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February 14th, 2013

'BUSCO DEALER: Greer pleads guilty to meth charges

February 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Churubusco man pleaded guilty to a charge of dealing in methamphetamine in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Andrew Greer, 28, pleaded guilty to the Class B felony charge and will be sentenced at a later date. As part of a plea arrangement, Greer had five other charges dismissed.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE: A child’s perspective on Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Today is the day for chocolates, hearts, flowers and romance — Valentine’s Day.

Students from Coesse Elementary School had plenty of ideas on how to convey love to someone on Valentine’s Day.

Brooklyn Fraunfelder, a first grader at CES suggested giving a variety of gifts.

“You could give them a box of chocolates and a stuffed bear,” Fraunfelder said, “You could buy them cupcakes, give them a heart pillow or a thing of heart suckers.”

Noble, a second grader at CES agrees with the gift-giving idea.

ILLICIT DISCHARGES: Sewer service policy passes

February 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Common Council passed an amendment to the sewer service ordinance, on first reading, at Tuesday’s meeting.

Lura Baublet, 88

February 14, 2013

Lura M. Baublet, 88, of Bluffton, passed away at 2 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Meadowvale Health & Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Marion on Dec. 23, 1924, to Guy Henry and LaTressie (Sailors) Comstock, she married Carl E. Baublet on May 2, 1943, in South Whitley; he passed away Dec. 1, 1999.
A 1943 graduate of South Whitley High School, she was a homemaker and also worked at the Wells County Home for 12 years.

February 13th

RIVER STUDY: Fort Wayne looks into its downtown rivers

February 13, 2013

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Fort Wayne is launching its first comprehensive study of the city's three downtown rivers as part of an effort to spur development along the waterways.

Mayor Tom Henry said Tuesday the study will examine environmental issues, flooding, navigation and recreation uses along the St. Joseph, St. Marys and Maumee rivers. The northeastern Indiana city was founded as a military fort in 1794 along the confluence of those three rivers.

TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS: Mayor advises students of healthy relationships

February 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — To commemorate February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel read a proclamation to students at Columbia City High School Tuesday.

Whitley County’s Domestic Violence Task Force (WCDVTF) spearheaded the event and joined with other local organizations such as the Columbia City Police Department, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Leadership Whitley County Youth and Columbia City Youth Council to impress on high school students the seriousness of dating violence.

Caddie awarded scholarship

February 13, 2013

Cody Rice, a Columbia City resident and senior at Bishop Dwenger High School, was awarded the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship, a full tuition and housing college scholarship.

Evans Scholars are golf caddies who were selected based on four criteria: A strong caddie record, excellent academics, demonstrated financial need and outstanding character.

Rice was awarded the scholarship to Purdue University, where he will live in the Evans Scholarship House on campus. The scholarship is valued at more than $70,000 over four years.

Rice has been a caddy at Sycamore Hills Golf Club.

'BUSCO SCHOOL BUILDING: Construction continues

February 13, 2013

Construction is still underway at Churubusco schools. Part of the renovation includes a new cafeteria, newly designed front entrance, as well as asbestos removal in the auditorium.

FOR THE TREES: Issues feed interest in new board

February 13, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — In recent monthly meetings, the South Whitley Town Council has entertained several comments from the public regarding tree concerns.

However, the council has continued to be rooted on the issue – trees are the responsibility of the property owners.

Tuesday night’s meeting was no different. Concerns over two possible dead trees were up for discussion, and the board agreed that once again, it should be the concern of the property owner.

STATE OF CITY: Daniel to give address Friday

February 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel will give a State of the City address Friday at Parkview Whitley Hospital.

The event will be a luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the address.
Daniel will discuss his first year in office and will also allow time for questions.

Attendance at the event is expected to be robust. Doug Brown, executive director of the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce, estimates 50 people have already made reservations.

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