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February 24th, 2015

THREE BUILDINGS ENGULFED: Firemen battle rural fire, frigid weather

February 24, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY – Fire departments arriving from throughout Whitley County fought a rural sawmill fire late Monday night into early Tuesday morning. The fire was battled in sub-zero temperatures.

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February 23rd

FREE NEUTER DAY: CC Vet supports community through free neuter day

February 23, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — CC Veterinary Hospital is encouraging animal control through a free cat neuter day on Saturday.

Up to 50 male cats will be neutered. Free offerings will be accepted and money will go toward opening a pet food pantry in Whitley County.

To be eligible, cats must be at least four months old, healthy and tame.

SECTIONALS: Boys sectional brackets announced

February 23, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s boys basketball teams learned the paths of their post-season play after Sunday’s IHSAA Boys Sectional Draw.

Columbia City is hosting its own sectional and faces Mississinewa (6-15) in the opening round Tuesday, March 3 at 6 p.m.. The winner plays Eastbrook (12-8) in the semi-final Friday, March 6.

On the other end of the bracket, Norwell (14-8) and Heritage (9-11) face off in Tuesday’s late game, and the winner takes on Bellmont (6-14) in the second round Friday.

•VIDEO ALERT• NFL scouting combine: Winners and Losers

February 23, 2015

•VIDEO ALERT• Joey Logano reflects on Daytona 500 win

February 23, 2015

Hear from Joey Logano after his win at the 2015 Daytona 500.

CC SENIOR NIGHT: Col. City controls Northridge, 60-44

February 23, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s seniors combined for 25 points in the Eagles’ win over Northridge for Saturday’s Senior Night.

A 19-point third quarter lifted the Eagles to a 60-44 win on their last regular-season home game.

RECORD-BREAKING WIN: ’Busco breaks record with win over Whitko

February 23, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — After suffering only the third loss of the season against Fairfield Friday night, the Churubusco (20-3) boys basketball team, feeling vengeful about the loss the night before, was ready to get back on a winning streak.

The Eagles missed out on setting the single-season school record for wins Friday night, but were determined to set it on Saturday night, as they played host to county rival the Whitko Wildcats (6-15), coming away with a 84-52 victory.

JOINING IN: Whitley Co. joins fraud lawsuit

February 23, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County has joined 12 other Indiana counties in a lawsuit against a California data company.

Officials allege that computer fraud cost the counties hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue.

Eleven counties were already part of the suit, and Whitley and DeKalb counties joined in late last week.

February 22nd

TEARIN' IT DOWN: Commissioners OK meth property cleanup

February 22, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — In a motion tabled from its last meeting, the Whitley County Board of Commissioners voted to let bids for the demolition and cleanup of a property on East Anderson Road where methamphetamine contamination ruined the house.

The property is owned by Donald Boseker, who is incarcerated on charges of dealing in methamphetamine, possession of precursors, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.

The Commissioners had received bids at their February meeting, but tabled a decision until a final judicial decision had been made on a motion by

February 21st

HOT TOPIC: Education a hot topic at legislative forum

February 21, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Education was a hot topic at Friday afternoon’s legislative forum, hosted by the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce at the 4-H Agricultural Museum and attended by approximately 50 local citizens.

State Sen. Amanda Banks and Ind. House Rep. Christopher Judy were on-hand to answer questions from the public, many were concerning education, ranging from funding to policy.

Ralph Bailey, a longtime Whitley County teacher, administrator and superintendent, was first to speak.

 

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