Archive - Jun 12, 2013 - News Article
(June 12, 2013) -- The National Weather Service has issued a thunderstorm watch for Whitley County until 3 a.m. Thursday. A warning means conditions are favorable for increasing storms and severe weather. Whitley County residents are encouraged to seek shelter.
In addition to severe weather, the National Weather Service has also issued a flood warning. Large amounts of rainfall could create flooding and flash flooding in low areas.
The National Weather Service is expecting storms to be in Northern Indiana this afternoon and evening.
Wind gusts over 75 miles per hour, as well as hail two inches in diameter or larger, are possible.
Tornadoes are also possible along the incoming warm front.
One time frame given by the NWS for the duration of the storms in the area is from 7 to 11 p.m. tonight.
A flash flood watch will also be in effect from late this afternoon through tonight
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County Council on Aging & Aged, Inc. recently announced its events for June.
‚ÄĘNoon ‚ÄĒ Renaissance bingo
‚ÄĘ6 p.m. ‚ÄĒ Game night
‚ÄĘ9 a.m. ‚ÄĒ Euchre
‚ÄĘ11:15 a.m. ‚ÄĒ Father‚Äôs Day celebration wih All Pro and Flag Day
‚ÄĘ11:45 a.m. ‚ÄĒ Family Nutrition Program
‚ÄĘ9 a.m. ‚ÄĒ Board meeting
‚ÄĘ10:30 a.m. ‚ÄĒ Exercises
As part of a calculus project, Columbia City High School students Corinne Kauffman (left), Miranda Johnson (middle) and Celine Rongos recorded a unique video incorporating a large, stuffed fish.
The fish is a fixture in the classroom of Beth Scharpenberg, the trio‚Äôs calculus teacher.
Once the video was posted on social media sites, it gained the attention of The Huffington Post, an online news source. The video has received more than 13,000 views.
To view the video, visit http://www.thepostandmail.com/content/gone-viral-cchs-students-featured-huffington-post.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Dan Ryan, district chairman of the Rotary Foundation, was the guest speaker Tuesday at Columbia City‚Äôs Rotary Club.
Ryan has been in this position for 10 years. He said it has been his ‚Äúprivilege to see many international projects receive Foundation grants to do such wonderful things in literally dozens of countries.‚ÄĚ
From water wells in Africa to schools in Latin America to potable water tanks in dozens of villages in Mexico, Ryan has played a part in all of them.
National Flag Day will be observed with a celebration ceremony held on the north lawn of the Whitley County Courthouse at noon Saturday.
National Flag Day is held in recognition of a resolution by the Second Continental Congress, signed June 14, 1777, stating that ‚Äúthe flag of the U.S. be 13 stripes, alternate red and white‚ÄĚ and that ‚Äúthe union by 13 stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation.‚ÄĚ
Columbia City Elks Lodge will be joined by the South Whitley VFW, AmVets, Daughters of the American Revolution and Columbia City VFW to honor the National Banner.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs Common Council had a history lesson at Tuesday‚Äôs meeting.
Mark Jesse of GAI Consultants reviewed with the council how storm water fees were set for the city.
Back in 2006, the council worked to set the fee, which includes a residential rate of $9.15 per household, and a variable price for non-residents. Today, there are no Common Council members who remain in office from that time, and the city has since elected a new mayor.
The County Highway Department is paving Lincolnway West west of Ind. 5 to the County Line today.
Expect brief delays as the pavement is being laid.
The Whitley County Sheriff's Department asks those traveling that way to respect and obey the flagmen and highway workers while work is being done.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs Board of Works and Public Safety approved a contract for completion of the Eagle Glen Water Main Project Tuesday.
DLZ, an engineering firm based out of South Bend, was contracted to perform the work for a price of $59,400. DLZ will be subcontracting with Walker and Associates based out of Columbia City.
‚ÄúI appreciated its (DLZ)‚Äôs willingness to work with a local firm,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said.
You can participate in this community photo-documentary project!
How? Just be ready to snap photos of your activities Friday, June 21!
It's the longest day of the year and there will be lots of daylight for many activities. Whether activity is unique and exciting or routine and mundane, WE WANT IT ALL!
Direct your submissions to email@example.com.
Deadline is July 3. Questions? Contact Christie Barkley at 244-5153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.