October 14th, 2014
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” More than 1,000 people enjoyed a free event hosted by the Whitley County Fire Chiefâ€™s Association and Whitley County Emergency Management Agency (EMA). Two events combined into one Saturday featuring free rides, games and food, as well as tours of emergency vehicles.
ALBION â€” It was unfortunate that on a night in Albion when the Central Noble volleyball team was raising money for breast cancer, it was an illness that played a big factor in a match against Whitko. The Lady Wildcats went in to the match against Central Noble without senior outside hitter Tressa Keim who was out with an illness.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s Circuit and Superior courts are facing an unusual dilemma late into the countyâ€™s fiscal season â€” theyâ€™re strapped for cash. According to Whitley County Superior Court Judge Doug Fahl, the county is facing â€śa perfect stormâ€ť in terms of how the public defender is funded.
A large and powerful weather system is moving into the area and will result in periods of heavy rain and strong storms from early Tuesday morning through the afternoon.
Forecasters say the main threats are heavy rain, possibly one to two inches, and storms that may produce winds of up to 60 miles per hour. Officials also say isolated tornadoes can not be ruled out.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden is urging hospitals to diligently watch for patients with fever or symptoms of Ebola who have traveled from the three Ebola-stricken African nations in the past 21 days (AP)
INDIANAPOLIS â€” The transition into cooler weather and changing leaves welcomes the final push for area football teams â€” the postseason.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” In a bid to stimulate business growth and innovation within the area, the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is seeking approval from the state to be considered Certified Tech Park Status. The EDCâ€™s vision is to establish a center for design and development as a nerve center where established businesses and prospective entrepreneurs can plan, build and equip aspiring ventures.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s volleyball team came into Saturdayâ€™s Whitko Invitational with two very distinct goals. The first goal was to avenge a loss to the Garrett Lady Railroaders from earlier in the season. The second was to defend their two â€“time tournament championship. The Lady Eagles accomplished both of those goals, downing the Lady Railroaders in straight games on their way to a pool win and a come-from-behind third straight tournament title.
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls cross country team, along with male counterpart Andrew McFarland, will be headed to Saturdayâ€™s regional meet at West Noble after advancing from the weekendâ€™s sectional at Northrop.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Fun was had by children, adults and families Saturday afternoon and evening for the annual Columbia City Fall Festival. Formerly held at Morsches Park, the event was moved downtown by the Columbia City Main Street Association, which coordinated the festivities.