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January 23rd, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â The public can honor a special person in life by purchasing a âValentine for Lifeâ from the Whitley County Giving Circle for Womenâs 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 âfeel coldâ most of the time.
CHURUBUSCO â Chad Fulkerson, Churubusco police officer and 19-year law enforcement veteran, was officially named Smith-Green Community Schoolâs full-time school resource officer (SRO) Wednesday evening during Churbuscoâs Town Council meeting.
âHeâs been a part of the townâs police force for a long time,â said Churubusco Town Marshal Mike Engle, âand heâs a great guy.â
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.
COLUMBIA CITY â Trent Boston will be singing the blues this weekend â but not in a figurative sense.
The Columbia City musician will be auditioning for âAmericaâs Got Talent,â a NBC television show that will be entering its 10th season this year.
Auditions are held in Chicago. While anyone can try out for the show, Boston received a special front-of-the-line pass from a local radio station, giving him a special advantage.
COLUMBIA CITY â The first Democrat has stepped into the ring of this yearâs municipal election season.
âRichardâ Dick Buchanan is set to take on incumbent Ryan Daniel (R) for the mayorâs seat. Buchanan is the lone Democrat in this yearâs election so far.
Eight candidates have filed for the primary so far â four incumbents and four new face.
(Allen County, IN)-A head on crash with injuries on southbound I-69 at the 296 mile marker, in front of the GM plant, has the interstate closed at that location.
Traffic is being diverted onto Lafayette Center Road.
Motorists are urged to avoid the area and seek alternate routes of travel.
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County Consolidated Schools officials are continuing to look toward the future of its facilities with the hiring of a consultant.
The districtâs Board of Trustees approved the hiring of a communication and data specialist, Steve Klink.
The consultant will continue to collect and analyze data to provide school officials with information regarding the future of the district.
Passages Profiles â15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the people of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY â In speaking with several of the Passages staff about Mike Harmon, they all mentioned that if there were an âassistantâ for them, Mike would be it.
Harmon said he likes helping.
COLUMBIA CITY â After nearly 39 years of preparing, cooking and serving meals at Millerâs Merry Manor, Becky Clifford has hung up her apron for the last time. Starting as a dishwasher and dietary aide with Millerâs in 1975, Clifford has seen many changes over the years, but one thing remained the same; she was there for the residents to make sure they had great meals.
(Fort Wayne, IN)-A Detective from the Indiana State Police post in Fort Wayne is asking for the publicâs assistance in helping to identify two individuals who allegedly used a stolen credit card at two Fort Wayne businesses this past Tuesday.