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James Winterburn, 55

July 31, 2011

James C. Winterburn, 55, of Columbia City, died at 8:37 a.m., Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
He was born Jan. 11, 1956 to Reginald and Louise Winterburn.
Visitation is Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City.
Funeral service will immediately follow visitation at 3:00 p.m. with Eddie Beagles of Demoney-Grimes officiating.
Burial will follow at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dream Team c/o ResCare.

Smith-Green schools ‘exemplary’ in ISTEPs

July 31, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — Preliminary results from spring ISTEP+ (Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus) testing revealed recently that both Churubusco Elementary School and Churubusco Junior-Senior High School scored in the exemplary category among Indiana schools.
According to CES Principal Shellie Miller, recent results gave the elementary, junior-senior high school and the district as a whole an “A” rating on a grading scale of A-F.
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July 29th

Special prosecutor: No charges against Hodges

July 29, 2011

HUNTINGTON — The special prosecutor selected to investigate a domestic issue involving Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges and his estranged wife, Laurell, has decided no charges should be filed.
Huntington Co. Prosecutor Amy Richison was named as special prosecutor for a July 19 incident involving the sheriff which was initially investigated by the Indiana State Police.
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July 28th

Mayor: Departments shine during outage

July 28, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – Mayor James Fleck gave high praise to city departments Tuesday regarding their handling of the Saturday, July 2 power outage caused by high winds and heavy storms.
Fleck cited several departments, including water, sewer and electric who performed well during the Fourth of July weekend outage.
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Police get green light to pursue communications upgrade

July 28, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – Columbia City’s police department is looking to acquire new handheld radios for its police force and it has been given “the green light” by city council to pursue the $180,000 upgrade.
Police Chief Michael Petersen – who also serves as the chairman of the city’s Radio Committee – inquired at Tuesday night’s session of Columbia City’s City Council if the city had an available funding source so the committee can begin the process of planning, budgeting and acquiring the radios.
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ISP’s Lemmon among area ‘top guns’

July 28, 2011

PLAINFIELD — A Whitley County Indiana State Police Trooper is one of four sharp-shooting officers who recently bullseyed their way to first place in ISP’s annual pistol competition, the Putnamville Pistol Match.
Senior Trooper Joel D. Lemmon, a 12-year ISP veteran, joined Master Trooper Jarrod R. Alexander, Senior Trooper Marc D. Leatherman and Trooper John G. Silver at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield Tuesday.
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South Whitley grant given in Statehouse ceremony

July 28, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — July 13 was a memorable day as town council member Joan Eberhart, along with resident Angela Hoffman, represented the Town of South Whitley in a special ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse.

Armed robbery in Larwill

July 28, 2011

LARWILL — The Whitley County Sheriff Department and Indiana State Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Larwill Deli at U.S. 30 and Ind. 5.
According to police radio traffic, a white male with a silver semi-automatic handgun, ski mask, and a hooded sweatshirt held up the Deli at gunpoint at approximately 10:40 p.m. Wednesday night.
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July 27th

Columbia City department heads report to city council

July 27, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Common Council met Tuesday and a majority of the focus was on the reports from department heads.
Chief of Police Michael Petersen discussed an initiative to replace the police department’s current batch of handheld radios. The council is moving forward on the project, which is currently in its very early stages.
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South Whitley housing gripes directed to law enforcement

July 27, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Unsupervised adolescents, vandalism, loitering, stolen property and lack of respect for personal property in an undisclosed area of town was brought to the town council’s attention by a concerned resident at Monday evening’s meeting.

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