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RABBIT AMBASSADORS: 4-Hers participate in state contest

September 15, 2014

Members of the Whitley County 4-H Rabbit Club competed at the Indiana State Fair Sunday, Aug. 3, in a Rabbit Ambassador Competition. 4-Hers studied to be prepared for a written test, 20 rabbit breed identification test and showmanship competition. Marlee Heriter placed fifth in the Junior age division. Rozlyn Bishop placed in the honor group in the Intermediate age division. Crystal Van Houten placed in the honor group in the Senior age division and Rebecca Lilly placed in the honor group in the Master age division. From left: Heriter, Bishop, Van Houten and Lilly.

AARP members gather to learn about nonprofit

September 15, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Chapter of AARP met Sept. 2, at the Woodlands Senior Center in Columbia City to learn about a nonprofit organization serving the county. Diane Foughty, a representative from Help Line, was introduced by Phyllis Swick

VIDEO-ALERT • KICKING & SCREAMING: Colts, Eagles prepare for Monday night matchup

September 15, 2014

VIDEO: Monday night matchup: Colts vs. Eagles
SI.com's Andrew Perloff, Aaron Nagler and Chris Burke breakdown the Monday night game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Philadelphia Eagles.

CALLED TO SERVE: Kumfer prepares for military life

September 15, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is the first in a series spotlighting area graduates who have elected to join the military.

COLUMBIA CITY — Lucas Kumfer is an average 20-year-old from Whitley County, but he is planning for a not-so-average role.
Kumfer is joining the U.S. Air Force. When a friend of his decided to join the Marines, Kumfer decided to enlist as well.

VIDEO-ALERT • BEAR FACTS: Chicago's coach talks to media after big road win vs. 49ers

September 15, 2014

VIDEO: Trestman addresses media after Bears upend Niners

DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT: Movie on the Square

September 15, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Twin brothers Lucas (left) and James Eppelmann enjoy Saturday night’s Movie on the Square at the Whitley County Courthouse. A crowd gathered to watch “Up,” an animated film, which was shown on the Courthouse lawn. The free event was sponsored by the Columbia City Main Street Association and included helium balloons and popcorn.

BALLOT VACANCY: Two caucuses to determine state, county positions

September 15, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Two Republican Caucuses are planned for this week in order to fill a seat at the state level and a ballot vacancy for a county office.

SEMI ACCIDENT: County line congested

September 15, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Sept. 16, 2014) -- Whitley County officials have advised that drivers should avoid U.S. 30 and 800 East, at the Whitley & Allen County line, for the next few hours due to semi accident creating road congestion.

WOMAN CONFINED: Three jailed for criminal confinement

September 15, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Three men were arrested Saturday night for criminal confinement and battery causing bodily injury after a domestic argument.

WARM UP: Warmer temps today

September 15, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Sept. 15, 2014) -- It will be a bit warmer today, but cloudy. Clouds will move in this afternoon as a weather system from the northwest moves in. Showers are possible through early evening. Rainfall amounts will generally be light with anywhere from .10″ to .25″

Conditions will be dry for the rest of the work week with gradual warming trend with highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

Temperatures will warm up during the weekend with temperatures in the 70s through Friday and Saturday. A weather system moves in by late in the weekend bringing in some showers.

VIRULENT VIRUS: pathogen makes its way into Indiana

September 13, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — — Health officials say a severe respiratory illness that has sickened hundreds of children has reached Indiana, but not Whitley County — yet.
The Indiana State Department of Health said Friday that four Lake County children have been confirmed as having had enterovirus, a virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.

DESPERATE DREDGING: Tri-Lakes channels cleared

September 13, 2014

TRI-LAKES — What were once over-grown channels and mucky canals have been dredged in a project spearheaded by Tri-Lakes area residents.
In 2013, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced a project to dredge specific channels around Little Cedar, Big Cedar and Round lakes.

COMMUNITY LEADERS: Initiative to spearhead education

September 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — “Prominent” community leaders spoke at a recent Columbia City Rotary Club meeting. The trio has stepped away from their usual careers in economic development, YMCA leadership, and the Community Foundation, to join forces in promoting a project that could make a lasting affect on the future.

APPRECIATION WEEK: Tractor Supply to spotlight pets

September 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Tractor Supply Co. in Columbia City will host local pet experts Saturday, Sept. 20 as part of Pet Appreciation Week.
Held Sept. 17 - 21, Pet Appreciation Week (P.A.W.) is Tractor Supply's annual event to celebrate pets and introduce families to the “joy” of owning animals.
As part of the main event Saturday, Sept. 20, the Columbia City store will feature pet experts, demonstrations on pet nutrition, discounts on pet food and supplies, free giveaways and $650 worth of in-store prize drawings.

 

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