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September 5th, 2014

METH ORDINANCE: Regulations give county health dept. more control

September 5, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — After a review by Whitley County Attorney Dan Sigler, a proposed ordinance regarding the cleanup and inspection of locations associated with methamphetamine use and manufacturing was approved for public hearing by the Whitley County Commissioners this week. An ordinance titled Clandestine Drug Lab Locations, allows the Health Department a greater degree of control for locations in which methamphetamine precursors have been found, the drug has been manufactured or smoked.

September 4th

SHOTS NOT FALLING: Whitko boys tennis falls to Northrop, 5-0

September 4, 2014

FORT WAYNE — Whitko’s boys tennis team traveled to Northrop Wednesday night to face the Bruins. Northrop prevailed, beating the Wildcats 5-0.

VIDEO-ALERT • JOAN RIVERS DEAD: Bawdy comedy icon succumbs at age 81

September 4, 2014

Joan Rivers, 81, Has Passed

ONE AND ONE: Churubusco tennis tops Central Noble; falls to Lakeland

September 4, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys tennis team has picked up a win and a loss this week.
Tuesday, the Eagles beat Central Noble in a close, 3-2, match.
Churubusco was led by its singles players, Luke Lillmars, Landon Lillmars and Derek Bowyer.

SCHINBECKLER NEW AUDITOR: 23-year-old wins with overwhelming majority

September 4, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After Wednesday night’s Republican Caucus, 23-year-old Jana Schinbeckler will be the Whitley County Auditor until Dec. 31.
The Auditor position needed filled after Jennifer McGuire resigned from the office in August. Precinct Committeemen gathered to vote for a replacement to complete McGuire’s term, and from three candidates, Schinbeckler won with an overwhelming majority, 20 out of 25 votes.
“I’m excited to take office,” said Schinbeckler. “I am ready to make the necessary changes to policy and procedures.”

REPORTING FOR DUTY: Fond farewell for Senator Banks

September 4, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — As of Friday, State Sen. Jim Banks’ role will shift from state leader to officer, as he reports for duty with the U.S. Navy. At a reception held in his honor Wednesday night, Banks addressed Whitley County leaders and supporters. “I am proud to do what I am about to do,” said Banks.

COACHES CORNER

September 4, 2014

Columbia City Head Coach Brett Fox:
Last Week: “Last week we did a good job of coming out quickly to score early. We must do a better job of tackling from this game forward or it could be a long season for us.”
THIS WEEK: “Bellmont is a very strong team that is fine with getting three yards per carry and moving the chains down the field.

Whitko Head Coach Josh Mohr:
Last Week: “Last week we played well at times, but still had some mental mistakes that cost us. We have focused a lot on ourselves this week while preparing for the conference opener.”

MAKING HISTORY: Innovative heart operation helps Col. City man

September 4, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbia City resident Kevin Pulley, alongside Dr. Z. A. Hashmi, of Indianapolis, made history Wednesday with a revolutionary new heart procedure. Performed for the first time in Indiana, Dr. Hashmi implanted a miniature medical device inside Pulley in order to combat Pulley’s viral cardiomyopathy, according to area media.

EARLY EARNS SECOND-PLACE: ISMS girls place fourth, boys come in fifth in season opener

September 4, 2014

OSSIAN — Indian Springs Middle School’s boys and girls cross country teams took strong placings in Wednesday night’s Norwell Middle School Invitational for the squads first meet of the season. Led by a second-place finish by Jasmine Early, the girls came in fourth out of 12 teams. The boys were led by Landon Wakeman, who placed seventh in a field of 70 runners.

HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY: Resolution proposed to assist veterans

September 4, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Raising awareness and support of a new treatment for post-traumatic stress injury (PTSI) and traumatic brain injury (PTI) for veterans is a Whitley County resident and veteran Bill Hicks. Hicks, most commonly seen chair caning at the Whitley County Farmers Market Saturday’s in Columbia City, was seeking a county resolution in support of a new medical procedure that makes use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to treat injuries.

 

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