April 15th, 2015
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THIS
EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY ACROSS NORTHERN
INDIANA AND NORTHWEST OHIO...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A RED
FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THIS
* AFFECTED AREA...NORTHERN INDIANA AND NORTHWEST OHIO.
* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.
* WIND...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH SOME GUSTS TO NEAR 30 MPH.
* HUMIDITY...RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL DROP TO BETWEEN 20 AND 25 PERCENT.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County‚Äôs Commissioners have approved plans for a Fort Wayne radio station to bring its summer event to the Whitley County Courthouse Square this year.
98.9 The Bear on the Square has thrilled the people of Fort Wayne for nearly two decades, and the rock radio station plans to spread the fun this year to three other locations.
Columbia City, Huntington and Auburn will have the opportunity to be the first locations outside of Fort Wayne to host this summer event.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Using a win at No. 2 singles and sweeping the two doubles matches, the Churubusco Lady Eagle tennis team picked up a 3-2 win over the Northrop Lady Bruins in the Eagles‚Äô season opener Monday night.
The Lady Eagles won again in their second game of the season, downing South Side in a 3-2 match Tuesday.
On Monday, Junior Audrey Giercher downed Northrop‚Äôs Margaret Hughes in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3 to give the Lady Eagles their only singles win of the evening.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Today marks the 150th anniversary of one of the seminal moments in U.S. history.
On this date 150 years ago, at 7:22 a.m., President Abraham Lincoln died from a gun shot wound he received little more than nine hours earlier while attending the theater across the street.
Less than a week earlier Lincoln saw the end of the bloodiest four years of war that the United States has ever seen, with the surrender of Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia. Lincoln was able to bring the country through that conflict battered, but still as a single nation.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Winning games in dramatic fashion is becoming a habit for the Columbia City Lady Eagle softball team.
After winning the season opener against Marion in its final at-bat, Columbia City used two home runs in the bottom of the seventh ‚ÄĒ including a two-run walk-off shot ‚ÄĒ to down Wawasee 6-4 Tuesday night at Morsches Park.
The Lady Eagles faced a very good fielding Wawasee Lady Warrior team lead by pitcher Meghan Fretz. Fretz picked up 10 strike-outs in the game, including the first four Lady Eagles that she faced.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Sunday marked the beginning of Public Safety Telecommunications (PST) Week designated by a proclamation signed by Indiana Governor Mike Pence.
PST Week began in California in 1981 and has been nationally recognized by the United States Congress since 1991. Locally, PST Week has been marked in Indiana since 1999. As it takes place from April 12-18, the focus is to remind Hoosiers that the first step to receiving help is to call 911.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Unlike other seasons, the planting season can have different starting dates each year. As the soil temperature increases and April showers dry out, farmers begin entering the fields for their first pass of planting.
According to Whitley County farmer Brady Wright, ideal planting conditions include ground temperatures at or above 55 degrees at 7 to 8 a.m.
The soil also must not be too saturated from heavy rainfall.
‚ÄúThe other thing I think is very important is what the next four or five days after planting is going to be like,‚ÄĚ Wright said.
The Salvation Army‚Äôs Light the Way event was held Monday at First Church of God. The annual event is held to bring awareness to child abuse and neglect. Along with the Salvation Army, the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force was also present. Pictured, Adam Ousley, a Columbia City High School graduate, sings to attendees.
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚Äď A special four-page informational piece is being inserted in today‚Äôs Post & Mail explaining ‚ÄúWhitley County Promise,‚ÄĚ a unique investing tool that can allow local children to attend college.
Utilizing Indiana‚Äôs College Choice 529 Direct Savings Plan, parents, grandparents and other relatives can assist in future college funding for youngsters.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Despite eight errors by the Carroll Charger defense, Churubusco‚Äôs varsity baseball team gave up its early lead and lost at home in extra innings Monday night, 10-7.
The first score of the game came from the Eagles off an RBI single by Drew Buffenbarger that sent Brandon Jencks home.
‚ÄôBusco scored once more in the second and once in the third before a three-inning drought.