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August 19th, 2014

WEATHER WARNING: Strong storms on the way

August 19, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Aug. 19, 2014) -- Whitley County Emergency Management Agency officials have offered a weather update for the area.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed almost the entire state of Indiana under a Slight Risk for Severe Weather for today. Currently strong storms are moving into the western part of Illinois and are expected to continue to move eastward.

There is an expectation of an outbreak of strong to severe storms to affect our region mid-to-late afternoon. The threat with these storms is large hail and damaging winds.

ACKERMAN WINNERS: Lob ball champions

August 19, 2014

On Sunday, Ackerman’s team won the Morsches Park co-ed lob ball league championship in a double elimination series. Pictured, front row, from left: Coty West, Cody Ackerman, Dean Lott, Chelsey Lott, Taylor Lott. Back row: Tyler Hathaway, Paula Kemery, Dea Winebrenner, Baley Noragon, Freddie Hathaway and Sierra Rice. Not pictured: Tyler Noragon.

Timewarp Tuesday

August 19, 2014

Pictured from Dec. 7, 1935, is the Whitley County Farm Bureau Chorus. The organization of 41 voices was directed by Mrs. B.V. Widney.
Front row, from left: Mrs. Earl Hoover, Mrs. Jacob Dial, Mrs. Clyde Sievers, Mrs. Vern Yagel, Miss Madge Harrold, Mrs. Asa White, Miss Hazel Yagel and Mrs. Widney.
Second row: Miss Natalie Hoover, Miss Geraldine Egolf, Miss Treva Traster, Miss Gladys Kyler, Mrs. Fred Dunfee, Mrs. Phil Maux, Miss Marjorie Barney, Miss Evelyn Gipe.

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION: Re-dedication service, hog roast, music

August 19, 2014

Collins United Methodist Church, located at 5524 E. Darland St. in Columbia City, will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a re-dedication service of their current sanctuary building Sept. 14. The service will start at 10 a.m. and will include past pastors, the district superintendent and a recorded message from Bishop Mike Coyner. Former members are encouraged to attend. Following the service there will be a hog roast lunch, games, carriage rides and special music. 

SQUAWBUCK DAYS: Events slated for Friday in Larwill

August 19, 2014

LARWILL — Celebrating 160 years, Squawbuck Days returns to Larwill this weekend. Festivities will begin Friday at 4 p.m.

$36.3M WCCS BUDGET: Public hearing Sept. 2

August 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A public hearing will be held next month for the Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ budget, which totals $36,330,347.

BEYOND SCHOOL: ETA students work to develop values

August 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Eagle Tech Academy is known for its unconventional approach to high school education — focusing on interactive learning and collaborative presentations often given to leaders in the community. However, a series of workshops engaged students in a different way last week.

GOLF BATTLE: Lady Eagles win tiebreaker

August 19, 2014

AUBURN — “This is proof that every shot matters.” Columbia City girls golf coach Andrew Thompson was excited about the Lady Eagles’ Northeast Hoosier Conference, tie-breaking win over DeKalb Monday night.

Charles D. Holbrook, 84

August 19, 2014

Jan. 19, 1930 — Aug. 14, 2014
Charles D. Holbrook, 84, of Jonesboro and formerly of Columbia City, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at the Wesley Health Care Center in Marion.
Born Jan. 19, 1930, in Warsaw to the late Angus Fred (Bogie) Holbrook and Fern (Grubbs) Holbrook, he graduated in 1949, from Columbia City High School.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his younger brother, Larry Holbrook and his previous wife, Shirley Ann (Mote) Holbrook Goff.

SCHOOL BOARD POSITION UP FOR GRABS: Filing deadline is Friday

August 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — School board positions are up for grabs in all three Whitley County school districts this election season. Whitley County Consolidated Schools have four positions up for election — in Columbia City, one in Columbia Township and another in Thorncreek Township.

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