October 15th, 2014
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ Voters in Whitley County have gotten off to a good start for the upcoming 2014 election. Of the 22,082 registered voters in the county, 141 have cast absentee votes since the opportunity became available Tuesday, Oct. 7. As of Tuesday evening, of the 141: 96 were walk-ins, 42 were by mail and three military absentee votes were cast by e-mail.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County schools offer a variety of educational programming for students with intellectual disabilities. However, a vision to provide a specialized summer program allowed Passages, Inc. to offer structured learning in a creative way. With a $5,000 grant awarded by the United Way of Whitley County (UWWC), the Summer Youth Enrichment Camp was held this past summer. Founded in 2010, the program was open to middle and high school students to maintain and improve upon skills learned throughout the school year.
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ More than 1,000 people enjoyed a free event hosted by the Whitley County Fire Chief‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄĒ 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 ‚ÄĒ Whitley County‚Äôs Circuit and Superior courts are facing an unusual dilemma late into the county‚Äôs fiscal season ‚ÄĒ they‚Äôre strapped for cash. According to Whitley County Superior Court Judge Doug Fahl, the county is facing ‚Äúa perfect storm‚ÄĚ 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 ‚ÄĒ The transition into cooler weather and changing leaves welcomes the final push for area football teams ‚ÄĒ the postseason.
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ 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 EDC‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs volleyball team came into Saturday‚Äôs 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 ‚Äďtime 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.