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January 13th, 2015

SNOW DAY: Fun day!

January 13, 2015

Landyn Iden (left), Jake Parker (center) and Colyn Iden (right) take a trip down the sledding hill at DeVol Field during their snow day. Schools were closed for snow for the third consecutive time on Monday.

3 FILE FOR CITY ELECTION: Candidates have until February 6

January 13, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Three incumbents have filed for re-election this fall. Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel, Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle and Councilwoman Nicole Penrod have all signed the papers to run in this fall’s city election.

The 2015 election is for city and town officials. Currently, nobody has filed for any positions in South Whitley or Churubusco.

“Some candidates like to wait to file to see what the competition is,” said Debbie Beers, Whitley County clerk. “Others like to get right out and file.”

January 12th

PBPL SCI-FI CELEBRATION: Local 'Whovians' gather

January 12, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Local fans and science-fiction fantasy aficionados gathered together in the auditorium of the Peabody Public Library Saturday afternoon to celebrate their shared love for the more-than-half-a-decade-old British television program “Doctor Who.”

The event, allowed local “Doctor Who” fans to gather and discuss the exploits of their favorite alien time-traveler, all the while watching the four-part “Doctor Who” serial “An Unearthly Child” on the theater's projector screen.

CCHS: Band puts pep into game

January 12, 2015

Columbia City High School’s pep band performed at Saturday night’s girls basketball game against Bellmont, helping the Lady Eagles to a 65-18 win over their Northeast Hoosier Conference foe. Columbia City’s basketball teams have been very successful at home this season. The girls are 7-0 and the boys have a 6-1 record in the Donald S. Weeks gymnasium.

$64K IN GRANTS AWARDED: Money to assist with 13 local projects

January 12, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY —The Whitley County Community Foundation’s Board of Directors recently announced its approval of more than $64,000 in grants toward 13 local projects.

The Community Foundation’s Greater Good Fund was built by the on-going generosity of local donors, who have elected to invest their charitable gifts back into Whitely County.

“The recipients represent a wide variety of interests, but share the common goal of improving the quality of life in Whitley County,” said September McConnell, executive director of the community foundation."

SCHOOLS CLOSED: Snow hinders classes again

January 12, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Monday morning's snow had hindered school for the third day in a row, as all three Whitley County schools were closed again Monday morning.

Snow continues to fall throughout the morning, making roadways slick and hazardous.

• VIDEO ALERT • Colts take down Broncos, still chasing Arizona

January 12, 2015

Luck and the Colts win in Denver.

January 11th

WHITLEY WEATHER: Special statement issued Sunday evening

January 11, 2015

Special Statement
Statement as of 9:13 PM EST on January 11, 2015
...Accumulating snow expected overnight...

Snow will continue overnight but it could be mixed at times with sleet and freezing rain this evening. The snow will begin tapering off Monday morning. Total snow amounts are forecast to range between 2 and 3 inches...with localized amounts up to 4 inches possible. Light ice accretions are also possible this evening. Motorist are urged to use caution and be prepared for hazardous driving conditions through Monday morning.

DRIVERS BEWARE: Winter storm icing up central Indiana roadways

January 11, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A winter storm that's bringing a mixture of freezing rain, sleet and snow to Indiana is beginning to ice up roads in the state's central counties.

The National Weather Service predicts a quarter-inch of ice will accumulate by Monday morning across more than a dozen counties along the Interstate 70 corridor.

As of sundown Sunday, roads and sidewalks were becoming slick across much of that area, which remains under an ice storm warning until 7 a.m. Monday.

BALD EAGLES BACK: Sightings increasingly more frequent in region

January 11, 2015

The eagles have landed in Michiana. Again. Like the frenzy of bald eagle sightings last winter along the St. Joseph River, several readers report seeing the nation’s bird hunting, swooping and eating this week.

Bonnie Bonham looked out of her living room Thursday — “I see this huge thing flash in front of me, the wingspan,” she recalls — and the eagle landed on the wooden railing of her neighbor’s town home. Bonham has a view of the river and Merrifield Park on the opposite bank, where she spied an eagle visit near the park’s Castle Manor building.

WABASH — Whitko’s girls basketball team picked up a Three Rivers Conference win over Northfield...
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys basketball team held on for a 52-46 win over DeKalb Saturday...
OSSIAN — The last weekend of the wrestling regular season is reserved for conference tournaments....


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