September 17th, 2012
Allison Dawn Rainey 38 From Columbia City died Friday Sept. 7, 2012.
Survivors include a daughter, Lauren Rainey and son, Justin Bechler both of Columba City; Allisonâ€™s mother, Barbara Rainey, New Haven; sister, Amy Fowler of Columbia City; brother, Mark Rainey of Fort Wayne and Allisonâ€™s fiance, Jim Bechler of Columbia City.
Preferred Memorials in lieu of flowers should go to the educational fund for Lauren and Justin at the Three Rivers Federal Credit Union.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
James G. â€śJimâ€ť Ramey, 86, of LaFontaine, died at 6:15 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor East in Wabash.
He was born Aug. 15, 1926, in Grundy, Va., to Wyatt and Lucy (Stiltner) Ramey.
Jim married Bonnie Pefley on June 24, 1970 in Wabash. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the 19th field artillery. He worked for 18 years in the coal mines of Virginia, and then worked at Fisher Body in Marion for 27 years, retiring in 1988. He attended Grace Fellowship Church and enjoyed wood working.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Tri-Lakes fire leveled a garage and damaged two homes Sunday afternoon near Little Cedar Lake.
Thorncreekâ€™s Fire Department was called to 2716 E. Island Ct., the residence of William Henney Jr., at approximately 4:14 p.m. Sunday for a structure fire.
Two vehicles were destroyed and two houses had smoke and heat damage to the outside, but Green said there was no substantial damage inside the houses.
TTFD was assisted by Smith and Noble Township Fire Departments, along with Whitley County EMS and the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The WCCS board and administrators met at the Eagles Nest Event Center Friday for a brainstorming work session to discuss the corporationâ€™s vision and mission statements.
â€śWe basically want to talk about our core values,â€ť said Oâ€™Connor. â€śWhat do we value, and what do we really feel is important in our district?â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Organizations and representatives of various local companies will all come together Tuesday for the annual United Way Day of Caring, which begins at 7 a.m. with a breakfast at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds.
â€śThe United Way partners with other groups and corporations to go out in the community and do service projects that various service organizations might need,â€ť said Cindy Baker, UWWCâ€™s executive director.
â€śSome of these groups have various areas of expertise that can help these organizations.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Whitley County Woman was arrested early Saturday morning after a crash near Tri-Lakes.
Susan R. Janes, 45, was booked on driving while intoxicated after she crashed her car on Willow Avenue in the Shriner Lake area at approximately 3:25 a.m.
Janesâ€™ passenger, Michael Grim, 47, also of Whitley County, suffered a broken neck and was taken to Parkview Whitley Hospital.
According to a press release from the Indiana State Police, Janesâ€™ vehicle crossed the center line, went over a curb and hit a parked car in a yard.