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November 17th, 2014

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.

Ervin Geiger, 93

November 17, 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.

Margaret Geiger, 93

November 17, 2014

April 15, 1921 — Nov. 15, 2014
Margaret E. Geiger, 93, of Columbia City, passed away at 4:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at The Oaks.
Born April 15, 1921 in Whitley County, she was the daughter of John F. and Mabel A. (Jagger) Hazen.
She was a lifetime resident of Whitley County. She graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1939. On April 5, 1941, she married Russell J. Geiger in South Whitley.

Emmett Anderson, 83

November 17, 2014

Dec. 15, 1930 — Nov. 13, 2014
Reverend Emmett Loyd Anderson, of Grace Village Retirement Community, of Winona Lake, Indiana passed away at 7:05 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 at Grace Village Health Care at the age of 83.
He was a resident of Kosciusko County for the past 14 years where he was a member of the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, and Warsaw Kiwanis Club member for many years.

MURPHY ON ESPN: Former Col. City standout flourishes at Miami University

November 17, 2014

OXFORD, OH. — During his high school career at Columbia City, Jared Murphy was an impact player earning All-Conference and All-State honors as both a receiver and a defensive back for the Eagles. Murphy is now making his presence felt on the college level as a receiver for the Miami University RedHawks.

November 16th

PIONEER LIFE: Pioneer living brought to life for fourth graders

November 16, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Fourth graders from all four Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ elementary schools celebrated Thanksgiving early with Pioneer Day at the Whitley County Ag Museum, at the 4-H Fairgrounds.

November 15th

GIVING THANKS: Organizations assisting in Thanksgiving donations

November 15, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — As the fall season progresses and the date for Thanksgiving quickly approaches, the need for food donations is ever-present.

Local organizations, such as the Columbia City Rotary Club and the South Whitley Area Emergency Food Bank, are continuing their annual Thanksgiving charity collections.

Last Saturday, Dave and Tanya Warner, volunteers at the South Whitley Area Emergency Food Bank, collected frozen turkeys and other food items during the organization’s 3rd Annual Turkey Drop at Dollar General in South Whitley.

GAME TONIGHT: Whitko girls hoops hosts ’Busco

November 15, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko's girls basketball team is looking to redeem itself from its first loss (Friday, Columbia City) by beating Churubusco on its home court tonight, while the Lady Eagles are looking to hang on to their undefeated record (1-0).

Tip off is approximately 7:30 p.m. in South Whitley.

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