January 27th, 2014
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County residents are becoming all-too-familiar with the terms ‚ÄúLevel 1 Snow Emergency‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúTravel Warning‚ÄĚ 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 ‚ÄúJune‚ÄĚ (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, ‚ÄúJune Bug,‚ÄĚ and a friend. She enjoyed making braided rugs, beautiful pine cone wreaths and gardening.
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ Due to the extreme winter weather, several events are canceled or postponed.
To submit cancellations and postponements to The Post & Mail, email email@example.com.
Mayor Ryan Daniel announced that City Hall would be closed today due to the Level I Snow Emergency.
Whitley County offices are closed as well including the Government Center and Courthouse.
Pierceton Elementary School
A public meeting, which was scheduled for tonight at 6 p.m. at Pierceton Elementary School has been canceled.
Whitley County Commissioners, Whitley County Emergency Management, Has issued the following statement concerning travel within our County.
A ‚ÄúWARNING Level Travel Advisory‚ÄĚ has been issued at 6 a.m. until further notice.
Columbia City‚Äôs wrestling team took home second place last week at the Goshen Invite. Above, the four Eagle seniors, with the second-place trophy.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A man who has been on home detention was released a year earlier than scheduled Monday.
William Mullins, 21, was given a 10-year sentence in November of 2010 for two counts of burglary, one charge of theft and one charge of robbery.
Mullins had been on work release for a year-and-a-half. In July of 2013, he was modified to home detention.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Since a massive fire destroyed a large portion of the Viking Products building, the company has weathered storms of all forms in January.
First, Winter Storm Ion blew into Whitley County, dumping 16 inches of snow on the area, Sunday, Jan. 5.
Early the next morning, with many roads still snow covered and impassable, Viking Products, a longtime Whitley County business, caught fire.
Columbia City‚Äôs girls basketball team is hosting its senior night contest Tuesday night in its game against Northrop. Pictured are the Lady Eagles‚Äô seniors, Emily Whiteleather (right) and Alyssa Hansen.
Whitley County is now under a TRAVEL WATCH ADVISORY. Only essential travel is recommended. More snow is expected to hit the area tomorrow, approximately 4 inches.
Officials advise to stay off roadways, especially outside of the city limits, where many roads are continuing to drift shut.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ When Whitley County‚Äôs YMCA suddenly started a preschool program two years ago, it hadn‚Äôt developed plans for building on to the existing Y.
Now a $2.25 million addition is set to be erected on the east side of the YMCA that will feature classrooms, a kitchen, gymnasium and natural playground for children from six weeks old to the age of five.
‚ÄúI don‚Äôt think having a program like this was really on our radar, but when the need presented itself, it made sense for us to step up,‚ÄĚ said Erica Miller, executive director for the YMCA.