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April 9th, 2015

LYNCH CONCERT: Tickets available Friday morning

April 9, 2015

Tickets for the Dustin Lynch Concert at the Whitley County 4-H Fair on July 21 go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. US 93.3 announced Thursday that Natalie Stovall and the Drive will open the show followed by Breaking Tradition and the headliner, Lynch. The show begins at 6 p.m. and seating is general admission. Tickets are $25 each and are available at

VIDEO-ALERT • Golden Bear on prowl at Masters Wednesday

April 9, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Jack Nicklaus Sinks Hole-In-One In Par-3 Contest
The Masters Par 3 Contest was a success, entertaining crowds with cute kid caddies, numerous holes in one and more than a few big-name stars -- some who weren't even golfers.

IN THE MAIL: Whitley County property tax bills

April 9, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Laurell Hodges, Whitley County treasurer, is advising taxpayers that tax statements for 2014, payable 2015, were mailed Wednesday.

The spring installment is due May 11 and the fall installment will be due Nov. 10.

New tax amount for land parcels can be viewed online at

The following payment options are available:
• “E-Payment” at
• In person at the Whitley County Treasurer’s office, second floor of the Government Building.
• By mail (all payments must be postmarked by May 11, 2015).

RAIL TRAFFIC INCREASING: Trains to haul crude oil through city

April 9, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Emergency officials are taking extra precautions after a rail company has increased its traffic in Whitley County, with potential of shipping Bakken Crude Oil product, which is highly combustible, according to Whitley County Emergency Management Director Charlie Heflin.

The tracks run east and west on the south side of Columbia City, just south of Big G’s Sports Cafe near Chicago Street.

“We would handle a crude oil spill differently if it’s on fire or if there’s a potential for fire,” Heflin said.

"LEND ME A TENOR": Col. City H.S. play opens Friday

April 9, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School’s spring play, “Lend me a Tenor” will be on stage this weekend at the high school.

The play takes the audience to 1934 in Cleveland, where an Italian performer goes missing and is presumed dead.

The humorous play will be presented Friday and Saturday in the Newell Rice Auditorium.
Tickets are $8.

Cast members include Blake Ousley, Brooks Walker, Nathan Baker, Athena Arnold, India Dietrich, Gunner Arnold, Morgan Ellis and Courtney Gregory.

WHITKO VS. HUNTINGTON NORTH: Lady ’Cats slip past Vikes, 4-3

April 9, 2015

HUNTINGTON — The Whitko Lady Wildcats pushed across a run in the top of the seventh to eke out a 4-3 win over the home-standing Lady Vikings of Huntington North Wednesday afternoon.

In a tightly-played contest, the Wildcats scored first, taking a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning.

In the bottom half of the second, the host Lady Vikings pushed across two runs of their own to knot the score at 2-2.

TEMPORARY ENTRANCE: Library to work around construction

April 9, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Road construction along Ind. 205 (East Van Buren Street) will cause burdens for travelers and businesses this spring, summer and early fall.

Scheduled to be completed in October, the highway project will block the primary entrance to Peabody Public Library.

According to Mary Hartman, director of the library, PPL is making an effort to continue to serve the people of Whitley County while the library entrance is obstructed. “My fear is, people are not going to be coming to the library like they have been, because of the road work,” Hartman said.

LETTER OF INTENT: Whitko's Bishop to play golf at Grace

April 9, 2015

Whitko senior April Bishop signed her letter of intent to attend Grace College to play golf. Pictured, front row, from left are: Vic Bishop, father; April Bishop; and Jacki Bishop, mother. Back: Bryan Sprunger, Whitko golf coach; Casey Stouffer, Whitko athletic director; and Denny Duncan, Grace golf coach.

THURSDAY THUNDER: Thunderstorms impact county, country

April 9, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Thursday brought warmer temperatures and Whitley County’s first true threat of severe weather.

As a trough in the jet stream makes its way through the Upper Midwest, the dry western air, humid southeastern air and a warm front colliding will set the stage for severe thunderstorms.

According to the National Weather Service, today’s thunderstorms will be capable of producing large hail, damaging winds and even tornadoes.

April 8th


April 8, 2015

Crews are continuing work to clean up Blue River in Columbia City after it was filled with debris in the area between the YMCA and Whitley Street. The debris has washed out a large portion of the riverbank, which closed the Blue River Trail indefinitely. The trail closed March 16 and crews are working to repair it. Columbia City Park Director Mark Green said he doesn’t know how long it could take to reopen the trail. The debris (as pictured) has been removed. The bank must be repaired before the trail can be fixed.

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