Archive - Oct 31, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy and its winter storm has left several states in need of assistance. While many Indiana districts have deployed teams to these states, Whitley County responders are waiting to help.
â€śWeâ€™ve been on standby as of last week,â€ť said Whitley County Emergency Management Agency Director Cathy Broxon-Ball Tuesday morning. â€śThe storm is bringing a lot of water and snow with it. Itâ€™s not moving the way they thought it would so a lot of things could change.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Hurricane Sandy left a soggy campaign trail in the aftermath of her wake. Presidential hopefuls wanting to utilize one more week of pressing flesh had their plans doused by the storm. Gaining votes is no longer the concern, but rather getting voters to the polls.
Campaign analysts are weighing the impact of the storm on potential votes. Their concerns are for the many voters who wonâ€™t make it to the polls because of power outages, damaged homes or cleanup duties â€” not to mention the physical damage seen to polling locations and equipment.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Farmers in Whitley County are nearing the end of fall harvest season despite the recent rain.
â€śWe are slightly ahead of normal on corn and a few days ahead on soybeans, but not on record pace with either one,â€ť said Dave Addison, with the Whitley County 4-H Youth Development and Agriculture and Natural Resources.
â€śMost of the farmers have been diligently working on harvesting corn and planting wheat for next year.â€ť
Addison estimated Whitley County farmers have completed approximately 70 percent of soybeans and 40 percent of the corn harvest.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indianaâ€™s Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that Ind. 205 will be closed next week.
Crews will be working to replace a culvert pipe, shutting down Ind. 205 between CR 200 E. and Old Trail Road.
The detour is U.S. 30 to Ind. 9 to U.S. 33.
Weather permitting, the closure is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. Monday to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9.
INDOT reminds drivers to use caution and consider worker safety when driving through a construction zone.
For up-to-date information about traffic restrictions, visit www.trafficwise.IN.gov
(All area trick-or-treat hours are for Wednesday night)
â€˘Col. City trick-or-treat â€” 6 to 8 p.m.
The City of Columbia City announced that trick-or-treat will be held between the hours of 6 to 8 p.m. on Halloween night.
Columbia City looking for candy. The fire department will also be handing out candy and glow sticks at the Columbia City Fire Station.
â€˘â€™Busco trick-or-treat â€” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Churubusco town officials announced that trick-orâ€“treat will be held between the hours of 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Halloween night.
Daniel R. Culp, 62, of Columbia City, passed away at 8:40 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born July 25, 1950 in Goshen, he was the son of Robert and June H. (Eberhard) Brock.
A Whitley County resident most of his lifetime, he attended Columbia City Joint High School. He worked at Fort Wayne Foundry since August, 2007.
Columbia Cityâ€™s golf team held its awards banquet Sunday. Winners include, from left: Jackie Leeuw, Lowest Average; Allison Yoder, Coaches Award; Jessica Klemm, Most Improved; Macenzie Lane, Mental Attitude Award and (not pictured) Sydney Ford, Most Valuable Player.