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Archive - 2014

July 1st

JOB WELL DONE: Smith bids farewell to Rotary presidency

July 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Gene Smith ended his year in office as the Columbia City Rotary Club president.

At a recent meeting, Smith offered his appreciation for his “team” that helped guide the club through the past year. Smith explained that the board of directors, along with each of the committee chairman, were instrumental in making his year much easier.

Officials urge fireworks safety

July 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — As the Fourth of July approaches, officials are encouraging citizens to practice fireworks safety. The Indiana State Police urges parents and adults to closely monitor children especially.

Within the city limits, fireworks can be shot of daily until July 9, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., excluding the Fourth of July, when fireworks are allowed from 10 a.m. to midnight.

BOY KILLED IN STORM: Tree falls crushing child in Winona Lake home

July 1, 2014

WINONA LAKE (July 1, 2014) -- Winona Lake Police say a large tree toppled by a thunderstorm’s high winds fell onto a trailer home, killing one person inside the structure.

The department says in a news release that police and fire crews in the town about 40 miles northwest of Fort Wayne were called to the home about 1:20 a.m. Tuesday.

They found that a large tree had fallen onto part of the trailer home, and discovered two residents unharmed in the home’s center area.

VYING FOR THE TITLE: Eight to participate in Miss Whitley County

July 1, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — In little less than a week, eight Whitley County girls will vie for the title of Miss Whitley County.

The event is Monday at 7 p.m. at First Church of God in Columbia City, and the fair will begin Thursday, July 11.

SUMMER SWIMMERS: Stingrays win in Fort Wayne

July 1, 2014

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s summer swim team, the Stingrays, picked up a win at the Leigh Ann Palmer Invitational in Fort Wayne June 21.
The squad placed first over 13 other Northeast Indiana teams.

AREA FIREWORKS SCHEDULE: CC set for Thursday at sunset

July 1, 2014

•Columbia City — Thursday at Morsches Park
Food vendors will open at 5 p.m. and a live concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at sunset.
•Tri-Lakes — Saturday over Shriner Lake, at dusk.

Allen County
•Fort Wayne Philharmonic Patriotic Pops at Parkview Field — Thursday at dusk at Parkview Field
•Fort Wayne Fourth of July Fireworks — Friday, 10 p.m. off the roof of One Summit Square, downtown Fort Wayne.
•Leo-Cedarville Freedom Festival — Friday at dusk at Riverside Gardens on Schwartz Road

DeKalb County

BLAST OFF: 4-H rocketry ready for fair

July 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — As many Whitley County 4-Hers are preparing their animals for the fair next week, local rocketry club members are putting the finishing touches on their projects that will be on display at the 4-H Center next week.

STARTING WITH A BANG: Storms pummel Whitley County

July 1, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (July 1, 2014) -- July started with thunder and lighting as an early morning storm brought high winds and downed trees throughout Whitley County Tuesday morning.

At approximately 1 a.m. a Tornado Warning was issued for Whitley County. Residents reported power outages as well as trees and debris covering roadways.

Whitley County Highway Department Director Michael Barton said crews were being sent out for one tree that he knew of.

STORMS CONTINUE: More showers for Whitley County today

July 1, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (July 1, 2014) -- The National Weather Service predicts more showers and thunderstorms before 9 a.m. today, then a chance of showers between 9 a.m. and noon.

There will be a West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight's forecast, partly cloudy, with a low around 63. West wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

CAUTION: Drivers urged to watch for debris on roads

July 1, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (July 1, 2014) -- Emergency officials urge drivers to use caution this morning during the morning commute as there are numerous trees down and debris throughout the count after an early morning storm.

Tri-lakes Baptist Church is playing host to a slew of youngsters this week for its High Power...
Columbia City resident Adam Neely is on a mission to preserve local lakes. Neely has been...
Columbia City High School is hosting a camp for aspiring cheerleaders. The camp is led by the high...


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