November 19th, 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.
Dec. 12, 1946 - Nov. 16, 2014
Russell Mahlon Miller, 67, died at his Columbia City home Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014.
Feb. 4, 1950 â€” Nov. 16, 2014
Sharon Kay Reid, 64, passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 in Fort Wayne.
She was born Feb. 4, 1950 in Huntington. She was married to husband Terry Reid of Columbia City. Sharons parents are Earl and Tura (Forst) Poehler.
A funeral service will be held at a later date and no calling.
Sept. 10, 1929 â€” 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.
Jan. 8, 1951 â€” 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.
AFGHANISTAN â€” It was just another day of swearing in new legislators at the Indiana Statehouse Tuesday â€” except for one. Banks was sworn into office via Skype, an online video web chat, from halfway across the world â€” a first in Indianaâ€™s history.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” 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.
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 teamâ€™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
SOUTH WHITLEY â€“ For the second time in as many nights, two Whitley County rivals squared off in a girlsâ€™ basketball game. Friday night, Whitko traveled to Columbia City and fell to the Lady Eagles, 39-36.