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February 23rd, 2013

KAUFFMAN HEADS TO KOKOMO: 48th DYW representative participates in state program

February 23, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Corinne Kauffman, a senior at Columbia City High School, will represent Whitley County at the Distinguished Young Woman state program in Kokomo.

Kauffman is the 48th representative of the local program of DYW and will participate in a preliminary competition Thursday and Friday and a final competition Saturday.

“I am really looking forward to the overall experience and meeting new people,” Kauffman said. “Getting the chance to represent my county is a real honor.”

PRE-TRIAL: Court date extended for Smith, Mireles

February 23, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Pierceton man accused of two felonies had his pre-trial conference continued until March 18.

Jeremiah Smith, 26, was in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday. He is accused of burglary, a Class C felony, and theft, a Class D felony.
According to case reports, Smith was alleged to have broken into the Larwill Deli.

He is accused of having stolen $1,252.76 of merchandise, 12 cartons of cigarettes.

The back door, door locks and hinges were also broken during the crime, which was estimated to be $650 in damages. This incident occurred on Sept. 9, 2012.

ROUNDTABLE: Region’s recession bounceback ballyhooed

February 23, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — How does one become well-known?
This was one question discussed at a Mayors Roundtable held at Eagle’s Nest Friday. With the economy beginning to get back on track, the aspect and importance of regionalism was one topic on the table.

Discussion centered around the fact that southern California and other regions of the county have its own reputations for what it does well.
How does Northeast Indiana acquire the same reputation?
The recession is over and the region is on the move forward, even if the recovery is still in progress at the moment.

February 22nd

UP FOR BID: Parkview Oaks and Pointe looking for buyer

February 22, 2013

Columbia City — Parkview Whitley Hospital today announced that it is seeking a buyer for Parkview Oaks and Parkview Pointe.

The campus, located at 411 Wolf Rd. in Columbia City, is a skilled nursing facility and residential/senior living community that serves over 100 residents.

Parkview Whitley Hospital focuses on its fundamental expertise in primary and acute medical care. Leaders at Parkview Whitley Hospital and Parkview Health believe the residents of Parkview Oaks and Parkview Pointe can be best served with an owner who specializes in senior care.

ALL-WHITLEY COUNTY: Girls basketball

February 22, 2013

Chosen by The Post & Mail’s editorial staff

Cagney Craig — Whitko
Megan Deutsch — Col. City
Jordan Hall — Whitko
Macie Hinen — Col. City
Montana Martin — Churubusco
Cassidy Perlich — Churubusco
Hannah Schnorr — Col. City
Josie Sparks — Whitko
Emily Whiteleather — Col. City
Aubrey Wright — Col. City

HONORABLE MENTION

Alyssa Anderson — Churubusco
Kristine Bechtold — Churubusco
Alyssa Hansen — Col. City
Melanie Kelsey — Whitko
Kelly Reiff — Whitko
Baily Rentschler — Col.City

ANIMAL NEGLECT: Dogs rescued from Whitley Co. home

February 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — “Each rib showed on the dog, as well as the entire contour of the spine. The hip bones also protruded out.”

In a case report, Whitley County Sheriff’s K9 handler, Jason Spencer, described the condition of two dogs he found at a rural Columbia City home Wednesday night.

The two animals, Albos and Ruby, were removed from the Doug Shearer residence at 2690 N. CR 450 E. after police found the canines severely malnutritioned.

ONLINE POLL RESULTS

February 22, 2013

ATTEMPTED MURDER CASE: Motion to dismiss Kimbler charges denied

February 22, 2013

A defense motion filed to dismiss an attempted murder charge was dismissed Tuesday.

Dakota Kimbler, 17, was charged as an adult with attempted murder from an incident that occurred in December.

Kimbler allegedly snuck in the back of a South Whitley man’s car after he escaped from Pierceton Woods’ juvenile corrections facility.

When Johnny Couch, former Whitley County Sheriff’s reserve deputy, was on his way home from his third-shift job in Pierceton, Kimbler waited until they got to Larwill before allegedly shooting Couch in the chest.

INDIANA EDUCATION: State laws impact local schools

February 22, 2013

PIERCETON — With a newly elected Indiana state education superintendent, school board members and administration with Whitko Community School Corporation are keeping a close eye on pending legislation.

At Monday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Steve Clason shared what bills would have a direct impact on Whitko schools.

“We are in the middle of a session so a lot of bills won’t go anywhere,” Clason said. “There are some we are watching for. The ones that could impact us here at home are of the greatest importance.”

February 21st

WEATHER ADVISORY

February 21, 2013

The Whitley County Emergency Management Agency has issued a winter weather advisory for Whitley County until noon Friday. Heavy snow followed by sleet or rain is expected after 9 a.m. Friday.

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