line.

Now into month 20, the amount of workers on strike has decreased from 29 to 21.

Although strikers declare unfair labor practices, Drew said Coupled Products has an “excellent workforce in the plant” and “dedicated employees” who will support the company.

However, from the picket line, workers are not so supportive.

LIKE LOSING A KID: Pittenger, CCPD excited to find K9 Stryker safe

January 31, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — “That was probably the sickest feeling I’ve had in law enforcement,” K9 handler Tim Pittenger said.

Pittenger’s police dog, Stryker, went missing Tuesday afternoon, but was found Wednesday morning in Allen County, at least eight miles from home. One of the Columbia City Police Department’s investments was stranded in Tuesday night’s thunderstorm, and ended up in a goat pen on Hathaway Road.

“My husband and I were getting ready to leave and I saw him in the pasture,” Arani Wentland said. “The goats were all lying around him.”

COUPLED PRODUCTS: Ownership douses picket-line rumors

January 31, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With the announcement of new ownership for Coupled Products LLC, Columbia City, questions have been raised as to the changes President Jonathan Drew and Director of Operations Tina Johnson might implement.

More than five years after a split from the then-bankrupt Dana Corporation, Coupled Products LLC was sold to Michigan-based TJD Industries. The manufacturing company makes fluid routing products for the automotive industry.

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