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August 30th, 2012

DRUG TASK FORCE: Meth is a 'big problem'

August 30, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Drug Task Force made a presentation at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday on the dangers of methamphetamine, its origins, how it is made and why it has become a big problem.

DECALS: Col. City’s golf cart owners could be required to display proof of permits

August 30, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — An amendment was passed on first reading in regards to city golf cart permits at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday. It will be moved to a second reading at the next meeting Sept. 11.
With the county recently adopting an ordinance, Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said the city’s regulations state that those who operate golf carts in the city must have a city permit.
“I thought the golf carts could have some kind of a placard or decal that the permit holders could attach to the golf cart,” said Longenbaugh.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

August 30, 2012

Gunslinger live
The Post in Pierceton will host Gunslinger Live Friday and Saturday at 9:30 p.m. For reservations contact 574-594-3010.
The Post is located at 134 N. First St., #6 in Pierceton.
Alzheimer’s group

August 29th

NEW APP: City unveils access to information

August 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Mayor Ryan Daniel recently announced a new citizen engagement component for Columbia City, making it easy for citizens to stay connected to information concerning the city.
“We are one of the few communities in the state to have something like this,” said Daniel.
“Right now the (computer application) is only for the iPhone and iPad, but the Droid may be an option in the future as we see how this pans out.”
According to a press release, the computer application, also known as an “app,” was recently designed by Austin Drummond, a Huntington University student.

FIREWORKS AUTHORITY: Council gives Board of Works say-so to set dates

August 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The authority to grant Columbia City residents permission to shoot off fireworks in the city was transferred from one governing body to another this week.
An amendment was passed on second reading concerning the city’s Fireworks Ordinance at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday.
Mayor Ryan Daniel said the ordinance had strict standards as to only allowing citizens to use fireworks on specific days in the year.
“This ordinance, first of all allows the Board of Works to set forth any additional dates, like this year when we had the burn ban,” said Daniel.

August 28th

'BUSCO DRUG STING: Nets Indy four

August 28, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A drug sting in Churubusco has resulted in the arrest of four Indianapolis residents, three on drug and gun charges and one for promoting prostitution, according to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department.
Three of the four were in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday for initial hearings.
Arrested were:
•Sue Kellems, 21, charged with dealing in a schedule II controlled substance, a Class B felony, possession of a controlled substance, a Class D felony and carrying a handgun without a license, a Class A misdemeanor.

ONE HEAVY CHEVY: Restoration of ’55 Bel Air a ‘labor of love’

August 28, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — Every nut, bolt, fender, wire, spark plug, motor and rim have been polished, replaced and the car is brand new. But yet it is still a 1955 Chevy.
With more than 2,000 man hours chalked on it Mike Herzog, 64, of Churubusco, considers it a “labor of love” to put the Chevy back together.
Bob Green, 67, of Ege, purchased the ‘55 Chevy from his brother-in-law’s (Kerry Boggs) grandmother.
“It had 55,000 original miles on it,” said Green.
He purchased the car for his then 15-year old son, Rick, to drive but it just sat in the garage.
Enter Mike Herzog.

METH LAB: Hanlon admits guilt to Larwill incident

August 28, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A Warsaw man admitted guilt in Whitley County court Monday on charges related to a rolling methamphetamine lab that went out of control near Larwill in April.
Trever Hanlon, 36, pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court to included manufacture of methamphetamine, a Class B felony, possession of two or more “precursors,” or ingredients used to make the drug, a Class D felony and maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony.

August 27th

SQUAWBUCK DAYS: Well attended

August 27, 2012


LARWILL — This past weekend marked the 158th year for Squawbuck Days in Larwill.
According to organizer Hal Trump everything was well attended.
“For the little village of Larwill, 24 cars turned out for the car show,” said Trump. “I think that is very good.”
“The pony pull was pretty good and a lot of people attended it,” said Trump.
The tenderloin dinner, Bingo, breakfast, ham and bean dinner and the concert featuring Larry and The Boys were all well attended.
Larry Secrist helped Trump organize Squawbuck Days.

TEEN VICTIMS: Picnic to honor Young and Spencer

August 27, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — The Young and Spencer families hope all will join them on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 16, as they host their annual memorial picnic benefit, celebrating the lives of Megan Young and Andy Spencer.
Megan was the daughter of Chris and Tanya Young. Andrew was a son of Cathy and Mike Spencer, all of Churubusco.
Andy was a member of the Churubusco High School Class of 2010, and Megan was a member of the CHS Class of 2011.
Both were killed in an automobile accident July 16, 2009, not far from both of their homes in rural Churubusco.
Everyone is welcome to attend the event.

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