April 27th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The ride to school was delayed for several Whitley County Consolidated Schools elementary-school students Monday morning after one of its buses was involved in a crash.
Bus 0101, a Mary Raber Elementary School bus, was involved in a crash with a passenger car just after 7 a.m. Monday, while the bus was picking up children for school in Columbia Shores.
No children were reportedly injured in the crash; however, an ambulance was summoned to the scene for the driver of the passenger car, with reports of a minor head injury, according to police scanner traffic.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s girls track team hosted the Turtle Town Classic invitational Saturday, despite blowing rain and cool temperatures.
The host team placed fifth in the Black division, comprised of smaller schools.
FORT WAYNE â€” Wayne Kreiger is the most recent winner of the Nancy Rehm Award.
Kreiger was recognized for his influence on womenâ€™s athletics, with decades of time put in as a girls basketball coach and a lifetime on the basketball court.
Kreiger, 72, was honored with the award at the annual Nancy Rehm Border Wars Classic on Sunday at the University of Saint Francis.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Elise Cormany (left) and Regan Decker (front), leap at the start of the 400-meter dash at the Turtletown Relays Saturday in Churubusco. Cormany placed third and Regan took fifth in the event. There were 23 schools at Churubusco High School for the event. Columbia City placed second in the Gold Division (big school). Whitko came in second and Churubusco placed fifth in the Black Division (small school).
NORTH MANCHESTER â€” Similar to a recent hoax at Valparaiso University last week, Manchester University was on lockdown for four hours Friday night and Saturday morning.
At approximately 11 p.m. Friday, police received a phone call that someone had been stabbed, and that there were hostages, explosives and a shotgun involved, near the universityâ€™s administration building.
A reward will be issued for information on the caller.
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Police are looking for a 79-year-old Columbia City man who is missing.
Donald Beckner is approximately 6-feet-tall and 185 pounds. He is bald with grey hair on the sides. Police believe he is wearing a light green jacket with a blue collar.
He has been missing since 5 p.m. Sunday.
Those with information should call the Columbia City Police Department at 248-5121.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Lighthouse InterFaith Mission reminisced about the past and got excited about the future at its 15-year celebration Thursday night.
The Lighted Gala was held at The Van Buren in downtown Columbia City.
The Lighthouse provides services to homeless women and children. More than just a homeless shelter, the operation offers classes on parenting, budgets, job acquisition â€” and more.
Landon Fazio sings a song about trees during Mary Raber Elementary Schoolâ€™s Arbor Day performance Friday.
The schoolâ€™s second graders performed to their parents, members of the community and kindergartners.
NORTH MANCHESTER â€” After a 4.5-hour lockdown, police gave the all-clear at Manchester University at 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
The school was locked down after someone allegedly called 911 and said there was a stabbing, explosives and possible armed subject on the campus.
Police searched every building of the school and found the phone call to be a prank.
No injuries were reported in the incident.