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September 26th, 2014
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OLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Thousands of dollars in a bank account may be of no use in the event of an emergency, especially as winter approaches. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Charlie Heflin is reminding citizens to keep some cash on-hand. The convenience of technology, Heflin said, is no big deal. However, Heflin is reminding citizens that technology isn‚Äôt completely fail-safe.
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ Patches of dense fog have developed across Whitley County and surrounding counties this morning prompting the National Weather Service to issue a Dense Fog Advisory. Sources say the fog will begin to lift by 9 am.
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ Elementary students from Whitley County will get a unique opportunity Friday to see what their futures could look like, as they step foot on the campus of Manchester University as part of Walk Into My Future. The event is part of the local ‚ÄúPromise‚ÄĚ initiative taking place in four northern Indiana counties, including Whitley County.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Now in its third year, the annual Churubusco Town Garage Sale will take place this weekend Saturday and Sunday. Approximately 70 homes have signed up for the event. The annual garage sale brings travelers from as far as Michigan and Ohio to Turtle Town in the search for deals and treasures. At Churubusco Park Saturday there will be a Churubusco Chamber of Commerce versus Smith Township Fire Department softball game at 3 p.m.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A unique field trip allowed elementary school students in Whitley County a hands-on learning experience. Whitley County Soil and Water Conservation District hosted its Conservation Field Days for the fifth grade students from Mary Raber, Little Turtle, Northern Heights, and Coesse elementary schools at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds Sept. 10 and 11.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ With many aspects to consider, Columbia City‚Äôs Common Council had an in-depth discussion on the city‚Äôs upcoming sewer-rate increase that resulted in no clear solution. Since early this summer, officials have been weighing its options and the many factors that go into the need for an increase in utilities. With a plan for the rate hike to go into effect by January 2015, the Common Council is becoming hard-pressed for time ‚ÄĒ with much left to discuss.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A unique dining experience will take participants on a journey of the senses. Dining in the Dark will be held Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Eagles Nest Event Center in Columbia City. The event is hosted by the Lakota Chapter of the American Council of the Blind. Seating begins at 5 p.m.
Dallas ‚ÄúDJ‚ÄĚ Plattner, son of Brad and Shannon Plattner, traveled with his family to Mitchell, S.D. recently to compete in the National Pedal Pulling Championships. DJ earned the right to compete at nationals by winning at the Noble County Fair and then placing high enough at the Indiana State Fair. He competed against other seven-year-old boys from across the country. While not finishing towards the top he was honored as well as enthusiastic to be able to attend and compete.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ What happens when a certified public accountant and a farmer begin researching the ‚Äúalpaca way of life?‚ÄĚ A unique farm emerges ‚ÄĒ WindSwept Farms in Churubusco. In 2004, Jack and Anita Greider relocated WindSwept Farms from southern Indiana to 36 acres in Churubusco.