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November 19th, 2014

Jeanette Myers, 85

November 19, 2014

Sept. 10, 1929 — Nov. 17, 2014
Jeanette A. Myers, 85, a resident of Columbia City, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 at her home. She had been in failing health.
She was born Sept. 10, 1929 in Whitley County, a daughter of Earl and Nellie (Black) Chapman. Her formative years were spent in Thorncreek Township. She graduated from Columbia City High School in 1947.
On August 5, 1950 she was united in marriage to James H. Myers. They made their home in Columbia City, Oklahoma, Huntington and Gary before returning to Columbia City in 1957. James died Aug. 12, 2000.

Randall Bechtold, 63

November 19, 2014

Jan. 8, 1951 — Nov. 14, 2014
Randall Eugene Bechtold, 63, of Churubusco, passed away at 12:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 at his home.
Born Jan. 8, 1951 in Wabash, he was the son of Melvin E. and Doris I. (Ulrey) Bechtold.

TWO HONORS CONVERGE: Sen. Banks sworn in while deployed

November 19, 2014

AFGHANISTAN — It was just another day of swearing in new legislators at the Indiana Statehouse Tuesday — except for one. Banks was sworn into office via Skype, an online video web chat, from halfway across the world — a first in Indiana’s history.

INMATE FOUND DEAD: Police investigating death at jail

November 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A jail inmate was found dead in his cell Tuesday night.
Kevin J. Minnix, 48, of Columbia City, was detained in the Whitley County Jail at approximately 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and placed in a holding cell.

Tuesday evening, deputies took Minnix to Parkview Whitley Hospital for a blood draw for alcohol, which he refused.

After a warrant was obtained, Whitley County Sheriff deputies, assisted by the Columbia City Police Department, executed the warrant and returned Minnix back to the jail.

November 18th

BODY ID'd: Officials release name of man found in field

November 18, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — A body found in a Whitley County cornfield has been identified.
After autopsy at the Northeast Indiana Forensic Center Monday, officials say the body belongs to Scott H. Vogan, 33, of Fort Wayne.
The body was found near a car by a farmer while he was working in a cornfield in the area of County Road 850 West and Ind. 114 in Whitley County.
Whitley County Coroner Randy Dellinger said it appeared the body had been in the field since late August.
No foul play is suspected at this time, however it is still not known how Vogan ended up in the field.

PRO FOOTBALL RECAP: In case you missed it, here are all the games

November 18, 2014

Thursday Night Football 11/13

Miami (6-4) 22 vs

Buffalo (5-5) 9

Miami QB Ryan Tannehill threw 2 second half touchdowns to rally a comeback victory over Buffalo. Buffalo was moving the ball up and down the field early, but could not seem to find the end zone to cap drivers. They clung to a 9-3 lead as they kept Miami in check. Tannehill was able to rally his team’s offense to score 19 unanswered points to seal the game and second place in the AFC East.

Houston (5-5) 23 @

Cleveland (6-4) 7

November 17th

COUNTY RIVALS: Lady ’Cats down ’Busco, 52-47

November 17, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY – For the second time in as many nights, two Whitley County rivals squared off in a girls’ basketball game. Friday night, Whitko traveled to Columbia City and fell to the Lady Eagles, 39-36.

FINAL WARNING: Building Dept. gives final warning for unsafe building

November 17, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A final warning has been issued for the demolition or repair of a Columbia City building after officials deemed the building unsafe.

BODY FOUND: Deceased man found in Whitley County

November 17, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County Sheriff's Deputies found a body Sunday morning in Southwest Whitley County.

Whitley County Coroner Randy Dellinger said information is limited at this time, but the body was found in a rural area and is believed to have been there since late August.

The person has not yet been identified, but Dellinger believes the body is male.

At this time, officials don't think foul play is involved.

Dellinger said more information is expected to be released this week.

‘SNOW’-VEMBER: First accumulation Sunday night

November 17, 2014

Whitley County received its first accumulation of snow Sunday night and Monday morning, leaving some roads slick and hazardous. Sunday night, U.S. 30 was slick and snow-covered. By Monday morning (pictured) the highway was cleared for motorists. Whitley County Sheriff-elect Marcus Gatton said many motorists have handled the first snow well, with minimal crashes and slide-offs, and no major injuries reported.


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