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(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.
Today: Partly sunny with light snow.
Winds: SE 5 mph
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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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.
Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s music department hosted its annual holiday concert Thursday night. Pictured are members of Columbia Cityâ€™s show choir.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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 Armyâ€™s website, the organization has only reached 31 percent in its efforts.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A pair of men are accused of committing a burglary and theft in Churubusco.
Nicholas A. Coslet, 20, of Fort Wayne, and Cruz T. Johannsen, 22, of Fort Wayne, were charged with burglary, a Class B felony, and theft, a Class D felony. Both pleaded not guilty and are due back in court in January.
The victim lives in rural Churubusco. Case reports state he told investigators he arrived home from working third shift Dec. 2 at 7 a.m. He fell asleep on his couch and awoke at 2 p.m. At that time, he noticed a number of items missing.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” There is much anticipation surrounding the remodeling project slated for South Whitley Elementary School.
Small classrooms and overcrowding has motivated school leaders to move forward with an expansion project scheduled to begin this spring.
One group is not looking forward to the construction â€” South Whitley Community Preschool.
(DEC. 13, 2013) â€” A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Whitley County beginning at 7 p.m. through 7 p.m. Saturday. Snow accumulations are expected to range from 5 to 8 inches by Saturday.
Pictured are some of Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s Varsity Band members performing at an annual concert which highlights not only the band program but CCHSâ€™s choir department as well.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â€” The state Department of Natural Resources is warning Indiana residents to beware of thin ice on ponds and lakes despite recent cold temperatures.
DNR officials say every year people drown after falling through ice.
As ice begins to form on many waterways, Indiana conservation officers are reminding people to put safety first. The DNR says at least 4 inches of ice is recommended for safe ice fishing and 5 inches for snowmobiling.
They also say depending on conditions, ice can change from several inches thick to nearly open water within just a few feet.