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March 25th, 2013

Onita McSurley, 84

March 25, 2013

Onita Jean McSurley, 84, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013, at 6:10 a.m. at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.
Onita was born Sept. 3, 1928, in Dwale, Ky. to Jack and Emma (Ellis) Osborne. She and Loni McSurley were married Jan. 21, 1946, in Prestonsburg, Ky.
However, Onita lived most of her life in Kosciusko County. She was a packer for R.R. Donnelley and Sons Co. for 23 years before retiring in 1990.

MORNING COMMUTE

March 25, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY (March 25, 2013) -- With the accumulation of snow overnight, traveling to work or school this morning may be difficult. Numerous county roads are blocked by snow drifts.

City and county crews are out plowing roads now. However, main roads will receive the crews' attention first. If you are traveling on county roads, beware that drivers may come upon drifts suddenly.

March 23rd

SNOW IMMINENT: Storm headed for area

March 23, 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — 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.

Notre Dame tossed aside 76-58 by Iowa State

March 23, 2013

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — 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.

March 22nd

Saturday's events

March 22, 2013

Fish dinner
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.

Spaghetti dinner
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 Leap, 92

March 22, 2013

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.

Thursday's events

March 22, 2013

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.

Wednesday's events

March 22, 2013

Choral concert
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.

Monday's events

March 22, 2013

Historical banquet
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."

TRAFFIC UPDATE: Ind. 109 down to single lane

March 22, 2013

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.

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