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April 9th, 2013

THE METH EPIDEMIC: Addiction

April 9, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the fifth of a multi-part series on met amphetamine.

COLUMBIA CITY — Addiction. It can mean different things for different people.

For a cigarette smoker, it can mean a dependence to nicotine. For some, its a craving for sweets. Others may submerse their lives in alcohol.

Whitley County Drug Task Force Detective Bill Brice says that for methamphetamine users, it’s more than an addiction — it’s a lifestyle.

Officials say meth is more addictive than crack cocaine, marijuana, heroin or LCD.

UTILITIES: Public hearing for IURC tonight

April 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Common Council will hear input from citizens regarding its desire to withdraw the electric and water utilities from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) at tonight’s meeting at 7 p.m.

The first reading of the ordinance to withdraw the utilities from the IURC passed unanimously at the Tuesday, March 26 council meeting. Between that meeting and the present, city officials have received some feedback, although not a great deal.

GUILTY: Lemmon admits to dealing, manufacturing Monday

April 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man pleaded guilty to two methamphetamine charges in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Joshua Lemmon, 35, admitted his guilt in dealing methamphetamine and manufacturing methamphetamine, both Class B felonies.

As part of a plea arrangement, Lemmon had four other counts against him dismissed. A contingency in his plea agreement is that he will not have an executed sentence of greater than 14 years. The sentencing range is six to 20 yeas.

April 8th

Nadean Lange, 90

April 8, 2013

Nadean Juanita Lange, 90, Columbia City, formerly of Huntington, passed away peacefully at 5:37 p.m. April 5, 2013, at Parkview Hospital, Columbia City.
Mrs. Lange was born Nov. 30, 1922, in Huntington to John G. and Thalya Griffith Ross. Her parents preceded her in death. Mrs. Lange’s first marriage was to John Woodrow, who was killed during World War II. She married Dwain Lange Aug. 9, 1947, and he survives in Columbia City.

Iris Cox, 84

April 8, 2013

Iris Rose Cox, 84, of Columbia City, passed away Friday in Columbia City. Born Dec. 13, 1928, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Paris and Hazel (Harmon) Standiford.
She moved to Whitley County in 1948 from Covington Downs in Allen County and resided in both Jefferson and Washington Townships. She graduated from Jefferson Center High School. On Jan. 16, 1949, she married Harold Eugene Cox in Waynedale. She and her husband managed and operated the Cox Family Farm until 1973. From 1973 to May 1991, she worked at Alcoils in Columbia City.

Pauline Gibson, 97

April 8, 2013

Pauline L. Gibson, 97, a former resident of rural Pierceton, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday April 4, 2013 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City where she had been a resident for the past seven years.
She was born June 16, 1915 in Marion County a daughter of the late James H. and Gertrude F. (Teter) Brunner. Her formative years were spent in Marion, Fort Wayne and New Haven. She attended New Haven High School.

Regina Hann, 86

April 8, 2013

Regina M. Hann, 86, of Columbia City, passed away at 4:15 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Morristown Manor, Morristown. Born Dec. 28, 1926 in Everett, Pa., she was the daughter of Walter A. and Viola Belle (Twigg) Rice.

William Harrison, 92

April 8, 2013

William Nathan Harrison, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Renaissance Village, Fort Wayne. Born March 31, 1921, in Aboite Township, Allen County, he was the son of William Roy and Ethel N. (Smith) Harrison.

Ted Hare, 80

April 8, 2013

Ted Roger Hare, 80, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:50 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born June 16, 1932 in North Manchester, he was the son of Orda Odell and Dorothy Marie (Baker) Hare-Hoover.

Teresa Levi, 43

April 8, 2013

Teresa Lyne Levi, 43, of Columbia City, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. with a funeral service at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City. She will be buried at Oak Grove (Compton) Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be given in Miss Levi’s memory to Passages, Inc. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.

 

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