September 29th, 2014
KENDALLVILLE â After earning its first regional spot since 2006, Columbia Cityâs girls golf season came to a close Saturday. The Lady Eagles placed ninth in a competitive East Noble Regional field at Cobblestone Golf Course in Kendallville. âIt was a heavyweight field but we beat some really good teams,â Head Coach Andrew Thompson said.
Aug. 4, 1931 â Sept. 27, 2014
Rev. J. Phillip Blake, 83, formerly of Columbia City, died at 9:42 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at North Ridge Village Nursing and Rehab in Albion where he had been a resident since April 2011.
He was born Aug. 4, 1931, in Delaware County, a son of Joseph H. and Ruth E. (Jackson) Blake.
Phil spent seven years on the farm his great-grandfather homesteaded in 1859 in the Alexandria area. He was educated in the Madison County School system and graduated from Alexandria High School in 1949.
July 25, 1934 â Sept. 27, 2014
L. DeWayne Gable, 80, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at his home.
He was born July 25, 1934 in Whitley County, a son of the late Delmar and Ethel (Miller) Gable.
His formative years were spent in the South Whitley area. He graduated from South Whitley High School.
On March 17, 1956 he was united in marriage to Shirley O. McGrath. They made their home at Gable Acres in rural South Whitley.
In 1957, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to his farm in rural South Whitley.
COLUMBIA CITY â In the midst of a snowstorm, sometimes officials are faced with the decision to send children home early from school before roads become impassable. After last yearâs difficult winter, Whitley County Consolidated Schools officials are planning ahead for the event of an early emergency dismissal drill.
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COLUMBIA CITY â Fall has officially arrived and the Columbia City Main Street Association has announced the schedule of events for the 2014 Whitley County Fall Festival.
The event has been moved to downtown Columbia City and will be Saturday, Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â Joyce Lawrence, a resident of rural Whitley County, was surprised to receive a phone call informing her of a sizeable amount of cash she had won.
âIt was more than two weeks ago when I received the phone call,â said Lawrence.
COLUMBIA CITY â Stacy Quinn, 18, left her home in Columbia City this summer for basic training with the U.S. National Guard.
As she went through each obstacle placed in front of her, Private Quinn never wavered in her determination and positive attitude.
COLUMBIA CITY â Many adults create a âbucket listâ of things they aim to accomplish at some point during their lifetime.
Gary Lamle, of Columbia City, added to his list after watching a television show about antique tractors driving across the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan.