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January 5th, 2014

State Health Officials Urge Hoosiers to Protect Themselves During Extreme Cold

January 5, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS—State health officials are urging Hoosiers to stay safe in extremely cold temperatures by becoming familiar with the risks and taking precautions. Very cold temperatures, ice and snow can pose hazards both indoors and out. Health officials particularly encourage Hoosiers to stay indoors if at all possible.


January 5, 2014

Whitley County is officially under a SNOW EMERGENCY — MANY ROADS ARE IMPASSABLE.

Along with the snow emergency, Whitley County Commissioners, Whitley County Emergency Management have issued the following statement concerning travel within our county.

A “WARNING Level Travel Advisory” has been issued at 5 p.m. today until Noon Monday.

UPDATE: Snow dump continues

January 5, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Crews have officially taken the streets in an effort to clear roadways in Whitley County from Sunday's snow storm, that began at approximately 10 a.m.

According to police scanner traffic, snow plows in Columbia City are struggling to keep up, as many are getting stuck in the eight new inches of snow that has fallen as of 4 p.m. Sunday.

A winter storm advisory is in effect until 1 a.m. Monday morning, and many schools in the area have already been closed for Monday, the first day back from Winter Break.

January 3rd

Hall receives new trial date

January 4, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A woman accused of methamphetamine manufacturing has a new trial date set in Whitley County Circuit Court.

Braidon M. Hall, 19, was originally scheduled to stand trial in February.

Monday, her new attorney, Brad Baber, said his schedule would demand a date three to four months from now.

Bayman announces re-election

January 4, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Jim Bayman has announced his intention to seek re-election for his seat on the Whitley County Council on the Republican ticket.

He currently represents Council District 4, which includes Cleveland, Jefferson and Washington Townships as well as the southern portion of Columbia Township.

Bayman has served the district since his election in 1982.

County welcomes first baby of 2014

January 4, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s first new citizen born in 2014 came as a healthy baby boy Thursday.

Conner Isaiah Curry was born Jan. 2, 2014, at 7:34 a.m. at Parkview Whitley Hospital.

He weighed in at 6 pounds, 9 ounces at birth and measured 19.25 inches in length.

He is the son of Kayla Curry and Nicholas Gagnon of Columbia City, and joins his older brother, Jayden, who is 4 years old.

Conner was delivered by Dr. Michelle Harrison in a C-section.

His mother, Kayla, said she did not expect to have the first baby of 2014, since the delivery was a scheduled C-section.


January 3, 2014

(Jan. 3, 2014) -- Weather Advisory: Winter Storm ION due to arrive Saturday evening and will continue through Sunday. Six to 12 inches of snow possible. Blowing snow and below zero temperatures are expected until Tuesday.


January 3, 2014

(Jan. 3, 2014) -- The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning which will be in effect from Saturday evening until Monday morning.

Meteorologist say there is an increasing chance for winter storms to impact the Whitley County and surrounding areas. A significant winter storm will likely hit the area beginning as early as Saturday evening and persisting through Sunday evening.

A cold front is expected to bring light snow Saturday night. However the greatest concern lies with low pressure that will develop rapidly and bring an expected 6 to 12 inches by Sunday night.

Dust off your boogie shoes

January 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Memories will be in the making at the Columbia City Parks Department’s Father Daughter Dance in February.

The event will take place at the Whitley County 4-H Center Friday, Feb. 7 from 6 to 10 p.m.

As the chance for dads and daughters to gather for a night of food and entertainment draws near, Program Director Melinda Wheeler and Park Director Mark Green said tickets are on sale for $15 per person.

White stuff pile up

January 3, 2014

Derrick Schinbeckler, of Premier Earth, Inc., removes snow from the Walmart parking lot in Columbia City Thursday. Snow blanketed Whitley County Jan. 2, causing treacherous travel on area roads. Snow removal seemed to be an endless chore as windy conditions caused significant drifting and slick road conditions.

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