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December 30th

Larwill man jailed after fleeing

December 30, 2013

WARSAW — A Larwill man was arrested after running from Warsaw police Saturday.

Jeremy James King, 39, of Hammontree Street, Larwill, allegedly led police on a high-speed chase early Saturday morning.

The pursuit ended in a snowy crash after his Pontiac Firebird clipped a parked car and crashed into a snow bank on Anchorage Road, Warsaw.

Lady Eagles take 3rd in tourney

December 30, 2013

MIDDLEBURY — Columbia City’s girls basketball team returned from its worst loss of the season Friday to Northridge to pick up two wins Saturday.

The Lady Eagles came out third in the Northridge Invitational Saturday, after an overtime, revenge win over East Noble and a victory over Andrean in the morning game.

One week prior, East Noble beat Columbia City by five points. The Lady Eagles sought and found revenge in the tourney, topping the Lady Knights 64-61 in overtime to win the third-place game at Northridge.

Flooded roads can imperil drivers

December 30, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — A southern Indiana woman died on her way to a family gathering Christmas Eve, after attempting to drive through a flooded roadway.

The elderly woman was found several hours later in the flood waters.

In Pike County, officials searched for a missing Illinois woman.

Miami County Tourney winners

December 30, 2013

Whitko’s girls basketball team captured the Miami County Tournament Saturday. Team members include: Jennifer Reiff, Reghan Craig, Haley Yohe, Brianna Cumberland, Hanna Yohe, Aly Reiff, Kelly Reiff, Avaree Freel, Michelle Kelsey, Emily Day, Aly Nicodemus and Jordan Hall. Aly Reiff and Hall were named to the all-tournament team. Whitko beat North Miami in the semifinals, 52-45, and defeated Peru in the championship game, 67-26.

Local man facing voyeurism charge

December 30, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Pierceton man is facing a charge of voyeurism after an incident at a local tanning salon.

Kolten C. Krull, 20, was arrested Dec. 16 by the Columbia City Police Department. He pleaded not guilty in his first appearance at Whitley County Superior Court Dec. 23.

Voyeurism is a Class B misdemeanor.

December 27th

Northridge defeats Columbia City

December 27, 2013

MIDDLEBURY— Northridge’s girls basketball team used a big first half lead to defeat Columbia City Friday.

The Lady Raiders won by a final margin of 62-32.

The game was the first in pool play for both teams in Northridge’s Tournament.

Columbia City (7-5) will take on Andrean tomorrow morning in the tournament.

Lady Eagle Head Coach Amy Shearer said a lack of effort from her team allowed too many easy baskets for Northridge.

Eagles drop two tourney games

December 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys basketball team is off to a struggling start in the squad’s holiday tournament.

The Eagles hosted the opening day of the Carroll Shootout, but home-court advantage wasn’t enough for Columbia City, as the team fell 57-41 to Mooresville in the opening game at noon, and 62-30 to Munster in the late game Friday.

Columbia City’s Justin Bachelder led the Eagles against Mooresville with 11 points.

Election registration to begin soon

December 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With the local elections of 2014 around the corner, individuals seeking to run for office will have the chance soon to make their candidacy official.

Whitley County’s Clerk of Courts office will accept candidate filings beginning Jan. 8, 2014.

The registration window closes 30 days later — Feb. 7, 2014.

SGCS putting finishing touches on project

December 27, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — A multi-step construction project for Smith-Green Community Schools (SGCS) is nearing its end.

Business Manager Todd Fleetwood said in November the endeavor was “98 to 99 percent complete.”

Fleetwood said more than 50 percent of the $4,775,100 project was dedicated to energy efficiency.

Adams charged with probation violation

December 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A man who was just placed on probation in September is alleged to have violated that term recently.

Anthony A. Adams, 35, of Churubusco, was sentenced in 2009 to serve 16 years for dealing in methamphetamine and other drug charges.

He was sentenced to the Indiana Department of Corrections in 2009. His sentence was modified in 2012 to the Whitley County Jail.

In September, based on a good report from the work release facility, he was placed on probation.

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