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August 22nd, 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.
Recently 13 members of the Whitko High Schoolâ€™s FFA Chapter attended the Indiana State Fair to work in the Cattle Barn along side of the cattle department staff.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Whitley County health officials will soon have more firepower in their arsenal in the fight against methamphetamine use.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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 â€śfunâ€ť way to reduce weight and increase fitness.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” District officials and community leaders gathered in front of South Whitley Elementary School (SWES) Wednesday for a groundbreaking ceremony. The event was held to signify the renovations and additions being made to the elementary school.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In an exclusive interview with The Post & Mail in July, McGuire offered her public apology for her â€śpoor judgement.â€ť The Indiana State Board of Accounts is also investigating, according to Commissioner George Schrumpf. After allegations of improprieties led Jennifer McGuire to take a leave of absence from her position as Whitley County Auditor, she officially resigned her duties Wednesday with a letter to Gov. Mike Pence.
WHITLEY COUNTY (Aug. 21, 2014) -- The heat and humidity will continue to build. Meteorologist expect the hottest and most humid surge of the summer which will reach well into next week.
Temperatures will be in the lower 80s this afternoon but uncomfortable as dew points will rise into the 70s. Periods of showers and storms are expected today as energy from an approaching warm front is pushed north from the Gulf of Mexico.
CROMWELL (Aug. 21, 2014) -- Two Auburn men are facing felony charges after allegedly tying up a Cromwell man and burying him up to his neck.
According to area media, Phillip Longsworth and Karl Karn are both facing a charge of criminal confinement causing bodily injury.
The incident began when Longsworth reported someone had stolen a saw from his business. That was when he and Karn allegedly lured the victim -who they say had knowledge of the theft- to Longsworthâ€™s business.
COLUMBIA CITY (Aug. 21, 2014) -- Jennifer McGuire, former Whitley County Auditor, has officially resigned her position as an ongoing investigation continues regarding her use of county funds.
Read more of this story in today's issue of The Post & Mail.
HUNTINGTON (Aug. 20, 2014) -- Students at Huntington North High School returned to classes at around 1:40 today after being evacuated to the football stadium just before 1:00 pm after a note that was found was judged to be a bomb threat.
A search of the school turned up nothing, however all athletic practices have been canceled for the day.
An administrative assistant in the school district sent the following release on the threat and evacuation at 1 p.m. today: