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April 9th, 2013

FIELD FIRE FRENZY

April 9, 2013

Whitley County has seen an abundance of field fires recently, as dry, windy conditions have provided the perfect storm for a blaze. Field fires may be less prevalent in the coming week, as the area saw rain Monday afternoon and more showers are expected throughout the week.

LILY WINNER: Congratulations Chandler Brown

April 9, 2013

Chandler Brown, of Churubusco High School, was announced as the Lily Scholarship winner.

1-TO-1: Technology comes to enhance, not eliminate

April 9, 2013

PIERCETON — Technology is can be both a blessing and curse to school systems.

The advantages of delivering current and timely curriculum is equally balanced with the demand for money in order to maintain equipment and security measures.

However, even with the looming costs, Whitko Community School Corporation is putting plans in place to incorporate a technological element into the teaching base.

1-to-1 Technology was introduced to school board members last week by Joel Yeager, director of technology Services for the district.

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.

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