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August 18th, 2014

VIBRANT VOICES: Whitko Gospel Choir is preparing

August 18, 2014

The Whitko Gospel Choir is preparing for its 2014-15 performance schedule. The choir will sing approximately 30 times during the year for area churches and community events. Those who are interested in scheduling the group should contact Director Dawn Hinthorn at 723-5146, 359-2895, or e-mail gospelchoir@whitko.org. Pictured front row, from left are Jasmine Gregory, Emily Day, Ashlyn Robbins and Rozlyn Bishop. Middle row: Angel Moyer, LiaMia Gregory, Andrea Snavley, Amber Day, Bekah Dixon, Emma Neeley and Amie Fortman. Back row: Jonathan Johnson, Sophia Eiler and Sydney Trump.

FIRE ENGINE ON DISPLAY: Thorncreek Township Fire Department unveils new truck

August 18, 2014

Thorncreek Township Fire Department recently unveiled its new fire engine. From left, township board members Richard Krider and Joy Bennett, Township Trustee Gene Heckman, and township board member Ryan Geiger, pose for a photograph in front of the new truck with volunteer fire fighters (from left) Steve Peters, Leon Bridegam, John Hermann, Jerry Hinen, Ryan Green, Jordan Howell, Chief Greg Green, Kevin Simmons, Assistant Chief Adam Hurley, Ken Smith, Dennis Bennett, Doug Dewitt, Jerry Garcia, Brice Reimer, Kevin Rowe, John Parker, Dan Heckman and John Workman.

BURNWORTH IN QUESTION: Low temps lead to low pool attendance

August 18, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — With Burnworth Memorial Pool closed for the summer, city officials are questioning reopening the facility next summer. After a mild season, Columbia City Park Director Mark Green said attendance was low.

SUMMER SKATIN’: More time at local parks

August 18, 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.

POISED TO PROTECT: Volunteers give time and energy to serve

August 18, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is the final installment of a two-part series featuring the Thorncreek Township Fire Department.

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

LED BY LANE: Lady Eagle golf struggles through invite

August 18, 2014

SYRACUSE — After a 100-stroke victory Thursday, Columbia City’s girls golf team struggled through the Wawasee Invitational Saturday morning. Though placing fourth, the Lady Eagles’ individual and overall scores were much higher than Thursday’s 181 in 9 holes.

WCCS ‘LEAPS’: Next level education

August 18, 2014

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.

HOT & HUMID: Summer weather returns

August 18, 2014

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.

High: 82°

Winds: E 5-10 mph

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms possible.

STATE FAIR STATS: Attendance tops out at 900,000

August 18, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — 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 year’s 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.

“The temperatures are a lot more important than a little bit of rain here and there,” Klotz said. “As long as we don’t get an all-day washout, then we expect to have good attendance and that’s what we’ve had this year.”

August 17th

BACK ON THE GRID: Football scrimmages were Friday

August 17, 2014

Football officially opens its season Friday, Aug. 22.

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s tennis team picked up a 4-1 victory over Southside Thursday night, led by...
COLUMBIA CITY — For the Columbia City Lady Eagle soccer team, a time span of about 1:10 made the...
SOUTH WHITLEY — Columbia City traveled to county-rival Whitko Thursday night to top the Wildcats in...

 

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