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January 25th, 2015

DEMOCRAT CANDIDATE: Buchanan joins mayor’s race

January 25, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Dick Buchanan has officially declared his intention to run on the Democratic ticket for the office of Mayor of Columbia City in the upcoming May primary.

He and his wife Jean raised their daughter, Christy Fulk, an elementary teacher residing in South Whitley, and Phillip Buchanan, a clinical pharmacist in Nashville, Tenn., in Columbia City.

January 24th

WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD: Whitko fosters ‘real world’ success

January 24, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — 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 “real world.”

With the intent of introducing students to some of Whitko’s 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.

GUILTY: Huffman pleads guilty to molesting

January 24, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

January 23rd

CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN: Col. City man faces 23 child crime felonies

January 24, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police’s Cyber Crime Information Technology Section uncovered a substantial cache of child pornography during the execution of a search warrant at Larson’s home in Columbia City.

SCHOOL FLAP: School board member may have violated law

January 23, 2015

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.

MORE SNOW: Significant snowfall to come Sunday

January 23, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — 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.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 'Bad Lip Readings' video spoofs NFL football stars

January 23, 2015

The latest 'Bad Lip Readings' video skewers many of the NFL's biggest stars with some unforgettable lines.

FREE MAMMOGRAMS: Valentines are for Life

January 23, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The public can honor a special person in life by purchasing a “Valentine for Life” from the Whitley County Giving Circle for Women’s 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.

WINTER: Bringing dangers for the elderly

January 23, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 “feel cold” most of the time.

LADY EAGLES JOIN TOP 10: Busy weekend of prep hoops on tap

January 23, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls basketball team has made its way into the Associated Press’ 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.

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