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January 2nd, 2014

New year brings new resolutions

January 2, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — With the calendar turning the page to a new year, many people decide to make a fresh start.

With that comes many resolutions, many with the goal of creating a healthier person for the new year.

In Whitley County, the YMCA was open for the second year in a row on New Year’s Day.

Winter storm hits county again

January 2, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Snowfall greeted the new year as more than four inches blanketed Whitley County early this morning.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 4 p.m. today.

Although the snowfall was a concern as morning commuters made their way out and about, it is windy conditions that will make driving treacherous later this afternoon.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

January 2, 2014

(Jan. 2, 2014) -- The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Whitley County and surrounding areas. Light to moderate snow will continue early this morning, but will begin to diminish during the late morning and afternoon. Additional accumulations of up to 4 inches are possible today.

Increased winds are expected to create blowing snow and drifting snow conditions, which will keep roads snow covered, slick and hazardous.

The winter advisory will remain in effect until 4 p.m. this afternoon.

December 30th, 2013

Firearm trial set for January

December 30, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A man accused of pointing a firearm at two people will stand trial next month in Whitley County Superior Court.

Trent E. Vanderford, 25, of Columbia City, was arrested in May for pointing a firearm, a Class A misdemeanor.
He will have a jury trial Jan. 23, 2014, at 8 a.m. Jan 7, 2014, is the final date for a plea proposal to be accepted by the defense.

The end of 2013

December 30, 2013

People across the globe are preparing to bid farewell to 2013 and welcome in the New Year. Pictured, the moon lingers next to the Whitley County Courthouse.

Larwill man jailed after fleeing

December 30, 2013

WARSAW — A Larwill man was arrested after running from Warsaw police Saturday.

Jeremy James King, 39, of Hammontree Street, Larwill, allegedly led police on a high-speed chase early Saturday morning.

The pursuit ended in a snowy crash after his Pontiac Firebird clipped a parked car and crashed into a snow bank on Anchorage Road, Warsaw.

Flooded roads can imperil drivers

December 30, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — A southern Indiana woman died on her way to a family gathering Christmas Eve, after attempting to drive through a flooded roadway.

The elderly woman was found several hours later in the flood waters.

In Pike County, officials searched for a missing Illinois woman.

Miami County Tourney winners

December 30, 2013

Whitko’s girls basketball team captured the Miami County Tournament Saturday. Team members include: Jennifer Reiff, Reghan Craig, Haley Yohe, Brianna Cumberland, Hanna Yohe, Aly Reiff, Kelly Reiff, Avaree Freel, Michelle Kelsey, Emily Day, Aly Nicodemus and Jordan Hall. Aly Reiff and Hall were named to the all-tournament team. Whitko beat North Miami in the semifinals, 52-45, and defeated Peru in the championship game, 67-26.

Local man facing voyeurism charge

December 30, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Pierceton man is facing a charge of voyeurism after an incident at a local tanning salon.

Kolten C. Krull, 20, was arrested Dec. 16 by the Columbia City Police Department. He pleaded not guilty in his first appearance at Whitley County Superior Court Dec. 23.

Voyeurism is a Class B misdemeanor.

December 27th

Election registration to begin soon

December 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With the local elections of 2014 around the corner, individuals seeking to run for office will have the chance soon to make their candidacy official.

Whitley County’s Clerk of Courts office will accept candidate filings beginning Jan. 8, 2014.

The registration window closes 30 days later — Feb. 7, 2014.

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