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January 7th, 2015

ARCTIC FREEZE INVADES: Wind chills drop to 20 degrees below zero

January 7, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s first showing of winter appeared Tuesday morning, as snow plows hit the streets early after the season’s first snow accumulation.

A winter weather system made its way into the area late Monday night, dropping 1 to 2 inches of snow in Whitley County.

YOU ARE WARNED: Bitter cold results in weather warning until Thursday noon

January 7, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY –
A WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL NOON EST THURSDAY...

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
* WIND CHILL...PROLONGED DANGEROUS WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES OF 15
BELOW TO 30 BELOW ZERO ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH MIDDAY
THURSDAY.
IMPACTS...
* FROST BITE...ANY EXPOSED SKIN WILL BE PRONE TO FROST BITE IN A
MATTER OF MINUTES
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND
STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS
WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF

January 6th

FINANCIAL HELP: LT Real Estate to host Financial Peace University course

January 6, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Nearly one and a half million families have been able to positively change their financial situation through Financial Peace University (FPU), the 9 week course taught by Dave Ramsey on DVD and coordinated by Esther Smith at LT Real Estate and Personal Financial Solutions.

AMERICAN LEGION: Veterans giving

January 6, 2015

The week before Christmas, Columbia City American Legion Post 98, under the direction of Post Commander John Richards and Post Service Officer Jay Hilliard, a former army intelligence specialist, delivered an estimated 400 Christmas presents to the 140 patients at the Indiana Veterans’ Home in West Lafayette. Pictured are some of the boxes of presents carried into the lobby of the nursing home by the local American Legion volunteers.

LITTLE CHANGES: New year brings new face for WCCS board

January 6, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — As with most school boards and government councils, the new year brings a reorganization of officers.

Little changed for the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees in Monday night’s meeting.
Don Armstrong was re-appointed as the board’s president, with Tim Bloom as vice president.

There was a new face with the board Monday night, as Mary Ann Schaefer was sworn in as the newest board member.

WEATHER UPDATE: Bitter wind chill tonight

January 6, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Officials are expecting a bitter cold windchill tonight, dipping as low as -30 degrees.

Many schools were delayed this morning (Tuesday, Jan. 6) due to last night's snow accumulations.

DEADLINE: Lilly Scholarship applications due this Friday

January 6, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Applications for one of the county’s most recognized scholarships are due to the Whitley County Community Foundation by this Friday, Jan. 9.

The Whitley County Community Foundation has previously announce the opportunity for Whitley County High School seniors to apply for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship (LECS).

The Community Foundation is honored to once again participate in the LECS program funded by the Lilly Endowment, which will provide a deserving student from our Whitley County community with the opportunity to attend four years of college tuition free.

FROSTY THE MAILMAN: Come rain, snow or sleet, postal workers pledge to deliver

January 6, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — With yesterday’s steep mercury plunge, most residents of the county stayed warm inside their heated office building or factory floor, but there are those workers such as Columbia City Post Office mailman Joel Bigler who spend the majority of his day out and about in the sub-zero cold.

It appears that the unofficial U.S. Postal Service Creed remains true even during sustained wintery arctic blasts.

January 5th

OHIO CRASH: Col. City man, 51, dies on the job

January 5, 2015

MANSFIELD, Ohio — More than 170 miles east of Columbia City on U.S. 30, a Columbia City man died in a crash Saturday morning.

Craig Potter, 51, of Columbia City, was in his semi truck in an icy rest area parking lot at approximately 7:30 a.m. Saturday when he was hit by a pickup truck, starting a chain reaction that ended with Potter being struck and killed outside his vehicle.

According to police reports, Potter’s semi was struck by Robert McCready, of Bellville, Ohio, while parked at a rest stop in Mansfield, Ohio.

DRONES: The good, the bad, the ugly

January 5, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — As his foot-and-a-half long ultra-light model airplane zips across “the skies” inside the Columbia City High School gymnasium Sunday afternoon, CCHS math teacher Scott Hill fears that one day he and his group, the Whitley County Barnstormers will be lumped in with future ne’re-do-wells and criminal offenders.

With the proliferation of cheap, easy to handle remote-control drones, many businesses and residents are beginning to see the potential for entertainment and commercial business that these drones can provide.

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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