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August 6th, 2012

BOOKED: Cleveland Twp. Trustee charged with battery

August 7, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — A Whitley County official was arrested Monday afternoon on official misconduct and battery charges.

Roland "Ron" King, 74, of South Whitley, Cleveland Township Trustee, is charged with three felonies and three misdemeanors after a one-month long investigation.

According to Indiana State Police Detective Kevin Smith, a complaint was made to the South Whitley Police Department alleging that King inappropriately touched three women at the Cleveland Township Trustee’s office.

The misconduct allegedly occurred between June 10, 2011 and June 11, 2012.

CLASSICS ON DISPLAY: Col. City hosts eye-catching cars, trucks, bikes

August 6, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Downtown Columbia City was a veritable candy store for classic car enthusiasts Saturday as 146 participants took part in the 11th Annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show on the Square, an event held to benefit Junior Achievement of Whitley County.
According to organizers, participants came from as far away as Battle Creek, Mich.
Peoples Choice Award winner was Dan Rex of Columbia City with a 1967 Blue Chevy Nova Sedan.
Other winners were as follows:
1949 and older
Joe Maloni, Huntington
1935 International C1 Pickup
Steve Shoda, Churubusco
1933 Ford Coupe

August 4th

CLOSE SHAVE

August 4, 2012

WARSAW — With crop damage related to the 2012 drought, the appearance of crop dusters like this one spraying a field of corn northeast of Warsaw in Kosciusko County, is more prevalent.

CAR, TRUCK, MOTORCYCLE: Show benefits Junior Achievement

August 4, 2012

HISTORIC IMPROVEMENTS: County landmarks undergo touch-ups

August 4, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Courthouse, a symbol of Columbia City since it was opened in 1888, recently had some restoration done, with more work on the way.
“It is the center point of Whitley County, and what people see when they come to Columbia City,” said Mark Sturtevant, with the courthouse maintenance department. “A lot of local businesses use the image of the courthouse.”
The courthouse sits in the middle of four acres of land towering over surrounding buildings, and displays its Renaissance architecture.

August 3rd

FROM THE ASHES: Roof goes on Stockamp barn

August 3, 2012

HOT RODS: Sat. car, truck, motorcycle show to benefit Junior Achievement

August 3, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Downtown Columbia City will be host to high horsepower engines and brilliant chrome Saturday when classic car enthusiasts from all over converge on the Courthouse square for the 11th annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show to benefit Junior Achievement Serving Whitley County.
The show will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with gates opening at 8 a.m. Judging will end at 11 a.m. and awards will be presented at 1 p.m.

SAL. ARMY: Handing out donated school supplies

August 3, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — With summer’s end and the sound of the school bell just around corner, the Salvation Army of Whitley County is hoping to ease the financial burden some parents face sending their kids back to school.
As the Salvation Army loaded up with school supplies Saturday for its annual Pack-A-Truck outside of Shoe Show, numerous donors contributed to the cause, providing the organization with means to help children in the community this Saturday.
“We had many donations,” said Community Ministries Specialist Pat Mossburg.

August 2nd

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

August 2, 2012

Free concert
The Messengers Quartet will be in concert at Merriam Christian Chapel on Saturday at 7 p.m. This will be a free concert. The church is located at 3985 S. U.S. 33, Albion.

Clothing giveaway
Pierceton United Methodist Church is holding its annual free garage sale Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Fellowship room of the church. Shoppers are invited to come in and fill a bag or two of clean, gently used clothing of all sizes. There is no cost for any of the clothing items. This is a mission outreach of the ladies of the church.

Bus trips

HELPING HAITI: Mission-minded men propelled by a just cause

August 2, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Out of small, rural towns in Indiana, three young men had an idea to leave their protective, familiar circles and travel to Haiti.
Thaddeus McKee, 24, Jeff Royer, 22 and Alex Carlin, 23, all from Whitley County, recently returned from a long trip of service to the areas of Pierre Payen and Boreal, Haiti.
McKee spent six months in Haiti working with GAP Ministries before founding JUST Cause International (JCI) and convincing his two friends, Royer and Carlin, to join in the crusade.

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