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May 4th, 2012
COESSE â€” A routine traffic stop for speeding Thursday morning led Indiana State Police to a drug bust in Columbia City.
David Allen Potter, 18, from Columbia City and Morgan Richard Willingham, 20, from Philadelphia, were arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and reckless possession of paraphernalia. They were booked into the Whitley County Jail.
J.R. Ford puts bolts in the mural of The Blind Manâ€™s Popcorn Stand owned by Clarence and Fern Brumbaugh. The historic mural was placed on the Lucky Lady building Monday morning. Helping Ford are Pete Allen and Frank Kessler, both members of the Main Street Project in Churubusco. The next mural planned is of the Standard Station.
Whitley County Farmerâ€™s Market starts Saturday
The Whitley County Farmerâ€™s Market will start Saturday and end Oct. 13.
Meeting time will be every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and every Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at TSC.
The event will be located at the Courthouse Lawn on Saturdays and Tractor Supply on Wednesdays
The Farmerâ€™s Market will provide an assortment of fresh produce, lush plants for your garden and home items.
All items can be found each week.
It will be a bustling place filled with music and friends.
Car show and benefit Saturday
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Finally, South Whitley is showing signs of spring.
This means it is time for Spring Clean-Up Day slated for Saturday.
â€śItems must be curbside no later than 6 a.m. on (Saturday),â€ť Clerk-Treasurer Bob Gould said.
According to Gould, there will be fees for larger items such as electronics, appliances, tires and batteries.
After spending two weeks in Belgium, Shriner Lake resident Gail Morris, returned home, bringing with her more information about her family as well as fond memories about the trip.
â€śIt was a trip that I donâ€™t know if you could repeat, and what I liked most about it was family,â€ť said Morris. â€śIâ€™ve traveled all over the world as a tourist, but when you can travel and be with family, itâ€™s just so special.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ It's summertime weather and motorists are traveling â€“ and, you guessed it, gas prices spiked to $4 in Whitley County late Wednesday and overnight.
An exception was Valero in Columbia City, which was still pumping regular at $3.75 early Thursday.
Several stations in northwest Indiana are selling a gallon of unleaded well above $4. The highest is $4.29 in Highland and Merrillville.
The lowest unleaded gas in Indiana is $3.58 in Crawfordsville.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The National Day of Prayer will be observed by the Whitley County Ministerial Association on Thursday with a prayer vigil at the Whitley County Courthouse Gazebo, on the northwest corner of the square in downtown Columbia City, from noon to 1 p.m.
Pastors from around the county will participate in leading in prayer for our country, elected officials and local agencies.
The public is invited to share in this important time of prayer and fellowship. For more information, call Harold Polk, WCMA secretary, at 248-2032.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City High School announced today it has received national certification for its Project Lead The Way program that has been offered since 2009. This is the second time the school has gone through the national certification process to validate its program. PLTW, a nonprofit organization and the nationâ€™s leading provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education programs, offers a rigorous world-class curriculum that allows students to apply what they are learning in math and science class to real-life engineering and technology projects.
ROANOKE â€” Prosecutors in Whitley County have added additional charges to a man involved in a fatal car crash Sunday in southern Whitley County that killed a three-year old boy.
Police say Mya Tha Tun, 52, of Fort Wayne was intoxicated when the vehicle he was driving slammed into a van carrying a family of six.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A three-semi pile-up left U.S. 30 shut down for five hours Tuesday afternoon in Columbia City.
According to witnesses, several eastbound vehicles were stopped at the red light at U.S. 30 and Ind. 109, when a tractor-trailer plowed into the back of a semi, causing the trailer to jack-knife and the truck to rear-end the rig in front of it.
Witnesses say the jack-knifed trailer jumped approximately 15 feet into the air, before shaving off the cab of the semi behind it and landing on top of the engine â€”where the driver would have been sitting.