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February 23rd, 2012

AND I'D LIKE TO THANK: Columbia City native wins Emmy

February 23, 2012

Winning an Emmy is the highest achievement in television. One Whitley County man, with his team of co-workers, has won one of the coveted awards.
JJ Geiger, formerly of Columbia City, won for his work entitled “Openhouse.”
“I worked as a producer/editor and won the Emmy in the category of ‘Information/Public Affairs Series (more than 50 percent remote)’,” said Geiger.
He worked alongside of Janel Tamares, Julee Margulies Metz and Eric Michael Wong.
“The crew submitted three segments from the show which airs regionally on NBC in 10 to 15 different markets,” said Geiger.


February 23, 2012

Columbia City's boys basketball team lost to DeKalb with a last-second shot earlier this season. The Eagles face the Barons in the first round of sectionals Tuesday. For full previews of the Columbia City, Whitko and Churubusco sectionals, see Friday's edition of the Post and Mail for the 2012 Boys Basketball Sectional Preview insert.

FOG: Dense fog in the area causes cancellations, delays

February 23, 2012

Thursday morning's fog has delayed and canceled local schools. Whitley County Consolidated schools are canceled and Smith-Green Community is on a 3-hour delay. Whitko did not have a delay or cancellation.
Northeast Indiana has a DENSE FOG ADVISORY until 11 a.m. today.

PEA SOUP FOG: Fluctuating temps causing icy fog to descend, spread

February 23, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Dense fog that started as light icy precipitation in Northern Indiana is descending and spreading across Whitley County.

Icy roads north of Whitley County caused traffic accidents early today, while the pea soup fog is rapidly causing visibility issues across the area.

Motorists and pedestrians are advised to take special precautions until conditions improve.

GAS PRICES SPIKE: Whitley County pumps surge 25 cents overnight; motorists intent on White House plan

February 23, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Gasoline prices in Whitley County surged 25 cents overnight to $3.69 a gallon, causing Thursday morning consternation for local motorists.

Questions abound for tight-budgeted citizens who have been told to brace for $4 per gallon prices by Memorial Day – and perhaps $5 this summer.

As if on cue, the White House is scheduled to address American gas prices later Thursday.

February 22nd

SCHOLARSHIP AUCTION: Columbia City Rotarians, community raise $21,000

February 22, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Col-umbia City Rotarians hosted 120 bidders at its annual scholarship auction Saturday night at the Eagle’s Nest Event Center, raising more than $21,000 at the Hawaiian-themed banquet.
The top single purchase of the evening was a week of leisure at a condominium in Naples, Fla., provided by Don Armstrong. Candice and Barry Yeakle were top bidders for the get-away.

2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR: Whitko board announces schedule

February 22, 2012

PIERCETON — The 2012-2013 school calendar year for Whitko Community School Corporation (WCSC) will change a bit from previous years, according to Superintendent Steve Clason. The first full-day for WCSC students will be Aug. 15 with the last day set for May 23, providing there are no make-up days for weather.

“I think this (2012-2013 school calendar) is one of the better calendars we have had,” school board secretary Roger Boggs said at its Board of School Trustees regular monthly meeting Monday evening.

CHAMBER CHANGE: Chamber, EDC join forces; collaboration said to benefit local businesses

February 22, 2012

Staff Writer
COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) Board of Directors and the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announced Tuesday they are coordinating together in efforts to more closely align their work with local business and industry.
Following a recent discussion involving members of both boards of directors, a committee was formed to explore options to form a partnership between the Chamber and EDC.

DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMAN: Self-improving program leads local student to state

February 22, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY —A party of family, friends and fellow classmates hugged and congratulated 18-year-old Columbia City High School student Michaela Thomas as she prepared to leave for Kokomo Friday.
Michaela is Whitley County’s 47th representative to compete at the Indiana state level for the 52nd Annual Distinguished Young Women (DYW) program, formally known as Junior Miss.
Michaela believes the program has already taught her some valuable life lessons.

February 21st

SURPRISE SNOWFALL: Unplanned white stuff causing havoc on Whitley roadways

February 21, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – It was supposed to be rain, but precipitation in Whitley County shortly before 7 a.m. today came in the form of moderately heavy wet snow.

The surprise snow was coating roadways and causing traffic to go no more than 35 mph in places on U.S. 30, extending commute times considerably.

The good news is that warming temperatures should change the snow to rain . . . soon.


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