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WEATHER WARNING: Strong storms on the way

August 19, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Aug. 19, 2014) -- Whitley County Emergency Management Agency officials have offered a weather update for the area.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed almost the entire state of Indiana under a Slight Risk for Severe Weather for today. Currently strong storms are moving into the western part of Illinois and are expected to continue to move eastward.

There is an expectation of an outbreak of strong to severe storms to affect our region mid-to-late afternoon. The threat with these storms is large hail and damaging winds.

Timewarp Tuesday

August 19, 2014

Pictured from Dec. 7, 1935, is the Whitley County Farm Bureau Chorus. The organization of 41 voices was directed by Mrs. B.V. Widney.
Front row, from left: Mrs. Earl Hoover, Mrs. Jacob Dial, Mrs. Clyde Sievers, Mrs. Vern Yagel, Miss Madge Harrold, Mrs. Asa White, Miss Hazel Yagel and Mrs. Widney.
Second row: Miss Natalie Hoover, Miss Geraldine Egolf, Miss Treva Traster, Miss Gladys Kyler, Mrs. Fred Dunfee, Mrs. Phil Maux, Miss Marjorie Barney, Miss Evelyn Gipe.

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION: Re-dedication service, hog roast, music

August 19, 2014

Collins United Methodist Church, located at 5524 E. Darland St. in Columbia City, will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a re-dedication service of their current sanctuary building Sept. 14. The service will start at 10 a.m. and will include past pastors, the district superintendent and a recorded message from Bishop Mike Coyner. Former members are encouraged to attend. Following the service there will be a hog roast lunch, games, carriage rides and special music. 

SQUAWBUCK DAYS: Events slated for Friday in Larwill

August 19, 2014

LARWILL — Celebrating 160 years, Squawbuck Days returns to Larwill this weekend. Festivities will begin Friday at 4 p.m.

$36.3M WCCS BUDGET: Public hearing Sept. 2

August 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A public hearing will be held next month for the Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ budget, which totals $36,330,347.

BEYOND SCHOOL: ETA students work to develop values

August 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Eagle Tech Academy is known for its unconventional approach to high school education — focusing on interactive learning and collaborative presentations often given to leaders in the community. However, a series of workshops engaged students in a different way last week.

SCHOOL BOARD POSITION UP FOR GRABS: Filing deadline is Friday

August 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — School board positions are up for grabs in all three Whitley County school districts this election season. Whitley County Consolidated Schools have four positions up for election — in Columbia City, one in Columbia Township and another in Thorncreek Township.

FEATHERED FRIEND: Hummingbird pays visit to local observer

August 18, 2014

While at Blue Lake Campground, near Churubusco, a hummingbird landed on DeAnna Freshour’s finger. She said timed the visit at 7 minutes, 22 seconds. “It felt like I had a strand of hair on my finger,” said Freshour. “I just wanted to give it a kiss like it was Tweety Bird. What an awesome day. I felt so blessed.”

VIBRANT VOICES: Whitko Gospel Choir is preparing

August 18, 2014

The Whitko Gospel Choir is preparing for its 2014-15 performance schedule. The choir will sing approximately 30 times during the year for area churches and community events. Those who are interested in scheduling the group should contact Director Dawn Hinthorn at 723-5146, 359-2895, or e-mail gospelchoir@whitko.org. Pictured front row, from left are Jasmine Gregory, Emily Day, Ashlyn Robbins and Rozlyn Bishop. Middle row: Angel Moyer, LiaMia Gregory, Andrea Snavley, Amber Day, Bekah Dixon, Emma Neeley and Amie Fortman. Back row: Jonathan Johnson, Sophia Eiler and Sydney Trump.

FIRE ENGINE ON DISPLAY: Thorncreek Township Fire Department unveils new truck

August 18, 2014

Thorncreek Township Fire Department recently unveiled its new fire engine. From left, township board members Richard Krider and Joy Bennett, Township Trustee Gene Heckman, and township board member Ryan Geiger, pose for a photograph in front of the new truck with volunteer fire fighters (from left) Steve Peters, Leon Bridegam, John Hermann, Jerry Hinen, Ryan Green, Jordan Howell, Chief Greg Green, Kevin Simmons, Assistant Chief Adam Hurley, Ken Smith, Dennis Bennett, Doug Dewitt, Jerry Garcia, Brice Reimer, Kevin Rowe, John Parker, Dan Heckman and John Workman.

BURNWORTH IN QUESTION: Low temps lead to low pool attendance

August 18, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — With Burnworth Memorial Pool closed for the summer, city officials are questioning reopening the facility next summer. After a mild season, Columbia City Park Director Mark Green said attendance was low.

SUMMER SKATIN’: More time at local parks

August 18, 2014

Brothers, Cade Meier, 8, (left) and Cameron Meier, 12, (right) with cousin Steven Bennett, 14, (center) take their boards to the Morches Park Skate Park during a family reunion last week. With unusually cooler temperatures, many children are spending more time at local parks and less time in pools and splash pads.

POISED TO PROTECT: Volunteers give time and energy to serve

August 18, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is the final installment of a two-part series featuring the Thorncreek Township Fire Department.

COLUMBIA CITY — With 25 years under his belt, Dan Heckman knows what being a volunteer firefighter is all about. Heckman is one of several volunteers serving Thorncreek Township as part of the fire department. For those who choose to give of their time to protect residents in the township, the service is one taken seriously.

WCCS ‘LEAPS’: Next level education

August 18, 2014

Whitley County Consolidated Schools are offering the next step for high-ability students in elementary schools. Linking Education, Aptitude and Passions (LEAP) is a program for third through fifth graders who have been identified as high-ability.

HOT & HUMID: Summer weather returns

August 18, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Aug. 18, 2014) -- Some patchy dense fog could impact drivers this morning especially west of Fort Wayne where there is a Dense Fog Advisory until 10 a.m.

This week will continue to be hot and humid with temperatures in the 80s.

Tuesday, showers and some storms are added to the forecast. The best chance of storms will be Tuesday and Thursday.

For the weekend, highs will actually be warmer, pushing toward the upper 80s.

Today: Partly sunny, hot and humid.

High: 82°

Winds: E 5-10 mph

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms possible.

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