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Snow keeps county EMA busy

February 2, 2014

Whitley County’s Emergency Management Agency has had a busy start to the year, with several snow storms — and more to come — according to forecasters. Pictured above, Emergency Management Director Cathy Broxon-Ball sorts through paperwork from the year’s first storm, Winter Storm Ion. Broxon-Ball is tasked with collecting all financial data from the storms and report them to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Friday night brought an inch of snow to the area, with another five inches expected today, and the potential for another large snow event next week.

Auditor McGuire seeks re-election

February 2, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Jennifer “Jen” McGuire has announced her bid for re-election for the Whitley County Auditor’s position under the Republican ticket.

She is the current auditor and has been working for county government for the past 19 years — 17 years in the Noble, Allen and Whitley County Auditor’s offices and two years as the elected clerk-treasurer for the town of Albion. Prior to county government she worked in payroll, accounting and customer service for Group Dekko for 10 years.

NO SURPRISE: On Super Bowl Sunday, Punxsy Phil makes his call: Six more weeks of winter

February 2, 2014

By Zak Lantz
The Punxsutawney Spirit

(Editor's Note: The following piece is a first-hand account written by the editor of The Punxsutawney Spirit, Zak Lantz. Zak was born and raised in Punxsutawney, and this account reflects more of a personal attachment to the holiday.)

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. — This morning, I looked down and noticed something — I was wearing a press pass. Now, I know that it's part of my job to wear one, but it's not all that often — at least not in these parts — that I actually need one.

Sunday's weather update

February 2, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Feb. 2, 2014) -- Cold, dry air is in the forecast today after the area received more than an inch of snow overnight. Emergency officials ask drivers to use caution -- there are some slick roads.

Monday's high will be 20 degrees but no snow in the forecast. Tuesday comes with a 70 percent chance of snow with estimated accumulations of 6 inches.

Ind. pastor, wife, set new Guinness world record

February 2, 2014

Ind. pastor, wife, set new Guinness world record
FREMONT(AP) — A northern Indiana pastor and his wife have earned a placed in the Guinness Book of World Records by setting an unusual — and painful — world record.

John and Amy Bruney became the new champs Thursday in Guinness' category of one person skipping rope on a bed of nails resting that's on top of another person. They performed the feat on "Guinness World Records Unleashed" on truTV.

CHURUBUSCO — Whitko’s boys tennis team took the 25-mile trip north on Ind. 205 to take on county-...
HUNTERTOWN — Columbia City’s boys soccer team fell 5-0 to Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Carroll...
SOUTH WHITLEY — For the second night in a row the Whitko Lady Wildcat volleyball team took the...

 

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