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June 13th, 2013
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 ‚ÄĒ 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 ‚ÄĒ Whitley County Council on Aging & Aged, Inc. recently announced its events for June.
‚ÄĘNoon ‚ÄĒ Renaissance bingo
‚ÄĘ6 p.m. ‚ÄĒ Game night
‚ÄĘ9 a.m. ‚ÄĒ Euchre
‚ÄĘ11:15 a.m. ‚ÄĒ Father‚Äôs Day celebration wih All Pro and Flag Day
‚ÄĘ11:45 a.m. ‚ÄĒ Family Nutrition Program
‚ÄĘ9 a.m. ‚ÄĒ Board meeting
‚ÄĘ10:30 a.m. ‚ÄĒ 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 trio‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄĒ Dan Ryan, district chairman of the Rotary Foundation, was the guest speaker Tuesday at Columbia City‚Äôs Rotary Club.
Ryan has been in this position for 10 years. He said it has been his ‚Äúprivilege to see many international projects receive Foundation grants to do such wonderful things in literally dozens of countries.‚ÄĚ
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 ‚Äúthe flag of the U.S. be 13 stripes, alternate red and white‚ÄĚ and that ‚Äúthe union by 13 stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation.‚ÄĚ
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.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs Common Council had a history lesson at Tuesday‚Äôs meeting.
Mark Jesse of GAI Consultants reviewed with the council how storm water fees were set for the city.
Back in 2006, the council worked to set the fee, which includes a residential rate of $9.15 per household, and a variable price for non-residents. Today, there are no Common Council members who remain in office from that time, and the city has since elected a new mayor.
The County Highway Department is paving Lincolnway West west of Ind. 5 to the County Line today.
Expect brief delays as the pavement is being laid.
The Whitley County Sheriff's Department asks those traveling that way to respect and obey the flagmen and highway workers while work is being done.