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May 3rd, 2012
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.
FORT WAYNE â€” None of them had ever made a 911 phone call or dropped out of a second-floor window. Now the third-grade students of Whitley County have done so.
That is thanks to Capts. Dave Meadows and Carlos Gomez of the Fort Wayne Fire Department. Capt. Meadows lives in South Whitley.
The students recently completed their visit to the Fort Wayne Fire Departmentâ€™s Safety Village and Survive Alive House in Fort Wayne.
â€śWe bring our classes here every year, and I learn something new each time,â€ť said Susan Fricke, teacher at Northern Heights Elementary School.
CHURUBUSCO â€” It was a first for the Churubusco Fine Arts Program, a tea party, that is.
Thirty-three young girls, one young boy, and a hand-full of moms and dads attended the Royal Tea Party hosted by Cinderella and Prince Charming Saturday at Churubusco High School.
When each participant arrived, the step-mother, portrayed by Peyton Brandt, welcomed each individually on behalf of King Maximillian (Jacob McClure) and Queen Maisie (Caitie Eakins).
Some party goers dressed in their finest attire, jewels and even some glass slippers as they enjoyed tea and cookies.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City man was arrested Sunday after leaving the scene of his girlfriendâ€™s accident and operating a vehicle during a lifetime suspension, two felonies.
According to a witness, Lyle Orr, 46, of 517 N. Oak St. in Columbia City, allegedly drug his unconscious girlfriend off the road after she crashed her moped in the area of CR 300 E and Old Trail Rd.
â€śHe stated he witnessed a man drag a female by one arm off the roadway and into the ditch,â€ť Indiana State Police Trooper Joel Lemmonâ€™s case report said.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” The auditorium of Whitko High School was packed for Saturday eveningâ€™s performance of the musical â€śOnce Upon a Mattressâ€ť, with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer.
The musical was performed Friday and Saturday, and is the story of the matrimonial tyranny of the extremely talkative Queen Aggravain, played by Cece Cherry, concerning the marriage of her son, Prince Dauntless, played by Jordan Gregory.