August 9th, 2012
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco Jr.-Sr. High School Assistant Principal Andrew Deming resigned at Smith-Green Community Schools board meeting Monday.
‚ÄúMr. Deming submitted this letter,‚ÄĚ said Ralph Bailey, interim superintendent. ‚ÄúHe grew up in the East Noble School District so I guess you could say he went home.‚ÄĚ
Deming‚Äôs resignation is effective today. He has accepted a position with the EN Middle School.
His letter said ‚ÄúI have come to appreciate and care for the staff and community at Churubusco. However, this position is a more secure and stable career move for me and my family.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Whitley County Council gave Sheriff Mark Hodges the approval to move forward with jail repairs at its meeting Tuesday.
The council approved $100,000 out of the Rainy Day Fund, with the rest of the money needed to complete the project to be determined as the project moves along.
The project, which concerns a door opening system, upgrading a camera system throughout the entire building and a request for cabinet renovations, is estimated to cost around $176,139 and to take six to eight months to complete.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ To continue the Celebrate Success program this year, Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation has started two new programs that are going to be working through the school and the district involving outreach.
‚ÄúEach school is going to be creating a school outreach team to promote that particular school, and they‚Äôre going to create a presentation and present the presentation to three off campus entities,‚ÄĚ said Dr. Patricia O‚ÄôConnor at the WCCS work session Monday.
O‚ÄôConnor said these entities could include churches, the chamber, the rotary and even the city council.
Columbia City‚Äôs football team held its soap scrimmage Saturday.
Above, Jared Murphy makes a move for the end zone.
Phillip L. Lundblad, 82, of Columbia City, died at 4:10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at his home. He had been in failing health for the past year.
He was born Oct. 23, 1929, in Whitley County, a son of Harold L. and C. Fern (Coolman) Lundblad. A lifelong resident of Columbia City, he graduated from Columbia City High School in 1949.
On Jan. 19, 1951, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged Jan. 13, 1953.
On June 19, 1971, he was united in marriage to Linda D. Kitson. They moved to their present home in 1972.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Austin L. Waller, 18, pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday to aiding in dealing in methamphetamine.
Due to Waller‚Äôs plea agreement, he will be charged with aiding in the dealing of methamphetamine, a Class B felony, with four other counts against him dismissed.
A sentencing date is scheduled for Oct. 15 where Waller could face six to 20 years and a fine of up to $10,000.
The plea came after Waller was arrested July 1, along with Terrance M. Ward, 30, on reports of a chemical odor coming from Apartment 3, 315 S. Main St., Columbia City.
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls golf season opened Monday morning at the same place it ended last year ‚ÄĒStonehenge.
The Lady Eagles were bested by a strong Warsaw team, which opened its season with a score of 184. Columbia City shot a 224. Last season‚Äôs sectional match was held at Stonehenge, where both Columbia City and Whitko saw the end of their seasons.
Though as a team the Lady Eagles lost by a significant margin, Columbia City‚Äôs No. 1 linkster Jackie Leeuw shot just one-over Warsaw‚Äôs medalists with a 45. Lady Tigers Nikke Lalonde and Beth Meadows both fired 44s.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ A Whitley County official was arrested Monday afternoon on official misconduct and battery charges.
Roland "Ron" King, 74, of South Whitley, Cleveland Township Trustee, is charged with three felonies and three misdemeanors after a one-month long investigation.
According to Indiana State Police Detective Kevin Smith, a complaint was made to the South Whitley Police Department alleging that King inappropriately touched three women at the Cleveland Township Trustee‚Äôs office.
The misconduct allegedly occurred between June 10, 2011 and June 11, 2012.