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EBOLA STATESIDE: CDC CONFIRMS DEADLY VIRUS IN U.S.

September 30, 2014

DALLAS (AP) — A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday.

Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the unidentified patient is being kept in isolation and that the hospital is following Centers for Disease Control recommendations to keep doctors, staff and patients safe.

STILL GOING STRONG: Columbia House celebrates 50 years

September 30, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In 1964, a business began to take shape that has continued to serve its customers for five decades, and at the forefront have been owners Ned and Alma Freeman. Yontz Grocery Store was transformed into a complete textile store called the Fabric Center 50 years ago.

'WE REMEMBER': Restoring a bit of history

September 30, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Time and attention paid resulted in an investment that will benefit Whitley County. The Korean War Memorial located on the Whitley County Courthouse Square is a reminder of those who served their country. Harsh winter weather and hot sunny days had taken its toll on the large, black stone, making the names difficult to read. When Jessica McFarland, an eighth grader at Indian Springs Middle School, was in need of a community service project, her grandfather George Crowe suggested she help restore the monument.

TROY RECEIVES $20K: Supporting education in all forms

September 30, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Farmland and fields surround a unique school located in rural northwest Whitley County. TROY Center is an alternative education choice for students who might not fit in a traditional classroom setting.
Considering one of the categories the United Way of Whitley County financially supports is education, its partnership with TROY Center has been longstanding. For the 2014-15 United Way grant cycle, TROY received $20,000, and the money is used to directly educate students who might not otherwise earn their high school diploma.

NATIONAL ALPACA FARM DAYS: Churubusco farm puts alpacas on display

September 29, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — It was an open house that took on the four-legged variety, but it wasn’t dogs or even horses that were on display. Alpacas were the featured animal at WindSwept Farms’ open house Saturday. As part of National Alpaca Farm Days, the Churubusco property is home to more than 60 alpacas and one llama.

VIDEO-ALERT • PACK ATTACK: Green Bay subdues Chicago behind Rodgers' 4 TDs

September 29, 2014

VIDEO: Packers pound Bears behind Rodgers' 4 TDs
John Lynch and Kevin Burkhardt on the Packers' win.

SUN TO BLAME IN BUS CRASH: No students on WCCS school bus; no injuries reported in collision

September 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Minutes after dropping special needs children off at preschool, a Whitley County Consolidated Schools bus was involved in a crash Monday morning. According to initial reports, the school bus was headed northwest on West Linconway at approximately 8:15 a.m., when a southbound passenger vehicle turned into the bus, striking it in front of the rear wheels. “I am so glad that no children were on the bus,” said WCCS Transportation Director Keith Kohut.
Both vehicles received substantial damage, but there were no serious injuries reported.

VIDEO-ALERT • COLTS GONE WILD: Reggie Wayne, Andrew Luck combine to rout Titans

September 29, 2014

VIDEO:: Wayne's Big Day Helps Colts Rout Titans 41-17
Andrew Luck and Reggie Wayne were back in sync for Indianapolis on Sunday. The 25-year-old quarterback threw for 393 yards and four touchdowns, while the 35-year-old Colts receiver had seven catches for a season-best 119 yards and his first TD of the season, leading the Colts to a 41-17 rout over Tennessee.

SCHOOLS PREP FOR WINTER: WCCS planning emergency dismissal drill

September 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In the midst of a snowstorm, sometimes officials are faced with the decision to send children home early from school before roads become impassable. After last year’s difficult winter, Whitley County Consolidated Schools officials are planning ahead for the event of an early emergency dismissal drill.

VIDEO-ALERT • IRISH vs. ORANGE: ND victory savored as Stanford looms Saturday

September 29, 2014

VIDEO: Notre Dame vs. Syracuse | 2014 ACC Football Highlights

BUS CRASH: No reported injuries

September 29, 2014

A school bus crashed on Lincolnway west of Columbia City. Nobody was injured. Read today's paper for more information.

FALL FESTIVAL: Slated for venue change

September 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Fall has officially arrived and the Columbia City Main Street Association has announced the schedule of events for the 2014 Whitley County Fall Festival.

The event has been moved to downtown Columbia City and will be Saturday, Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

SCAM: Claiming a prize could be a scam

September 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Joyce Lawrence, a resident of rural Whitley County, was surprised to receive a phone call informing her of a sizeable amount of cash she had won.

“It was more than two weeks ago when I received the phone call,” said Lawrence.

CALLED TO SERVE: Quinn, 18, unwavering in her resolve

September 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Stacy Quinn, 18, left her home in Columbia City this summer for basic training with the U.S. National Guard.

As she went through each obstacle placed in front of her, Private Quinn never wavered in her determination and positive attitude.

YOU GOTTA DO THIS: Tractor trip highlights antique models

September 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Many adults create a “bucket list” of things they aim to accomplish at some point during their lifetime.

Gary Lamle, of Columbia City, added to his list after watching a television show about antique tractors driving across the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan.

COLUMBIA CITY — Norwell’s boys soccer team spoiled Columbia City’s senior honor recognition match...
SOUTH WHITLEY — There are 80 minutes in a girl's high school soccer game. Each half consists of 40...
SOUTH WHITLEY — With the mythical Whitley County Championship on the line, the Columbia City Lady...

 

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