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January 29th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City man arrested last week on drug charges had his first appearance in court Monday.
Michael Raber, 26 arrested Thursday and charged with six counts. He was charged with two counts of dealing in methamphetamine, a Class B felony; one count of possession of methamphetamine, a Class D felony; one count of possession of precursors for the manufacture of methamphetamine, a Class D felony; maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony and possession of paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In the Parkview Whitley Hospital basement, surrounded by purple tablecloths and ribbons, Event Chairperson Cathy Cronin welcomed attendees to the annual Relay for Life Kick-off Party.
â€śWe were expecting 30 people. We ran out of name tags,â€ť said Melissa Stephens American Cancer Society (ACS) community representative.
â€śSo this is a really great turn out.â€ť
Relay for Life is a fundraising opportunity lead by the ACS.
PIERCETON â€” School safety has been a recurring topic of conversation between administrators at Whitko Community School Corporation.
Recently, WCSC Superintendent Steve Clason met with local law enforcement to determine how to better protect Whitko schools.
â€śWe discussed safety plans to figure out what the best course of action should be in our buildings,â€ť Clason said. â€śLuckily, we havenâ€™t had an immediate concern, but it is best to be prepared.â€ť
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the second installment of a three-part series on the Whitley County Courthouse.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śMen of all ages have built monuments which, in a broad sense, have been indicative of their social, moral and intellectual stature.â€ť
That statement was made by the Honorable William F. McNagny as part of his speech made June 14, 1890, at the dedication of the Whitley County Courthouse.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śDating violence is not acceptable.â€ť
This is the message the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force (WCDVTF) is trying to impress on students and will convey in a dramatic presentation in March.
â€śThe media has really made us numb to the violence in relationships,â€ť said Natalie Lewis, interim president on the board of WCDVTF. â€śOn TV, the domestic or dating violence story always has a happy ending, but that isnâ€™t true to life.â€ť
Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s show choir, City Stars, won Grand Champion and Best Vocals in the Summit Invitational Saturday at Bishop Dwenger in the choirâ€™s first performance of the season.
Here are the headlines in Monday's issue:
Schools, police unite for school safety
Courthouse: Turning back time
Healthy relationships become a passionate plea for task force
Indiana pilot dies in Michigan small plane crash
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City man had his first appearance in Whitley County Circuit Court Tuesday on charges of burglary and theft.
Christopher Padgett, 27, was accused of committing burglary, a Class C felony, and theft, a Class D felony, at his place of employment, C & R Plating Corp. in Columbia City.
Case reports said Padgett allegedly stole $326 in petty cash from the office of Cathy Dowell. on Tuesday, Jan. 15. A lighter and gloves of a factory worker were found at the scene. Witnesses said they saw the defendant running around the front of the building.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Giving birth is not always a cut and dry process. There are many factors to consider before delivery and several choices to be made by pregnant women.
One of those choices is where to deliver the baby. But the decision is not necessarily choosing a certain hospital over another.
Many women are weighing the option of delivering at a hospital or at home.
Despite medical advancements in the U.S., 40 other countries have a lower infant mortality rate, according to ABC news.
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the first of a three-part series highlighting the Whitley County Courthouse
COLUMBIA CITY â€” It was a position that came with no corner office, no prestige and no grand title, but when Meredith Hoffman, of Columbia City, agreed to give tours of the Whitley County Courthouse, she wasnâ€™t concerned with what was in it for her.
â€śI would guess I gave tours for 10 years,â€ť Hoffman said. â€śIt was something I wanted to do. I think the history of the Courthouse is interesting and a part of our countyâ€™s history. I wanted to be able to pass that along.â€ť