Archive - Feb 2012 - News Article
SOUTH WHITLEY â Investigators are not 100 percent sure of the exact cause, but have pinpointed the location where Saturdayâs fire in South Whitleyâs Kent Theatre originated. The building, located at 220 S. State St., served most recently as the meeting place for Turning Point Church.
Dispatchers at Whitley County Sheriffâs Department received a call at 11:31 a.m. Saturday reporting the building, built in 1947, was on fire.
Fire crews from Cleveland and Washington townships, as well as Columbia City, responded, working around the clock for much of the weekend to contain the fire.
A special weather statement from the National Weather Service:
TODAY AND TONIGHT
A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF FAR NORTHEAST INDIANA - INCLUDING WHITLEY COUNTY â AND NORTHWEST OHIO FOR WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 35
MPH...AND GUSTS TO 40 TO 45 MPH THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.
SNOW MAY CAUSE SOME SLIPPERY DRIVING CONDITIONS... ESPECIALLY
ALONG AND NORTH OF ROUTE 6.
CLICK ON WEATHER BUTTON AT TOP OF THE POST & MAIL'S HOME PAGE FOR FORECAST.
COLUMBIA CITY â A heavily-used roadway in Whitley County will be closing soon for what is believed to be a 10-week period, according to Whitley County Engineer Brandon Forrester. âThat is the current estimate. Ten weeks is weather permitting, of course,â said Forrester.
A stretch of Business 30 East between United Oil and the Gateway East Industrial Park will be shut down beginning March 5 while the bridge passing over Eel River is reconstructed. Detour signs will be put up next week to warn commuters of the upcoming closure.
Winning an Emmy is the highest achievement in television.
One Whitley County man, with his team of co-workers, has won one of the coveted awards. JJ Geiger, formerly of Columbia City, won for his work entitled âOpenhouse.", which can be viewed on the LX-TV Openhouse Homepage
âI worked as a producer/editor and won the Emmy in the category of âInformation/Public Affairs Series (more than 50 percent remote)â,â said Geiger. He worked alongside of Janel Tamares, Julee Margulies Metz and Eric Michael Wong.
YMCA RAPIDS SWIM TEAM HOSTING
FUND RAISING DINNER FRIDAY
COLUMBIA CITY â The YMCA Rapids Swim Team will be hosting a chicken/beef/vegan noodle dinner on Feb. 24 from 5:30 to 8:00pm at Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church. The dinner will include choice of Chicken, Beef or Vegan noodles, mashed potatoes, salad, roll, drink and dessert. Presale tickets are $6.00 and $7.00 at the door. Children under 4 are free. Contact Dalene Binkley 244-4189 for more information.
WHITLEY COUNTY FARM BUREAU HOSTS
FARMERâS SHARE BREAKFAST SATURDAY
Winning an Emmy is the highest achievement in television. One Whitley County man, with his team of co-workers, has won one of the coveted awards.
JJ Geiger, formerly of Columbia City, won for his work entitled âOpenhouse.â
âI worked as a producer/editor and won the Emmy in the category of âInformation/Public Affairs Series (more than 50 percent remote)â,â said Geiger.
He worked alongside of Janel Tamares, Julee Margulies Metz and Eric Michael Wong.
âThe crew submitted three segments from the show which airs regionally on NBC in 10 to 15 different markets,â said Geiger.
Columbia City's boys basketball team lost to DeKalb with a last-second shot earlier this season. The Eagles face the Barons in the first round of sectionals Tuesday. For full previews of the Columbia City, Whitko and Churubusco sectionals, see Friday's edition of the Post and Mail for the 2012 Boys Basketball Sectional Preview insert.
Thursday morning's fog has delayed and canceled local schools. Whitley County Consolidated schools are canceled and Smith-Green Community is on a 3-hour delay. Whitko did not have a delay or cancellation.
Northeast Indiana has a DENSE FOG ADVISORY until 11 a.m. today.
COLUMBIA CITY â Dense fog that started as light icy precipitation in Northern Indiana is descending and spreading across Whitley County.
Icy roads north of Whitley County caused traffic accidents early today, while the pea soup fog is rapidly causing visibility issues across the area.
Motorists and pedestrians are advised to take special precautions until conditions improve.
COLUMBIA CITY â Gasoline prices in Whitley County surged 25 cents overnight to $3.69 a gallon, causing Thursday morning consternation for local motorists.
Questions abound for tight-budgeted citizens who have been told to brace for $4 per gallon prices by Memorial Day â and perhaps $5 this summer.
As if on cue, the White House is scheduled to address American gas prices later Thursday.