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FALL HARVEST: Slightly ahead of normal

October 31, 2012


WHITLEY COUNTY — Farmers in Whitley County are nearing the end of fall harvest season despite the recent rain.
“We are slightly ahead of normal on corn and a few days ahead on soybeans, but not on record pace with either one,” said Dave Addison, with the Whitley County 4-H Youth Development and Agriculture and Natural Resources.
“Most of the farmers have been diligently working on harvesting corn and planting wheat for next year.”
Addison estimated Whitley County farmers have completed approximately 70 percent of soybeans and 40 percent of the corn harvest.

ROAD CLOSURE: Slated for north Ind. 205

October 31, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Indiana’s Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that Ind. 205 will be closed next week.
Crews will be working to replace a culvert pipe, shutting down Ind. 205 between CR 200 E. and Old Trail Road.
The detour is U.S. 30 to Ind. 9 to U.S. 33.
Weather permitting, the closure is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. Monday to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9.
INDOT reminds drivers to use caution and consider worker safety when driving through a construction zone.
For up-to-date information about traffic restrictions, visit www.trafficwise.IN.gov

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

October 31, 2012

Trick-or-treat
(All area trick-or-treat hours are for Wednesday night)

•Col. City trick-or-treat — 6 to 8 p.m.
The City of Columbia City announced that trick-or-treat will be held between the hours of 6 to 8 p.m. on Halloween night.
Columbia City looking for candy. The fire department will also be handing out candy and glow sticks at the Columbia City Fire Station.

•’Busco trick-or-treat — 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Churubusco town officials announced that trick-or–treat will be held between the hours of 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Halloween night.

October 30th

EPISODE VII?: Disney to make new ‘Star Wars’ films, buy Lucas co.

October 30, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A decade after George Lucas said “Star Wars” was finished on the big screen, a new trilogy is destined for theaters as The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it was buying Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion.

MAKING WAY

October 30, 2012

Bridge construction is moving forward on the Morsches Park Blue River Trail extension project. According to Columbia City Community Development Director Jeff Walker, bridge construction began Oct. 23. A bearing beam was placed on the three helicals on each end of the bridge at the embankment. The two main “I” beams were then set on the bearing beams as the braces were connected. Pictured is the recent construction made on the side railing and the bridge deck.

SWIPING SIGNS: Stolen signs cause problems for real estate businesses, clients

October 30, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Real estate signs have been coming up missing in Columbia City, resulting in upset clients and hundreds to thousands of dollars lost by real estate businesses.
Esther Smith, with Columbia City’s LT Real Estate, said six signs in the city were lost Saturday.
“They were all signs in the city downtown streets like Main Street and Oak Street,” said Smith.

LIVE UNITED: Updated total

October 30, 2012

United Way’s 2012 campaign, Live United, is underway. Cindy Baker, Whitley County’s executive director, is working with local businesses, individuals and organizations to reach the county’s goal of $190,000. Funds raised will go toward various nonprofit groups and programs in the county. Worrick and Keiser are working as part of the United Way of Whitley County’s campaign to reach out to small businesses for financial support. To give to the Live United campaign, call 244-6454.

BUSTED: 13 booked for underage drinking

October 30, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A routine probation check turned into the arrest of 13 people Saturday southwest of Tri-Lakes.
The probation check, led by Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Cory Patrick and Indiana State Police Trooper Andrew Mills, was at the residence of John Whitehead, 3985 E. Burd Road.
Police didn’t find Whitehead at the residence, but found several people, who they believed to be drinking underage.
Patrick, Mills and several other deputies converged on the group, which was located in the woods on the property.
Read more of the story in today's edition of The Post & Mail

WINTER WEATHER

October 30, 2012

Whitley County saw its first sign of winter precipitation today with blowing sleet and snow in the early morning hours. The National Weather Service reported the first signs of snow at 3:54 a.m. Weather reports show sleet changing over to rain by 8 a.m. with strong winds continuing.

October 29th

Meningitis: Whitley County in the clear, cases expected to drop

October 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Despite the outbreak of fungal meningitis affecting clinics in Indiana, Whitley County remains in the clear. Cases of illnesses and deaths are soon expected to take a drastic downward spiral.
According to Whitley County Health Officer Dr. Lisa Hatcher, three lots of contaminated methylprednisolone acetate, a steroid prepared by the New England Compounding Center (NECC), of Framingham, Mass. was the cause of several cases affecting a total of 18 states.

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