June 12th, 2013
(June 12, 2013) -- The National Weather Service has issued a thunderstorm watch for Whitley County until 3 a.m. Thursday. A warning means conditions are favorable for increasing storms and severe weather. Whitley County residents are encouraged to seek shelter.
In addition to severe weather, the National Weather Service has also issued a flood warning. Large amounts of rainfall could create flooding and flash flooding in low areas.
The National Weather Service is expecting storms to be in Northern Indiana this afternoon and evening.
Wind gusts over 75 miles per hour, as well as hail two inches in diameter or larger, are possible.
Tornadoes are also possible along the incoming warm front.
One time frame given by the NWS for the duration of the storms in the area is from 7 to 11 p.m. tonight.
A flash flood watch will also be in effect from late this afternoon through tonight
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls basketball team held its youth camp in May.
Pictured are first through third graders who participated in the camp.
See Thursdayâ€™s edition of The Post & Mail for a photo of fourth- and fifth-grade campers.
Front row, from left: Kennedy Hickey, Megan Baxter, Kendra Sheets, Addison Baxter, Kelsey Snider, Cierra Wissler, Sydney Moore and Jada Van Houten.
Second row: Natalie Brower, Kela Dillon, Mackenzie Mabie, Melissa McCoy, Skyler Ewing, Hannah Harris, Mikaela Austin and Katie Bolinger.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City High School and five other schools welcomed two new compatriots to a new conference that will begin play in two years.
Huntington North and Leo will join Columbia City and five other schools: Bellmont, DeKalb, East Noble, New Haven and Norwell in a new, yet-unnamed conference that will commence competition in the fall of 2015.
Until that time, the six Northeast Hoosier Conference (NHC) schools will play out the final two years of that conference with Carroll and Homestead.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Council on Aging & Aged, Inc. recently announced its events for June.
â€˘Noon â€” Renaissance bingo
â€˘6 p.m. â€” Game night
â€˘9 a.m. â€” Euchre
â€˘11:15 a.m. â€” Fatherâ€™s Day celebration wih All Pro and Flag Day
â€˘11:45 a.m. â€” Family Nutrition Program
â€˘9 a.m. â€” Board meeting
â€˘10:30 a.m. â€” Exercises
As part of a calculus project, Columbia City High School students Corinne Kauffman (left), Miranda Johnson (middle) and Celine Rongos recorded a unique video incorporating a large, stuffed fish.
The fish is a fixture in the classroom of Beth Scharpenberg, the trioâ€™s calculus teacher.
Once the video was posted on social media sites, it gained the attention of The Huffington Post, an online news source. The video has received more than 13,000 views.
To view the video, visit http://www.thepostandmail.com/content/gone-viral-cchs-students-featured-huffington-post.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Dan Ryan, district chairman of the Rotary Foundation, was the guest speaker Tuesday at Columbia Cityâ€™s Rotary Club.
Ryan has been in this position for 10 years. He said it has been his â€śprivilege to see many international projects receive Foundation grants to do such wonderful things in literally dozens of countries.â€ť
From water wells in Africa to schools in Latin America to potable water tanks in dozens of villages in Mexico, Ryan has played a part in all of them.
National Flag Day will be observed with a celebration ceremony held on the north lawn of the Whitley County Courthouse at noon Saturday.
National Flag Day is held in recognition of a resolution by the Second Continental Congress, signed June 14, 1777, stating that â€śthe flag of the U.S. be 13 stripes, alternate red and whiteâ€ť and that â€śthe union by 13 stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation.â€ť
Columbia City Elks Lodge will be joined by the South Whitley VFW, AmVets, Daughters of the American Revolution and Columbia City VFW to honor the National Banner.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Common Council had a history lesson at Tuesdayâ€™s meeting.
Mark Jesse of GAI Consultants reviewed with the council how storm water fees were set for the city.
Back in 2006, the council worked to set the fee, which includes a residential rate of $9.15 per household, and a variable price for non-residents. Today, there are no Common Council members who remain in office from that time, and the city has since elected a new mayor.
The County Highway Department is paving Lincolnway West west of Ind. 5 to the County Line today.
Expect brief delays as the pavement is being laid.
The Whitley County Sheriff's Department asks those traveling that way to respect and obey the flagmen and highway workers while work is being done.