January 24th, 2015
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COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City man is facing 23 felony charges for crimes against children.
Following a month-long investigation, Charles Larson, 45, of Columbia City, was taken into custody Friday afternoon after detectives looked into various allegations of child sex crimes.
Investigators with the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department and Indiana State Policeâ€™s Cyber Crime Information Technology Section uncovered a substantial cache of child pornography during the execution of a search warrant at Larsonâ€™s home in Columbia City.
Indiana's public access counselor says an eastern Indiana school board member may have violated the state's open door law when she suspended the district's superintendent.
Christa Ellis, the president of Union School Corp.'s school board, suspended Superintendent Fred Herron on Monday, a day before she and two fellow board members voted to place Herron on paid administrative leave. The board's two other members, who were surprised by the move, abruptly resigned during the meeting.
"I don't want to be part of this train wreck," board member Alan McCormick said in resigning.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Forecasters are expecting 3-5 inches of snow in Northeast Indiana on Sunday. Flurries are expected to begin Saturday, but increase Sunday morning and continue through the night.
The latest 'Bad Lip Readings' video skewers many of the NFL's biggest stars with some unforgettable lines.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The public can honor a special person in life by purchasing a â€śValentine for Lifeâ€ť from the Whitley County Giving Circle for Womenâ€™s health,
The tax-deductible donation will help to provide free mammograms for local women who cannot afford one and would not otherwise receive this critical cancer screening. A Valentine costs $5 with all proceeds to benefit the free mammogram program ran in partnership with Parkview Whitley Hospital.
Deadline for Valentine submission is Saturday, Feb. 7.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Winter is here, and with the first icy blasts of sub-zero temperatures, ice and snow comes a set of problems that for most of us are simply annoying. For the elderly these conditions may present serious issues.
The freezing temperatures and sub-zero windchill reading present a very real possibility of frostbite and hypothermia for the elderly.
Because of decreased circulation and generally lower fat content, some of the elderly may have a tendency to â€śfeel coldâ€ť most of the time.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls basketball team has made its way into the Associated Pressâ€™ weekly Top 10 poll this week, sitting at No. 9 in Class 3A.
The 16-4 Lady Eagles suffered their first loss in a 9-game win streak on Saturday, falling to Class 4A No. 4 Homestead, in a game that was closer than the final score showed.
The Lady Eagles were within five points of Homestead in the second half, eventually falling 62-50 after fourth-quarter free throws.
CHURUBUSCO â€“ Chad Fulkerson, Churubusco police officer and 19-year law enforcement veteran, was officially named Smith-Green Community Schoolâ€™s full-time school resource officer (SRO) Wednesday evening during Churbuscoâ€™s Town Council meeting.
â€śHeâ€™s been a part of the townâ€™s police force for a long time,â€ť said Churubusco Town Marshal Mike Engle, â€śand heâ€™s a great guy.â€ť
Having been previously employed as a part-time SRO at Smith-Green, Fulkerson will continue his position for the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year.
Sept. 8, 1952 â€” Jan. 13, 2015
Ramona Lynn (Gradeless) Wood lost her battle with cancer Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at the age of 62. She was born in Moses Lake, Wash., Sept. 8, 1952.
She graduated from Columbia City High School in 1970. Lynn worked for Verizon, formerly GTE, for 25 years before retiring. She moved to Fort Wayne in 1992.
She is preceded in death by her father, Robert Russell Gradeless, Sr.; step-father Robert Cooper; and brothers, Roger and Larry Cooper.