Archive - 2014
G. Eugene âGeneâ Hively, 84, a resident of rural Columbia City, died at 10:08 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Parkview Oaks where he had been a resident since last month.
He was born Sept. 27, 1929, in Whitley County, the only child of Ralph and Violet (Goodman) Hively.
His formative years were spent in Smith Township until 1944 when his family moved to Columbia City. He graduated from Columbia City High School in 1947.
Marilyn J. McKinney, 73, formerly of Albion, passed away at 2:21 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.
Born July 7, 1941 in Kokomo, she was the daughter of Charles L. and Vivian F. (Willis) Baker.
Survivors include four daughters, four sons, three brothers, two sisters, a sister-in-law, a friend, 33 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Charles L. and Vivian F. (Willis) Baker, husband, William R. McKinney; son, William R. McKinney Jr.; sister, Wanda M. Baker; and brother, Seth L. Baker.
WHITLEY COUNTY (Sept. 15, 2014) -- It will be a bit warmer today, but cloudy. Clouds will move in this afternoon as a weather system from the northwest moves in. Showers are possible through early evening. Rainfall amounts will generally be light with anywhere from .10â³ to .25â³
Conditions will be dry for the rest of the work week with gradual warming trend with highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s.
Temperatures will warm up during the weekend with temperatures in the 70s through Friday and Saturday. A weather system moves in by late in the weekend bringing in some showers.
WHITLEY COUNTY â â Health officials say a severe respiratory illness that has sickened hundreds of children has reached Indiana, but not Whitley County â yet.
The Indiana State Department of Health said Friday that four Lake County children have been confirmed as having had enterovirus, a virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.
COLUMBIA CITY â In every contest, there are controllables and uncontrollables â those factors that are under the control of the players â making blocks and tackles, executing plays, playing through pain. Those factors that lie outside the realm of their control â the weather, a slip on loose turf, or a blown officialâs call.
TRI-LAKES â What were once over-grown channels and mucky canals have been dredged in a project spearheaded by Tri-Lakes area residents.
In 2013, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced a project to dredge specific channels around Little Cedar, Big Cedar and Round lakes.
COLUMBIA CITY â âProminentâ community leaders spoke at a recent Columbia City Rotary Club meeting. The trio has stepped away from their usual careers in economic development, YMCA leadership, and the Community Foundation, to join forces in promoting a project that could make a lasting affect on the future.
COLUMBIA CITY â Tractor Supply Co. in Columbia City will host local pet experts Saturday, Sept. 20 as part of Pet Appreciation Week.
Held Sept. 17 - 21, Pet Appreciation Week (P.A.W.) is Tractor Supply's annual event to celebrate pets and introduce families to the âjoyâ of owning animals.
As part of the main event Saturday, Sept. 20, the Columbia City store will feature pet experts, demonstrations on pet nutrition, discounts on pet food and supplies, free giveaways and $650 worth of in-store prize drawings.
COLUMBIA CITY ÂÂâ An all-you-can-eat grilled tenderloin dinner will be served at the Woodlands Senior Center in Columbia City, located at 710 Opportunity Dr., Saturday, Sept. 20 from 4 to 7 p.m.
All proceeds will benefit the Senior Center. The cost of admission will be $8.50 for adults, $4.50 for children ages six to 12 and free for children under the age of five.