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April 27th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After an elderly Columbia City man was reported missing this morning, police found him in his home at approximately 2:45 p.m. Monday.
According to police scanner traffic, he was returned home in a vehicle with two Elkhart people and one Illinois person. According to the police scanner, Beckner had a handful of cash.
No further information is available at this time.
Becker was reported missing this morning and police say he hadn't been seen since 5 p.m. Sunday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The ride to school was delayed for several Whitley County Consolidated Schools elementary-school students Monday morning after one of its buses was involved in a crash.
Bus 0101, a Mary Raber Elementary School bus, was involved in a crash with a passenger car just after 7 a.m. Monday, while the bus was picking up children for school in Columbia Shores.
No children were reportedly injured in the crash; however, an ambulance was summoned to the scene for the driver of the passenger car, with reports of a minor head injury, according to police scanner traffic.
FORT WAYNE â€” Wayne Kreiger is the most recent winner of the Nancy Rehm Award.
Kreiger was recognized for his influence on womenâ€™s athletics, with decades of time put in as a girls basketball coach and a lifetime on the basketball court.
Kreiger, 72, was honored with the award at the annual Nancy Rehm Border Wars Classic on Sunday at the University of Saint Francis.
NORTH MANCHESTER â€” Similar to a recent hoax at Valparaiso University last week, Manchester University was on lockdown for four hours Friday night and Saturday morning.
At approximately 11 p.m. Friday, police received a phone call that someone had been stabbed, and that there were hostages, explosives and a shotgun involved, near the universityâ€™s administration building.
A reward will be issued for information on the caller.
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Police are looking for a 79-year-old Columbia City man who is missing.
Donald Beckner is approximately 6-feet-tall and 185 pounds. He is bald with grey hair on the sides. Police believe he is wearing a light green jacket with a blue collar.
He has been missing since 5 p.m. Sunday.
Those with information should call the Columbia City Police Department at 248-5121.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Lighthouse InterFaith Mission reminisced about the past and got excited about the future at its 15-year celebration Thursday night.
The Lighted Gala was held at The Van Buren in downtown Columbia City.
The Lighthouse provides services to homeless women and children. More than just a homeless shelter, the operation offers classes on parenting, budgets, job acquisition â€” and more.
Landon Fazio sings a song about trees during Mary Raber Elementary Schoolâ€™s Arbor Day performance Friday.
The schoolâ€™s second graders performed to their parents, members of the community and kindergartners.
NORTH MANCHESTER â€” After a 4.5-hour lockdown, police gave the all-clear at Manchester University at 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
The school was locked down after someone allegedly called 911 and said there was a stabbing, explosives and possible armed subject on the campus.
Police searched every building of the school and found the phone call to be a prank.
No injuries were reported in the incident.
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