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January 20th, 2014

Freeze and re-freeze

January 20, 2014

Temperatures warmed slightly Sunday which caused icicles to form on this house on Washington Street in Columbia City. Whitley County will once again brace itself for sub-zero temperatures that are expected to hit the region this week.

BREAKING NEWS: School closings

January 20, 2014

(Jan. 14, 2014) -- Whitley County Consolidated, Whitko Community School Corporation and Smith-Green Community Schools are closed today.

MONDAY'S DELAYS & CLOSURES

January 20, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Jan. 20, 2014) -- All three Whitley County school districts are under a two-hour delay to start the week. Blowing and drifting snow, as well as some slick road conditions, can make travel hazardous this morning.

Today is Martin Luther King Day. Although schools will be in session, several city and county offices are closed and postal service is suspended.

MONDAY'S WEATHER UPDATE

January 20, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Jan. 20, 2014) -- The final part of January will not be any warmer than the start of the month, with another bitter cold arctic blast moving in today and tonight.

There will be light snow with several clipper systems that move through the area but it no accumulation is expected. However, colder air and highs will be in the single digits and lower teens. Lows will be below zero all week long.

Afternoon: Mostly cloudy with snow showers and falling temperatures into the 20's.

High: 36°

Winds: NW 10-15 mph

January 17th

Green pleads guilty to burglarizing mother’s home

January 17, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A Fort Wayne man pleaded guilty Monday to burglarizing his mother’s home in Columbia City.

Tyler Green, 30, was accused of breaking into a safe in his mother’s home in November of 2012.

His plea Monday was part of an agreement. Green will be given a 10-year sentence. He will serve eight of those years.

The state also agreed to not veto any modification of Green’s sentence after he has served one fourth of his time.

However, sentence modification would still be decided by Judge James Heuer.

Solutions bring resolution to plant problems

January 17, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Permits have been approved and work orders have been signed that will finally correct mechanical concerns at South Whitley’s Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The corrected components come as the plant’s one-year warranty is coming to an end.

At Tuesday’s Town Council meeting leaders approved two work orders — one for correcting hydraulics and the second for programming upgrades.
“We did get the an OK from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, and we got our permits for the work,” said David Harvey a representative with Fleis & Vandenbrink Engineering, Inc.

A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE; Benedict honors final-four squads

January 17, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Ten years ago, after Columbia City’s boys basketball team won its first and only semi-state game, which earned a trip to the state championship, Head Coach Chris Benedict’s post-game speech is still relevant today.

“That night after the game I told them, ‘You have no idea what you just did for our community, for our school and for our basketball program,’” Benedict said. “At that point, they had no idea what they’d accomplished and how far they’d come.”

CRASH CLAIMS LIFE OF COL. CITY MAN; Slick roads to blame for many accidents in NE Ind.

January 17, 2014

WHITLEY COUTY — Thursday morning’s snowfall created slick roads in Whitley County and much of Northeast Indiana, causing many crashes and slide-offs across the state.

A crash in Whitley County claimed the life of a Columbia City man on Ind. 205 at approximately 11 a.m. after he lost control of his van.

Investigating officer Scott Schmitt said Russel Bertrand, 70, was driving northbound on Ind. 205, toward Churubusco, when he lost control of his vehicle and slid off the road, where it flipped on its side.

2011 semi-state players

January 17, 2014

Pictured are players and coaches from Columbia City’s 2011 semi-state team. From left: Chad Graves, Brett Eberly, Marcus Moore, Daniel Woll, Drew Benedict, Tyler Mosher, Greg Bockelman, Jacob Johnson, Ben Murphy, Brandon Gay and Derek Hinen.

Whitko names makeup day

January 17, 2014

PIERCETON — With three days of school missed due to inclement weather, Whitko Community School Corporation officials have decided to adjust the calendar for a make up day.

School will be in session for all WCSC students Monday, Jan. 20.
This is a make up day due to school being canceled Wednesday.
The other two days missed were covered under the district’s policy for snow days.

Whitley County Consolidated Schools have the same two days built into their calendar, but officials have not determined make up days for Thursday and today’s school closings.

Columbia City's Parks Department's Valero Junior Golf Tour played Monday at Eagle Glen Golf Course...
Whitko's 10-and-under baseball travel team advanced to the second round of semi-state play where...
Columbia City's volleyball team competed in the Hoosier Open Thursday and Friday at Bishop Dwenger....

 

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