Archive - 2014 - News Article
Dillon Sheiss, of Columbia City, was awarded Best of Show at the Indiana State Fair for his pigeon Jack. Sheiss also won Intermediate Junior Pigeon Showmanship and had two birds on Champion Row in the poultry show earlier in the week.
A unique fundraiser was held for South Whitleyâ€™s Food Bank Saturday. The Hot Shot event featured several Cleveland Township firefighters competing in a variety of activities for the cause. The food bank received $1,428.25 in financial donations and 1,927 items were collected to be used to serve South Whitley families in need.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Old Settlers Days has long since ended, but what is left in the wake of the festival is more than $14,000 invested into the community. Old Settlers Association members recently awarded $14,654 in grants to nonprofit organizations and groups in Whitley County.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” To some it may seem all Whitley County has to offer is corn and bean fields. However, further research will show there is a certain charm to the history of this county. One such area that has been a staple in Whitley County is the 4-H Fair.
More than 100 walkers came together for The Compassionate Friendsâ€™ 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The public has the opportunity to voice its opinion to the Columbia City Common Council tonight regarding the cityâ€™s upcoming sewer rate increase. Due to state and federal mandates and the implementation of the cityâ€™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.
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.
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.
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.
Winds: W 10-15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy and very cool.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The 3rd Annual B.A.B.E. Open is a miniature golf tournament to be held Thursday, Aug. 28 at Paigeâ€™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.