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Winter weekend photos: Public to submit photos to showcase ‘Winter Life in Whitley County’ Feb. 1-2

January 20, 2014

An open invitation has been issued to Whitley County residents to photographically document their winter life – two-days only – on Super Bowl Weekend (and Groundhog Day) – February 1-2.

Photo submissions to this special Post & Mail project will be placed in a unique newspaper publication to be published in late February.

“A Winter Weekend in the Life of Whitley County” will herald slice-of-life happenings in our county community, such as community events, family outings, work-related activities – just about anything imaginable.

Development won’t diminish with BPPT gone

January 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After local elected officials voiced concerns surrounding Ind. Gov. Mike Pence’s proposal to eliminate the Business Personal Property Tax (BPPT), economic development leader Alan Tio, offered his perspective on the future of Whitley County without the tax.
“It’s won’t completely tie our hands, as far as economic development,” Tio said. “It will mean we have to look at things a little differently.”

Drifting snow closes schools — again; City evaluates efforts during Winter Storm Ion

January 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Several inches of snowfall Saturday, coupled with dry conditions and blowing winds caused schools to close Monday.

All three Whitley County school districts were out for the day, as many county roads were drifted shut Monday morning.

Another closure may mean that the school year will be extended into summer break, as many districts were closed for an entire week after Winter Storm Ion hit Jan. 5.

CCHS show choirs debut in prime fashion; ISMS group preps for competition

January 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School’s show choirs, City Lights and City Heat, opened competition season Saturday at Twin Lakes in Monticello.

City Lights, an all girls choir, earned first-runner up. City Heat, a mixed boy-girl squad, took home second-runner up.

CCHS’s show choirs will compete again in two weeks at Northrop High School.

ISMS
Karyle Genth, music teacher at Indian Springs Middle School, is well-known in Northeast Indiana for her dedication to the show choir community.

This will be her 14th year directing the middle school’s show choir, City Stars.

RELAY RALLIES AT PARTY TO START 2014; 24-hour event to raise awareness, money for cancer

January 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The official start of Whitley County’s Relay for Life season begins Tuesday night with a party at 6 p.m. a Parkview Hospital.

As part of the night’s festivities, food and entertainment will be provided and the 2014 event theme will be unveiled.

Event Chair Cathy Cronin said the party is a way to learn exactly what Relay for Life is about.

Freeze and re-freeze

January 20, 2014

Temperatures warmed slightly Sunday which caused icicles to form on this house on Washington Street in Columbia City. Whitley County will once again brace itself for sub-zero temperatures that are expected to hit the region this week.

BREAKING NEWS: School closings

January 20, 2014

(Jan. 14, 2014) -- Whitley County Consolidated, Whitko Community School Corporation and Smith-Green Community Schools are closed today.

MONDAY'S DELAYS & CLOSURES

January 20, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Jan. 20, 2014) -- All three Whitley County school districts are under a two-hour delay to start the week. Blowing and drifting snow, as well as some slick road conditions, can make travel hazardous this morning.

Today is Martin Luther King Day. Although schools will be in session, several city and county offices are closed and postal service is suspended.

MONDAY'S WEATHER UPDATE

January 20, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Jan. 20, 2014) -- The final part of January will not be any warmer than the start of the month, with another bitter cold arctic blast moving in today and tonight.

There will be light snow with several clipper systems that move through the area but it no accumulation is expected. However, colder air and highs will be in the single digits and lower teens. Lows will be below zero all week long.

Afternoon: Mostly cloudy with snow showers and falling temperatures into the 20's.

High: 36°

Winds: NW 10-15 mph

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