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May 11th, 2012

Ducharme posts surety bond

May 12, 2012

MCKINNEY, Texas — The Columbia City man jailed in April in Collin County, Texas on charges of money laundering has been released on bail, according to court officials in that county.

According to Tim Wyatt, the attorney for Duane Ducharme, 70, posted a $40,000 surety bond on Wednesday.

Ducharme is represented by McKinney, Texas-based attorney Gregg Gibbs. Wyatt said Friday that an examining trial is scheduled there May 25.

“I can find nothing that says his (Ducharme) whereabouts, and I don’t have the conditions of his bond.

Ducharme was booked April 13.

HIGHWAY DEPT.: works on plans for sealing, dust control

May 12, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Highway Department is laying out plans for their summer sealing program and the continuation of dust control efforts.

“It’s when we get the most calls,” said Mike Barton, highway department superintendent. “They want to know which roads will be done first and second and if there are roads that are going to be done at all.”

“We’ll go out, and especially the roads we’ve milled, we want to get them out of any possible dust they’ve seen since last fall,” said Barton.

Barton said the Highway Department has not seen as much dust on the roads as they expected.

SHRIMP BUSINESS LOOKING TO LOCATE IN WHITLEY COUNTY

May 11, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The county council motioned to approve the president of the Whitley County EDC Alan Tio’s request for a revolving loan fund (RLF) Wednesday.
The request was made for a small business called Neptune’s Keep.
Jacob Bartlett, the owner of the agricultural shrimp farming business in southern Indiana, said he wants to expand, and he is considering locating in Whitley County.
Bartlett said he has been raising White Pacific shrimp indoors for the past two years, with successful growth in the business.

VIRAL COLLAPSE: 'Busco prom night starts out a bit scary

May 11, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — After prom is supposed to be fun. But some Churubusco students are having way too much fun with what happened right before prom and getting national attention for it.
Thirteen teens were dressed in their finest and getting pictures taken before Churubusco Senior High School’s prom last Saturday at the home of the Blake family when the deck they were standing on collapsed.
The students and their parents had decided to meet at Chandler Blake’s home just across from the I.U. Pond north of Churubusco on U.S. 33.

May 10th

BIKIN': Elementary school students honor National Ride Your Bike to School Day

May 10, 2012

Wednesday was National Ride Your Bike To School Day, and more than 100 students at Mary Raber Elementary School participated in the event.

Sarah Minier finds a place to park her bike Wednesday Morning before school.

NEXT PHASE: WCCS studies next step for Eagle Tech

May 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County School Corporation Board met Monday evening in a work session that included a summary of this year’s Eagle Tech operation and also received information on the next phase of renovation and construction at the former Marshall Center.
Eagle Tech Principal Brady Mullett began the session by presenting an overview of some of the successes the program has seen.

DUI DEATH: Driver pleads not guilty

May 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A not guilty plea was entered into Whitley County Circuit Court Wednesday for a man involved in a fatal car crash April 29 in southern Whitley County that killed a three-year old boy.
According to officials in the court, the initial hearing for 52-year-old Mya Tha Tun of Fort Wayne, originally scheduled for Monday, was delayed until an interpreter could be located who spoke Burmese.
Once the interpreter was located, a hearing was held Wednesday and an initial plea of not guilty was entered.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

May 10, 2012

Salvation Army open house today
Today the Salvation Army will celebrate its 75th anniversary in Whitley County with an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. The new office is located inside the First Church of God on 1200 DePoy Dr. The open house happens to be on “Donut Day” so refreshments will be offered. When entering the church, use door five and enter the second door on the left.

Humane Shelter auction and banquet May 19
The Whitley County Human Shelter will hold an auction and banquet May 19 at Eagle’s Nest Event Center. Doors open at 5 p.m.

May 9th

HEUER RETAINS GOP SLOT: State rep to face Good in Nov.

May 9, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Kathy Heuer joined incumbent state legislators state-wide in holding her Republican spot in Tuesday’s Indiana primary.
Heuer, elected to Indiana’s House of Representatives in 2010 for the 83rd District, defeated Keith R. Potter handily with 69 percent of the vote (5,967) while on the other side of the aisle, Democrat John A. Good advanced unopposed to face Heuer in November.
As expected, Heuer defeated Potter easily in her home county with 77.8 percent of the vote.

WCCS: Board receives budget update

May 9, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Consolidated School Board received a budget update at Monday night’s work session from Business Manager Tony Zickgraf. Whitley County Consolidated Schools has a budget of approximately $24,000,000 with approximately $21,000,000 of that coming from the State of Indiana noted Zickgraf. WCCS received approximately $5,424 per student from the state, down from a high of $5,781 in 2005.

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