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August 22nd, 2014

CAUCUS DATE FOR AUDITOR SPOT: To convene Sept. 3 to decide by Dec. 31

August 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Republican Party Chairman Matt Boyd announced that a caucus date has been set to decide who will fill the Whitley County Auditor post until Dec. 31. The caucus will convene Sept. 3 although a designated place and time has not been announced.

THREE-DAY EVENT: Larwill’s Squawbuck Days begins today

August 22, 2014

LARWILL — Squawbuck Days commemorates 160 years of Larwill history with its festival which begins today.

Schedule of events:
Friday
•4 p.m. — Tenderloin Fry
•7 p.m. — Bingo by Larwill Lions Club

CROP YIELDS: Ticket for crops lowest since 2010

August 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — “Knee high by the fourth of July,” is the old adage used to asses the progress of corn crops. Now that most fields have stalks stretching seven-feet tall, farmers are preparing for high yields.

FUTURE OF VEHICLE TRAFFIC: $30M project proposed in Whitley Co.

August 22, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — With the proposal of a full-service truck stop planned for the northwest corner of U.S. 30 and East County Line Road, Whitley County officials are looking at the future of vehicle traffic on the county line (County Road 800 East). According to conducted studies, approximately 1,600-1,700 semi-trucks travel East County Line Road between U.S. 24 and U.S. 30 a day.

HEUER RESIGNS: Executive director becomes new role

August 22, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — State Rep. Kathy Heuer resigned her state seat effective Wednesday, after losing the office in the primary election to Christopher Judy. “It’s truly been an honor and pleasure to serve these past four years,” said Heuer. “I am looking forward to this new endeavor and anxious to begin a new path.”

HEAVY RAINS: Thunderstorms continue

August 22, 2014

(Aug. 22, 2014) -- Thunderstorms which are building throughout the area this morning will bring heavy rainfall of 2 to 3″ before 8 a.m. There is a Flash Flood Warning out for most of the area.

After the rain ends the heat and humidity turn on making this one of the most uncomfortable weekends of the year and temperatures closing in on 90 through early next week.

This hot weather does not look it will break until late in the week next week. Heat indexes will be around 100 all weekend long with dew points in the 70s and widely scattered storms.

FLASH FLOOD WARNING: County under advisory

August 22, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Aug. 22, 2014) -- A Flash Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 8:15 a.m. for Whitley County.

At 5:26 a.m. National Weather Service Doppler Radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain.

Two to four inches of rain fell in a two hour period this morning.

Drivers are urged to not drive vehicles into areas where water covers the road.

August 21st

WHITKO FFA: Helping hands at the fair

August 21, 2014

Recently 13 members of the Whitko High School’s FFA Chapter attended the Indiana State Fair to work in the Cattle Barn along side of the cattle department staff.

METH CONTROL: Whitley Co. beefs up its anti-meth legislation

August 21, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County health officials will soon have more firepower in their arsenal in the fight against methamphetamine use.

FITNESS CRAZE: Chair Zumba to meet all needs

August 21, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A popular fitness option has been adapted to accommodate those with physical limitations. Zumba, a high-energy workout that combines dance with aerobics, has become a “fun” way to reduce weight and increase fitness.

Whitko’s cheer block is gearing up for another home football game this Friday night. The Wildcats...
WARSAW — Whitko’s boys soccer team picked up its first win of the season Saturday at Lakeland...
NEW HAVEN — After a strong week of conference play, Columbia City’s girls golf team placed seventh...

 

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