Archive - Dec 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh and the cityâ€™s Board of Works weighed their options on both new and old squad cars at last weekâ€™s meeting.
For the three new squad cars that will be purchased early next year, Longenbaugh offered a money-saving option for the next purchase of Dodge Chargers â€” a six-cylinder engine instead of a V8.
â€śV6 engines get better gas mileage, are cheaper cars and we really donâ€™t lose that much â€” especially for driving in town,â€ť Longenbaugh said.
CHURUBUSCO â€” A group at Churubusco Junior-Senior High School is helping high-ability students get the most out of themselves â€” and the community.
Sky High is a group of sixth through eighth grade students that meets Tuesdays at CJSHS, during the SMART period, a time students use for extra activities.
The program, under the direction of Junior High Counselor Kim Burns and Julie Mast, has begun work on community projects.
During Story Time at Peabody Public Library Tuesday, â€śSâ€ť was the letter of the day in honor of the libraryâ€™s special guest â€” Santa. Preschoolers Clark (left) and Abram Patterson had the opportunity to meet Saint Nick in person and tell him what they would like for Christmas. The library staff would like to wish everyone a â€śsafe and happy Christmas.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Northern Heights Elementary School has seen its physical education program launch with a â€śgreat start.â€ť According to school officials, younger students have been working on spatial awareness, movement patterns and locomotor skills.
Older students have finished units on soccer, ultimate football and cooperative team games. Sportsmanship is a big push this year during physical education. â€śIt is important for all students to give 100 percent during any unit, and to learn to do their best at all times,â€ť said NHES Principal Jake Hoag.
Lexus Wireman (left), 10, and Xavier Alarie, 8, play in the inches of snow that piled up from Friday and Saturdays winter weather storm. More snow is in the forecast for this afternoon with cold temperatures slated for the rest of the week.
Snow covered Whitley County Friday night and throughout Saturday. The National Weather Service reported snow accumulation totals of 6 inches. Pictured, Betty Forrester, shovels snow in front of her home in Columbia Shores in Columbia City.
After more than 6 inches fell across Whitley County, homeowners were hard at work shoveling, blowing and plowing the snow out of the way. Pictured is Jakob Hill starting his snow blower at his home in Columbia Shores Saturday.
Douglas E. Lewis, 65, of rural Columbia City, passed away quietly at home, surrounded by his loving family at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. He had been battling cancer.
He was born Feb. 24, 1948 in Huntington, a son of the late Bob E. and Doris Jean (Bitzer) Lewis.
He was raised in Huntington attending Horace Mann Elementary School and graduating from Huntington High School in 1966. He completed his apprenticeship to become a journeyman tool and die maker in Fort Wayne.
Verlin E. â€śBuckâ€ť Gamble, 76, of Whitely County, passed away at his home at 6:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.
Born April 28, 1937, in Whitley County, he was the son of Omer E. and Opal (Edgington) Gamble.
Buck was a lifetime resident of Whitley County. He graduated from Washington Township School with the Class of 1955.
On Nov. 24, 1956, he married Delores Ilene Alexander in Columbia City. He worked at Anderson Shroyer in Columbia City before working 25 years as a UPS delivery driver, retiring in 1992.
(Monday, Dec. 16, 2013) -- Smith-Green Community Schools, Whitley County Consolidated Schools and Whitko Community Schools are all on a two-hour delay.
Snow and cold temperatures start off the week after Whitley County experienced snow accumulations of almost 10 inches in some areas.
Today's highs will be in the lower 20's in the afternoon with some accumulating snowfall late this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. We could see 1 to 2 inches of snowfall in the area.
Today: Partly sunny with light snow.
Winds: SE 5 mph