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February 1st, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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.
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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With a focus on academic success and college-readiness, the Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ€™ 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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.
â€śI introduced the legislation a couple of years ago and introduced it again this time,â€ť Banks said.
Banks did not anticipate the legislation passing this year, but said it had to get started on the process.
â€śI would love to surprise him with it,â€ť Banks said of Dillon.
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
Marshall County â€“ An investigation conducted by the Indiana State Police landed a Lakeville woman behind bars. Tuesday, state police were notified that a resident of Millerâ€™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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Excitement may center around Drewâ€™s and Johnsonâ€™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 â€śexcellent workforce in the plantâ€ť and â€śdedicated employeesâ€ť who will support the company.
However, from the picket line, workers are not so supportive.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śThat was probably the sickest feeling Iâ€™ve had in law enforcement,â€ť K9 handler Tim Pittenger said.
Pittengerâ€™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 Departmentâ€™s investments was stranded in Tuesday nightâ€™s thunderstorm, and ended up in a goat pen on Hathaway Road.
â€śMy husband and I were getting ready to leave and I saw him in the pasture,â€ť Arani Wentland said. â€śThe goats were all lying around him.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Attendance is important, and a presentation made at the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees meeting Monday emphasized that.
WCCS superintendent Dr. Pat Oâ€™Connor said the board is an agency of the state and is required to enforce attendance.
Currently, there is a policy in the school district for attendance enforcement. If students have difficulty maintaining their attendance, there are steps the district takes to help with the problem.