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February 6th

PRE-SUPER BOWL PROJECT

February 6, 2012

A narrow band of snowfall resulted in five inches of snow in Churubusco Saturday morning. But, that didn’t stop the Skinner family (at right) from building a huge snowman. Left to right are Desiree, Sam, Josh and Wes Skinner of Churubusco. “Winter has finally come to us,” remarked mom, Desiree. The finished product was said to be a likeness of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning who won the Super Bowl Sunday on his brother Peyton’s turf in Indianapolis. “I was shoveling the snow and it was so heavy,” said Josh Skinner.

PRINCESSES: Father-Daughter Dance held Friday

February 6, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Princesses and Prince Charmings were all the rage on Friday night in Columbia City. Hundreds of fathers and daughters attended the seventh annual Father Daughter Dance at First Church of God Friday night. The event was sponsored by Columbia City Parks and several area businesses.
The dads dressed in their finest and daughters, looking like princesses, were able to get their portraits taken by a local photographer. A catered dinner by Jill Daniel featured a crowd favorite, macaroni and cheese.

February 3rd

IRWIN REACHES 2,000 POINTS: Whitko guard hits milestone

February 4, 2012



SOUTH WHITLEY — Since Logan Irwin was a young boy his father Rob knew he was going to be a good basketball player. What Rob didn’t know, however, is just how good his son would be.

Logan joined the top scorers in the state after surpassing his 2,000th point Friday night in Whitko’s home game against North Miami. The sharp-shooter’s 27 points lifted his career scoring to 2,015 and helped the Wildcats to a 85-62 win over the Warriors.

Logan’s mom, Krista, said she felt the same as Rob — nervous.

IANG: Mission change coming for 122nd fighter wing.

February 3, 2012

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The Department of Defense is planning a mission change for Indiana Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne.

An area newspaper reports the wing’s A-10 jets will be replaced by MC-12 aircraft, a medium- to low-altitude, twin-engine turboprop aircraft with a primary mission is providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support directly to ground forces.

Five bases that fly the A-10 Warthogs, including Fort Wayne’s, are slated to lose those squadrons as the Pentagon transitions to the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

INTERNATIONAL VISITORS: LTES hosting those touring for autism

February 3, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A local elementary school will host international visitors who are touring the United States studying how best to educate children with autism.

Little Turtle Elementary School in Columbia City, along with Creek Side Middle School in Carmel will host the guests for the entire day Wednesday, according to a Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation press release.

U.S. 30 SEMI-TRUCKS CRASH: Highway reopened

February 3, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – US 30 HAS BEEN REOPENED AFTER A SEVERAL-HOUR LONG CLEAN-UP BY WHITLEY COUNTY'S HAZMAT TEAM.
THE ACCIDENT INVOLVING TWO SEMIS, IN THE WEST BOUND LANE ON U.S. 30 NEAR THE ALLEN / WHITLEY COUNTY LINE.

NO SERIOUS INJURIES WERE REPORTED IN THE ACCIDENT, BUT A TRAIL OF DIESEL FUEL AND OIL WAS LEFT BEHIND THE TRUCKS AS THEY SKIDDED APPROXIMATELY 200 YARDS FROM THE POINT OF COLLISION.

CRASH: U.S. 30 shut-down after double semi collision

February 3, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — U.S. 30 at the intersection of CR 800 E has been shut down after two tractor-trailers crashed.
According to police scanner traffic, one semi allegedly ran a red light.
Three patients were transported to Parkview Whitley Hospital with minor injuries.

MOTORIST ALERT: Heavy fog descends on Whitley County

February 3, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Heavy fog gripped Whitley County roadways about 5 a.m. Friday, making morning travel hazardous. Visibility was well under one-quarter mile in spots.

Motorists are advised to factor in the fog with their travel plans early Friday.

Conditions were expected to steadily improve by 9 a.m.

The fog was leaving behind a picturesque coating of hoar frost on the landscape.

February 2nd

DUELING GROUNDHOGS: Rodents mixed on spring forecast; Whitley Countians have experienced mild winter to date, spring-like temperatures this week

February 2, 2012

Staff & wire reports

COLUMBIA CITY – The general consensus in Whitley County, Indiana is if six more weeks of winter is like this ... then bring it on!

A very mild winter has been experienced locally to date, and this week's temperatures of 15 to 20 degrees above normal adds to early spring fever.

Most of the groundhog oracles today were pointing to an early springtime, but at least one was predicting 6 more weeks of "winter."

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Lions frying up fish and tenderloin Saturday; soup's on by Big Lake firemen

February 2, 2012

Lions put final touches
on Saturday fry fund raiser
TRI-LAKES – The Tri-Lakes Lions Club is hosting a Fish & Tenderloin Fry as a fund-raising activity Saturday, Feb. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m.
The all-you-can-eat dinner, beverage and dessert will be at the Tri-Lakes Lions Hall, located on Colony Avenue, just east of Shriner Lake and near the south side of Round Lake.
“We are asking that people bring canned food items to be donated to support a local food pantry in Columbia City,” noted Lion Larry Weiss.

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