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July 27th, 2011

Columbia City department heads report to city council

July 27, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Common Council met Tuesday and a majority of the focus was on the reports from department heads.
Chief of Police Michael Petersen discussed an initiative to replace the police department’s current batch of handheld radios. The council is moving forward on the project, which is currently in its very early stages.
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South Whitley housing gripes directed to law enforcement

July 27, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Unsupervised adolescents, vandalism, loitering, stolen property and lack of respect for personal property in an undisclosed area of town was brought to the town council’s attention by a concerned resident at Monday evening’s meeting.

Police probing pair of S. Whitley burglaries

July 27, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department reported two burglaries within five miles, within less than two hours in the South Whitley area Friday night.
WCSD Det. Chuck Vogely said police believe the same suspects were involved in both crimes, due to the manner, location, and timing of the burglaries.
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July 26th

Next step in water project hits snag

July 26, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco Town Council was scheduled to vote on approving additional funds to bore a new water main from the west side to the east side of U.S. 33 at CR 375 N., but Town Council Chairman Frank Kessler said the council “could not approve the work until we get a firm quote from the contractor.”
The vote was tabled until the quote is obtained. Ironclad Excavating of Roanoke was the lowest bidder on the project.
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Drug search leads to bomb

July 26, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — Police who were investigating possible illegal drug and paraphernalia possession stumbled upon a bomb in Churubusco Saturday morning.
Deputies with the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Jason Spencer and Mike Engle, were called to 5830 N Timberlane Drive at approximately 9 a.m. Saturday after the owners of a rental property found suspected illegal drugs during a property welfare check.
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Couple face charges in June death of infant

July 26, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A couple was scheduled to appear in court Monday morning on charges of reckless homicide in connection with the death of a 17-month baby girl June 13 in Columbia City.
Jesse E. McIntosh, 25 and Brittany N. McConnehey, 24, both of 718 Pinecrest in Columbia City, were charged Friday in the death of Taylor McIntosh.
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July 25th

City mulls weather, open burning

July 25, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Board of Works and Safety met Friday to discuss several topics directly dealing with both temporary and permanent changes around the city.
The first topic brought before the board was a simple burn permit request; this turned the topic on the weather and burning in general.
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City to take over mystery sewer

July 25, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — There is a 600-foot stretch of sewer running underneath CR 600 E. and U.S. 30.
The line runs into the city and its equipment meets all of the specification requirements the city has for its tunnels.
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Police pursue shooting range funding

July 25, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – At last week’s meeting of the Whitley County Commissioners, Sheriff Mark Hodges submitted a request for funding to help complete construction on a shooting range.
Hodges said the building for such a range was approved in 2006.
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July 24th

Residents call for slower speeds on CR 300 N.

July 24, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Residents along CR 300 N. in Whitley County — particularly the area between Ind. 205 and U.S. Route 30 — are hoping to see slower traffic in the future.
The topic of vehicle speed was raised at this week’s meeting of the Whitley County Board of Commissioners.
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