November 17th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A final warning has been issued for the demolition or repair of a Columbia City building after officials deemed the building unsafe.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” 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.
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.
Sept. 28, 1921 â€” 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.
April 15, 1921 â€” 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.
Dec. 15, 1930 â€” 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.
OXFORD, OH. â€” 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Fourth graders from all four Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ€™ elementary schools celebrated Thanksgiving early with Pioneer Day at the Whitley County Ag Museum, at the 4-H Fairgrounds.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” 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 organizationâ€™s 3rd Annual Turkey Drop at Dollar General in South Whitley.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” 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.