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February 18th, 2015
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.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs Redevelopment Commission (RDC) is working to adjust its Tax Increment Funding (TIF) areas to help in âcleaning upâ some of the cityâs areas in need of work.
Property tax from areas inside TIF districts is collected into a TIF fund. Those funds can be used to revamp areas within the TIF district.
The city currently has a TIF district in its downtown area and officials are looking to adjust the current district and add another on the south side of the city limits.
OSSIAN â The Columbia City Lady Eagles had lost to the Norwell Lady Knights for 10 straight games going into Monday nightâs IHSAA Sectional finals.
For the first two and a half quarters, the Lady Knights had Columbia Cityâs number, running out to a 12-point lead at one point in the third quarter before a mad rally by the Lady Eagles put them in a position to win.
A late three by the Knights, combined with missed Columbia City free throws, put the Eagles down one in the
COLUMBIA CITY â Blinding, white-out snow conditions Saturday â coupled with slick pavement â turned U.S. 30 into a bumper car-like maze of crashes, resulting in a 31-vehicle pileup but amazingly no life-threatening injuries.
Multiple 911 emergency calls alerted the Whitley County Sheriff's Department Dispatch to a 31-vehicle pile up on dual-lane U.S. 30 during white-out weather conditions just west of Columbia City Saturday.
Four drivers were transported to Parkview Whitley Hospital as the result of the motorized mayhem, but none were deemed to have life-threatening injuries.
According to a press release issued by the Whitley County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff Marcus E. Gatton:
US 30 has been reopened after being closed for several hours due to a 20-car pileup just west of Columbia City on Lincolnway.
Whitko's girls basketball team's sectional title game tonight at Wawasee High School has been postponed due to the weather.
A reschedule date and time has not been made available to The Post & Mail.
Three fire departments and the Whitley County HAZMAT team are on the scene of a 20 car pileup on US 30 west of Lincolnway. Several semis and vehicles are involved.