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March 26th, 2012

WILD, WACKY & WEIRD NEWS: Conn. man accidentally dials 911 while stealing

March 26, 2012

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a Connecticut man accidentally dialed 911 from his cellphone while stealing about 700 pounds of scrap metals.
Police say the 46-year-old man was arrested after the robbery from a Southington merchant.
WFSB-TV reports he was charged Thursday with third-degree criminal trespassing and sixth-degree larceny. He was released on bond and is scheduled to appear in court April 2.

CITY LIGHTS, CITY HEAT: CCHS show choirs finish on a high note

March 26, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY ­­— The Sounds of the City went on the road March 17 for the last competition of the year.
The show choirs traveled to southern Indiana to Southwestern High School in Hanover for the 14th annual Ohio Valley Showcase.
City Lights was the first group to perform for the day.They performed with one of their best, if not the best, performance of the year.
Lights ended the competition in fourth place, but the three choirs ahead of them are probably three of the best women’s groups in the nation.

March 25th

NEPOTISM IN THE WORKPLACE? 'Busco takes a look

March 25, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco Town Council took a look at workplace nepotism at its meeting Wednesday.

SOME THINGS CHANGING, SOME NOT: Schools looking at textbooks

March 25, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Though there are still months left on the 2011-12 school calendar, the Whitley County Consolidated Schools board is already making preparations for next year. One of the topics discussed at this week’s meeting was textbooks.

Laura McDermott began by discussing the related arts and media field.

March 24th

CONCERNS IN HUNTERTOWN? Commissioner speaks on matter

March 24, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Commissioner Don Amber crossed into Allen County Thursday to chime in on an issue in Huntertown he felt could affect the people of his home county. Huntertown officials are mulling the possibility of building a $11.2 million wastewater treatment plant.

The town currently pumps its sewage to Fort Wayne. Amber is concerned about the amount of treated sewage that would make its way into the Eel River, which flows into Whitley County.

REMEMBERING THROUGH PICTURE: Family mourns on anniversary

March 24, 2012


Monday marked the second anniversary of 14-year-old Kaylin Doggendorf’s death, as her body was found less than a mile from her Pierceton home on March 19, 2010. Doggendorf, a Whitko Middle School student at the time, was murdered by 17-year-old Joshua Wright who is currently serving a 100-year sentence. Wright admitted to police that he killed Doggendorf after he broke into her house early Thursday morning, March 18, 2010.

March 23rd

IBCA All-State teams

March 23, 2012

Whitko’s Logan Irwin was named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association's Senior All-State team. Pictured above is Irwin as a young hoopster. Also receiving IBCA honors was Drew Benedict and Derek Hinen of Columbia City, who were named to the Underclass All-State team and Tyler Arrowsmith, Honorable Mention Senior All-State.

ALREADY?

March 23, 2012

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Glen LaRue, Whitley County resident, found black and grey morel mushrooms Thursday. Typically, morel season is in mid-April but due to warmer-than-usual March temperatures, mushrooms are beginning to surface. The morels were found in Columbia Township.

WILD, WACKY & WEIRD NEWS: Cat falls nearly 20 stories, survives

March 23, 2012

Cat survives 19-story plunge from Boston high rise

BOSTON (AP) — A veterinarian says acting like a flying squirrel may have saved a cat from serious injury in a 19-story plunge from a Boston high rise.

Sugar the cat had no broken bones or cuts, just some bruising on her lungs after the fall from a window owner Brittany Kirk had opened to enjoy the recent unseasonably warm weather.

The Animal Rescue League estimates Sugar fell between 150 and 200 feet.

Kirk tells WBZ-TV (http://cbsloc.al/GLkYuk) she thinks Sugar used up “one or two or maybe eight” of her nine lives.

DEFYING THE ODDS: Crash victim doing well despite being hit while on moped

March 23, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A 25-year-old man is doing well after he and his moped were struck by a van Monday evening.

Brandon Morris of Columbia City was stopped at the intersection of U.S. 30 and W. Lincolnway when he fell victim to a collision in the middle of the crossroads.

The red van, driven by Darlene Menzie, 59, of Pierceton, was turning north onto Lincolnway from the eastbound lane of U.S. 30, when she was t-boned by a Buick Lesabre from the westbound lane of the highway.

The Lesabre was driven by Terence White, 69, of Winona Lake.

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