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August 12th

COMPASSION WALK: Balloons released in memory

August 12, 2014

More than 100 walkers came together for The Compassionate Friends’ annual Walk to Remember. Family members who had lost a loved one walked from the Whitley County Courthouse to DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home in Columbia City. After a brief ceremony, 150 balloons were released in memory of those passed away.

OPEN FOR DISCUSSION: Public meeting on sewer rate increase today

August 12, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The public has the opportunity to voice its opinion to the Columbia City Common Council tonight regarding the city’s upcoming sewer rate increase. Due to state and federal mandates and the implementation of the city’s Long Term Control Plan, an increase is inevitable. The question is: How will that increase be executed is open for discussion.

The meeting is tonight at 7 p.m. on the second floor of City Hall in the Council Chambers.

ON THE RISE: Gas prices increase in the area

August 12, 2014

FORT WAYNE (Aug. 12, 2014) -- Gas prices have fallen nationally, but that is not the case for Fort Wayne and the surrounding areas.

Average retail gasoline prices in have risen 11.1 cents per gallon in the past week.

Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy.com says the hike is likely due to refinery issues and planned maintenance, but as the driving season concludes, prices are likely to drop- most significantly in late September through the holidays.

SCAM ALERT: Farmers State Bank debit card holders targeted

August 12, 2014

STEUBEN COUNTY (Aug. 12, 2014) -- The Steuben County Sheriff's Office is warning Hoosiers about a recent scam alert, targeting people who have a Farmers State Bank debit card.

According to officials with Farmers State Bank, customers have been reporting that they're receiving automated phone calls from people who claim to be with Farmers State Bank. The caller then proceeds to tell the customer that their debit card has been compromised.

This is a scam and not the bank calling. Farmers State Bank does not use automated messages to alert customers of debit card fraud.

COOL TEMPS: Weather outlook appears to be mild

August 12, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Aug. 12, 2014) -- Temperatures will fall into the 70s today as another strong weather system moves through the area.

High temperatures will stay cool through the end of the week with warmer, more humid air returning by late in the weekend and early next week.

After today, shower and storm chances are pretty minimal as well as it will be a very dry pattern for the next several days.

Today: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers especially this afternoon.

High: 73°

Winds: W 10-15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy and very cool.

Low: 52°

August 11th

18-HOLES: B.A.B.E. to hold its 3rd annual mini-golf event

August 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The 3rd Annual B.A.B.E. Open is a miniature golf tournament to be held Thursday, Aug. 28 at Paige’s Crossing. Sign up is $120 per team of four or $30 per person. The fee includes 18-hole tournament play and lunch. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

OPEN HOUSE: Humane Society slated to celebrate decade of service

August 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY ­— The Whitley County Humane Society is celebrating 10 years serving the needs of homeless animals in the community. There will be an open house Saturday Aug. 23 from noon to 5 p.m. at the shelter, located at 951 S. Line St., Columbia City.

COMMUNITY ACTION OF NORTHWEST INDIANA: Head Start now enrolling for fall

August 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana) Head Start has openings available for fall 2014 and is now enrolling. CANI Head Start is a free, comprehensive early childhood development program; meeting high standard educational, health, nutritional and social service needs of low-income children and families.

DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMAN: Program touts local, national achievements

August 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — At the completion of the 57th Annual Distinguished Young Woman/Junior Miss program in Mobile, Ala. June 28, statistics of the national, state and local programs were released. A total of 314 local programs throughout America accounted for 4,124 contestants. As the 49th representative for Whitely County is Hannah Schaefer, who placed in the “Top Ten” of the Distinguished Young Woman of Indiana program.
As a finalist, she won a $500 cash scholarship. At the local level Schaefer won a total of $700 in cash scholarships.

NEW PRINTERS: County to save $40,000 per year

August 11, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County Government officials have decided to change printer service companies in a move that will save the county approximately $40,000 a year. Government offices will be ending their existing contract with Advanced Printing Services and will now be contracted with Professional Office Systems a Fort Wayne-based company for printing services.

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