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June 13th, 2013
Editorâ€™s note: Throughout the month of June, The Post & Mail will be featuring several public safety officials in a multi-part series.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Though Zach Rumsyre hasnâ€™t been a fireman as long as many others in Whitley County, he has his sights aimed high.
Rumsyre, who has been a volunteer fireman with Jefferson Center Fire Department since 2004, has already worked his way into a captainâ€™s position.
â€śIt is my goal to become a career firefighter,â€ť Rumsyre said.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For the third consecutive year, Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WCCS) will be raising the price of its food for students.
Lunch will have an increased price tag of 10 cents across each school level in 2013-14. The previous two yearsâ€™ increases were a nickel each time.
At the elementary school level, students will pay $1.70 per lunch next year. Middle school students will be charged $1.85 and the price for high schoolers will be $1.95.
Breakfast prices will increase 10 cents as well, the first time that has occurred since 2004-05.
A conspicuous cloud hangs over downtown Columbia City Wednesday evening as storms rolled in.
Pictured is the sky lit up with lightning as darkness blows over the city.
To see the image animated, go to http://i.imgur.com/m96HDjz.gif
The shelf cloud went on to cause hail and strong winds in Churubusco, and even prompted tornado warnings as it passed through northeast Indiana.
Though the dark cloud coming down from the shelf cloud did not have rotation in Columbia City, it is called a wall cloud, and had the potential for tornadoes.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Two people were arrested and booked at the Whitley County Jail Wednesday after police discovered an active methamphetamine lab.
Braidon Hall, 19, of Columbia City, and Mitchell Bradley, 37, of Garrett, were both booked on meth-related charges after a traffic stop led to a police investigation at 7 a.m. Wednesday.
Columbia City Police Captain Tony Hively stopped their vehicle near the intersection of Ind. 205 and Cider Mill Road, and uncovered an active meth lab.
(June 12, 2013) -- The National Weather Service has issued a thunderstorm watch for Whitley County until 3 a.m. Thursday. A warning means conditions are favorable for increasing storms and severe weather. Whitley County residents are encouraged to seek shelter.
In addition to severe weather, the National Weather Service has also issued a flood warning. Large amounts of rainfall could create flooding and flash flooding in low areas.
The National Weather Service is expecting storms to be in Northern Indiana this afternoon and evening.
Wind gusts over 75 miles per hour, as well as hail two inches in diameter or larger, are possible.
Tornadoes are also possible along the incoming warm front.
One time frame given by the NWS for the duration of the storms in the area is from 7 to 11 p.m. tonight.
A flash flood watch will also be in effect from late this afternoon through tonight
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Council on Aging & Aged, Inc. recently announced its events for June.
â€˘Noon â€” Renaissance bingo
â€˘6 p.m. â€” Game night
â€˘9 a.m. â€” Euchre
â€˘11:15 a.m. â€” Fatherâ€™s Day celebration wih All Pro and Flag Day
â€˘11:45 a.m. â€” Family Nutrition Program
â€˘9 a.m. â€” Board meeting
â€˘10:30 a.m. â€” Exercises
As part of a calculus project, Columbia City High School students Corinne Kauffman (left), Miranda Johnson (middle) and Celine Rongos recorded a unique video incorporating a large, stuffed fish.
The fish is a fixture in the classroom of Beth Scharpenberg, the trioâ€™s calculus teacher.
Once the video was posted on social media sites, it gained the attention of The Huffington Post, an online news source. The video has received more than 13,000 views.
To view the video, visit http://www.thepostandmail.com/content/gone-viral-cchs-students-featured-huffington-post.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Dan Ryan, district chairman of the Rotary Foundation, was the guest speaker Tuesday at Columbia Cityâ€™s Rotary Club.
Ryan has been in this position for 10 years. He said it has been his â€śprivilege to see many international projects receive Foundation grants to do such wonderful things in literally dozens of countries.â€ť
From water wells in Africa to schools in Latin America to potable water tanks in dozens of villages in Mexico, Ryan has played a part in all of them.
National Flag Day will be observed with a celebration ceremony held on the north lawn of the Whitley County Courthouse at noon Saturday.
National Flag Day is held in recognition of a resolution by the Second Continental Congress, signed June 14, 1777, stating that â€śthe flag of the U.S. be 13 stripes, alternate red and whiteâ€ť and that â€śthe union by 13 stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation.â€ť
Columbia City Elks Lodge will be joined by the South Whitley VFW, AmVets, Daughters of the American Revolution and Columbia City VFW to honor the National Banner.