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Archive - Feb 2011

February 4th

Carl Montz, 89

February 4, 2011

Carl Fred Montz, 89, of Fort Wayne died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital.
Born March 13, 1921 in Washington Township, he was a son of the late Floyd J. and Anna E. (Schneider) Montz.
He served in the Navy during World War II with his twin brother, the late Clark Montz, on board the Hermitage.
Survivors include his wife, Ina M. (Sheets) Montz.

Snow emergency expired

February 4, 2011

According to Emergency Management Director Cathy Broxon-Ball, the Level 2 snow emergency that the county has been operating under since Thursday morning has been dropped.

February 3rd

Updated delays and closings

February 3, 2011

WHITLEY COUNTY - The Post and Mail will post updates of closings and delays for Thursday, Feb. 3 here. Check back for up-to-the minute reports.
- According to its website, Whitley County Consolidated Schools are closed for Thursday, Feb. 3. - According to its website, Smith-Green Community Schools are closed for Thursday, Feb. 3. - According to its website, Whitko Community Schools are closed for Thursday, Feb. 3. - According to a press release from Catherine Broxon-Ball, Whitley County EMA/DHS Director,the Whitley County Government offices will be open on today.

Boys Basketball sectional previewed

February 3, 2011

The 2011 Indiana High School boys’ basketball postseason gets underway this week with the sectional round. Saturday, The Post & Mail inserted a special section into the daily edition breaking down the brackets for the three Whitley County schools. For a copy, stop by The Post & Mail office in Columbia City (927 W. Connexion Way) Post & Mail illustration / Andrew Shultz

Roads are still hazardous

February 3, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The snow emergency in Whitley County was upgraded to a level two at 8 a.m. this morning as residents continue to dig out from this week’s piling on of snow.
“Whitley County has upgraded to a level 2 snow emergency this morning,” said the Whitley County Board of Commissioners in a statement today.
“The public needs to be aware that roadways are slick, snow covered and that some have not been cleared as of this morning.
“County highway crews have been working since 5 a.m. to get at least one pass on all roadways and will be out all day working on the roads.

Tunneling through, digging out

February 3, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The snow storm this week put everyone in Whitley County and across much of the country on high-alert.
There were some who couldn’t take shelter at home and wait out the blizzard in pajamas with a cup of hot cocoa.
“There were so many stranded motorists,” said Cathy Broxon-Ball of the Whitley County Emergency Management/Department of Homeland Security.
“I guess everybody figures that police and emergency vehicles can just get to them in a matter of minutes, but we had so many responders that were getting stuck that, well, that’s why we have these levels.”

County moves to Level 2 snow emergency at 8 a.m.

February 3, 2011

Whitley County will drop from a Level 1 to a Level 2 snow emergency at 8 a.m. today.
Whitley County Commissioners have issued the following statement

February 2nd

Delays and Closings for Thursday

February 2, 2011

WHITLEY COUNTY - The Post and Mail will post updates of closings and delays for Thursday, Feb. 3 here. Check back for up-to-the minute reports.
- According to its website, Whitley County Consolidated Schools are closed for Thursday, Feb. 3. - According to its website, Smith-Green Community Schools are closed for Thursday, Feb. 3. - According to its website, Whitko Community Schools are closed for Thursday, Feb. 3. - According to a press release from Catherine Broxon-Ball, Whitley County EMA/DHS Director,the Whitley County Government offices will be open on today.

What did you do on your snow day?

February 2, 2011

WHITLEY COUNTY – A level 1 snow emergency is in effect until 6 p.m. today which calls for people to stay home to allow crews to clear the roads.
So what do you do when you’re forced to stay home for a day?
Some hunker down and enjoy the enforced down time. Others make use of the time to be productive on upcoming projects.
Ada Mae Rebman of South Whitley posted on Facebook that she is busy baking for this Saturday’s Vend Her Happy at the South Whitley Public Library.

Emergency Management assessing snow emergency

February 2, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY - Whitley County's Emergency Management/Department of Homeland Security is having committee meetings to assess whether or not to extend the Level 1 snow emergency past 6 p.m. today.
The decision will be made at 4 p.m., according to agency director Cathy Broxon-Ball.
"Our committee will review the situation at 4 p.m. today to see if we need to extend it past 6 p.m.," she said.
Broxon-Ball said motorists should continue to use common sense regarding road travel.

WALTON — In its first meeting with Lewis Cass, Churubusco’s football team fell to the Kings, 16-7...
SOUTH WHITLEY ­— Whitko’s Lady Wildcat volleyball teams faced off against the Manchester Lady...
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls golf team is continuing to stay near the top of the Northeast...

 

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