August 18th, 2014
Brothers, Cade Meier, 8, (left) and Cameron Meier, 12, (right) with cousin Steven Bennett, 14, (center) take their boards to the Morches Park Skate Park during a family reunion last week. With unusually cooler temperatures, many children are spending more time at local parks and less time in pools and splash pads.
Editorâs note: The following is the final installment of a two-part series featuring the Thorncreek Township Fire Department.
COLUMBIA CITY â With 25 years under his belt, Dan Heckman knows what being a volunteer firefighter is all about. Heckman is one of several volunteers serving Thorncreek Township as part of the fire department. For those who choose to give of their time to protect residents in the township, the service is one taken seriously.
SYRACUSE â After a 100-stroke victory Thursday, Columbia Cityâs girls golf team struggled through the Wawasee Invitational Saturday morning. Though placing fourth, the Lady Eaglesâ individual and overall scores were much higher than Thursdayâs 181 in 9 holes.
Whitley County Consolidated Schools are offering the next step for high-ability students in elementary schools. Linking Education, Aptitude and Passions (LEAP) is a program for third through fifth graders who have been identified as high-ability.
WHITLEY COUNTY (Aug. 18, 2014) -- Some patchy dense fog could impact drivers this morning especially west of Fort Wayne where there is a Dense Fog Advisory until 10 a.m.
This week will continue to be hot and humid with temperatures in the 80s.
Tuesday, showers and some storms are added to the forecast. The best chance of storms will be Tuesday and Thursday.
For the weekend, highs will actually be warmer, pushing toward the upper 80s.
Today: Partly sunny, hot and humid.
Winds: E 5-10 mph
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms possible.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â Spotty showers Sunday did not prevent the Indiana State Fair from topping a total attendance of 900,000 with admissions on its final day, a fair spokesman said.
This yearâs 17-day run is expected to go down in the books as one of the five most attended ever, spokesman Andy Klotz told WISH-TV.
âThe temperatures are a lot more important than a little bit of rain here and there,â Klotz said. âAs long as we donât get an all-day washout, then we expect to have good attendance and thatâs what weâve had this year.â
Football officially opens its season Friday, Aug. 22.
COLUMBIA CITY â The allure of hidden riches and antique coins brought two amateur treasure-seekers out to DeVol Field Thursday.
Electronic sensors scoured the landscape as Ed and Sheila Yohe waved their metal detectors in the area near the tennis courts of the park.
COLUMBIA CITY â Impact C&C is looking to expand and increase its workforce in coming months.
Impact C&C is a producer of precision machined metal components for automotive vehicles and various industrial equipment.
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