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Archive - 2014

December 24th

INDOT PREPARES: Christmas Eve snow expected heaviest in Northwest Indiana

December 24, 2014

The Indiana Department of Transportation says maintenance supervisors across the state are monitoring weather forecasts to determine when salt trucks should be deployed as the rain transitions to snow in many areas.

INDOT says because of the rain, pre-treating roads and bridges must be done just before pavement temperatures fall below freezing and snow and ice begin to accumulate. The National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories for Wednesday afternoon and night covering the Indiana counties roughly north and west of a line between Terre Haute and South Bend.

POLICE SEEK HELP IN FATALITY: 'Busco woman hit by multiple vehicles on U.S. 33

December 24, 2014

FORT WAYNE — Authorities believe a woman may already have been dead by the time a pickup driver called police to report he had struck a body in the roadway.

The Allen County Sheriff's Department says they believe 44-year-old Andrea Danielle Balser, of Churubusco, was apparently hit by multiple vehicles on U.S. 33 about 10 miles northwest of Fort Wayne. The driver of the pickup called police about 3:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Police are asking the public to provide information about what vehicles might have hit the woman. The coroner ruled she died of blunt force trauma.

HOLIDAY GRATITUDE: Churubusco Auto Electric thanks area

December 24, 2014

CHURUBUSCO – Lynn Gross, of Churubusco Auto Electric, 120 W. Washington St., offers "Special thanks to all our customers" year-round – and especially this holiday season.

Honest, dependable service is the hallmark for Churubusco Auto Electric, which specializes in starters, alternators, generators, magneto and battery charger re-manufacturing and repair.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

GREETINGS FROM THE NORTH POLE . . . and from everyone at FarMutual Insurance too!

December 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – "Every member of our team would like to to thank all our many customers for their business . . . and we wish all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year," note the staffers at FarMutual Insurance, 518 Branch Court.

An agent for Grinnell Mutual Insurance, the local insurance branch can be reached at 260 244-5571.

FROM ON HIGH: Yagel Grain Systems sends Christmas Greetings

December 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Yagel Grain Systems, 550 W. Business 30, heralds the Christmas season from on high.

"North, south, east, west . . . we're sending you our very best," wish personnel from Yagel Grain Systems.

Sales, service and installation . . . call Yagel for all your grain handling equipment and needs! Call 248-2311.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year . . . and sincere thanks and warm wishes!

VIDEO-ALERT • NFL PRO BOWL ANNOUNCED: Broncos pace with 9 players; Colts trot out 5

December 24, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Pro Bowl roster announced
The 2015 Pro Bowl roster was announced Tuesday. The Broncos led the league with nine players selected, followed by the Cowboys (six), Patriots, Seahawks, Steelers, Eagles and Colts (five each).

CHRISTMAS DAY MOVIE: 'The Interview' will show at Bones Theatre at 3, 6:15 and 9 p.m.

December 24, 2014

Bones Theatre in Columbia City and The Cinema Center in Fort Wayne are among hundreds of movie theaters in the U.S. that plan to show the controversial film "The Interview" after Sony announced the film would have a limited release starting Christmas Day.

Bones Theatre showings of "The Interview" on Christmas Day will be at 3, 6:15 and 9 p.m.

A SPARKLING TIME: Culligan wishes all Happy Holidays!

December 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Culligan Water Conditioning, 675 E. Business 30, wishes all a Merry Christmas and a sparkling New Year!

Culligan Water, better water, pure and simple, has served Whitley County since 1946.

Culligan's phone number is 244-5850. Website is

CHEAP GAS: Christmas comes early for motorists

December 24, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Motorists are resting a little easier this Christmas season with the recent dip in gas prices.

With the lowest prices in six years, Dee Ellenbarger, manager at the Marathon gas station in Columbia City, said she senses the weight lifted off her customers’ shoulders.

“I can tell by the way they walk in the door that they’re less stressed,” Ellenbarger said. “The lower prices are a relief to them. They aren’t having to stretch their dollar so thin.”

COMFORT & JOY: J&J Insurance Solutions staffers wish all a Merry Christmas

December 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – J&J Insurance Solutions, 155 Diplomat Drive, wishes all a very Merry Christmas!

"Friendship is the thread that keeps us all connected. With warmth and sincerity, we thank you for the gift of yours and wish you all a very joyous holiday season and a prosperous New Year," emphasizes the J&J staff: June Keiser, Jacie Worrick, Lorie Asfour and Linda Melvin.

An agent Indiana Farmers Mutual Insurance Company, J&J Insurance Solutions phone is 260 244-6174.


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