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September 15th, 2014

BALLOT VACANCY: Two caucuses to determine state, county positions

September 15, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Two Republican Caucuses are planned for this week in order to fill a seat at the state level and a ballot vacancy for a county office.

SEMI ACCIDENT: County line congested

September 15, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Sept. 16, 2014) -- Whitley County officials have advised that drivers should avoid U.S. 30 and 800 East, at the Whitley & Allen County line, for the next few hours due to semi accident creating road congestion.

WOMAN CONFINED: Three jailed for criminal confinement

September 15, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Three men were arrested Saturday night for criminal confinement and battery causing bodily injury after a domestic argument.

FAST HARRIERS: Col. City has strong showing at invite

September 15, 2014

AKRON — Columbia City’s boys and girls cross country teams posted strong placings in the Tippecanoe Valley Invitational Saturday morning in Akron.

The Lady Eagles placed second out of 12 teams, just four points behind the winning team, Northfield.

FINAL COUNTDOWN: Col. City takes 2nd in last NHC battle

September 15, 2014

NEW HAVEN — Columbia City’s girls golf team finished out its final Northeast Hoosier Conference competition with a strong, second-place finish at Whispering Creek Golf Course in New Haven Saturday.

With a four-way tie for first place for the conference title coming into the match, the Lady Eagles finished behind Carroll and Homestead to place third in the match and second overall.

G. Eugene Hively, 84

September 15, 2014

G. Eugene “Gene” Hively, 84, a resident of rural Columbia City, died at 10:08 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Parkview Oaks where he had been a resident since last month.
He was born Sept. 27, 1929, in Whitley County, the only child of Ralph and Violet (Goodman) Hively.
His formative years were spent in Smith Township until 1944 when his family moved to Columbia City. He graduated from Columbia City High School in 1947.

Marilyn McKinney, 73

September 15, 2014

Marilyn J. McKinney, 73, formerly of Albion, passed away at 2:21 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.
Born July 7, 1941 in Kokomo, she was the daughter of Charles L. and Vivian F. (Willis) Baker.
Survivors include four daughters, four sons, three brothers, two sisters, a sister-in-law, a friend, 33 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Charles L. and Vivian F. (Willis) Baker, husband, William R. McKinney; son, William R. McKinney Jr.; sister, Wanda M. Baker; and brother, Seth L. Baker.

VIDEO-ALERT • IRISH SMILES: Notre Dame enjoyed beating Boilermakers

September 15, 2014

WARM UP: Warmer temps today

September 15, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Sept. 15, 2014) -- It will be a bit warmer today, but cloudy. Clouds will move in this afternoon as a weather system from the northwest moves in. Showers are possible through early evening. Rainfall amounts will generally be light with anywhere from .10″ to .25″

Conditions will be dry for the rest of the work week with gradual warming trend with highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

Temperatures will warm up during the weekend with temperatures in the 70s through Friday and Saturday. A weather system moves in by late in the weekend bringing in some showers.

September 13th

VIRULENT VIRUS: pathogen makes its way into Indiana

September 13, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — — Health officials say a severe respiratory illness that has sickened hundreds of children has reached Indiana, but not Whitley County — yet.
The Indiana State Department of Health said Friday that four Lake County children have been confirmed as having had enterovirus, a virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.


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