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January 9th, 2015

•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).

January 8th

CLOSINGS AND DELAYS: Weather impedes school again

January 8, 2015

Delays and closings for Friday, Jan. 9:

Whitko Community Schools - Closed

Whitley County Consolidated Schools - Closed

Smith-Green Community Schools: 2 hour delay

GOOSE EGG: Noontime temperature 0 degrees

January 8, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY – 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.

COLD WEATHER SAFETY: Officials offer advice

January 8, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — 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 — especially the elderly and disabled.

CHILL: Sub-zero temperatures

January 8, 2015

The temperature on Crossroads Bank’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.

'CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC' : 2015 housing market

January 8, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — 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 “buyers’” or “sellers’” market — these are only some of the factors that lead to uncertainty in housing market.

January 7th

DEEP FREEZE: Cold temps close, delay schools

January 7, 2015

WHITLEY COUTNY — 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.

THUNDERSNOW: Weather prediction

January 7, 2015

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.

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