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September 15th, 2014

CALLED TO SERVE: Kumfer prepares for military life

September 15, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is the first in a series spotlighting area graduates who have elected to join the military.

COLUMBIA CITY — Lucas Kumfer is an average 20-year-old from Whitley County, but he is planning for a not-so-average role.
Kumfer is joining the U.S. Air Force. When a friend of his decided to join the Marines, Kumfer decided to enlist as well.

VIDEO-ALERT • BEAR FACTS: Chicago's coach talks to media after big road win vs. 49ers

September 15, 2014

VIDEO: Trestman addresses media after Bears upend Niners

DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT: Movie on the Square

September 15, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Twin brothers Lucas (left) and James Eppelmann enjoy Saturday night’s Movie on the Square at the Whitley County Courthouse. A crowd gathered to watch “Up,” an animated film, which was shown on the Courthouse lawn. The free event was sponsored by the Columbia City Main Street Association and included helium balloons and popcorn.

BALLOT VACANCY: Two caucuses to determine state, county positions

September 15, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Two Republican Caucuses are planned for this week in order to fill a seat at the state level and a ballot vacancy for a county office.

SEMI ACCIDENT: County line congested

September 15, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Sept. 16, 2014) -- Whitley County officials have advised that drivers should avoid U.S. 30 and 800 East, at the Whitley & Allen County line, for the next few hours due to semi accident creating road congestion.

WOMAN CONFINED: Three jailed for criminal confinement

September 15, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Three men were arrested Saturday night for criminal confinement and battery causing bodily injury after a domestic argument.

VIDEO-ALERT • IRISH SMILES: Notre Dame enjoyed beating Boilermakers

September 15, 2014

WARM UP: Warmer temps today

September 15, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Sept. 15, 2014) -- It will be a bit warmer today, but cloudy. Clouds will move in this afternoon as a weather system from the northwest moves in. Showers are possible through early evening. Rainfall amounts will generally be light with anywhere from .10″ to .25″

Conditions will be dry for the rest of the work week with gradual warming trend with highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

Temperatures will warm up during the weekend with temperatures in the 70s through Friday and Saturday. A weather system moves in by late in the weekend bringing in some showers.

September 13th

VIRULENT VIRUS: pathogen makes its way into Indiana

September 13, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — — Health officials say a severe respiratory illness that has sickened hundreds of children has reached Indiana, but not Whitley County — yet.
The Indiana State Department of Health said Friday that four Lake County children have been confirmed as having had enterovirus, a virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.

DESPERATE DREDGING: Tri-Lakes channels cleared

September 13, 2014

TRI-LAKES — What were once over-grown channels and mucky canals have been dredged in a project spearheaded by Tri-Lakes area residents.
In 2013, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced a project to dredge specific channels around Little Cedar, Big Cedar and Round lakes.

SOUTH WHITLEY — Zach Baughman should have been on Cloud 9 Friday night. Not long after being named...
CHURUBUSCO — Coming off of a three-game losing streak, the Churubusco Eagles went into Friday night...
WATERLOO — Football is a game of inches. It is also a game where seconds can make a difference....

 

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