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January 2nd, 2014
â€˘ Retirement party - 1 p.m.
A retirement part will be held for Jackie Hake for her many years of service with the Whitley County Council on Aging.
The party will be held at The Woodlands Senior Center, Friday Jan. 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. The center is located at 710 Opportunity Dr. in Columbia City.
â€˘ Victim support group
The Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force will hold a victimâ€™s support group every second Wednesday of the month with free childcare provided.
Participants will need to go through a screening process before attending the group.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The next meeting of the Whitley County Amateur Radio Club will be held Thursday Jan. 9, at the Peabody Library starting at 6 p.m. in the Lower Level Community Room A meeting room.
The library is located at 1160 E. Ind. 205 in Columbia City. The program for the evening will be on Antenna Installation and Grounding.
All WCARC general meetings are open to the public.
For further information on the Whitley County Amateur radio Club, Inc.
Check out the club website at www.wcarc.org.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For those who might be feeling perplexed by all the changes being made to health insurance through "Obama-care,â€ť also known as the Affordable Care Act, a meeting will be held to help remove some of the apprehension about the impacts of these changes.
The Whitley County Patriots meeting will focus on this topic Tuesday.
Several healthcare professionals will be on hand to explain how this law will effect healthcare options and to answer questions.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at The Church of The Nazarene, 506 N. Main St., Columbia City. The public is welcome to attend.
Tad Varga, of Columbia City, spent a frigid New Yearâ€™s Day taking down the Christmas decorations from the outside of his home. Varga said if he did not remove the decorations on New Yearâ€™s Day, it would not get done. Varga tackled his project before accumulating winter weather blanketed Whitley County with more than 4 inches of snow.
FORT WAYNE (Jan. 2, 2014) â€“ Heavy snowfall during the overnight and morning hours in the Northeast Indiana District of the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has made for difficult driving conditions on most interstates, U.S. highways, and state routes across the area, despite a full callout of plow trucks on the roads.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Police Department officially promoted a patrolman to sergeant on Monday.
Scott Leatherman, a longtime officer with the department, was selected to fill a recently-added sergeantâ€™s position. Columbia Cityâ€™s Board of Works approved the decision at Mondayâ€™s meeting.
Walt Crowder, of the Board of Works, sat in on the interview process that considered three applicants and took nearly four hours to complete Dec. 12.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” With the calendar turning the page to a new year, many people decide to make a fresh start.
With that comes many resolutions, many with the goal of creating a healthier person for the new year.
In Whitley County, the YMCA was open for the second year in a row on New Yearâ€™s Day.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Snowfall greeted the new year as more than four inches blanketed Whitley County early this morning.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 4 p.m. today.
Although the snowfall was a concern as morning commuters made their way out and about, it is windy conditions that will make driving treacherous later this afternoon.
(Jan. 2, 2014) -- The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Whitley County and surrounding areas. Light to moderate snow will continue early this morning, but will begin to diminish during the late morning and afternoon. Additional accumulations of up to 4 inches are possible today.
Increased winds are expected to create blowing snow and drifting snow conditions, which will keep roads snow covered, slick and hazardous.
The winter advisory will remain in effect until 4 p.m. this afternoon.
December 30th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A man accused of pointing a firearm at two people will stand trial next month in Whitley County Superior Court.
Trent E. Vanderford, 25, of Columbia City, was arrested in May for pointing a firearm, a Class A misdemeanor.
He will have a jury trial Jan. 23, 2014, at 8 a.m. Jan 7, 2014, is the final date for a plea proposal to be accepted by the defense.