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April 8th, 2013

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.

Spring sports in full swing this week

April 8, 2013

Sports from all three Whitley County schools will be busy this week, as schedules are picking up after spring break. Above, Churubusco’s Jordan Howell pitches against Oak Hill last week. The Eagles won 14-1.

Whitko’s Wolf throws no-hitter

April 8, 2013

ARGOS — Wyatt Wolf threw a no-hitter as Whitko’s baseball team earned a sweep of Argos Saturday.

The Wildcats took game one 13-0 and won game two 14-3 in five innings.

Whitko was led in game one by Wolf, whose no-hitter included eight strikeouts and two walks in seven innings of work.

Offensively, the Wildcats were led in game one by Hunter Sroufe, who was 4-for-4 with four runs scored, one RBI and two stolen bases. Alex Stoddard was 3-for-5 at the plate with a home run and four RBI’s.

DOGFIGHT AFTERMATH: Dogs put down in fighting case

April 8, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — It was more than three months ago that 18 individuals were arrested for various crimes related to dogfighting in Whitley County.

Since that time, two dogs have been euthanized, one more could be, and most of the court proceedings are still in the pretrial phase.

Two of the three dogs were euthanized in previous months, according to court documents which included an expense report from the Whitley County Humane Shelter.

NEW 911 EQUIPMENT TO BE INSTALLED: Whitley Co. ready for transition

April 8, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Emergency dispatchers are going to be more than just a comforting voice in the time of distress.

Within the next year, an old technology will be put to new use, as people will have the opportunity to send text, photo and video messages to 911 dispatchers.

While the technology may not be fully functional for a year, Whitley County is having all the necessary equipment installed this month.

Whitley County 911 Coordinator Scott Jones said everything will be up and running April 30, and personnel will be trained within the next two weeks.

MAYOR COMBATS LEGISLATION: Daniel speaks in opposition of new bill

April 8, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel was at the Indiana Statehouse last week to testify concerning a piece of legislation.

House Bill 1307 was being discussed. The bill would allow customers of sewer and water utilities to appeal rates to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) if they live outside of the corporate limits of the city.

Daniel testified against the legislation. He was asked to do so by the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT).

THE METH EPIDEMIC: Policing

April 8, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the fourth of a multi-part series on methamphetamine.

COLUMBIA CITY — Law enforcement officials are facing a difficult challenge when it comes to methamphetamine — how do you police a drug that is made of household items?

While other drugs, such as marijuana and cocaine, are easy to determine guilt, Whitley County Drug Task Force Detective Bill Brice said the law can be tricky with meth.

Lawmakers have put a limit on the amount of pseudoephedrine that can be purchased per day and per month.

April 5th

Whitko back in action tonight

April 5, 2013

Whitko’s baseball team, along with its softball team, will be in action tonight. The boys travel to Argos while the girls head in the other direction, facing Bluffton. Spring sports will be in full swing next week, as 38 varsity games are scheduled in the six-day span.

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