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January 9th, 2015

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.


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.

DUNN NETS 10: Trine women pound Illinois Tech

January 9, 2015

ANGOLA — Trine wrapped up their non-conference slate with a 93-36 victory over Illinois Tech Wednesday night in Hershey Hall.

All 15 Thunder to suit up saw action, with 13 players getting in the scoring column.

Columbia City grad Kayla Dunn knocked down 10 points for the Thunder. Dunn hit on 4-of-6 shots from the field and was 2-for-2 from the free throw line. She also pulled down two rebounds and passed out two assists.

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.

E. Jane Gradeless, 91

January 9, 2015

March 22, 1923 — Jan. 8, 2015
E. Jane Gradeless, 91, of Roanoke and formerly rural Columbia City, died at 6:46 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
She was born March 22, 1923 in Thorncreek Township, a daughter of B. Frank and M. Ruth (Ott) Bitting. Her formative years were spent in Thorncreek Township. She graduated from Columbia City High School in 1941.
In 1943 she began working for Whitley County REMC until 1962.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Hoops conference schedules heat up

January 9, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — High school basketball teams are getting into the heart of the conference seasons this month, and several squads are already off to a strong start.

Churubusco’s boys are 3-0 in the 12-team Northeast Corner Conference, with wins over Westview, West Noble and Prairie Heights.

The Eagles are scheduled to host Fremont tonight, weather permitting, before going into the NECC tourney next week.

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

NHC WIN: Eagle wrestlers grab over E. Noble, 40-29

January 8, 2015

KENDALLVILLE — The number of bouts won was close — 8 to 6. But when the Columbia City wrestlers won bouts, they won big, and when they lost bouts, they lost small. That proved to be the difference as The Eagles downed the East Noble Knights 40-29 in Northeast Hoosier Conference competition, Wednesday night.

Columbia City’s Cross Dietrich started things off right for the Eagles at 152 pounds. The Columbia City junior scored a third period takedown to push his win into a 14-6 major decision, giving the Eagles a 4-0 lead to start the match.

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