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December 16th

Santa visits Peabody library

December 16, 2013

During Story Time at Peabody Public Library Tuesday, “S” was the letter of the day in honor of the library’s special guest — Santa. Preschoolers Clark (left) and Abram Patterson had the opportunity to meet Saint Nick in person and tell him what they would like for Christmas. The library staff would like to wish everyone a “safe and happy Christmas.”

Hoskins receives NHES Sportsmanship Award

December 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Northern Heights Elementary School has seen its physical education program launch with a “great start.” According to school officials, younger students have been working on spatial awareness, movement patterns and locomotor skills.

Older students have finished units on soccer, ultimate football and cooperative team games. Sportsmanship is a big push this year during physical education. “It is important for all students to give 100 percent during any unit, and to learn to do their best at all times,” said NHES Principal Jake Hoag.

Snow accumulation: Fun for some

December 16, 2013

Lexus Wireman (left), 10, and Xavier Alarie, 8, play in the inches of snow that piled up from Friday and Saturdays winter weather storm. More snow is in the forecast for this afternoon with cold temperatures slated for the rest of the week.

Snow accumulation: Work for some

December 16, 2013

Snow covered Whitley County Friday night and throughout Saturday. The National Weather Service reported snow accumulation totals of 6 inches. Pictured, Betty Forrester, shovels snow in front of her home in Columbia Shores in Columbia City.

Blowing snow

December 16, 2013

After more than 6 inches fell across Whitley County, homeowners were hard at work shoveling, blowing and plowing the snow out of the way. Pictured is Jakob Hill starting his snow blower at his home in Columbia Shores Saturday.

TODAY'S WEATHER & DELAYS

December 16, 2013

(Monday, Dec. 16, 2013) -- Smith-Green Community Schools, Whitley County Consolidated Schools and Whitko Community Schools are all on a two-hour delay.

Snow and cold temperatures start off the week after Whitley County experienced snow accumulations of almost 10 inches in some areas.

Today's highs will be in the lower 20's in the afternoon with some accumulating snowfall late this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. We could see 1 to 2 inches of snowfall in the area.

Forecast:
Today: Partly sunny with light snow.

High: 21°

Winds: SE 5 mph

December 14th

POSTPONED: Many events rescheduled after snow hits area - updated

December 14, 2013

Due to the weather, Columbia City's boys basketball game at Marion tonight has been postponed. A make-up date is expected to be announced sometime next week.

Several games and events are being cancelled or postponed tonight, as the area is expected to accumulate several more inches of snow throughout the day.

Whitko Schools have postponed all activities for this evening. Churubusco's boys basketball game has also been postponed, with a make-up date of Dec. 17 announced.

December 13th

Holiday shopping can still include military

December 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Although the holiday shopping season was cut short by a late Thanksgiving, there is still time for packages to be shipped to military personnel.

The U.S. Postal Service has detailed shipping dates listed by region on its website www.usps.com.

Little tokens of appreciation, such as cards and notes of appreciation, are welcomed by those serving the country and removed from family during the holidays.

Singing holiday cheer

December 13, 2013

Columbia City High School’s music department hosted its annual holiday concert Thursday night. Pictured are members of Columbia City’s show choir.

Ringing rallies change for people in need

December 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Red kettles are almost as popular of a sight during the holiday season as Santa.

Salvation Army kettles are placed at various retail locations around the county in an effort to raise funds for the nonprofit.

Money collected during the nationwide campaign goes toward helping those in need through a variety of programs.

The national fundraising goal is $3 million, which according to the Salvation Army’s website, the organization has only reached 31 percent in its efforts.

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