August 22nd, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śKnee high by the fourth of July,â€ť is the old adage used to asses the progress of corn crops. Now that most fields have stalks stretching seven-feet tall, farmers are preparing for high yields.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” With the proposal of a full-service truck stop planned for the northwest corner of U.S. 30 and East County Line Road, Whitley County officials are looking at the future of vehicle traffic on the county line (County Road 800 East). According to conducted studies, approximately 1,600-1,700 semi-trucks travel East County Line Road between U.S. 24 and U.S. 30 a day.
Nov. 15, 1967 â€” Aug. 21, 2014
Steve Shepherd Jr., 46, of rural Columbia City, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.
He was born Nov. 15, 1967 in Floyd County, Ky., a son of Steve and Betty (Patrick) Shepherd. At the age of five, his family moved to Alger, Ohio.
On July 29, 1984, he was united in marriage to Christy L. Garver. They made their home in Ada, Ohio until 1996, when they moved to Dunkirk, Ohio. In 2008, they moved to Big Lake, north of Columbia City, moving into Columbia City for a short time before returning to the Big Lake area last December.
Oct. 30, 1927 â€” Aug. 20, 2014
Meredith M. Gray, 86, of rural Albion, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 in the emergency room at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
She was born Oct. 30, 1927, in Crawfordsville, a daughter of Burchard and Dorothy (Conkright) Zachary.
She completed her education at Crawfordsville High School.
The season opens for area football teams tonight. Columbia City and Whitko have home games against Kosciusko County squads, while Churubusco travels to Lakeland. Columbia City hosts Warsaw, while Whitko and Wawasee square off in South Whitley. Games begin at 7 p.m.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” State Rep. Kathy Heuer resigned her state seat effective Wednesday, after losing the office in the primary election to Christopher Judy. â€śItâ€™s truly been an honor and pleasure to serve these past four years,â€ť said Heuer. â€śI am looking forward to this new endeavor and anxious to begin a new path.â€ť
(Aug. 22, 2014) -- Thunderstorms which are building throughout the area this morning will bring heavy rainfall of 2 to 3â€ł before 8 a.m. There is a Flash Flood Warning out for most of the area.
After the rain ends the heat and humidity turn on making this one of the most uncomfortable weekends of the year and temperatures closing in on 90 through early next week.
This hot weather does not look it will break until late in the week next week. Heat indexes will be around 100 all weekend long with dew points in the 70s and widely scattered storms.
WHITLEY COUNTY (Aug. 22, 2014) -- A Flash Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 8:15 a.m. for Whitley County.
At 5:26 a.m. National Weather Service Doppler Radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain.
Two to four inches of rain fell in a two hour period this morning.
Drivers are urged to not drive vehicles into areas where water covers the road.
ANGOLA â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s volleyball team held on for a five-game win Wednesday night at Angola. After falling in the first two games, 25-21 and 25-22, the Lady Eagles rallied to come back and win 25-22, 25-18 and 15-10.
Recently 13 members of the Whitko High Schoolâ€™s FFA Chapter attended the Indiana State Fair to work in the Cattle Barn along side of the cattle department staff.