February 1st, 2015
A travel advisory has been issued in Whitley County. As snow continues to fall, road conditions may change. Motorists should use caution.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Skeleton work staffs were in place at Columbia City merchants, with many stores and restaurants contemplating closing at noon on Sunday, due to the Super Sunday Snowstorm blanketing the area.
It is advised to call ahead to see if businesses are open.
City Street Department crews were out early trying to keep pace with the winter storm that will only intensify this afternoon.
Wet, heavy snow fell on Whitley County and throughout the region early Sunday morning at a rate of more than an inch an hour â€“ and the Super Sunday Snowstorm will intensify this afternoon.
More than 3 inches of snow had fallen by 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
Ultimately â€“ by Monday morning â€“ the area may see in excess of 15 inches of snowfall.
A Winter Storm Warning, of course, is in place. Residents are advised to stay close to home.
A WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR WHITLEY COUNTY AND THE SURROUNDING AREA. OFFICIALS SAY UP 10-15 INCHES OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE.
HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO FALL AROUND SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
WEATHER OFFICIALS ARE CONSIDERING DETERMINING THIS CELL AS BLIZZARD POTENTIAL.
WHITLEY COUNTY'S EMA SUGGESTS CITIZENS PREPARE FOR DRIFTING AND BLOWING SNOW.
..Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 7 PM EST /6 PM CST/ this evening to 4 am EST /3 am CST/ Monday...
* heavy snow...10 to 15 inches storm total. The period of heaviest snow expected during the daytime hours on Sunday.
* Blowing and drifting snow...especially Sunday afternoon into Sunday night.
* periods of heavy snow with blowing and drifting snow making travel difficult or impossible. Some unplowed roads will become impassible.
* Blowing and drifting snow Sunday afternoon into Sunday night.
WABASH â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys basketball team fell to Wabash Friday night, 61-49.
Despite holding the lead in the first half, the Wildcats struggled through the third quarter, resulting in the loss.
Wabash had a 15-14 lead at the end of the first quarter, but Whitko came back to take a 32-29 advantage at the half.
ALBION â€” The Class 2A No. 7-ranked Churubusco Eagles boys basketball team took another step toward a regular-season conference title by running past the Central Noble Cougars 77-54 on Friday night.
The win puts the Eagles at 6-0 in the Northeast Corner Conference to lead the pack and 15-2 overall.
NEW HAVEN â€” It wasnâ€™t pretty, but unlike figure skating basketball teams donâ€™t get style points. The Columbia City Eagle boysâ€™ basketball squad survived an ugly game with Northeast Hoosier Conference foe New Haven, leaving the Bulldogsâ€™ Armstrong Arena with a 56-43 win.
â€śYou play 24 games in a season,â€ť said Eagle Head Coach Chris Benedict. â€śThey arenâ€™t all going to be pretty, but we found a way to win.â€ť
The Eagles used a strong second quarter and a 21-9 advantage at the free throw line to overcome a first quarter deficit on their way to the win.
Donald E. Sullivan, 88
Nov. 14, 1926 â€” Jan. 29, 2015
Donald E. Sullivan, 88, of Columbia City, died at 5:13 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 in the emergency room of Parkview Whitley Hospital.
He was born Nov. 14, 1926 in Lebanon, Ind. a son of M. Floyd and Ruby A. (Sallee) Sullivan. In 1943 his family moved to Columbia City. He graduated from Columbia City High School.
In Nov. 1944 he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
An open invitation has been issued to Whitley County residents to photograph their winter life during Super Bowl Weekend, Saturday, Jan. 31 and Sunday, Feb. 1.
Photo submissions to this special Post & Mail community project will be featured in a unique newspaper publication to be published in late February.