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January 12th, 2015

Theodore “Ted” J. Grable, 87

January 12, 2015

Oct. 7, 1927 — Jan. 8, 2015
Theodore “Ted” J. Grable, 87, of Columbia City, went to be with his Lord at 2:10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
Born Oct. 7, 1927 in Churubusco, he was the son of Clarence T. and Bertha O. (Myers) Grable. Ted graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1945.
On May 18, 1946 he married Betty Lou Souder. He served 20 years with the U.S. Navy and over 17 years at the Naval Medical Data Service Center in Bethesda, Md. before retiring.

Duane M. Barth, 68

January 12, 2015

July 5, 1946 — Jan. 7, 2015
Duane M. Barth, 68, a resident of rural Columbia City, passed away at 1:03 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City. He had been in declining health for the past two years.
He was born July 5, 1946 in Fort Wayne, a son of Robert and Margaret (Downend) Barth. He spent his formative years at Blue Lake near Churubusco, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1964.

EAGLES SOAR: Lady Eagles dominate Bellmont, 65-18

January 12, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Much like Friday night’s boys game, Columbia City’s girls basketball contest with Bellmont was over before it really got started. The Lady Eagles took a 26-4 lead in the first quarter, en route to a 65-18 victory in Saturday’s Northeast Hoosier Conference game.

Lady Eagle Chelsea Pettigrew scored nine points and Macie Hinen tallied eight points in the first seven minutes. Bellmont played a more competitive, 10-10, second quarter, but struggled offensively for the rest of the game.

$64K IN GRANTS AWARDED: Money to assist with 13 local projects

January 12, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY —The Whitley County Community Foundation’s Board of Directors recently announced its approval of more than $64,000 in grants toward 13 local projects.

The Community Foundation’s Greater Good Fund was built by the on-going generosity of local donors, who have elected to invest their charitable gifts back into Whitely County.

“The recipients represent a wide variety of interests, but share the common goal of improving the quality of life in Whitley County,” said September McConnell, executive director of the community foundation."

SCHOOLS CLOSED: Snow hinders classes again

January 12, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Monday morning's snow had hindered school for the third day in a row, as all three Whitley County schools were closed again Monday morning.

Snow continues to fall throughout the morning, making roadways slick and hazardous.

• VIDEO ALERT • Colts take down Broncos, still chasing Arizona

January 12, 2015

Luck and the Colts win in Denver.

January 11th

WHITLEY WEATHER: Special statement issued Sunday evening

January 11, 2015

Special Statement
Statement as of 9:13 PM EST on January 11, 2015
...Accumulating snow expected overnight...

Snow will continue overnight but it could be mixed at times with sleet and freezing rain this evening. The snow will begin tapering off Monday morning. Total snow amounts are forecast to range between 2 and 3 inches...with localized amounts up to 4 inches possible. Light ice accretions are also possible this evening. Motorist are urged to use caution and be prepared for hazardous driving conditions through Monday morning.

DRIVERS BEWARE: Winter storm icing up central Indiana roadways

January 11, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A winter storm that's bringing a mixture of freezing rain, sleet and snow to Indiana is beginning to ice up roads in the state's central counties.

The National Weather Service predicts a quarter-inch of ice will accumulate by Monday morning across more than a dozen counties along the Interstate 70 corridor.

As of sundown Sunday, roads and sidewalks were becoming slick across much of that area, which remains under an ice storm warning until 7 a.m. Monday.

BALD EAGLES BACK: Sightings increasingly more frequent in region

January 11, 2015

The eagles have landed in Michiana. Again. Like the frenzy of bald eagle sightings last winter along the St. Joseph River, several readers report seeing the nation’s bird hunting, swooping and eating this week.

Bonnie Bonham looked out of her living room Thursday — “I see this huge thing flash in front of me, the wingspan,” she recalls — and the eagle landed on the wooden railing of her neighbor’s town home. Bonham has a view of the river and Merrifield Park on the opposite bank, where she spied an eagle visit near the park’s Castle Manor building.

January 9th

SOUTHWEST WHITLEY COUNTY CRASH: Woman hospitalized

January 9, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — A Huntington woman was hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash in the southwest corner of Whitley County Thursday morning.

Krystal Conley, 21, was pinned in her vehicle after being struck by a pickup truck at the intersection of Ind. 105 and Ind. 114.

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls basketball team has made its way into the Associated Press’...
CHURUBUSCO — Host Churubusco and visiting Whitley County rival Whitko split the 14 bouts in...
WINONA LAKE ­— Grace’s men’s basketball team used a solid defensive effort to hold Mt. Vernon...

 

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