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March 29th, 2013
ANDERSON (AP) â An Indiana man sentenced to 253 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to 19 counts of child molesting has lost his bid to have his sentence shortened.
The Indiana Court of Appeals this week upheld the sentence issued to 39-year-old William Everage Jr. in July 2012 by a Madison County judge.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Soon the South Whitley Emergency Food Bank will celebrate its silver anniversary.
April 1 will mark 25 years that the food bank has served South Whitley. The food bankâs founder and former long-time director Susan Butcher is somewhat amazed that the nonprofit has stood the test of time.
Columbia City Rotary Club sponsored an egg hunt at Morsches Park Thursday. Children hunted eggs filled with candy, money and other treats. The eggs were filled with help of Passages, Inc. Above, a group of enthusiastic egg-hunters sprint to fill their baskets.
To see more photos from the egg hunt, see our facebook page for a 152-picture photo album.
COLUMBIA CITY â A man who violated his probation had one year of his suspended sentence revoked Monday.
Bobby Herrick was in Whitley County Circuit Court. He admitted to violating his probation when he had a positive drug test. He and his attorney believed work release was the best place for him. He was denied work release though, which put him in a difficult spot.
COLUMBIA CITY â Cumulative funds were reestablished by the Columbia City Common Council Tuesday.
Cumulative fire, park and street funds were reestablished by the city and approved as resolutions unanimously by the council.
The fire and park funds are not to exceed 5 cents of each $100 of assessed valuation, and the street is not to exceed 10 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.
Columbia City Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle said the funds have paid for major projects in the past.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Columbia City Board of Works and Public Safety heard bids on the cityâs solid waste collection Tuesday.
The city received bids from five companies. The board took the bids under advisement and said a decision will be made at a later date.
In other business the board of works approved the purchase of $39,815.45 in GIS mapping software equipment.
Area Easter services
âThe Passion and Crucifixion: A Physicianâs Perspectiveâ is the title of the churchâs community Good Friday serviceat 7 p.m. Dr. Dave Johnson will offer a presentation on the sufferings and death of Jesus Christ. Johnson combines scriptural teachings with historical writings, archeological evidence and medical research. All are invited. There is no cost. The offering will be given to the community transient needs fund.
Columbia City UM
INDIANAPOLIS â Fort Wayne physician, Dr. William Hedrick, was told he could continue with his medical practice while on probation, according to area media.
Indiana Medical Licensing Board placed him on probation for two years after finding three violations related to his pain clinic practice.
The group said he breached standard of care in at least one case, failed in properly supervising his employees, and overused steroid injections in the spine.
The board cleared Hedrick of three other counts.
COLUMBIA CITY â A throwback to a different era will be marking its conclusion Saturday.
Hammond Oil, located in Columbia City on North Line Street, will be closing its doors Saturday, March 30. What makes Hammond Oil unique is that it is a full-service gas station. This distinct offering will be missed by many in the community.
âPeople are asking me, âwhat are we going to do?,ââ said Randy Wood, assistant manager.
Wood said there are many handicapped individuals who regularly frequent the business. There are some elderly women who come to the station as well.