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April 26th

LAYIN’ DOWN THE LAW: Middle schools host Superior Court hearings

April 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Superior Courtroom went mobile Friday.

Real defendants, real prosecution and real cases traveled to Whitley County’s middle schools to give students a true feel for what goes on in the courtroom.

Real life defendants volunteered to participate in the program.

After the hearings, students had the opportunity to ask the prosecution, Judge Doug Fahl, the public defender and the defendants questions.

SWARM STOPPERS: Rain may bring swarm of mosquitoes; Wagner provides prevention methods

April 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Recent heavy rains have primed Whitley County to be a possible breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Scott Wagner, Whitley County’s environmental health specialist, said as the temperatures rise, standing water will become attractive pools for mosquitoes to hatch.

“Typically the mosquitoes that bite and transmit the West Nile virus start moving when the temperatures get above 65 degrees,” Wagner said. “Although we haven’t had those kind of temperatures yet, we will be getting warmer and it’s time for people to start thinking about mosquitoes.”

SEMI ROLLOVER: U.S. 30 closed

April 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY (April 26, 2013) — A tractor-trailer rollover on U.S. 30 Friday afternoon caused traffic problems for commuters heading westbound into Columbia City. No serious injuries were reported in the accident, but Whitley County’s HazMat team was called to the scene to clean up fuel and oil spills. The semi was hauling automotive parts, and rolled over in the area of U.S. 30’s intersection with County Road 100 South.

Events for Thursday

April 26, 2013

Autism group
An autism support group will meet today and every first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Whitley County YMCA.

Events for Tuesday

April 26, 2013

Barbershop music-7 p.m.
The Barbershoppers' Reunion will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the basement of Peabody Public Library. Cookies will be served. Attendees will hear award-winning barbershop quartets.

Travel Show
Pam Crone, tour director for Travel Time Senior Tours, in affiliation with the Whitley County Council on Aging, will host a travel show Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Don Halls Guesthouse, 1313 W. Washington Center Rd., Fort Wayne to preview "The Best of the West- Great National Parks by Train" tour on August 15 to 29.

Events for Monday

April 26, 2013

Lamaze class-6 p.m.
Parkview Whitley Hospital will offer Lamaze classes designed for expecting parents to explore the physical, emotional, and social aspects of birth.
Sessions last four weeks and will be offered Mondays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in terrace level classroom C. This session will meet April 29, May 6, 13, and 20.

Parent feedback-5:30 p.m.
Whitko Community Schools announce a Title I Parent Feedback Night Monday, April 29 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Whitko Administration Building at 432 S. First St., Pireceton.

Events for Saturday

April 26, 2013

Red Cross course
The Red Cross is offering three courses to train those wishing to volunteer in disaster relief shelters in Whitley County. The courses will be Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Church of God, Columbia City.
The training is free. Snacks and drink will be provided. There will be a 45 minute lunch break.
Registration is required by Saturday, April 20 and can be done by calling First Church at 244-5959 or emailing heather@firstchurchconnect.com.

Class reunion-9 a.m.

ONLINE POLL RESULTS

April 26, 2013

In light of the atrocity at the Boston Marathon, are you willing to sacrifice freedoms in the interest of public safety?

S. WHITLEY UTILITIES: Water works could wash out rate hike

April 26, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — With a multi-million dollar focus on the town’s waste water utility, South Whitley Town Council members are weighing the possibility of selling the town’s water utility.

At Tuesday’s council meeting, town leaders entertained an updated proposal from Indiana American Water Company.

Company representatives had previously brought information to the council on the possibility of IAW purchasing the town’s water utility.

UNLIKE LAST YEAR: Farmers face flooding, wicked weather

April 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — “The weather needs to change.”

Kent Hoffman expressed a mutual feeling of most of his fellow crop growers after a week of flooding and cool temperatures.

Hoffman, a Whitley County farmer of 2,800 acres, is suffering the effects of the area’s wicked weather conditions.

“The large amount of water has caused erosion, which means extra field work is going to have to be done to get them ready to plant,” Hoffman said.

This is a totally different story than last planting season, when temperatures began to warm up in February.

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