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November 20th, 2014

FINISHING ON TOP: Myer ends on record-breaking season

November 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — When Columbia City senior Braden Myer heads off to college in the fall, he will take with him more than the usual suitcase full of jeans and T-shirts.

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November 20, 2014

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AUTOPSY RESULTS: Inmate death ruled a suicide

November 20, 2014

WHILTLEY COUNTY — The death of a jail inmate has been ruled a suicide by Whitley County Coroner Randy Dellinger.

Kevin J. Minnix, 48, of Columbia City, was found dead in his cell at the Whitley County Jail Tuesday night.

Dellinger said Minnix was found with the string of his hooded sweatshirt wrapped around his neck and tied to a door hinge.

According to police reports, Minnix was detained Tuesday afternoon for operating while intoxicated, criminal mischief and operating as a habitual traffic offender.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Lines down on Main Street

November 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Motorists are advised to avoid the area of Main and North streets while crews clean up from a property damage car accident that knocked down an electrical pole and put power lines on the street.

NO FOUL PLAY: Coroner investigates inmate's death

November 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After an autopsy of a Columbia City man who died in jail Tuesday night, Whitley County Coroner Randy Dellinger said no foul play is suspected in the case.

Kevin J. Minnix, 48, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department.

According to a press release by Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges, Minnix was arrested by WCSD Deputy Scott Schimtt at approximately 2 p.m. Tuesday for operating while intoxicated, criminal mischief and driving as a habitual traffic violator.

November 19th

Abigail Delaney

November 19, 2014

Oct. 28, 2014
Abigail Sukie Kim Delaney, beloved daughter of Sr. Airman William and Sonya Hye-Min (Kim) Delaney, was stillborn Oct. 28, 2014 in Suwon, Gyonggi-do, South Korea.
Abigail is survived by her parents of Columbia City; grandparents, Thomas Delaney and Kelly Davenport of Columbia City and Kim Jong-Goo and Lee Sook-Hee of Gumi, North Gyeongsang, South Korea and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A private family service will be held in December.

Ervin Geiger, 93

November 19, 2014

Sept. 28, 1921 — Nov. 14, 2014
Ervin D. Geiger, 93, of rural Albion, formerly of Columbia City, died at 8:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 at his home.
He was born Sept. 28, 1921 in Whitley County a son of Forrest and Hazel (Pippenger) Geiger.
On April 9, 1942 he was united in marriage to Francis Ruth Jackson. Mrs. Geiger died Oct. 29, 2009.

William Sizemore, 58

November 19, 2014

Dec. 31, 1955 - Nov. 17, 2014
William B. Sizemore, 58, a former resident of South Whitley, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.
William “Wills” was born in Prestonsburg, Kent. on Dec. 31, 1955, a son of Henry and Bess (Hubbard) Sizemore. His formative years were spent in South Whitley.
He is survived by his sisters, Arie Sue Mann, Louise Rodman, Henrietta Leonard, Blanche Kilander and Dora Gable.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Juanita Castle, brother Jim Sizemore, brother-in-law Mike Kilander; 11 nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.

Dora Carroll, 96

November 19, 2014

April 7, 1918 - Nov. 18, 2014
Dora Belle Carroll, 96, a former resident of South Whitley, died 4:50 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 18, 2014 at The Oaks where she had resided since Oct. 2013.
She was born April 7, 1918 in Whitley County, a daughter of Christian John Lewis Dreyer and Sylvia Belle (Arnett) Dreyer. She spent her formative years in Washington Township where she graduated from Washington Center High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Manchester College and master’s in teaching from University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne.

Donald Lewis, 99

November 19, 2014

April 12, 1915 - Nov. 17, 2014
Donald F. Lewis, 99, of Columbia City, died at 2:55 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center where he was admitted on Tuesday.
He was born April 12, 1915 in Clarence, Ill., a son of the late Freeman and Rose (Lewis) Lewis. His formative years were spent in Illinois. He graduated from Paxton High School, Paxton, Ill.
On Aug. 3, 1936 he was united in marriage to Edith P. Rollins, who died Dec. 21, 2006.
He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

 

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