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January 12th, 2015

• VIDEO ALERT • Colts take down Broncos, still chasing Arizona

January 12, 2015

Luck and the Colts win in Denver.

January 11th

WHITLEY WEATHER: Special statement issued Sunday evening

January 11, 2015

Special Statement
Statement as of 9:13 PM EST on January 11, 2015
...Accumulating snow expected overnight...

Snow will continue overnight but it could be mixed at times with sleet and freezing rain this evening. The snow will begin tapering off Monday morning. Total snow amounts are forecast to range between 2 and 3 inches...with localized amounts up to 4 inches possible. Light ice accretions are also possible this evening. Motorist are urged to use caution and be prepared for hazardous driving conditions through Monday morning.

DRIVERS BEWARE: Winter storm icing up central Indiana roadways

January 11, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A winter storm that's bringing a mixture of freezing rain, sleet and snow to Indiana is beginning to ice up roads in the state's central counties.

The National Weather Service predicts a quarter-inch of ice will accumulate by Monday morning across more than a dozen counties along the Interstate 70 corridor.

As of sundown Sunday, roads and sidewalks were becoming slick across much of that area, which remains under an ice storm warning until 7 a.m. Monday.

BALD EAGLES BACK: Sightings increasingly more frequent in region

January 11, 2015

The eagles have landed in Michiana. Again. Like the frenzy of bald eagle sightings last winter along the St. Joseph River, several readers report seeing the nation’s bird hunting, swooping and eating this week.

Bonnie Bonham looked out of her living room Thursday — “I see this huge thing flash in front of me, the wingspan,” she recalls — and the eagle landed on the wooden railing of her neighbor’s town home. Bonham has a view of the river and Merrifield Park on the opposite bank, where she spied an eagle visit near the park’s Castle Manor building.

January 9th

SOUTHWEST WHITLEY COUNTY CRASH: Woman hospitalized

January 9, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — A Huntington woman was hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash in the southwest corner of Whitley County Thursday morning.

Krystal Conley, 21, was pinned in her vehicle after being struck by a pickup truck at the intersection of Ind. 105 and Ind. 114.

TWO IN A ROW: Deep freeze causes cancellations, travel troubles for second day

January 9, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Bitterly low wind chill readings and blowing snow continue to cause problems for Whitley County for the second straight day.

Weather conditions closed all three county schools for the second consecutive day, as the county remains under a National Weather Service Wind Chill Advisory until 1 p.m. Saturday. Wind chill factors are expected to be in the 15-25 below zero range.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frostbite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken.

HOOPS TONIGHT

January 9, 2015

Several of tonight's high school basketball games have been postponed or cancelled due to the weather, however, Columbia City's boys game at Bellmont will continue as scheduled.

Churubusco's double-header against Fremont tonight has been postponed with no announced make-up date.

Whitko will be playing Rochester Saturday afternoon, rather than tonight.

•VIDEO ALERT• Things to Know for Today

January 9, 2015

House Republicans are on track to pass legislation to authorize the construction of the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline. It's still not immediately clear even within the Obama administration whether rogue hackers or other governments disrupted North Korea's networks last month. Obama administration officials are not providing any details about the proposal to give every American student two years of community college for free... no word on where the money would come to pay for it.

THERE'S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: 4-H enrollment deadline approaching

January 9, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — As the 4-H enrollment deadline approaches, Youth Development Director Dave Addison is encouraging the community to get involved with the program.

“Some people have the perception that 4-H is a program for those who live out in the country or on farms,” Addison said. “But today’s 4-H program is a broad, hands-on educational program for youth, regardless of where they live.”

In its origins, 4-H was primarily focused around livestock shows.

SCHOOL PATROLLING: Smith-Green schools to have school officer

January 9, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s schools will have an additional adult patrolling the hallways ensuring the safety of the students. However, it won’t be another teacher, it will be a an armed officer of the law.

Council members for the Town of Churubusco passed an agreement in conjunction with Smith-Green Community Schools and the Town of Churubusco Police Department to hire a full-time Churubusco police officer to as the school’s resource officer (SRO).

ALBION — The Churubusco Eagles took fifth place at Saturday’s Northeast Corner Conference wrestling...
SYRACUSE — Indian Springs Middle School’s 7th grade Eagles boys’ basketball team used team defense...
WABASH — Whitko’s girls basketball team picked up a Three Rivers Conference win over Northfield...

 

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