Archive - Dec 2013 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh and the cityâ€™s Board of Works weighed their options on both new and old squad cars at last weekâ€™s meeting.
For the three new squad cars that will be purchased early next year, Longenbaugh offered a money-saving option for the next purchase of Dodge Chargers â€” a six-cylinder engine instead of a V8.
â€śV6 engines get better gas mileage, are cheaper cars and we really donâ€™t lose that much â€” especially for driving in town,â€ť Longenbaugh said.
CHURUBUSCO â€” A group at Churubusco Junior-Senior High School is helping high-ability students get the most out of themselves â€” and the community.
Sky High is a group of sixth through eighth grade students that meets Tuesdays at CJSHS, during the SMART period, a time students use for extra activities.
The program, under the direction of Junior High Counselor Kim Burns and Julie Mast, has begun work on community projects.
During Story Time at Peabody Public Library Tuesday, â€śSâ€ť was the letter of the day in honor of the libraryâ€™s special guest â€” Santa. Preschoolers Clark (left) and Abram Patterson had the opportunity to meet Saint Nick in person and tell him what they would like for Christmas. The library staff would like to wish everyone a â€śsafe and happy Christmas.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Northern Heights Elementary School has seen its physical education program launch with a â€śgreat start.â€ť According to school officials, younger students have been working on spatial awareness, movement patterns and locomotor skills.
Older students have finished units on soccer, ultimate football and cooperative team games. Sportsmanship is a big push this year during physical education. â€śIt is important for all students to give 100 percent during any unit, and to learn to do their best at all times,â€ť said NHES Principal Jake Hoag.
Lexus Wireman (left), 10, and Xavier Alarie, 8, play in the inches of snow that piled up from Friday and Saturdays winter weather storm. More snow is in the forecast for this afternoon with cold temperatures slated for the rest of the week.
Snow covered Whitley County Friday night and throughout Saturday. The National Weather Service reported snow accumulation totals of 6 inches. Pictured, Betty Forrester, shovels snow in front of her home in Columbia Shores in Columbia City.
After more than 6 inches fell across Whitley County, homeowners were hard at work shoveling, blowing and plowing the snow out of the way. Pictured is Jakob Hill starting his snow blower at his home in Columbia Shores Saturday.
(Monday, Dec. 16, 2013) -- Smith-Green Community Schools, Whitley County Consolidated Schools and Whitko Community Schools are all on a two-hour delay.
Snow and cold temperatures start off the week after Whitley County experienced snow accumulations of almost 10 inches in some areas.
Today's highs will be in the lower 20's in the afternoon with some accumulating snowfall late this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. We could see 1 to 2 inches of snowfall in the area.
Today: Partly sunny with light snow.
Winds: SE 5 mph
Due to the weather, Columbia City's boys basketball game at Marion tonight has been postponed. A make-up date is expected to be announced sometime next week.
Several games and events are being cancelled or postponed tonight, as the area is expected to accumulate several more inches of snow throughout the day.
Whitko Schools have postponed all activities for this evening. Churubusco's boys basketball game has also been postponed, with a make-up date of Dec. 17 announced.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Although the holiday shopping season was cut short by a late Thanksgiving, there is still time for packages to be shipped to military personnel.
The U.S. Postal Service has detailed shipping dates listed by region on its website www.usps.com.
Little tokens of appreciation, such as cards and notes of appreciation, are welcomed by those serving the country and removed from family during the holidays.