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January 9th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” As the 4-H enrollment deadline approaches, Youth Development Director Dave Addison is encouraging the community to get involved with the program.
â€śSome people have the perception that 4-H is a program for those who live out in the country or on farms,â€ť Addison said. â€śBut todayâ€™s 4-H program is a broad, hands-on educational program for youth, regardless of where they live.â€ť
In its origins, 4-H was primarily focused around livestock shows.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s schools will have an additional adult patrolling the hallways ensuring the safety of the students. However, it wonâ€™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 schoolâ€™s resource officer (SRO).
Delays and closings for Friday, Jan. 9:
Whitko Community Schools - Closed
Whitley County Consolidated Schools - Closed
Smith-Green Community Schools: 2 hour delay
WHITLEY COUNTY â€“ Noontime temperatures throughout Whitley County Thursday achieved nothing. That's 0 degrees, to be exact.
As it neared 1 p.m., the mercury moved a little . . . to 0.7 degrees (or 1 degree if you want to roundup.)
Windchill was -15 degrees.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 5 p.m. this afternoon to 10 a.m. Friday, with up to 3 inches of snow and gusty winds to 35 mph.
Oh, and the high Thursday is forecast to be 16 degrees (doubtful) with an overnight low of -8.
Friday's high? 9 degrees.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” With temperatures dipping down to 10 degrees below zero and wind chills under 30 degrees below, state officials are being proactive in their advice to Hoosiers.
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security issued a press release Wednesday, advising residents to look out for their neighbors during the cold weather â€” especially the elderly and disabled.
The temperature on Crossroads Bankâ€™s sign read six degrees below zero at approximately 7 a.m. Thursday morning, with windchills measuring around 30 degrees below. Schools were closed due to the temperature today.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” With the holiday season behind them, some Whitley County residents are looking forward to the new year with the anticipation of new home ownership while still others are looking to begin the process of selling their existing home.
For both groups, there is concern that their tasks may be made more difficult by economic forces beyond their control.
Tight money, increased scrutiny of mortgage applicants, reports of shortages of affordable housing, a â€śbuyersâ€™â€ť or â€śsellersâ€™â€ť market â€” these are only some of the factors that lead to uncertainty in housing market.
WHITLEY COUTNY â€” WCCS and Whitko Schools have been closed for Thursday due to frigid wind chills. As of 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Smith-Green Community Schools were delayed for Thursday.
Wind chills are expected to dip below -30 degrees.
The Weather Channel is predicting Thundersnow for the Columbia City area today.
Thundersnow is defined as a thunderstorm that has snow as the primary precipitation instead of rain. Hail and 58 mph winds can accompany these storms. These storms are rare anywhere, but favor lake-effect snow when it comes to forming. Keep eyes and ears open there may be lightning and thunder.
Fort Wayne â€“ Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana are ready to provide the community with its favorite treat as they learn valuable life lessons. Cookies will be on sale beginning Friday, Jan. 9, continuing through March 1.