March 2nd, 2015
Robert Williams found a woolly worm (above) on his doorstep at 115 McDonald Ave. in Columbia City last week, when the temperature was 16 degrees. The worm is black on its ends and has a large section of brown in the middle.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Nancy Beyhan, the Spanish teacher at Eagle Tech Academy, created a unique project for her senior Spanish 3 class.
Students created their very own superheroes and super villains, then made their own comic books and costumes for their super beings. The origin of their comic books had to be from a Spanish-speaking country.
Indiana high school boys basketball sectionals begin Tuesday night. Columbia City is hosting its own sectional, facing Mississinewa at 6 p.m., and Whitko travels to West Noble to take on Wawasee at 6 p.m. Churubusco drew the bye and will play the winner of Adams Central and Woodlan in the semi-finals Friday night at Woodlan. Above, Mason Coverstone shoots a 3-pointer at Concordia Friday night in the Eaglesâ€™ final regular-season game.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The Columbia City-Whitley County Joint Planning and Building Department issued its report for 2014, detailing a busy year.
During 2014, the department issued building permits for 82 new single-family dwellings with an estimated value of $15,427,400, down from 89 permits with a value of $18,068,500 in 2013.
The department issued six permits for two-family dwellings with a value of approximately $750,000. There were no multi-family permits issued in 2013.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City High School senior Macie Hinen signed a letter of intent to attend Bethel College in Mishawaka, where she will play basketball.
Hinen was a 1st-Team All-Northeast Hoosier Conference selection this year and was named the 21 Alive Player of the Week in December after hitting the winning basket in Columbia Cityâ€™s 58-57 win over Carroll.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indiana Farm Bureau hosted its annual Farmerâ€™s Share Breakfast with Legislators Saturday morning at the Whitely County Agriculture Museum on the 4-H Fairgrounds.
Regional Manager Susan Lawrence and Whitley County President Dane Drew hosted the breakfast and passed out surveys regarding community issues.
Local farmers enjoyed a light breakfast and had the opportunity to speak with Ind. Rep. Chris Judy about his positions on local political issues.
Whitley Countians are experiencing March 2015 "coming in like
a lion . . ." â€“ a white lion to be exact.
Three to five inches of snow fell on Whitley County on the first day of March.
Slightly warmer temperatures (but still unseasonably cold) are in the forecast, but an ice pellet, sleet and snow event on Tuesday, plus a brief cold snap, should continue the woeful weather.
More seasonable temperatures are in the long-range forecast for next weekend, which will coincide with clocks springing forward for Daylight Savings Time.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Mary Raber opened its doors last week to help parents with new teachings in math and literature.
Teachers from each grade provided their own worksheets and instructions to help parents understand exactly what their students are learning, and how they can help their children at home.
Math and Literacy Night started almost five years ago when the PIE, the schoolâ€™s parent organization, put on a school book fair.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The 2015 Whitley County Chamber of Commerce's Whitley County EXPO is slated for Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Indian Springs Middle School.
The annual event highlights local businesses and non-profits in Whitley Co-unty, inviting visitors to learn more. Admission and parking are free.
The annual event welcomes more than 1,500 residents, with entertainment, an opportunity to sample local food and products, and a mini version of the Whitley County Farmers Market.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Due to the overwhelming number of methamphetamine incidences in Indiana, government officials are pushing for harsher restrictions on the drugâ€™s key ingredient, pseudoephedrine.
Data from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says that 2013 was Indianaâ€™s year to be the meth capital of the country with over 1,800 lab busts by police. Year 2014 showed an 18 percent decrease in lab seizures, but Indiana still managed to rank in the top three states in meth activity.