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Archive - Jan 2014

January 2nd

Decorations removed

January 2, 2014

Tad Varga, of Columbia City, spent a frigid New Year’s Day taking down the Christmas decorations from the outside of his home. Varga said if he did not remove the decorations on New Year’s Day, it would not get done. Varga tackled his project before accumulating winter weather blanketed Whitley County with more than 4 inches of snow.

INDOT Maintains Full Callout of Plow Trucks

January 2, 2014

FORT WAYNE (Jan. 2, 2014) – Heavy snowfall during the overnight and morning hours in the Northeast Indiana District of the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has made for difficult driving conditions on most interstates, U.S. highways, and state routes across the area, despite a full callout of plow trucks on the roads.

CCPD promotes officer to sergeant

January 2, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Police Department officially promoted a patrolman to sergeant on Monday.

Scott Leatherman, a longtime officer with the department, was selected to fill a recently-added sergeant’s position. Columbia City’s Board of Works approved the decision at Monday’s meeting.

Walt Crowder, of the Board of Works, sat in on the interview process that considered three applicants and took nearly four hours to complete Dec. 12.

New year brings new resolutions

January 2, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — With the calendar turning the page to a new year, many people decide to make a fresh start.

With that comes many resolutions, many with the goal of creating a healthier person for the new year.

In Whitley County, the YMCA was open for the second year in a row on New Year’s Day.

Winter storm hits county again

January 2, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Snowfall greeted the new year as more than four inches blanketed Whitley County early this morning.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 4 p.m. today.

Although the snowfall was a concern as morning commuters made their way out and about, it is windy conditions that will make driving treacherous later this afternoon.

’Busco preps for state tournament

January 2, 2014

WESTFIELD — Defending champs Perry Meridian, Yorktown and Adams Central are also the No. 1 seeds at Saturday’s IHSWCA Team State Dual Meet Tournaments.

Westfield High School, located off U.S. 31, north of Indianapolis, is host for the second annual state meeting, which brings together 24 of Indiana’s best high school squads for a day-long wrestling carnival.
Teams are divided into classes, based on school enrollment.

Stanley Morgan, 52

January 2, 2014

Stanley D. Morgan, 52, of Bluffton, passed away Dec. 22, 2013, at his residence.
He was born March 28, 1961, in Fort Wayne to Harold James Morgan Sr. and Donna Jean Blessing Morgan. They preceded him in death.
Stanley graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1979, and received an associates degree in diesel mechanics.
He was a heavy truck diesel mechanic and a truck driver with Teamsters 716, retiring in 2011.
Stanley enjoyed cooking and barbecuing. He was a great story teller and the family prankster. He loved spending time with his nieces and nephews.

Jerry Campbell, 71

January 2, 2014

Jerry L. Campbell, 71, a former resident of the Churubusco area and more recently of Columbia City, passed away at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City.
He had been in failing health for some time and had entered the hospital last Thursday.
Mr. Campbell was born in Rome City Jan. 8, 1942, a son of Joseph G. and Marie L. (Herendeen) Campbell.
His marriage took place July 3, 1959, to Karen G. Whittaker, and he spent most of his adult life in Noble County before moving to his present home in Columbia City in 2012.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

January 2, 2014

(Jan. 2, 2014) -- The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Whitley County and surrounding areas. Light to moderate snow will continue early this morning, but will begin to diminish during the late morning and afternoon. Additional accumulations of up to 4 inches are possible today.

Increased winds are expected to create blowing snow and drifting snow conditions, which will keep roads snow covered, slick and hazardous.

The winter advisory will remain in effect until 4 p.m. this afternoon.

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