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May 8th, 2012

CURB THOSE FRIDGES: Col. City announces annual trash pickup

May 8, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The 2012 Columbia City trash pick up will be divided up into two weekends this year. The city will be divided down Main Street (Ind. 9). The west side of the city will be picked up on Saturday, June 9 starting at 6 a.m. The east side of the city will be picked up on June 16 starting at 6 a.m. All trash will be picked up at the curb side or alley.

DOSE OF REALITY: Program teaches dangers of drunk driving

May 8, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — An annual event timed to coincide with the Churubusco Junior Senior High School prom is worth the effort that goes into it, if even one life is saved, according to the event’s coordinators.
CJSHS’s chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions cleared the school’s parking lot Friday for an exercise designed to show students the effect of drunk driving, according to co-chairwomen Angie Glick and Brenda King.

May 7th

PARTNERSHIP: Youth council formed between WCCS, Columbia City

May 7, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Mayor Ryan Daniel and Superintendent of Whitley County Consolidated Schools, Dr. Patricia O’Connor have developed a new cooperative called the Columbia City Youth Council (CCYC).
Comprised of students from the sophomore, junior and senior classes at Columbia City High School, the program will focus on engaging youth in the future of the city.

STUDYING PLANTS: Students turn seeds into dollars

May 7, 2012

Whitko Middle School’s Clean World Association (CWA) was in full bloom at the Whitley County Farmer’s Market Saturday. The group of 15 students participate in this extracurricular club to learn about plants and gardening.
Laura Thong-Umphai, the group’s sponsor and a 6th grade science teacher at Whitko, explains. “They learn everything. Starting with sewing the seed, taking care of the plants, learning the variety and the needs of the plant. Now we are here today, the group is learning the business side of it.”

IN FULL SWING: Farmer's market takes off

May 7, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Farmer’s Market kicked off its summer season with a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday morning. Many of the Chamber of Commerce board members were present along with Mayor Ryan Daniel and Market Master, Chris Lilly.
According to Lilly, the market is full of vendors. Fifty vendors are now signed up for the Saturday morning market from now until Oct. 31.

ROBBERY THWARTED: Suspicious van reported, weapon found

May 7, 2012

LARWILL — One man was arrested in Larwill Sunday evening after an employee at the Larwill Deli reported a suspicious van outside the convenience store.
The employee reported a white van without a license plate that was suspiciously driving around the store. After the witness saw a man begin to put on what was reportedly a face mask, she called the police, locked the doors and hid in the back of the deli.
“The attendant was really sharp,” Whitley County Sheriff’s Detective Chuck Vogley said. “She saw something wasn’t right.”

GUNFIRE: Man shoots shotgun, gets arrested

May 7, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A South Whitley man was arrested on six charges early Sunday morning, after firing a shotgun four times from his residence, with police in the area.
Phillip J. Kessie, 36, already convicted as a violent felon on previous charges and who is on probation, was charged with possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, criminal recklessness, reckless driving, possession of paraphernalia, resisting law enforcement and operating while intoxicated.
The incident began late Saturday night, with a reported domestic fight while driving.

May 4th

SWORN IN: WCSD welcomes newest deputy

May 4, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department swore in a new deputy Friday morning at the Whitley County Courthouse.

Billy Maddox, 29, is WCSD’s newest member and had his first day on the job Tuesday.

Maddox, along with his wife Tara, resides in the Larwill area and has been a Whitley County Sheriff Reserve since 2008.

He went to Vincennes University to study conservation law.

Maddox grew up in Southern Indiana and moved to Whitley County in 2003.

FIRE AT R&D: Motorsports store scene of oil fire

May 4, 2012

R & D Motorsports on Connexion Way caught on fire Friday afternoon. The Columbia City Fire Department responded to the blaze and had the fire put out within a half hour. No injuries were reported and according to Columbia City Fire Chief Tom LaRue, the fire started when grease and oil and other flammable liquids ignited.

ARRESTED IN TEXAS: Noted accountant booked for money laundering

May 4, 2012

MCKINNEY, Texas — A Columbia City man is in jail in Collin County, Texas on charges of money laundering, a first degree felony.
Duane Ducharme, 70, was booked April 13 and has not been released as of press time. He is being held on a $500,000 surety bond.
According to the arrest report, Ducharme was observed by agents of both the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Drug Enforcement Agency as part of what those agencies say is an ongoing investigation.

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