COLUMBIA CITY â€” A pair of men are accused of committing a burglary and theft in Churubusco.
Nicholas A. Coslet, 20, of Fort Wayne, and Cruz T. Johannsen, 22, of Fort Wayne, were charged with burglary, a Class B felony, and theft, a Class D felony. Both pleaded not guilty and are due back in court in January.
The victim lives in rural Churubusco. Case reports state he told investigators he arrived home from working third shift Dec. 2 at 7 a.m. He fell asleep on his couch and awoke at 2 p.m. At that time, he noticed a number of items missing.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” There is much anticipation surrounding the remodeling project slated for South Whitley Elementary School.
Small classrooms and overcrowding has motivated school leaders to move forward with an expansion project scheduled to begin this spring.
One group is not looking forward to the construction â€” South Whitley Community Preschool.
Ann G. Akpabio, 66, of Columbia City died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at her home.
She was born Sept. 6, 1947, and became the adopted daughter of DeWitt and Phyllis (Sheets) Schrader.
She spent her formative years in Washington Township. She graduated from Columbia City High School in 1965 and went on to become a registered nurse in 1968.
She started her work career with the American Red Cross in Fort Wayne and later transferred to Boston, Mass.
(DEC. 13, 2013) â€” A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Whitley County beginning at 7 p.m. through 7 p.m. Saturday. Snow accumulations are expected to range from 5 to 8 inches by Saturday.
Pictured are some of Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s Varsity Band members performing at an annual concert which highlights not only the band program but CCHSâ€™s choir department as well.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â€” The state Department of Natural Resources is warning Indiana residents to beware of thin ice on ponds and lakes despite recent cold temperatures.
DNR officials say every year people drown after falling through ice.
As ice begins to form on many waterways, Indiana conservation officers are reminding people to put safety first. The DNR says at least 4 inches of ice is recommended for safe ice fishing and 5 inches for snowmobiling.
They also say depending on conditions, ice can change from several inches thick to nearly open water within just a few feet.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City High School Guidance Department will be hosting a Financial Aid Night Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the CCHS auditorium.
A financial aid representative from a local university will be present to answer questions about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
All college bound seniors, and juniors who plan to graduate early, must file a FAFSA by March 10, 2014.Guidance staff encourage parents and students to attend this free information night.
For more information on the FAFSA filing, visit www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Tom Dome, who works for Smith and Sons Funeral Home in Columbia City, braves the cold weather Thursday while clearing the parking lot at the funeral parlor. Winds caused it to feel even colder, as the wind chill in Whitley County dipped well below zero Wednesday night into Thursday. More snow is in the forecast for Friday and Saturday.
CHURUBUSCO â€” While Smith Townshipâ€™s Fire Department fights fires of all kinds â€” car, home, barn and field â€” the department faced a blaze of a different kind Thursday afternoon.
The firemen were called to the home of their assistant chief, Kris Bair, at approximately 2:30 p.m. Thursday, to find smoke coming from the roof of the residence.
Bairâ€™s home, located on the 8000 block of East U.S. 33, north of Churubusco, had a quick response from four fire departments, Smith Township, Thorncreek Township, LaOtto and Huntertown.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City man is facing a charge of dealing methamphetamine.
Jacob A. Hinen, 28, was arrested Dec. 6 and is accused of possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance in addition to the methamphetamine dealing charge.
Hinen was arrested along with his girlfriend, Kindra M. Wine, 24, of Columbia City.