April 15th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs Police Department recently added three new reserve officers.
Jeremy Brice, Heath Fearnow and Anthony Kumfer have joined the force doubling the total reserve officers to six.
Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said the three have completed their 40-hour, pre-basic training. Next will be field work.
âThey have a manual they have to go through. With training officers, investigations, crash reports and case reports all included,â Longenbaugh said.
SOUTH WHITLEY â A South Whitley woman was found dead in a pond in Cleveland Township Sunday morning.
Officials say Bonnie Knetter, a 74-year-old who lived in the apartments located at 7550 W. CR 500 S, was discovered in a pond near her home by her family.
According to Indiana conservation officers, Knetterâs relatives came to check on her at approximately 10:45 a.m. Sunday, but couldnât find her in her home.
The family searched the vicinity and found her in the pond a few hundred feet from her home, officials say.
LARWILL â A Whitley County Sheriffâs detective was arrested Saturday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Chuck Vogely, 60, was booked into the Whitley County Jail Saturday at 5:35 p.m.
According to police scanner traffic, Whitley County received a call from Kosciusko County on a possible intoxicated driver, headed eastbound on U.S. 30.
Vogely was stopped in the Larwill area by a Whitley County Sheriffâs deputy.
He was arrested and booked by the Indiana State Police.
Norman D. Doud , 84, of Columbia City, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013 at his home. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Hubert and Nora (Goings) Doud. He retired in 1990 from Boilermakers 374 after 33 years.
COLUMBIA CITY â War was waged at Eagle Tech Academy Friday â a cooking war, that is.
Sophomore Spanish students at ETA participated in a cooking competition that not only brought out creative dishes, but creative learning as well.
Seventeen teams fought for the honor of âTop Chef.â Several of the classrooms were converted into mini, make-shift eateries, as students prepared and served dishes from Spanish-speaking countries.
CHURUBUSCO â Out of 39 applicants participating in the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship selection process, Chandler Brown, a senior at Churubusco Junior-Senior High School, was awarded the honor.Chandler is the son of Doug and Larisa Brown, and the older brother of Seth.
As the endowmentâs recipient, Chandler receives full tuition to the Indiana college of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.His college of choice â Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Columbia Cityâs softball team traveled to Whitko Friday evening to pick up its first win of the season â in prime fashion â with an 18-1 win.
After a scoreless first inning, the Lady Eagles tacked on three runs in the second frame.
Columbia City scored six more in the third, and nine in the fifth and final inning to make the score 18-1 with 13 hits.
âWe finally hit the ball like we wanted,â Columbia City Head Coach Steve Cox said.
Winning pitcher Krysten Van Houten had nine strike-outs with no walks.
WARSAW â Columbia Cityâs varsity baseball team was finally able to take to the diamond after three cancelled games due to weather.
While the weather held off for the Eaglesâ Friday night game at Warsaw, conditions were not ideal, as temperatures were low and drizzle fell throughout the evening.
Both teams had to deal with the cold, but Columbia City managed to win a close game over the Tigers, 5-4.
The Eagleâs opening night starting pitcher, Jordan Bickle, took a no-hit bid into the fifth inning while on his way to earning the win.
SOUTH WHITLEY â In a county-rivalry game against Churubusco, Whitko defeated the Eagles 10-6.
The Wildcats advance to 5-1 on the season while Churubusco drops to 2-3.
Alex Stoddard led Whitko with 4-for-4 batting, scoring three runs with an RBI.
âStoddard was huge out of the lead-off spot, reaching base all five times,â Whitko Head Coach Erik Hisner said. âWe had a lot of guys to a lot of little things tonight to help us earn this victory.â
TERRE HAUTE (AP) â A Connecticut man died and his girlfriend was seriously injured when they were compacted inside a garbage truck after spending the night in a trash bin, police said.
Police responding to a 911 call early Thursday found the body of 46-year-old Franschon Barr in the rear of the garbage truck near a Terre Haute hotel.