Archive - Mar 18, 2013 - News Article
Crews battled a fully engulfed barn fire west of South Whitley late Saturday night and into Sunday morning.
The calf barn, located at 7900 W. Ind. 14, was on the property of Dewayne Gable. Firefighters from multiple townships battled the blaze, that was fully involved when they arrived on the scene.
No injuries were reported, but approximately 100 calves were lost in the fire. The blaze remains under investigation.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” May 10 is the due date for residents of Whitley County to pay their first installment of property taxes.
The fall bill will be due Nov. 12. Forms will be in the mail by April 15.
According to Auditor Jen McGuire, Whitley Countyâ€™s properties were re-assessed last year with a total value calculated at $1,336,049,342.
Most residents will see property tax increases, although the amount will vary from township to township and will depend on what city or town the property is located in.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Course rigor is one of the goals of Whitley County Consolidated Schools.
Part of that goal is offering classes that are a challenge for students. To meet that aim, Advanced Placement (AP) classes are offered at Columbia City High School, as well as dual-course offerings with area colleges. There are also honors courses offered.
Editorâ€™s note: All three Whitley County high school principals were asked to nominate three students who they deemed up and coming leaders.
Each student was asked a series of questions and will be highlighted during the next week. One student will be selected by The Post & Mail as the overall Leaders of Tomorrow.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Kohltin Hoeppner is a sophomore at Columbia City High School.
Q: What activities are you involved in at school or within the community?
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for Whitley County through 11 a.m. Monday. Freezing rain was pelting the Columbia City area shortly after 4:45 a.m. Monday.
Here is the NWS Urgent Advisory from shortly after 4 a.m. Monday:
FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT /10 AM CDT/
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A
FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT
/10 AM CDT/ THIS MORNING.
* FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED TO MOVE SLOWLY NORTHEAST THROUGH