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October 4th, 2011

S. Whitley residents will face sewer hike

October 4, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY –Man-dated by the state, South Whitley residents will eventually incur a rate increase on the sewage portion of their monthly bill as Phase II of the waste water treatment facility project is currently in the financial stages.
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The hearts of local couple reside in Haiti

October 4, 2011

He’s broke but not broken. He’s poor but not poor in spirit.
Doug Douglas and his wife, Rebecca, have a passion for the people of Haiti.
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Lochner-Goff pre-trial conference set for Nov. 11

October 4, 2011

Former Whitley County Chamber of Commerce president Sara Lochner-Goff appeared for an initial hearing last week and is scheduled for a pre-trial conference Nov. 11 on charges of theft.
Lochner-Goff is accused by the chamber of cashing in approximately $2,100 worth of certificates between Dec. 1, 2010 and Sept. 13, when she was officially dismissed from the job she assumed Aug. 5, 2010.
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McIntosh sentenced for baby’s death

October 4, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The first member of a couple blamed for the death of their 17-month-old daughter will serve two years in jail, according to the Whitley County Prosecutor’s Office.
Jesse E. McIntosh, 25, was in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday for sentencing in the death of Taylor McIntosh June 13.
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Works board addresses on-going city issues

October 4, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Friday’s meeting regarding public safety for the Columbia City Board of Works provided minor updates for the current and future issues around the city.
Fire Department Chief Tom LaRue explained that a minor vacuum issue affecting some of the older fire trucks will be repaired in the next couple of weeks so that all department vehicles will continue to be up to standard.
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Col. City police go 800 MHz

October 4, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Having attained funding from city council, the Columbia City Police Department has received new police radios.
Currently the radios in use are not capable of the 800 megahertz frequency, which is used by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police.
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Gaye Walton turns would-be refuse into yard ornaments

October 4, 2011

What do these three things have in common? A tire rim, a satellite dish and a broomstick.
Answer: Gaye Walton has recycled these things as decorations in her yard.
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Three firefighters hurt battling Friday blaze

October 4, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Three firemen were transported to Parkview Whitley Friday night and two were hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a house fire in Columbia City.
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Rate increase discussed for water utility

October 4, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – Rosy Oshry of O.W. Krohn & Associates and Mike Dear, superintendent of the Columbia City Water Department, met before the city’s common council meeting Tuesday to propose filing a small utility rate case with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC), the fact-finding body that hears evidence in cases filed before it and makes decisions based on the evidence presented in those cases. Utility rates that can be allowed are governed by the IURC.
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National treasure? South Whitley man’s research said to be included on ‘Decoded’

October 4, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — South Whitley may have its own “national treasure” when it comes to artifacts preserved by Kenneth Andrew Bauman.
For 17 years, Bauman has researched the connection to a sword and special coin his family discovered.
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