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January 17th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Work on Columbia Cityâ€™s Blue River Trail is so close to completion that residents may believe it is already finished.
However, Columbia City Park Director Mark Green said asphalt is still needed on parts of the bridge and along the trail.
â€śThey have been working on it for the past six weeks,â€ť Green said. â€śIt looks like itâ€™s done, but they have more to do in the spring.â€ť
Presently, construction is stalled until spring, but Green believes the project will be finished by the end of the school year.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After a dog-fighting ring was busted in December 2012, three animals are still being cared for by the Whitley County Humane Shelter.
In December, police found evidence of dog fighting in a Churubusco home. As 18 suspects were arrested, three dogs were found bloody from wounds that appeared to be as a result of fighting.
Whitley County Humane Society put out a plea for funds to help cover the specialized treatment the dogs would need, and monetary donations started coming in.
Medical care is important for the dogs, but treating physical injuries is just the beginning.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Turtle Daysâ€™ president was on hand at the latest Churubusco Town Council meeting. His intention â€” to extend an olive branch.
For those relationships to be mended, one issue of importance that had to be discussed was finances surrounding the annual festival.
In regards to paying for town utilities and resources used during Turtle Days, Barkley emphasized he held a different perspective than previous Turtle Day board members.
Here are the headlines in Thursday's Post & Mail:
Alleged attempted escapee back in court
Shelter cares for dogs inside and out
Trail to be completed by spring
Turtle Days president talks utilities terms
Central Noble schools to consider arming teachers
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City man who had pleaded guilty to dealing in methamphetamine received his sentence in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday. Nicholas Morthorst, 25, was sentenced 10 years for the charge â€” which is a Class B felony. He will serve six years of the sentence with the other four being suspended.
Morthorst had several family members write to the court who were concerned for the outcome of his sentence. His uncle, Thomas Morthorst, took the stand and testified on behalf of his nephew.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” A backhoe was the tool of choice used to knock down the charred walls of Kent Theater, South Whitley. After a fire damaged the building, the structure was untouched for almost a year while South Whitley town officials waited on owner, Mark Minick, to come to terms with his insurance company. South Whitley Town Council members pressed Minick to start demolition by Dec. 29, 2012.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Give a man a fish and heâ€™ll eat for the day. Teach a man to fish and heâ€™ll never grow hungry again. This sage advice is put into action with a new program, The Connection. Whitley County residents who are searching for employment can tap into resources made available through The Connection, such as job listing, resume help and interview tips.
Emily Houser, of Columbia City, is one of the volunteers for the program. The Connection is a joint effort through two already established feeding programs, Forklift and The Line.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Smith-Green Community Schools Board of School Trustees introduced Galen Mast as its new superintendent Monday.Mast previously had a brief stint with SGCS in 2007. During the spring semester, he served as assistant high school principal and athletic director.
Following the 2007 school year, Mast departed from Churubusco to take a job as principal at Parkside Elementary School in the Lakeland School Corporation.
Mastâ€™s departure from SGCS did not diminish his appreciation for what the district, and Churubusco, has to offer.
Here are the headlines in Wednesday's Post & Mail:
Mast named new SGCS superintendent
Demolition begins at Kent Theater
Columbia City man receives meth sentence
Equipping the hungry for jobs
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Whitley County jail inmate tipped off police to a man arrested on methamphetamine and multiple sex crime charges.
Dean R. Pressler, 39, of Larwill, was arrested on charges including child molestation, possession of child pornography, child seduction and manufacturing meth â€” and pleaded not guilty in court Monday.
According to a case report by the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department, Pressler allegedly fathered two children with a minor, who was 14 years old when she had the first child.