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August 22nd, 2014
LARWILL â€” Squawbuck Days commemorates 160 years of Larwill history with its festival which begins today.
Schedule of events:
â€˘4 p.m. â€” Tenderloin Fry
â€˘7 p.m. â€” Bingo by Larwill Lions Club
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śKnee high by the fourth of July,â€ť is the old adage used to asses the progress of corn crops. Now that most fields have stalks stretching seven-feet tall, farmers are preparing for high yields.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” With the proposal of a full-service truck stop planned for the northwest corner of U.S. 30 and East County Line Road, Whitley County officials are looking at the future of vehicle traffic on the county line (County Road 800 East). According to conducted studies, approximately 1,600-1,700 semi-trucks travel East County Line Road between U.S. 24 and U.S. 30 a day.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” State Rep. Kathy Heuer resigned her state seat effective Wednesday, after losing the office in the primary election to Christopher Judy. â€śItâ€™s truly been an honor and pleasure to serve these past four years,â€ť said Heuer. â€śI am looking forward to this new endeavor and anxious to begin a new path.â€ť
(Aug. 22, 2014) -- Thunderstorms which are building throughout the area this morning will bring heavy rainfall of 2 to 3â€ł before 8 a.m. There is a Flash Flood Warning out for most of the area.
After the rain ends the heat and humidity turn on making this one of the most uncomfortable weekends of the year and temperatures closing in on 90 through early next week.
This hot weather does not look it will break until late in the week next week. Heat indexes will be around 100 all weekend long with dew points in the 70s and widely scattered storms.
WHITLEY COUNTY (Aug. 22, 2014) -- A Flash Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 8:15 a.m. for Whitley County.
At 5:26 a.m. National Weather Service Doppler Radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain.
Two to four inches of rain fell in a two hour period this morning.
Drivers are urged to not drive vehicles into areas where water covers the road.
Recently 13 members of the Whitko High Schoolâ€™s FFA Chapter attended the Indiana State Fair to work in the Cattle Barn along side of the cattle department staff.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Whitley County health officials will soon have more firepower in their arsenal in the fight against methamphetamine use.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A popular fitness option has been adapted to accommodate those with physical limitations. Zumba, a high-energy workout that combines dance with aerobics, has become a â€śfunâ€ť way to reduce weight and increase fitness.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” District officials and community leaders gathered in front of South Whitley Elementary School (SWES) Wednesday for a groundbreaking ceremony. The event was held to signify the renovations and additions being made to the elementary school.