Archive - 2014 - News Article
Authorities say a northeastern Indiana man collapsed and died after stepping away from a fight he had started with a neighbor.
The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department says Edward Garnaat died in the driveway of a home near the town of Howe.
The News Sun reports Garnaat was arguing with a neighbor on Sunday when he punched a neighbor several times.
The sheriff's department says the neighbor didn't punch back but Garnaat collapsed as he began walking away. Officials said Garnaat was believed to be in his late 60s or early 70s.
A two-vehicle crash caused traffic back-ups on U.S. 30 Monday evening near the intersection of Ind. 9 in Columbia City. One lane of U.S. 30 was closed while crews worked to clean up the scene. One person was transported by ambulance; that person‚Äôs identity and condition were unavailable. Above, a crew from Columbia City‚Äôs Fire Department work to clean up liquid spills and debris from the roadway.
Passages, Inc. recently celebrated its 60-year anniversary with its annual banquet in October. John Dickerson was a special guest speaker at the event. Dickerson is the executive director of the Arc of Indiana, a service for people with intellectual and physical disabilities.
It has been a number of years since I‚Äôve really sat down and played video games. In addition to my Xbox 360 breaking, and the birth of our three children, the video game system has taken a backseat to more important priorities. One of my favorite games to play was called ‚ÄúMedal of Honor: Airborne,‚ÄĚ in the game you play as Boyd Travers, a fictional paratrooper in the real and active U.S. 82nd Airborne Division during WWII in the European theater.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ In a bid to increase the economic health and population of the town, the Churubusco Town Council held a public hearing last Thursday regarding a comprehensive master plan. The project, two years in the making, is a joint-venture between the town council, planning commission, Churubusco residents and a local company, Sturtz Public Management Group.
Veterans Day is today, and many government entities, such as Columbia City‚Äôs City Hall, Whitley County‚Äôs Government Center and the Whitley County Courthouse will be closed in observance of the national holiday. There will be no U.S. Postal delivery today.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ After a frigid, snowy 2013-14 season, for many it seems last winter just got over. Winter weather is returning to the local forecast this week, with high temperatures in the 30s and the chance for snow this week.
Avoid the intersection of US 30 and Ind. 9 due to a personal injury crash.
Personal experiences shape our attitudes toward most wildlife. This is especially true for coyotes.
Thoughts range from worthless varmint that should be removed completely to a beautiful creature deserving of protection.
One thing for sure ‚Äď Indiana is coyote country.
Coyotes are a native species once limited to the prairie regions of western Indiana. Reports of coyotes in Indiana began to increase in the 1970s.
A program called 30 Days of Giving allowed Goody‚Äôs, a retailer in Columbia City, to raise $575 for The Lighthouse, a transitional shelter serving Whitley County. Customers and employees had the opportunity to give at the store for 30 days as part of the store‚Äôs bi-annual Community Counts initiative. ‚ÄúWe appreciate Goody‚Äôs for their generosity,‚ÄĚ said Tania Keirn, The Lighthouse‚Äôs executive director. ‚ÄúThanks to all the customers who helped contribute to The Lighthouse.‚ÄĚ For more information about The Lighthouse, visit www.IFMLighthouse.com.