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January 25th, 2013

DOLLARS WASH DOWNSTREAM: S.Whitley challenges erosion of Eel River

January 25, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Although the wastewater treatment plant is nearing its completion, South Whitley has another costly water issue.

The west bank of the Eel River is eroding and could possibly expose or damage new sewer piping being laid near the bank.

“In just a matter of days, we saw the bank erode several inches after the rain and wet weather,” said David Harvey with Fleis & Vandernbrink Engineering, Inc. the engineering firm overseeing the wastewater treatment plant project.

100th ANNIVERSARY: Lincoln Highway hits centennial mark

January 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The first transcontinental highway in the U.S. turns 100 this year.

Columbia City will be part of a celebration ceremony spanning the entire state of Indiana in July.

Indiana’s Lincoln Highway Association is working to bring the highway’s history through Whitley County, complete with classic cars.

Lincoln Highway Association is working to gather 100 participants who will ship their historic vehicles (pre 1980) and spend four weeks crossing the American continent on the Lincoln Highway.

CIRCUIT COURT: Trial date set for Wheeler

January 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A woman arrested on drug charges in 2012 will have a trial date set for June in Whitley County Circuit Court.

Aretha Wheeler, 31, was arrested in November for allegedly dealing a schedule 2 controlled substance, a Class B felony.

Case reports say Wheeler allegedly sold eight pills on Sept. 23. She was accused of knowlingly delivering hyrocodone. The report said a buyer met Wheeler at a room at Budget Inn in Columbia City. The alleged incident was recorded by audio.

Wheeler’s pretrial conference will be March 25 at 9 a.m. Angela Hendrickson is Wheeler’s attorney.

SCHOOL LEGISLATION: Whitko weighs positive, negative bills

January 25, 2013

PIERCETON — Good news was mixed with some hesitation at Monday’s meeting of Whitko Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees.

Superintedent Steve Clason gave board members an update on specific legislation that would have an affect on WCSC.

A bill proposing to fully fund all day kindergarten is currently on the table. Clason said this would be a bonus for the school system. Preschool funding is another positive bill on the state’s desk.

One particular piece of legislation on Clason’s radar is one pertaining to school vouchers.

TODAY IN SPORTS

January 25, 2013

Here are the sports headlines in Friday's issue:

Harber commits to Manchester

Luck eager to make 1st Pro Bowl appearance

Voice of Te'o prankster? Couric plays voicemails

No. 2 Michigan defeats Purdue

At Pro Bowl, Peterson doesn't plan to let up

IN THE HEADLINES

January 25, 2013

Here are the front page stories in Friday's issue:

United Way inches closer to its goal

South Whitley challenges erosion of Eel River

Lincoln Highway hits centennial mark

Trial date set for Wheeler

Whitko weighs positive, negative bills

SLICK ROADS: Sheriff's Dept. says use caution

January 25, 2013

Whitley County Sheriff's Department reminds drivers to use caution while driving. Roads are slick with ice and drifting snow.

January 24th

John Walter, 59

January 24, 2013

John G. Walter, 59, a Columbia City native, died at 3:21 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
He was born Dec. 19, 1953 in Columbia City a son of John M. “Jack” and Betty Jean (Strouse) Walter.
A lifelong resident of Columbia City until 2009, he graduated from Columbia City Joint High School.
He was employed at Harvester, Essex, Don Ayres Trucking and Wal Mart.

EMERGENCY SURGERY: Gall bladder surgery for Ind. first lady interrupts Gov.'s plans

January 24, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After spending time in Columbia City Wednesday night, Ind. Gov. Pence cancelled a trip to southern Indiana and all appointments for Thursday.

The governor's office says Indiana first lady Karen Pence is having emergency gall bladder surgery Thursday after experiencing abdominal pain a day earlier.

Pence spokeswoman Kara Brooks says Karen Pence is having the operation at an outpatient surgery center in Indianapolis. Brooks didn't immediately have other details about the surgery but expected to provide an update later Thursday.

REJECTION: Medical board turns down Dr. William Hedrick's settlement offer

January 24, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — A proposed settlement by Dr. William Hedrick was rejected by the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana in a hearing Thursday morning, according to area media.

Dr. Hedrick, of the Centers for Pain Relief in Northern Indiana, offered to give up his license to practice medicine for two years and voluntarily be on probation for four subsequent years.

Seven people died while under the care of Dr. Hedrick. He also reportedly billed Medicare $100 million between January 2010 and August 2012. Hedrick was paid out $7 million.

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