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October 15th, 2014

35 DOZEN: It’s apple dumplin’ time

October 15, 2014

The women of Grace Lutheran Church have convened to make their annual apple dumplings, which are sold to raise money for various charities and organizations, such as the food pantry, Boy and Girl Scouts and Helping Hands. The women make 35 dozen apple dumplings each year which are sold for $3 apiece. Pictured above, from left: Carol Ball, Nadean Lamle, Judy Baatz and Ann Wolf. Working in the background are Jo Krider and Jan Morsches.

AMPLE YIELDS: Local farmers expect record numbers

October 15, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — By all accounts, Whitley County farmers are expected to have an ample yield this upcoming harvest season. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last week that the expected record corn and soybean harvest will be slightly higher than previously estimated in Midwestern states.

LIFE LESSON: Flag folding

October 15, 2014

Cub Scouts from Columbia City had a lesson in flag folding last week in front of the Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ Administration Building.

HEARINGS SET: WCCS bond issuance and technology needs

October 15, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Last week, officials laid out the technology needs for Whitley County Consolidated Schools at a cost of $2 million. With a three-year plan for 1:1 technology in the district, officials are looking at $1 million in infrastructure upgrades.

141 ABSENTEE VOTES CAST: Early voting continues through Nov.

October 15, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Voters in Whitley County have gotten off to a good start for the upcoming 2014 election. Of the 22,082 registered voters in the county, 141 have cast absentee votes since the opportunity became available Tuesday, Oct. 7. As of Tuesday evening, of the 141: 96 were walk-ins, 42 were by mail and three military absentee votes were cast by e-mail.

October 14th

LIVE UNITED: Funding summer school of a different kind

October 14, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County schools offer a variety of educational programming for students with intellectual disabilities. However, a vision to provide a specialized summer program allowed Passages, Inc. to offer structured learning in a creative way. With a $5,000 grant awarded by the United Way of Whitley County (UWWC), the Summer Youth Enrichment Camp was held this past summer. Founded in 2010, the program was open to middle and high school students to maintain and improve upon skills learned throughout the school year.

FIRETRUCKS, FOOD, FUN: Free event draws crowd of over 1,000

October 14, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — More than 1,000 people enjoyed a free event hosted by the Whitley County Fire Chief’s Association and Whitley County Emergency Management Agency (EMA). Two events combined into one Saturday featuring free rides, games and food, as well as tours of emergency vehicles.

'UNUSUAL DILEMMA': Public defender fund depleted

October 14, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County’s Circuit and Superior courts are facing an unusual dilemma late into the county’s fiscal season — they’re strapped for cash. According to Whitley County Superior Court Judge Doug Fahl, the county is facing “a perfect storm” in terms of how the public defender is funded.

October 13th

STORMY TUESDAY: Bad weather on the way

October 14, 2014

A large and powerful weather system is moving into the area and will result in periods of heavy rain and strong storms from early Tuesday morning through the afternoon.

Forecasters say the main threats are heavy rain, possibly one to two inches, and storms that may produce winds of up to 60 miles per hour. Officials also say isolated tornadoes can not be ruled out.

VIDEO: CDC Director Urges Hospitals to 'Think Ebola'

October 13, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden is urging hospitals to diligently watch for patients with fever or symptoms of Ebola who have traveled from the three Ebola-stricken African nations in the past 21 days (AP)

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