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December 16th

MERRY CHRISTMAS : Flow-Tech offers warm Christmas wishes

December 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – Flow-Tech Plumbing & Heating, located at 208 E. Chicago St., in Columbia City, has issued warm Christmas wishes to all.

"Merry Christmas to you and yours," say the staff at Flow-Tech. "We thank you for your valued business, and wish you and your loved ones a bounty of glad tidings this holiday season!"

More snow expected

December 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s schools were delayed today, as crews were still working to clear roadways from Saturday’s winter storm that brought 7 inches of snow to the area.

Just as the roads were being cleared this morning, more snow is in the forecast tonight.

Forecasters expect another 1 to 2 inches of snow today, which may send street and highway department workers back into the elements tonight, or early Tuesday, after a long weekend.

CCPD considers squad car options

December 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh and the city’s Board of Works weighed their options on both new and old squad cars at last week’s meeting.

For the three new squad cars that will be purchased early next year, Longenbaugh offered a money-saving option for the next purchase of Dodge Chargers — a six-cylinder engine instead of a V8.

“V6 engines get better gas mileage, are cheaper cars and we really don’t lose that much — especially for driving in town,” Longenbaugh said.

Sky High helps better community

December 16, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — A group at Churubusco Junior-Senior High School is helping high-ability students get the most out of themselves — and the community.

Sky High is a group of sixth through eighth grade students that meets Tuesdays at CJSHS, during the SMART period, a time students use for extra activities.

The program, under the direction of Junior High Counselor Kim Burns and Julie Mast, has begun work on community projects.

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

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