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STATE FAIR: Results tout Whitley County 4-Hers

August 22, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County 4-Hers recently returned from the Indiana State Fair (ISF) with many ribbons and accolades to show for their efforts. The results are from the state fair, and are according to ISF officials.

CAUCUS DATE FOR AUDITOR SPOT: To convene Sept. 3 to decide by Dec. 31

August 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Republican Party Chairman Matt Boyd announced that a caucus date has been set to decide who will fill the Whitley County Auditor post until Dec. 31. The caucus will convene Sept. 3 although a designated place and time has not been announced.

THREE-DAY EVENT: Larwill’s Squawbuck Days begins today

August 22, 2014

LARWILL — Squawbuck Days commemorates 160 years of Larwill history with its festival which begins today.

Schedule of events:
Friday
•4 p.m. — Tenderloin Fry
•7 p.m. — Bingo by Larwill Lions Club

CROP YIELDS: Ticket for crops lowest since 2010

August 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — “Knee high by the fourth of July,” is the old adage used to asses the progress of corn crops. Now that most fields have stalks stretching seven-feet tall, farmers are preparing for high yields.

FUTURE OF VEHICLE TRAFFIC: $30M project proposed in Whitley Co.

August 22, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — With the proposal of a full-service truck stop planned for the northwest corner of U.S. 30 and East County Line Road, Whitley County officials are looking at the future of vehicle traffic on the county line (County Road 800 East). According to conducted studies, approximately 1,600-1,700 semi-trucks travel East County Line Road between U.S. 24 and U.S. 30 a day.

HEUER RESIGNS: Executive director becomes new role

August 22, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — State Rep. Kathy Heuer resigned her state seat effective Wednesday, after losing the office in the primary election to Christopher Judy. “It’s truly been an honor and pleasure to serve these past four years,” said Heuer. “I am looking forward to this new endeavor and anxious to begin a new path.”

HEAVY RAINS: Thunderstorms continue

August 22, 2014

(Aug. 22, 2014) -- Thunderstorms which are building throughout the area this morning will bring heavy rainfall of 2 to 3″ before 8 a.m. There is a Flash Flood Warning out for most of the area.

After the rain ends the heat and humidity turn on making this one of the most uncomfortable weekends of the year and temperatures closing in on 90 through early next week.

This hot weather does not look it will break until late in the week next week. Heat indexes will be around 100 all weekend long with dew points in the 70s and widely scattered storms.

FLASH FLOOD WARNING: County under advisory

August 22, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Aug. 22, 2014) -- A Flash Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 8:15 a.m. for Whitley County.

At 5:26 a.m. National Weather Service Doppler Radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain.

Two to four inches of rain fell in a two hour period this morning.

Drivers are urged to not drive vehicles into areas where water covers the road.

WHITKO FFA: Helping hands at the fair

August 21, 2014

Recently 13 members of the Whitko High School’s FFA Chapter attended the Indiana State Fair to work in the Cattle Barn along side of the cattle department staff.

METH CONTROL: Whitley Co. beefs up its anti-meth legislation

August 21, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County health officials will soon have more firepower in their arsenal in the fight against methamphetamine use.

FITNESS CRAZE: Chair Zumba to meet all needs

August 21, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A popular fitness option has been adapted to accommodate those with physical limitations. Zumba, a high-energy workout that combines dance with aerobics, has become a “fun” way to reduce weight and increase fitness.

SWES RENOVATIONS: Ceremony marked with anticipation for new amenities

August 21, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — District officials and community leaders gathered in front of South Whitley Elementary School (SWES) Wednesday for a groundbreaking ceremony. The event was held to signify the renovations and additions being made to the elementary school.

APOLOGY FOR 'POOR JUDGMENT': Auditor resigns during investigation

August 21, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In an exclusive interview with The Post & Mail in July, McGuire offered her public apology for her “poor judgement.” The Indiana State Board of Accounts is also investigating, according to Commissioner George Schrumpf. After allegations of improprieties led Jennifer McGuire to take a leave of absence from her position as Whitley County Auditor, she officially resigned her duties Wednesday with a letter to Gov. Mike Pence.

HOT & HOTTER: Temps climb, humidity rises

August 21, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Aug. 21, 2014) -- The heat and humidity will continue to build. Meteorologist expect the hottest and most humid surge of the summer which will reach well into next week.

Temperatures will be in the lower 80s this afternoon but uncomfortable as dew points will rise into the 70s. Periods of showers and storms are expected today as energy from an approaching warm front is pushed north from the Gulf of Mexico.

NECK DEEP: Cromwell man buried

August 21, 2014

CROMWELL (Aug. 21, 2014) -- Two Auburn men are facing felony charges after allegedly tying up a Cromwell man and burying him up to his neck.

According to area media, Phillip Longsworth and Karl Karn are both facing a charge of criminal confinement causing bodily injury.

The incident began when Longsworth reported someone had stolen a saw from his business. That was when he and Karn allegedly lured the victim -who they say had knowledge of the theft- to Longsworth’s business.

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