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December 14th

BREAKING NEWS - Police responding to reported burning school bus

December 14, 2011

Area police and firemen have been dispatched to U.S. 30 for a reported school bus on fire.
According to scanner traffic, the bus is believed to be empty.

UPDATE: Upon arrival by first responders, the bus is empty and according to police scanner traffic, the bus is having mechanical issues. No injuries have been reported.

BUGGY DEATH: Cruising through intersection, Amish man killed, two injured when struck by Ligonier SUV driver

December 14, 2011

A 59-year-old Amish man from northern Indiana was killed when the horse-drawn buggy he was driving across an intersection was struck by a sport utility vehicle.

The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department says Marion Yoder of Goshen was killed in the collision about 2.5 miles southeast of Goshen about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. Yoder, his 53-year-old wife and 8-year-old grandson were thrown from the buggy. The sheriff's department says Yoder went under the SUV.

Edith Yoder and Caleb Yoder were listed in fair condition Wednesday at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.

NOT A DONE DEAL: Mayor's raise still debated at Tuesday night's city council meeting

December 14, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The 2012 salary for elected officials – specifically a raise in the mayor’s pay – dominated Tuesday night's regular meeting of the Columbia City Common Council.
conversation.
Mayor James Fleck advocated a change to the salary at the previous meeting, which he hopes will put the position of mayor on the same pay-grade as that of department heads.
The original alteration called for over $7,228 to be added to the mayor’s salary, raising the annual salary from $54,132 currently to $61,360.

ELECTRIFYING: Accelerator installed at Iotron

December 14, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Iotron Industries USA recently installed its 2.5 ton electron-beam linear accelerator at the company’s new $15 million facility in Columbia City, according to Tino Pereira, president and CEO of Iotron. The Canadian company decided to locate its new 54,000-square-foot e-beam sterilization and materials modification operation in Northeast Indiana in 2010 following an extensive 16-month search, according to company officials.

CENTURY OF SERVICE: State Police recognize five for 20 years in law enforcement

December 14, 2011

FORT WAYNE – Five Indiana State Troopers recently observed a milestone in their respective careers as a result of achievement, service and dedication to the Indiana State Police Department and to the citizens of the State of Indiana.
According to Lieutenant Tony Casto, Fort Wayne District commander, the following Troopers have completed 20 years of service to the Indiana State Police.

December 13th

GHOULISH AREA CRIME: Kimmel man sentenced for digging up grave in Sparta Cemetery last summer

December 13, 2011

ALBION – A Kimmel man who admitted digging up a grave on a dare has been sentenced to one year in jail.

Nineteen-year-old Andrew Todd Huntsman, of Kimmell, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to cemetery mischief. His attorney had asked a Noble County judge to sentence Huntsman to probation and counseling.

Huntsman told the court that overnight on July 31-Aug. 1 he and 19-year-old Roberto Steven Avila, of Ligonier, dug up a grave at Sparta Cemetery containing the casket of a young man who had been dead about 18 months.

Local dispatchers shine at county’s nerve center

December 13, 2011

Dispatcher: “911, what’s your emergency?”
Caller: “(Screams) My 3-year-old child just stopped breathing.”
Dispatcher one: “What is your location? ....can you feel a pulse?“
(Phone rings)
Dispatcher two: “911, what’s your emergency?”
Caller two: “I just saw a car flip across U.S. 30, there are people lying on the ground. They’re not moving.”
Dispatcher two: “What is your location? How many people...”
(Phone rings)
Dispatcher two: “911 what’s your emergency?”
Caller three: “My house. It’s burning down and my kids are trapped inside.”

December 9th

Chamber building for sale

December 9, 2011

A “For Sale” sign is expected to be placed soon in front of the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce in Columbia City on Line Street. At its most recent board meeting, the board of directors unanimously agreed to sell the large historic building that houses the chamber offices. If the building sells, the chamber announced it would take advantage of one of several opportunities for smaller office space.

No word yet on EMS contract

December 9, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — According to Dan Sigler, county attorney, there has been no contact from the Parkview legal department regarding the new Emergency Medical Services contract.
Sigler sent a final contract to Parkview for review last month.
“They have it all,” said Commissioner Tom Rethlake. “We’re looking at the end of this month, being without a contract if they (Parkview) don’t get on it.”
Sigler said the contract was in order with all of the previous discussions and all he could foresee would be some minor tweaking of the language.

December 8th

Alternative learning for WCCS students is establishing itself at TROY Center

December 8, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools has an alternative method of teaching – should it be necessary for students.
It’s known as the TROY (Teaching and Reaching Our Youth) Center, located in the former Etna-Troy school facility, 4905 N -550 W, rural Columbia City.
A student attending the center has to be referred from his or her attending school. The program is different for every individual; it can be to graduate, to continue education or to simply provide an environment to work on assignments, depending on the situation.

 

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