Archive - Mar 2014 - News Article
WHITLEY COUNTY (March 3, 3014) -- Bitterly cold temperatures mark the beginning of March. Temperatures will be 25 degrees below on average this afternoon with highs only in the teens.
We will continue to feel these bitter cold temperatures tonight with lows expected to be below zero. A slow moderation of temperatures will occur the rest of the week with highs in the 20s.
Today: Mostly sunny but very cold.
Winds: NE 5-10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy and bitterly cold.
Winds: N 1-5 mph
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce hosted Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel at Peabody Public Library for the State of the City address Friday afternoon.
Highlighting all of the cityâs accomplishments from 2013, and giving an overview of 2014âs upcoming projects, Daniel concluded his speech with a sense of Columbia City pride.
âThe state of our city is rising, and as long as our vision remains focused, eyes toward the prize and feet firmly planted on the ground, our cityâs future will remain bright,â Daniel said.
CHURUBUSCO â A Churubusco man was flown by medical helicopter to the hospital, then charged with driving while suspended Friday morning after he crashed his vehicle head-on into a tree.
According to a police report, Donald Barge, 29, along with two passengers, was traveling southbound on Blue River Drive in Churubusco when, for an unknown reason, drove left of center, across the road and into a tree.
Barge was pinned at the legs and extracted by the Smith Township Fire Department, before being flown to Parkview Regional Medical Center by Samaritan.
COLUMBIA CITY â A man accused of manufacturing methamphetamine, among other drug charges, had an attorney appointed for him by Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Judge James Heuer appointed Jeffrey T. Jones, Jr., to represent Nathan Fugate.
Fugate was arrested in January. At his initial hearing, Fugate informed Heuer that he would have private counsel.
At a hearing Monday, Fugate told Heuer he needed a public defender and was appointed Jones.
PIERCETON â Calendar woes have been the source of debate for school officials with weather delays and cancellations.
However, for Whitko Community School Corporation, confirming the school calendar has been hampered by pending construction more than weather.