January 24th, 2015
SOUTH WHITLEY â Success breeds Success. That is the hope of the Whitko High School administrators as they kicked off a series of events arranged to expose students to the âreal world.â
With the intent of introducing students to some of Whitkoâs more successful graduates, four former WHS students and members of the recently formed Successful Whitko Alumni Speakers Bureau came to the school Wednesday morning to share their post-Whitko experiences with current juniors and seniors.
COLUMBIA CITY â Two men accused of child sex crimes were seen in Whitley County Circuit Court this month.
Jay Huffman, 58, of Columbia City, pleaded guilty to two counts of child molesting. William Greenwood, 40, of Pierceton, was arrested Jan. 15 for sexual misconduct with a minor, child molesting and child seduction.
Huffman was arrested in October on allegations that he had engaged in sexual activity with two girls in his family, 11 years old and younger.
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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 Sheriffâs Department and Indiana State Policeâs Cyber Crime Information Technology Section uncovered a substantial cache of child pornography during the execution of a search warrant at Larsonâs 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.
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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.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs 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.