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April 30th, 2012

PROPERLY TRAINED: Students learn fire safety

April 30, 2012

FORT WAYNE — None of them had ever made a 911 phone call or dropped out of a second-floor window. Now the third-grade students of Whitley County have done so.
That is thanks to Capts. Dave Meadows and Carlos Gomez of the Fort Wayne Fire Department. Capt. Meadows lives in South Whitley.
The students recently completed their visit to the Fort Wayne Fire Department’s Safety Village and Survive Alive House in Fort Wayne.
“We bring our classes here every year, and I learn something new each time,” said Susan Fricke, teacher at Northern Heights Elementary School.

ROYAL TEA PARTY: Event held at CHS

April 30, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — It was a first for the Churubusco Fine Arts Program, a tea party, that is.
Thirty-three young girls, one young boy, and a hand-full of moms and dads attended the Royal Tea Party hosted by Cinderella and Prince Charming Saturday at Churubusco High School.
When each participant arrived, the step-mother, portrayed by Peyton Brandt, welcomed each individually on behalf of King Maximillian (Jacob McClure) and Queen Maisie (Caitie Eakins).
Some party goers dressed in their finest attire, jewels and even some glass slippers as they enjoyed tea and cookies.

JAILED: Col. City man arrested after car accident

April 30, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man was arrested Sunday after leaving the scene of his girlfriend’s accident and operating a vehicle during a lifetime suspension, two felonies.
According to a witness, Lyle Orr, 46, of 517 N. Oak St. in Columbia City, allegedly drug his unconscious girlfriend off the road after she crashed her moped in the area of CR 300 E and Old Trail Rd.
“He stated he witnessed a man drag a female by one arm off the roadway and into the ditch,” Indiana State Police Trooper Joel Lemmon’s case report said.

William McCoy, 75

April 30, 2012

ALBION — William G. McCoy, 75, of Albion, died at 1:55 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Avalon Village in Ligonier.
He was born Feb. 27, 1937, southwest of Albion, a son of James Ralph and Freida L. (Gaerte) McCoy.
On April 17, 1970, he was married to Daisy M. Clouse. She preceded him in death on June 7, 1998.

Jesse Gibson, 70

April 30, 2012

Jesse Leroy Gibson, 70, of Columbia City, died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Warsaw Meadows Care Center, Warsaw.
He was born Aug. 24, 1941, in Columbia City, the son of Clifford M. and Beulah M. (Zolman) Gibson.
He attended school in Whitley County and he owned and operated Gibson’s Body Shop, Columbia City.

WHITKO MUSICAL: Students perform 'Mattress'

April 30, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — The auditorium of Whitko High School was packed for Saturday evening’s performance of the musical “Once Upon a Mattress”, with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer.
The musical was performed Friday and Saturday, and is the story of the matrimonial tyranny of the extremely talkative Queen Aggravain, played by Cece Cherry, concerning the marriage of her son, Prince Dauntless, played by Jordan Gregory.

ARBOR DAY: Mary Raber students celebrate trees

April 30, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — It only took a couple moments for the grown-ups to learn the second-grade students at Mary Raber Elementary School knew their facts about Arbor Day.
Mayor Ryan Daniel began the assembly Friday afternoon by proclaiming it Arbor Day not only in Columbia City but around the world.
“Arbor Day was started in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton after he took the suggestion to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture to celebrate tree planting and land preservation both here in America and the world,” said Daniel.

NABBED: Mobile meth lab arrests made

April 30, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Two arrests were made in connection to a vehicle explosion Friday afternoon on Old Trail Rd. near Ind. 5.
Jason Sizemore, 34, of Warsaw is being held at the Whitley County Jail and Trever R. Hanlon, 36, Claypool is booked in Kosciusko County after their car caught fire from an active methamphetamine lab.
According to Whitley County Sheriff’s Det. Bill Brice, the pair were driving from Kosciusko County to Huntington when their meth lab went bad.
Witnesses say the men got out of the vehicle and grabbed a bag and put it under a tree.

BOOKED: Man arrested for leaving the scene of his girlfriend's accident, driving while suspended

April 30, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man was arrested Sunday after leaving the scene of his girlfriend’s accident and operating during a lifetime suspension, two felonies.

According to a witness, Lyle Orr, 46, of 517 N. Oak St. in Columbia City, allegedly drug his unconscious girlfriend off the road after she crashed her moped in the area of CR 300 E and Old Trail Rd.

“He stated he witnessed a man drag a female by one arm off the roadway and into the ditch,” Indiana State Police Trooper Joel Lemmon’s case report said.

Whitko, Col. City golf compete at Wawasee Invitational

April 30, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitko’s and Columbia City’s golf teams traveled to Wawasee Saturday for a delayed start at South Shore Golf Course after sleet covered the greens.

Fifteen teams competed in the invite, led by Warsaw with 308 strokes.

Whitko and Columbia City placed 12th and 14th, respectively.The Wildcats posted a score of 370 and the Eagles shot a 376.

Tyler Ostrom was the match-medalist with a score of 73 on the 18-hole, par 72 course.

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