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December 12th

BLACK ICE: Slick coating causes hazardous driving in Whitley

December 12, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – A slick coating of icy precipitation fell throughout Whitley County during the mid-evening hours Friday, causing black ice on roadways and contributing to several property damage vehicle accidents.

Northwest Whitley County near Churubusco was experiencing the black ice conditions on roadways. Motorists are advised to drive with extreme caution.

At 11 p.m. the temperature hovered around 30 degrees with fog and drizzle making travel treacherous.

VIDEO-ALERT • BABES DISCOVERY: Doing things for the very first time

December 12, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY Babies Discovering Things For The First Time

ONLINE POLL RESULTS

December 12, 2014

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CHRISTMAS PARTY: H.A.N.D.S hosts for CANI Head-Start

December 12, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County children had an early celebration. Members of the H.A.N.D.S. (Helping Achieve New Direction through Students) Foundation hosted a morning and afternoon Christmas party for the 29 children in the CANI Head-Start program last Thursday.
H.A.N.D.S. is a student group that meets monthly to discuss community needs, review grant requests and allocate funding to projects with an educational focus. Each year members plan a Christmas celebration day filled with holiday-themed activities and treats for the Head-Start children.

TREASURES FROM THE MUSEUM: ‘For God, Home and Native Land’

December 12, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In some of the oldest church structures in Columbia City and Whitley County there have been, in the past, interesting examples of stained glass windows. Some of these are very intricate, with some of the more modern examples a bit more abstract.
In the early construction of the churches, stained glass windows represented an extravagant expense, and so were donated by the wealthy or sponsored by a church-related group.

CHURUBUSCO CHAMBER: Celebration of success

December 12, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — The Eel River Golf Course banquet room was a veritable who’s who of Churubusco community residents; local politicians, coaches and business members celebrated the success of the town’s pairing of local government and small business with the annual Churubusco Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet Thursay evening.

December 11th

DONATE YOUR TIME: Salvation Army in urgent need for bell ringers

December 11, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Salvation Army of Whitley County is preparing for another busy season.
The organization has already served our community through their Coats for Kids program, Thanksgiving Meals program, Nursing Home Christmas Visitation and is now preparing for its annual toy distribution in partnership with Toys for Tots.
“With the help of our generous community we will be able to help over 200 families with food for Christmas,” said Major Flora O’Dell, representative for The Salvation Army in Whitley County.

ELECTRIC UPGRADE: Ready for engineering

December 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Engineering for a $467,000 upgrade to Columbia City Electric Utility’s north substation will begin with configuring a switch breaker replacement, the Columbia City Board of Works determined this week.

FINALIZING THREE-STEP PROCESS: RDC readying info to market city property

December 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Columbia City’s Redvelopment Commission (RDC) is finalizing what will be a three-step process for potential developers to propose improvements to the RDC’s property on the northwest corner of Van Buren and Line streets downtown.
Known as the former Eagles Lodge property, the building was acquired by the RDC during the past year and the structure was razed during the summer.

CHANGES TO BE MADE: Jail’s infringement a costly lesson

December 11, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — A settlement to the tune of $725,000 will be heard by a Federal Judge this coming March 29 to be distributed to 243 members involved in a class-action lawsuit regarding the unlawful holding of inmates after the standard 48 hours.

MENTONE — The Whitko Wildcat boys’ basketball team opened Three Rivers Conference play Friday night...
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