Archive - 2014
MARION (July 1, 2014) - A small explosion was reported at the General Motors Stamping Plant in Marion Tuesday afternoon.
GM representative Stephanie Jentgen said employees were evacuated from the plant at 2400 West 2nd Street per safety protocol.
Jentgen said fire department and other emergency responders were on the scene and working to get the situation under control.
One contract employee was been taken to Marion General Hospital for treatment. Others were being treated on the site and may be taken to the hospital if necessary.
The photograph was submitted by Ronald and Phyllis Egolf, and depicts the Oliver Smith family. The date of the photograph is unknown however those pictured have been identified.
Front row, from left: Effie Adelia (Smith) Putman, Oliver A. Smith, Melinda Berry Smith and Ina Lillian (Smith) Gillespie. Back row: James Wesley Smith, Estella Victorine (Smith) Kelsey, Clarence Edwin Smith and William Sandford Smith.
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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Gene Smith ended his year in office as the Columbia City Rotary Club president.
At a recent meeting, Smith offered his appreciation for his â€śteamâ€ť that helped guide the club through the past year. Smith explained that the board of directors, along with each of the committee chairman, were instrumental in making his year much easier.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” As the Fourth of July approaches, officials are encouraging citizens to practice fireworks safety. The Indiana State Police urges parents and adults to closely monitor children especially.
Within the city limits, fireworks can be shot of daily until July 9, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., excluding the Fourth of July, when fireworks are allowed from 10 a.m. to midnight.
WINONA LAKE (July 1, 2014) -- Winona Lake Police say a large tree toppled by a thunderstormâ€™s high winds fell onto a trailer home, killing one person inside the structure.
The department says in a news release that police and fire crews in the town about 40 miles northwest of Fort Wayne were called to the home about 1:20 a.m. Tuesday.
They found that a large tree had fallen onto part of the trailer home, and discovered two residents unharmed in the homeâ€™s center area.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” In little less than a week, eight Whitley County girls will vie for the title of Miss Whitley County.
The event is Monday at 7 p.m. at First Church of God in Columbia City, and the fair will begin Thursday, July 11.
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s summer swim team, the Stingrays, picked up a win at the Leigh Ann Palmer Invitational in Fort Wayne June 21.
The squad placed first over 13 other Northeast Indiana teams.
â€˘Columbia City â€” Thursday at Morsches Park
Food vendors will open at 5 p.m. and a live concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at sunset.
â€˘Tri-Lakes â€” Saturday over Shriner Lake, at dusk.
â€˘Fort Wayne Philharmonic Patriotic Pops at Parkview Field â€” Thursday at dusk at Parkview Field
â€˘Fort Wayne Fourth of July Fireworks â€” Friday, 10 p.m. off the roof of One Summit Square, downtown Fort Wayne.
â€˘Leo-Cedarville Freedom Festival â€” Friday at dusk at Riverside Gardens on Schwartz Road
COLUMBIA CITY â€” As many Whitley County 4-Hers are preparing their animals for the fair next week, local rocketry club members are putting the finishing touches on their projects that will be on display at the 4-H Center next week.