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February 19th, 2015
WHITLEY COUNTY â Recently released tax rates for Whitley County show a mixture of increases and reductions for taxes payable in the coming year.
Several townships saw decreases in the rates which are calculated as dollars per $100 of taxable real and personal property.
SYRACUSE â The Syracuse Police Department, along with the Kosciusko County Sheriffâs Department and the Indiana State Police, are currently investigating a double shooting that occurred within the Town of Syracuse Thursday morning.
Syracuse officers responded to a call of a potential shooting at 205 East Main Street, Syracuse at approximately 12:31 a.m. Upon arrival, police found a 19-year old male dead of an apparent gunshot wound to the head in an upstairs bedroom. Police also found 23-year old Tara Thornburg with a head wound in the downstairs are of the home.
COLUMBIA CITY â Frigid temperatures closed and delayed many area schools Thursday morning, preserving area snowmen for another week.
The National Weather Service issued wind chill warnings for Northeast Indiana. Temperatures today arenât expected to be much above zero degrees, and 25 degrees below zero with the wind chill factor.
Friday, the low is 10 degrees below zero without the wind chill.
See Thursday's edition of The Post & Mail for an FFA update from all three Whitley County chapters.
COLUMBIA CITY â Nicole Penrod (R) first dipped her toes into politics in 2007 when she was elected as the Southeast Representative to Columbia City Council.
During her tenure, Columbia City was transformed into a golf cart friendly community and residents experienced improved trash pick-up with a new contractor and lower rates.
âThereâs a bit of a learning curve when you step into local government. I like to think that Iâve got that under my belt now,â Penrod said.
KOKOMO â Morgan Ellis, the 50th winner of the Whitley County/Columbia City franchise of Junior Miss/Distinguished Young Woman, is completing her second day of rehearsals for the 56th annual state-wide production of Junior Miss/Distinguished Young Woman.
The program, with 21 participants, is at Oakbrook Church at 3409 South 200 West, Kokomo. The venue change is because of the remodeling of the auditorium at Indiana University, Kokomo campus.
Churubuscoâs New Era Show Choir won the Small Mixed-Division Grand Champion at the Trojan Classic Show Choir Invitational Saturday in Chesterton. Pictured, the choir celebrates the win.
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County Emergency Management has issued a Weather Outlook advisory as a new weather system of arctic cold, blustery winds and some snowfall makes it way into the area Wednesday.
Scattered to numerous periods of snowfall expected along/north of U.S. 30 today, white-out conditions possible
â¢âWind Chill Advisoryâ
Effective from 4 p.m. Wednesday â Noon Thursday: Wind chill values of 10-25 degrees below zero
COLUMBIA CITY â Mark Green, director of parks and recreation for Columbia City, said he absolutely loves his job. He welcomed the idea of presenting an update on the parks to the Columbia City Rotary club Feb. 10.
âThe big thing today,â he said, âis weâre trying to get our ice skating rink (at Morsches Park) up and running.â
âWeâve learned a lot,â he admitted, âfrom the initial planning stages up until now.â
SOUTH WHITLEY â Dust off those old collectibles, âAntiques Roadshowâ is coming to town.
South Whitley Community Public Library will be hosting its own version of the PBS show, âAntiques Roadshowâ at the library next Tuesday, Feb. 24.
âAntiques Roadshowâ is a television program that features people with their treasures â and non-treasures.
People have the opportunity to bring their items to the library to find out their value, just as in the show.