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January 21st, 2014
WHITLEY COUNTYâ A trend of more baby births in Whitley County that began in 2012 continued last year.
Whitley County had 225 births as of late December in 2012, which compared to a figure of 188 in 2011.
In 2013, the increase continued, as the county health department reported a figure of 295 as of Dec. 13, 2013.
Last year, Joann Miller of the Whitley County Health Department attributed that growth to healthcare professionals at Parkview Whitley Hospital attracting patients.
COLUMBIA CITY -- Whitley County's Relay for Life kick off party that was scheduled for this evening is postponed due to the hazardous weather conditions.
The event will be scheduled, although Relay Committee members have not determined a date. The Post & Mail will have further updates as they become available.
Ind. 14, east of Ind. 9 in Whitley County was drifted drifted across the road Sunday afternoon, despite state highway trucks plowing the roads in tandem. All three Whitley County school districts were closed Monday due to many county roads being drifted shut. Cold temperatures are on the way, with sub-zero temperatures in the forecast for the second week in January.
An open invitation has been issued to Whitley County residents to photographically document their winter life â two-days only â on Super Bowl Weekend (and Groundhog Day) â February 1-2.
Photo submissions to this special Post & Mail project will be placed in a unique newspaper publication to be published in late February.
âA Winter Weekend in the Life of Whitley Countyâ will herald slice-of-life happenings in our county community, such as community events, family outings, work-related activities â just about anything imaginable.
COLUMBIA CITY â After local elected officials voiced concerns surrounding Ind. Gov. Mike Penceâs proposal to eliminate the Business Personal Property Tax (BPPT), economic development leader Alan Tio, offered his perspective on the future of Whitley County without the tax.
âItâs wonât completely tie our hands, as far as economic development,â Tio said. âIt will mean we have to look at things a little differently.â
COLUMBIA CITY â Several inches of snowfall Saturday, coupled with dry conditions and blowing winds caused schools to close Monday.
All three Whitley County school districts were out for the day, as many county roads were drifted shut Monday morning.
Another closure may mean that the school year will be extended into summer break, as many districts were closed for an entire week after Winter Storm Ion hit Jan. 5.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City High Schoolâs show choirs, City Lights and City Heat, opened competition season Saturday at Twin Lakes in Monticello.
City Lights, an all girls choir, earned first-runner up. City Heat, a mixed boy-girl squad, took home second-runner up.
CCHSâs show choirs will compete again in two weeks at Northrop High School.
Karyle Genth, music teacher at Indian Springs Middle School, is well-known in Northeast Indiana for her dedication to the show choir community.
This will be her 14th year directing the middle schoolâs show choir, City Stars.
COLUMBIA CITY â The official start of Whitley Countyâs Relay for Life season begins Tuesday night with a party at 6 p.m. a Parkview Hospital.
As part of the nightâs festivities, food and entertainment will be provided and the 2014 event theme will be unveiled.
Event Chair Cathy Cronin said the party is a way to learn exactly what Relay for Life is about.
Temperatures warmed slightly Sunday which caused icicles to form on this house on Washington Street in Columbia City. Whitley County will once again brace itself for sub-zero temperatures that are expected to hit the region this week.
(Jan. 14, 2014) -- Whitley County Consolidated, Whitko Community School Corporation and Smith-Green Community Schools are closed today.