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January 12th, 2012

WIND: Setbacks, more proposed

January 12, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Opinions on the wind turbine issue were blowing in opposite directions Wednesday when the Whitley County Plan Commission met to review and modify a proposed ordinance designed to govern the installation of such devices.

Though the commission reviewed most of a draft of the proposed ordinance, there are several as-yet unresolved issues — including that topic which helped draw more than 100 residents to the Wednesday night meeting — setbacks.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Variety is spice of life with upcoming events

January 12, 2012

Sacred music concert
at West Etna Community Church
Friday, Jan. 13
LARWILL – The Moody Chorale, conducted by Dr. Xiangtang Hong of the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, will be performing Friday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at West Etna Community Church near Larwill.
West Etna Community Church is located at 6552W-750N in northwest Whitley County.

S. Whitley Area
Food Bank
drive is Saturday, Jan. 14

January 11th

COMMISSIONERS: Certificate sale coming

January 11, 2012

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COLUMBIA CITY — SRI Incorporated, a firm that conducts tax sales, deed sales, and foreclosure sales on the Internet or in-person for local government clients, extended its partnership with Whitley County Tuesday regarding an upcoming tax sale.

SRI President Tim Rushenberg appeared before the Whitley County Board of Commissioners to present three contracts necessary to conduct the sale.

FRESH FACE: Denise Lemmon seeks new Ind. House seat

January 11, 2012

ALBION – Denise Lemmon, of rural Albion formally filed Wednesday her intent to seek the Republican nomination for State Representative in the newly formed 82nd State House district.
The new 82nd State House district covers all of Noble County, as well as portions of Allen, Whitley, Elkhart, and LaGrange counties.
Lemmon’s declaration of candidacy will be filed with the County Clerk’s Offices of each of the district’s counties prior to being submitted to the Indiana Election Division.

A CENTURY TO BE CELEBRATED: Emanuel Geiger turns 100 on Jan. 16

January 11, 2012

Emanuel Geiger will be 100 years old Jan. 16, 2012.
On Sunday, Jan. 22, an open house will be held in his honor, 2 to 4 p.m., at the Churubusco Nazarene Church Christian Life Center, 1000 W. Whitley St., in Churubusco.
Birthday cards may be sent to: Emanuel Geiger, 5289 N. 900 E., Churubusco, IN 46723.
Geiger was born in Rome City on Jan. 16, 1912 to Emanuel A. and Matilda (McCoy) Geiger. He was the yougest of nine children.
Emanuel Geiger married Mabel M. (Cotton) April 17, 1929. She is deceased.

WIND: Plan Commission to meet tonight

January 11, 2012

The Whitley County Plan Commission will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in the lower level conference room of the Whitley County Government Center.

On the agenda is the election of 2012 officers, and discussion regarding the potential wind ordinance.

January 10th

A.D. RECOGNIZED: Penrod honored nationally

January 11, 2012

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COLUMBIA CITY — The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) awards NFHS Citations to one athletic director from each of the eight regions the country is divided into.

Last month at the National Athletic Director’s Conference in Indianapolis, Columbia City High School Athletic Director Geoff Penrod received just such a citation for Region IV.

January 10th

CCPD'S TOP COPS — Recently-appointed police chief and staff get down to business

January 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Police Department’s Tim Longenbaugh moved from the detective’s office to the chief’s office last week, after Mayor Ryan Daniel chose him as the city’s new police chief.

Shortly after he learned of his new position, Longenbaugh named fellow detective Tony Hively as his Captain. Hively and Longenbaugh have been working together as detectives for Columbia City since 2002, and will now be working together to manage the CCPD.

The pair has investigated a bank robbery, numerous armed robberies, death investigations and child molesting cases.

THEFT: Former township treasurer in court

January 10, 2012

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COLUMBIA CITY – Larwill resident and former treasurer of the Union Township Fire Department Nichole Potts was in court Monday to face charges of theft, stemming from allegations that she took an estimated $28,000 from the department.

According to Fire Chief Chad Radke, Potts took over the duties of treasurer in June of 2011, when the then treasurer moved out of township.

Part of her duties were to give a monthly expense report, which Radke said were only bank totals with no beginning balances or itemized statements.

NO SMOKING GUN NECESSARY: Murder definitions vary state to state

January 9, 2012

When Ralph D. Hardiek was killed Dec. 15 in a hail of gunfire from law enforcement officers, his partner, Julie Marie King, 33 was also hit and injured by the flying lead.
Late last week, DeKalb County prosecutors decided that while King did not shoot Hardiek, much less fire the fatal bullet that killed him, she was ultimately responsible for his death.

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