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May 9th, 2013

SCHOOL SECURITY: Safety bill could have local impact

May 9, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Surrounded by members of his school safety working group, Governor Mike Pence Wednesday signed Senate Enrolled Act 1, which defines training requirements for school resource officers (SRO) and establishes a grant program to assist schools in enhancing their security.

“We have no higher priority than ensuring the safety of our children,” said Pence. “In combination with our administration’s school safety working group, the legislation I sign today will provide new resources to make our schools safer so our teachers can focus on education and our kids can simply be kids.”

IN COURT: Pair in traffic bust have initial appearance

May 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Two men who were arrested on drug charges in a traffic stop last week had their initial appearance in court Monday.

Michael Yoha and Vanness Oliver, both of Mansfield, Ohio, were arrested April 30 and charged with dealing a Schedule 1 controlled substance and possession of a narcotic.

Both men pleaded not guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court and were appointed public defenders. Yoha will be represented by Brad Voelz and Oliver by Brad Baber.

Both men will be in court June 3. Oliver was released on bail Monday.

BODY FOUND IN WHITLEY COUNTY: Police seeking identity of man discovered in woods

May 9, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — The investigation continues after a body was found in a wooded area in Whitley County Wednesday night.

Authorities suspect foul play after a man was found dead on County Road 800 East (County Line Road) north of Old Trail Road.

Whitley County Coroner Randy Dellinger said the body had been there for a while, and was found face down in the woods.

The probe, headed by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Indiana State Police, assisted by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, is ongoing at this time.

Betty McManama, 89

May 9, 2013

Betty J. McManama, 89, a resident of Columbia City, died at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor where she had been a resident for the past month.
She was born Feb. 10, 1924, in Washington Township, a daughter of the late Clarence and Osie (Huffman) Juillerat.
Her formative years were spent in Washington Township. She graduated from Washington Center High School in 1942.

May 8th

DEATH UPDATE

May 9, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY, IND —The Criminal Investigation Division of the Indiana State Police from the Fort Wayne Post is investigating the the death of a man who was found this past evening in a wooded area near the Whitley/Allen County line.

According to First Sergeant Mark Carunchia, an unidentified male was discovered just after 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday night by a property owner in a heavily wooded area in the 800 block of County Line Road in Whitley County. It is not known exactly how long the deceased man's body has been there.

DEATH INVESTIGATION

May 8, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — Police are currently investigating a death on County Line Road north of U.S. 30 in Whitley County.

No more information is available at this time.

Whitko splits 3-way

May 8, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko's girls track team split a three-way meet with North Miami and Tippecanoe Valley Monday night.

Whitko placed second to Tippy Valley, which had 81 points, but defeated North Miami, which finished with 17 points. Whitko tallied 66 points on the night.

The Lady Wildcats had several first-place finishes, led by the Craig sisters.

Reghan Craig placed first in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18 seconds. Cagney Craig, her older sister, took first in the pole vault with a height of 7 feet.

Regan also came in second in the long jump at 13 feet, 7 inches.

Lady ’Cats drop two in double-header

May 8, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko's softball team dropped a double-header to Three Rivers Conference foe Northfield Monday night.

Despite outhitting the Lady Norsemen 8-7, Whitko fell 6-3 in game two, and 6-4 in game one.

In game one, the conference tilt was tied 2-2 at the end of the first inning. Each team scored again in the third, tying the score at three.

Northfield picked up an unanswered run in the top of the fifth, but Whitko found home plate again in the sixth, tying the score again at four.

The Lady Norsemen went on a 2-0 run in the seventh to take the win, 6-4.

Prairie Heights downs ‘Busco

May 8, 2013

LA GRANGE — Churubusco’s girls tennis team fell to Prairie Heights Tuesday.
The Lady Eagles lost 4-1 to the host Panthers.

‘Busco got the win at No. 2 doubles, as the pair of Maggie Kitt and Nikki Esslinger won in straight sets.

In singles play, Churubusco’s Cheyenne Connor fell in No. 1 singles, Audfrey Gierscher lost in No. 2 singles and Kayleen Mitchell lost a tight match in No. 3 singles.

Madi Cook and Camille Cseri fell in the other doubles match for the Lady Eagles.

T. Valley edges Whitko

May 8, 2013

ROCHESTER — Whitko’s boys golf team got nosed out on the road against Tippecanoe Valley.

The Wildcats fell to the Vikings by just two strokes, 176-178 at Round Barn Golf Club.

Colton LeTourneau paced Whitko by shooting 43. This tied him for second-place with Tippy Valley’s Bryce Zimmerman. Corey Carson of Tippy Valley was the match medalist, carding 39 for the day.

The next three Whitko golfers all shot better than the third-place Viking golfer, with Cole Bechtold getting 44, Will Peters 45 and Danny Zawlocki 46. Jacob Silveus rounded out the Wildcat scoring at 55.

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