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January 13th, 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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 fallâ€™s city election.
The 2015 election is for city and town officials. Currently, nobody has filed for any positions in South Whitley or Churubusco.
â€śSome candidates like to wait to file to see what the competition is,â€ť said Debbie Beers, Whitley County clerk. â€śOthers like to get right out and file.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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 â€śDoctor Who.â€ť
The event, allowed local â€śDoctor Whoâ€ť fans to gather and discuss the exploits of their favorite alien time-traveler, all the while watching the four-part â€śDoctor Whoâ€ť serial â€śAn Unearthly Childâ€ť on the theater's projector screen.
Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s pep band performed at Saturday nightâ€™s girls basketball game against Bellmont, helping the Lady Eagles to a 65-18 win over their Northeast Hoosier Conference foe. Columbia Cityâ€™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.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€”The Whitley County Community Foundationâ€™s Board of Directors recently announced its approval of more than $64,000 in grants toward 13 local projects.
The Community Foundationâ€™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.
â€śThe recipients represent a wide variety of interests, but share the common goal of improving the quality of life in Whitley County,â€ť said September McConnell, executive director of the community foundation."
WHITLEY COUNTY â€”Â 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.
Luck and the Colts win in Denver.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â€” 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.
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 nationâ€™s bird hunting, swooping and eating this week.
Bonnie Bonham looked out of her living room Thursday â€” â€śI see this huge thing flash in front of me, the wingspan,â€ť she recalls â€” and the eagle landed on the wooden railing of her neighborâ€™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 parkâ€™s Castle Manor building.