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COLUMBIA CITY â 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.
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WHITLEY COUNTY â 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â 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 â The Eel River Golf Course banquet room was a veritable whoâs who of Churubusco community residents; local politicians, coaches and business members celebrated the success of the townâs pairing of local government and small business with the annual Churubusco Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet Thursay evening.
WHITLEY COUNTY â 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.
âWith the help of our generous community we will be able to help over 200 families with food for Christmas,â said Major Flora OâDell, representative for The Salvation Army in Whitley County.
COLUMBIA CITY â Engineering for a $467,000 upgrade to Columbia City Electric Utilityâs north substation will begin with configuring a switch breaker replacement, the Columbia City Board of Works determined this week.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs Redvelopment Commission (RDC) is finalizing what will be a three-step process for potential developers to propose improvements to the RDCâs 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.
WHITLEY COUNTY â 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.