March 23rd, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) â€” A spring snowstorm has delayed flights at Denver International Airport and closed several roads as it moves eastward, carrying the possibility of more than a foot of snow in some places.
Transportation officials said Interstate 70 was closed from Denver to Colby, Kan., on Saturday. The National Weather Service said the Denver area could see up to 7 inches of snow Saturday.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Jerry Killingsworth said 10 to 15 inches of snowfall already has fallen north of Interstate 70 in northwest Kansas and northeast Colorado.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) â€” Notre Dame's days in the Big East are over. Its troubles in the NCAA tournament linger.
For the third time in four years, the Fighting Irish were bounced in their first game, upended Friday night 76-58 by an impressive Iowa State team that beat Notre Dame on the inside, from the outside and every way possible.
Next year, Notre Dame begins anew as a member of the reconfigured Atlantic Coast Conference. But although they'll be in a different league, the Fighting Irish will carry a label as a team unable to advance in March.
Mountain oysters, fish and tenderloin dinner will be held March 23.
An all you can eat dinner will begin 4 p.m. at the Cleveland Township Fire Station in South Whitley.
The cost is $8.50 for adults. For children ages six to 12, the cost is $4.
Children under five can eat for free. Carry-out dinners will be available.
The dinner is sponsored by the South Whitley Lions Club.
The Columbia City High School Band Department will have a spaghetti dinner fundraiser along with a concert, bake sale and labor auction on Saturday, March 23.
Darrell Eugene Leap, 92, of Columbia City, passed away March 21, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.
Born Aug. 18, 1920, in Cicero, he was the son of Lester and Nellie (Newby) Leap.
He served in the U. S. Army during World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient. On Oct. 5, 1939, he married, Geneva Sylvester in Greenfield. He was the owner of Leap Excavating and lived in North Webster from 1952-1968, Knapp Lake from 1968-2004 and has lived in Columbia City since 2004.
Easter egg hunt
Columbia City Rotary club's Easter egg hunt for community children will be Thursday, March 28 at 6 p.m. at Morsches Park.
Ball State University Singers will be guest performers at the Indian Springs Middle School choral concert on Wednesday, March 27. The concert will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at ISMS.
Joel Genth, a Columbia City alumnus, and Alex McDowell, an alumnus of Churubusco, will be performing with the BSU singers.
A free will donation will be accepted at the door to be used towards the evening performances.
The Whitley County Historical Society will host their annual spring dinner Monday, March 25 at 5:30 p.m. at Brownstone Cafe at 105 S. State St., South Whitley.
The evening is open to both members and non-members of the historical society.
The dinner costs $19 and will include salad, lemon rosemary chicken, buttermilk mashed potatoes, green beans with bacon and dessert.
The guest speaker, Bob Dispenza, Park and Education Manager for Allen County Parks, will present "Canals of Indiana."
Indiana Department of Transportation reports maintenance work is being done today on Ind. 109 north of Columbia City.
Traffic will be restricted to a single-lane directed by flaggers until 3 p.m.
Crews are working to complete the project before Sunday's forecasted snow.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Pierceton man pleaded guilty to a burglary charge in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Jeremiah Smith, 26, pleaded guilty to burglary, a Class C felony. With his criminal history, he also was charged with being a habitual felony offender as part of a plea arrangement.
A charge of theft, a Class D felony, was dismissed as part of the agreement.
Smith admitted to breaking into the Larwill Deli, located at U.S. 30 and Ind. 5. He was accused of stealing $1,252.76 of merchandise â€” 12 cartons of cigarettes.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Pocket change is needed to make positive change for Whitley County families.
B.A.B.E.â€™s annual April giving campaign is in its fifth year and baby bottles are being prepared for distribution across the county to collect monetary donations.
â€śThese bottles will be in businesses all over the county,â€ť said Shawn Ellis, B.A.B.E.â€™s executive director. â€śThere are smaller bottles that we are handing out to churches so that their members can take them home and fill them.â€ť