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August 20th

BOMB SCARE: Huntington North High School threatened

August 20, 2014

HUNTINGTON (Aug. 20, 2014) -- Students at Huntington North High School returned to classes at around 1:40 today after being evacuated to the football stadium just before 1:00 pm after a note that was found was judged to be a bomb threat.

A search of the school turned up nothing, however all athletic practices have been canceled for the day.

An administrative assistant in the school district sent the following release on the threat and evacuation at 1 p.m. today:

SHELTER CELEBRATION: Humane Society to mark decade of service

August 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Humane Society is celebrating 10 years of caring for homeless animals in Whitley County. A free tour of the county’s animal shelter, located at 951 S. Line St. in Columbia City, will be provided Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. along with food and refreshments.

CHAIR CANING: Heritage wisdom on display at local Farmer's Market

August 20, 2014

Whitley County Farmers Market vendor Little Hawk re-canes and refurbishes chairs during a typical Saturday morning at the market, held on the Whitley County Courthouse Square. The farmers market is open each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Parkview Whitley Hospital Medical Plaza.

CAR CRASH: Teenage driver ejected on Ind. 14 Tuesday

August 20, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — A young driver was ejected from her vehicle after a crash at the intersection of Ind. 14 and Raber Road Tuesday evening.
The 16-year-old female driver, whose name was not released, was transported to the hospital with broken ribs, along with cuts and bruises. Whitley County Sheriff Sergeant Cory Patrick said the girl was awake, alert and talking to police when they arrived on the scene.

FROZEN FUNDS: Whitley Co. EMA experiences temporary file loss

August 20, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Due to a clerical error the Whitley County Emergency Management Agency’s funds were suspended until this week. The hold is due to a grant that had not been filed with the state. The Emergency Management Performance Grant, and its corresponding ethics disclosure statement, were temporarily lost due to a filing error.

KIDS DREAMLAND MAKEOVER: This season may be playground’s final summer

August 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Nearly two years in the making, 22-year-old Maddie Hinen is bringing her vision into fruition — a vision inspired by her passion to help children with disabilities.

August 19th

WEATHER WARNING: Strong storms on the way

August 19, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Aug. 19, 2014) -- Whitley County Emergency Management Agency officials have offered a weather update for the area.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed almost the entire state of Indiana under a Slight Risk for Severe Weather for today. Currently strong storms are moving into the western part of Illinois and are expected to continue to move eastward.

There is an expectation of an outbreak of strong to severe storms to affect our region mid-to-late afternoon. The threat with these storms is large hail and damaging winds.

Timewarp Tuesday

August 19, 2014

Pictured from Dec. 7, 1935, is the Whitley County Farm Bureau Chorus. The organization of 41 voices was directed by Mrs. B.V. Widney.
Front row, from left: Mrs. Earl Hoover, Mrs. Jacob Dial, Mrs. Clyde Sievers, Mrs. Vern Yagel, Miss Madge Harrold, Mrs. Asa White, Miss Hazel Yagel and Mrs. Widney.
Second row: Miss Natalie Hoover, Miss Geraldine Egolf, Miss Treva Traster, Miss Gladys Kyler, Mrs. Fred Dunfee, Mrs. Phil Maux, Miss Marjorie Barney, Miss Evelyn Gipe.

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION: Re-dedication service, hog roast, music

August 19, 2014

Collins United Methodist Church, located at 5524 E. Darland St. in Columbia City, will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a re-dedication service of their current sanctuary building Sept. 14. The service will start at 10 a.m. and will include past pastors, the district superintendent and a recorded message from Bishop Mike Coyner. Former members are encouraged to attend. Following the service there will be a hog roast lunch, games, carriage rides and special music. 

SQUAWBUCK DAYS: Events slated for Friday in Larwill

August 19, 2014

LARWILL — Celebrating 160 years, Squawbuck Days returns to Larwill this weekend. Festivities will begin Friday at 4 p.m.

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls golf team beat the weather and Bellmont Tuesday evening at...
WARSAW — Whitko’s volleyball team grabbed a 3-0 sweep in its opening match Tuesday night at...
COLUMBIA CITY — Thunderstorms sparked the Eagles into a dominating win in their season opener...

 

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