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January 8th, 2015
WHITLEY COUNTY â With the holiday season behind them, some Whitley County residents are looking forward to the new year with the anticipation of new home ownership while still others are looking to begin the process of selling their existing home.
For both groups, there is concern that their tasks may be made more difficult by economic forces beyond their control.
Tight money, increased scrutiny of mortgage applicants, reports of shortages of affordable housing, a âbuyersââ or âsellersââ market â these are only some of the factors that lead to uncertainty in housing market.
WHITLEY COUTNY â WCCS and Whitko Schools have been closed for Thursday due to frigid wind chills. As of 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Smith-Green Community Schools were delayed for Thursday.
Wind chills are expected to dip below -30 degrees.
The Weather Channel is predicting Thundersnow for the Columbia City area today.
Thundersnow is defined as a thunderstorm that has snow as the primary precipitation instead of rain. Hail and 58 mph winds can accompany these storms. These storms are rare anywhere, but favor lake-effect snow when it comes to forming. Keep eyes and ears open there may be lightning and thunder.
Fort Wayne â Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana are ready to provide the community with its favorite treat as they learn valuable life lessons. Cookies will be on sale beginning Friday, Jan. 9, continuing through March 1.
COLUMBIA CITY â It looks entirely out of place in the case with all the long slender officerâs swords and the long curved blade of the cavalry saber.
In fact, It looks like a cheap prop from an old Steve Reeves gladiator movies, short and very thick with a single cross piece for a guard, but it served a very different purpose for troops from a particular branch of service during the American Civil War.
Heavy snow is falling in Columbia City. Street and highway crews are working to keep roadways clear, but officials advise motorists to use caution on the roads.
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley Countyâs first showing of winter appeared Tuesday morning, as snow plows hit the streets early after the seasonâs first snow accumulation.
A winter weather system made its way into the area late Monday night, dropping 1 to 2 inches of snow in Whitley County.
WHITLEY COUNTY â
A WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL NOON EST THURSDAY...
* WIND CHILL...PROLONGED DANGEROUS WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES OF 15
BELOW TO 30 BELOW ZERO ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH MIDDAY
* FROST BITE...ANY EXPOSED SKIN WILL BE PRONE TO FROST BITE IN A
MATTER OF MINUTES
A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND
STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS
WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF
COLUMBIA CITY â Nearly one and a half million families have been able to positively change their financial situation through Financial Peace University (FPU), the 9 week course taught by Dave Ramsey on DVD and coordinated by Esther Smith at LT Real Estate and Personal Financial Solutions.
The week before Christmas, Columbia City American Legion Post 98, under the direction of Post Commander John Richards and Post Service Officer Jay Hilliard, a former army intelligence specialist, delivered an estimated 400 Christmas presents to the 140 patients at the Indiana Veteransâ Home in West Lafayette. Pictured are some of the boxes of presents carried into the lobby of the nursing home by the local American Legion volunteers.