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BUSINESS SURVIVES: Viking Products dealing with aftermath of blaze

January 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Since a massive fire destroyed a large portion of the Viking Products building, the company has weathered storms of all forms in January.

First, Winter Storm Ion blew into Whitley County, dumping 16 inches of snow on the area, Sunday, Jan. 5.

Early the next morning, with many roads still snow covered and impassable, Viking Products, a longtime Whitley County business, caught fire.

TRAVEL WATCH ISSUED

January 25, 2014

Whitley County is now under a TRAVEL WATCH ADVISORY. Only essential travel is recommended. More snow is expected to hit the area tomorrow, approximately 4 inches.

Officials advise to stay off roadways, especially outside of the city limits, where many roads are continuing to drift shut.

LOVING LEGACY: Armstrong family supports Y’s preschool program

January 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — When Whitley County’s YMCA suddenly started a preschool program two years ago, it hadn’t developed plans for building on to the existing Y.

Now a $2.25 million addition is set to be erected on the east side of the YMCA that will feature classrooms, a kitchen, gymnasium and natural playground for children from six weeks old to the age of five.

“I don’t think having a program like this was really on our radar, but when the need presented itself, it made sense for us to step up,” said Erica Miller, executive director for the YMCA.

Spelling success

January 25, 2014

Coesse Elementary School recently held its Spelling Bee for grades third through fifth. This is done in association with the Scripps National Spelling Bee program. Winning for grades third and fourth were Alex Kelley and Easton Carnahan, both third grade students at CES. The students were named co-winners after going back and forth several times on their final words. Winning for the fifth graders was Brinnan More. Heidi Bolinger was runner-up for the fifth grade students.

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