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September 26th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Two Columbia City Tree Board members were reappointed to the board at Columbia Cityâ€™s Common Council meeting Tuesday.
â€śThere are two tree board members who are up for reappointment,â€ť said Mayor Ryan Daniel to the council. â€śOne of them is Gloria Banker, the other is Ken Lundquist (tree board president).â€ť
The board approved the motion to reappoint both members.
In other business, the Salary Range Ordinance was passed.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€“ South Whitley has operated a food bank for more than 20 years. In that time, the need for the food bank has grown. According to Co-Director Tonya Warner, the numbers grow each week.
â€śWe feed about 80 to 100 people a month, but weâ€™ve been adding two to four new families each week,â€ť said Warner. â€śThe need is growing as the price of gas, electricity and other things continue to rise.â€ť
Warner, along with Mark and Michelle Pratt run the South Whitley Area Emergency Food Bank.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Sue Kel-lems, 21, pleaded guilty Monday to charges relating to Augustâ€™s drug sting in Churubusco. She is ordered to appear for sentencing Oct. 22.
Kellems was arrested Aug. 23, along with Damond McCauley, 18, Brian Tracy, 37 and Trent Wilson, 23.
According to a Whitley County Drug Task Force case report, an officer was tipped off to a drug buy of several types of prescription drugs.
According to the report, the four Indianapolis residents met the buyer at a location in Churubusco, and they were paid $850.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Warsaw man, 36-year-old Trever Hanlon, was sentenced in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday to 12 years for charges relating to an out of control rolling methamphetamine lab near Larwill in April.
According to the plea agreement, the sentences imposed will be served concurrent with one another.
Hanlon pleaded guilty back in August to manufacture of methamphetamine, a Class B felony, possession of two or more â€śprecursors,â€ť or ingredients used to make the drug, a Class D felony and maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Teenagers gathered together Sundayto learn how to make the most out of the one life they have to live. â€śYou Only Live Once...So Think Twice,â€ť was an initiative sponsored in part by the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force.
Students and their parents were educated on sexting and the legalities and consequences when becoming involved in sexting. Chynna Presley, with Youth For Christ, gave the presentation. She warned teens that becoming involved in sexting not only sets them up for legal liability, but puts them in danger physically.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Continuing the Whitley County Economic Development Corporationâ€™s 20th anniversary celebrations, the EDC recently recognized five industries for their contributions to Whitley Countyâ€™s economic development efforts at an event held at Joseph Decuis Farm in Whitley County.
â€śOver the course of the year, we have celebrated the long-standing commitment of this community to our local economic development efforts,â€ť said EDC President Alan Tio, â€śWith this recognition we are turning the spotlight on industry pillars that have made substantial contributions to our economic success.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY ÂÂÂâ€” ÂFormer Whitley County Chamber of Commerce President Sara Lochner-Goff is ordered to appear in court for a jury trial set on Jan. 23 and 24, of 2013, at 8 a.m.
Lochner-Goff is charged with theft, a Class D felony.
According to the Columbia City Police Department, Lochner-Goff was accused of cashing around $2,100 worth of certificates or â€śchamber bucksâ€ť between the dates of Dec. 1, 2010 and Sept. 13 2011.
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Full coverage of the festival will appear in Monday's edition.
Columbia City held its homecoming game Friday night, crowning Russell Hazelet and Audrey Gruettert as king and queen.