Archive - 2014
The Columbus Police Department is investigating after three churches there were vandalized with spray paint.
Vandals painted religiously fueled messages on the facades of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, East Columbus Christian Church and Lakeview Church of Christ overnight on Saturday, according to police. A member of St. Bartholomew said "INFIDELS!" and "Quran 3:151? were written in black spray paint on the exterior of the church.
Authorities say a 15-year-old girl whose badly burned body was found dumped in an Indianapolis backyard was a student at Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center on the city's far west side.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police say the name of the girl and how she died might be released following an autopsy Tuesday. They say a man walking his dog found the body Sunday afternoon in his backyard on the city's near northwest side.
Detectives believe the victim was killed elsewhere and brought to that location. Television news footage showed scorch marks in the yard.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Nine Whitley County high school seniors will participate in the countyâ€™s Distinguished Young Woman program.
Mindi Hoffman will join Greg Hockemeyer as emcee the program which is slated for Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Two Republicans have put their names on the list in hopes to fill the Whitley County Auditorâ€™s position.
Whitley County Republican Precinct Committeemen will hold a caucus Wednesday at 7 p.m. to fill the position of County Auditor.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A variety of vegetables grow in front of The Lighthouse, a transitional shelter in Columbia City serving the homeless in Whitley County.
The Community Garden functions as more than just a source of food; the vegetables provide a lifestyle change.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” As Columbia Cityâ€™s Park Departmentâ€™s baseball and softball programs continue to grow, officials are looking to add some structure to the programsâ€™ committees.
While not much is expected to change from the parentsâ€™ and playersâ€™ standpoints, the leagueâ€™s leaders may see new guidelines.
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WALTON â€” In its first meeting with Lewis Cass, Churubuscoâ€™s football team fell to the Kings, 16-7 after a long weather delay.
Churubusco jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, and the Eaglesâ€™ defense continued to control the game in the opening minutes of the second quarter, when Churubusco held off Lewis Cass, on fourth down, one yard away from the goal, to force a turnover on downs.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” The Columbia City Eagle and the Whitko Wildcat football teams renewed the battle for the Eel River Trophy Friday night at the Wildcatsâ€™ Ryan Huff Field.
In a stark reversal of last weekâ€™s grind-it-out ground attack, the Eagles used a potent aerial attack to put the Wildcats in a 22-point first-quarter hole on their way to a 43-20 win.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City Rotary Club members learned about Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana at the clubâ€™s Tuesday luncheon meeting in the community room at Parkview Whitley Hospital. Linda Bewley, outreach coordinator for the agency, began her presentation by asking how many in her audience had been touched by cancer or knew someone who had been afflicted. Every hand in the room was raised.