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January 27th, 2014

Library plans for February special events, contest

January 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Peabody Public Library recently announced its special events, contest and cancellations for the month of February.

Cancellations
Tatting has been cancelled until April.

Special Events
•Jeopardy! 2014 will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18 and 25 at 6 p.m. Join a team or come and watch the Albertsons defend their title.
•PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest and PPL Writers Contest —

STAYING SMART: Winter weather can affect kids' learning

January 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — As the snow drifts get higher and the impending ISTEP+ test gets closer, educators worry that students may lose skills due to less time in the classroom.

In addition, the extra time off from school has parents fighting the never ending battle of cabin fever.

Tammy Weimer, principal at Little Turtle Elementary School, says keeping a child’s brain engaged can happen at home.

A little snow humor

January 27, 2014

Winter weather forecasts may bring groans from most Whitley County residents, but a home in Columbia City added a little humor to the white stuff that piled up in their front yard. A sign that reads, “Free Snow — shovel all you want,” provides a comical perspective to what seems to be a never ending winter.

Eagle freshmen win tournament

January 27, 2014

WATERLOO — Columbia City’s boys basketball C-Team won a holiday tournament Dec. 30.

The Eagles defeated DeKalb in the opener, 44-24, and defeated Homestead in the finals, 39-36.

Against DeKalb, Rob Wood led the Eagles in scoring with 15 points. Brock Snouffer had 13, Noah Wigent 10, Brendon Slagal scored three, David Osborn had two and Jordan Bechtold had one point.

Recycling, trash service delayed due to weather

January 27, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Winter weather has caused a number of delays, including the county’s recycling service and Columbia City’s trash pick up.
For city trash customers, service is pushed back a day. Friday’s trash collection will still be as planned and Christmas tree pick up is still set for Saturday.

Recycling service for those customers who would have had pick up on Monday will not have a collection of recyclables until Monday, Feb. 10.
Residents can bag their additional recycling material and place it next to their container on the next scheduled day for pick up.

Rally plans derailed again

January 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The official start of Whitley County’s Relay for Life season had been postponed once again. Winter weather has derailed the event kickoff which was set for Tuesday at 6 p.m. a Parkview Hospital.

Relay for Life Event Co-Chair Tammy Gross said the committee was reluctant to cancel the gathering for a second time, but considering the bitter cold temperatures and hazardous road conditions, turn out was expected to be greatly impacted.

BANK ROBBERY: North Manchester attempt ends in suicide

January 27, 2014

NORTH MANCHESTER — A police pursuit that was headed toward Whitley County Friday night stopped short when an alleged bank robber shot himself in his vehicle.

According to the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police, a man allegedly robbed a bank in North Manchester shortly before 6 p.m., and a North Manchester Police officer began to pursue a suspect northbound on Ind. 13, into Kosciusko County.

Police say the suspect stopped at the intersection of Ind. 13 and Ind. 14, but refused to leave his vehicle when directed by the officer.

BREAKING: Suspect in robbery a Col. City man

January 27, 2014

NORTH MANCHESTER — Police have identified the suspected in a North Manchester bank robbery as David Mills, 22, of Columbia City.

After allegedly robbing the bank in Wabash County, Mills committed suicide in Kosciusko County, near South Whitley.

According to police reports, Mills entered First Financial Bank, on North Market Street, robbed a teller and left, northbound on Ind. 13 at approximately at 6 p.m. Friday.

After a pursuit by a North Manchester Police officer, Mills stopped at the intersection of Ind. 13 and Ind. 14.

SNOW EMERGENCY: County on restricted travel again

January 27, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County residents are becoming all-too-familiar with the terms “Level 1 Snow Emergency” and “Travel Warning” as Monday was nearly a Deja-Vu of three weeks ago, when the county was at a stand-still after Winter Storm Ion.

Winter Storm Ion dropped 16.2 inches of snow to the area Jan. 5, along with sub-zero temperatures and substantial travel impairment.

Susan ‘June’ Fuerste, 84

January 27, 2014

Susan “June” (Zickel) Fuerste, age 84, of Columbia City, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, after a long illness, on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.
She was born in St. Louis, Mo. on June 13, 1929 to Albert Zickel and Dorothy (Quinn) Zickel.
June was a loving wife and homemaker. Through the years she was known as a mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, MeeMaw, “June Bug,” and a friend. She enjoyed making braided rugs, beautiful pine cone wreaths and gardening.

 

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