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December 15th

CAT WRANGLERS: Police officers sometimes round up stray animals from streets

December 15, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Police Department and the Whitley County Humane Society Animal Shelter work in tandem to help both animals and residents of the city, according to Columbia City’s top police officer.
Columbia City Police Chief Mike Petersen said the city is required by the state to have at minimum one animal control officer.
In Columbia City, one officer is not assigned to this duty; the entire department participates.
“Any of our officers can work a case,” said Petersen

BREAKING NEWS: Name of policeman shot in face – as well as suspect killed – released by authorities

December 15, 2011

WATERLOO, Ind. — Indiana State Police have released the name of a northeastern Indiana police officer who was shot in the face while responding to a distress call.
State Police Sgt. Ron Galaviz says 47-year-old Deputy Marshal Stephen Brady, of Pleasant Lake, remained in serious condition at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Brady is a 13-year veteran of the Waterloo Police Department, located in DeKalb County. He was shot while responding to a report that a man and woman had knocked on someone’s door about 3 a.m. Thursday saying they needed help because their car was stuck in a ditch.

BREAKING NEWS: State police arrested suspected child molester

December 15, 2011

The Criminal Investigation Division of the Indiana State Police arrested a Big Lake resident late Wednesday night on two counts of child molesting and one count of failing to register as a sex offender following a two week-long investigation.
Robert S. Gibson, 39, of rural Columbia City (Big Lake in Noble County) was arrested in connection to an allegation that he had sexual contact with a female victim under the age of 14 during the summer of 2010.
He was charged with two felony counts of child molesting and also for failing to register as a sex offender.

December 14th

BREAKING NEWS - Police responding to reported burning school bus

December 14, 2011

Area police and firemen have been dispatched to U.S. 30 for a reported school bus on fire.
According to scanner traffic, the bus is believed to be empty.

UPDATE: Upon arrival by first responders, the bus is empty and according to police scanner traffic, the bus is having mechanical issues. No injuries have been reported.

BUGGY DEATH: Cruising through intersection, Amish man killed, two injured when struck by Ligonier SUV driver

December 14, 2011

A 59-year-old Amish man from northern Indiana was killed when the horse-drawn buggy he was driving across an intersection was struck by a sport utility vehicle.

The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department says Marion Yoder of Goshen was killed in the collision about 2.5 miles southeast of Goshen about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. Yoder, his 53-year-old wife and 8-year-old grandson were thrown from the buggy. The sheriff's department says Yoder went under the SUV.

Edith Yoder and Caleb Yoder were listed in fair condition Wednesday at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.

NOT A DONE DEAL: Mayor's raise still debated at Tuesday night's city council meeting

December 14, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The 2012 salary for elected officials – specifically a raise in the mayor’s pay – dominated Tuesday night's regular meeting of the Columbia City Common Council.
conversation.
Mayor James Fleck advocated a change to the salary at the previous meeting, which he hopes will put the position of mayor on the same pay-grade as that of department heads.
The original alteration called for over $7,228 to be added to the mayor’s salary, raising the annual salary from $54,132 currently to $61,360.

ELECTRIFYING: Accelerator installed at Iotron

December 14, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Iotron Industries USA recently installed its 2.5 ton electron-beam linear accelerator at the company’s new $15 million facility in Columbia City, according to Tino Pereira, president and CEO of Iotron. The Canadian company decided to locate its new 54,000-square-foot e-beam sterilization and materials modification operation in Northeast Indiana in 2010 following an extensive 16-month search, according to company officials.

CENTURY OF SERVICE: State Police recognize five for 20 years in law enforcement

December 14, 2011

FORT WAYNE – Five Indiana State Troopers recently observed a milestone in their respective careers as a result of achievement, service and dedication to the Indiana State Police Department and to the citizens of the State of Indiana.
According to Lieutenant Tony Casto, Fort Wayne District commander, the following Troopers have completed 20 years of service to the Indiana State Police.

Max Sheckler, 75

December 14, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – Max Eugene Sheckler, 75, of Columbia City, passed away at 8:39 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at his home.
Born Dec. 27, 1935, in Columbia City, he was the son of Marshall Luther and Nellie (Engle) Sheckler.
A lifetime Columbia City resident, he attended Columbia City High School.
On March 31, 1956, he married Eunice Kincaid at the parsonage of Rev. Marion Shroyer, Columbia City.
He did general farming, was an auto mechanic and was also a punch press operator at LML Corporation, Columbia City for 40 years.

Lewann Carteaux, 73

December 14, 2011

FORT WAYNE — Lewann Carteaux, 73, of Fort Wayne, died on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
Mrs. Carteaux was born in Chillicothe, Ohio on July 25, 1938, to Lewis A. Musselman and Anne Louise (Schwartz) Musselman.
She graduated from Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne in 1956.
Mrs. Carteaux married Francis “Pete” Carteaux on Sept. 1, 1962, at St. Charles Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. He survives in Fort Wayne.

 

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