COLUMBIA CITY â€” His was the great American success story, even though he was not allowed to become an American citizen until he had been living in the United States for over 58 years.
The Whitley County Historical Museum is host to artifacts of both the vocation and hobby of Shinzo Ohki.
ANGOLA â€” The Trine University womenâ€™s basketball team posted a 77-59 home victory over Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association foe Kalamazoo at Hershey Hall Wednesday night, opening the conference season.
HUNTINGTON â€” After months of anticipation and discussion, members of the Indiana Republican Party Precinct Committee voted during a caucus last night to name Amanda Banks, wife of current District 17â€™s State Senator Jim Banks of Columbia City, as the temporary replacement for her husband.
Construction workers are assembling backdrops for the Community Living Nativity this Friday and Saturday evening on the Courthouse Square in downtown Columbia City. The Live Nativity will be part of the Community Christmas from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Free refreshments (hot cocoa, coffee and homemade cookies) will be available inside the Courthouse both evenings.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Six years ago the Whitko girls basketball team decided to add Fort Wayne Northrop to the schedule in order to play a team with more athleticism. Over the first five years the Lady Bruins defeated Whitko every season. Wednesday night Whitkoâ€™s defense clamped down on a young Northrop team and turned the tide of the rivalry. The Lady Wildcats forced 24 turnovers and drew 22 fouls in a 45-34 win.
June 12, 1991 â€” Nov. 10, 2014
Kody Troylee McQueen, 23, of Huntington, W. Va., passed away on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014.
He was born June 12, 1991 in Winchester, W. Va., a son of Kevin McQueen, of Columbia City and Bobbie Neely of Huntington, W. Va.
He is also survived by one sister, Jessica Ashton McQueen; one brother, Dale Hunter McQueen; grandparents, Jim and Susan McQueen; great-grandparents, Alice McQueen and Norma Sheets, of Columbia City.
He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, James McQueen Sr. and Morris Sheets; uncles, Eddie Lee and Dale Lee of Indiana.
Jan. 5, 1988 â€” Dec. 1, 2014
Derek Bradley Bridegam, 26, of Columbia City, Ind. passed away at 11:24 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born on Jan. 5, 1988 in Columbia City, Derek was the son of Carl M. and Debbie (Leininger) Bridegam.
Aug. 11, 1953 â€” Dec. 2, 2014
Brenda Kay Reynolds, 61, of Columbia City, died at 11:04 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 at her home.
She was born Aug. 11, 1953 in Columbia City, a daughter of Harold Frank and Dorothy A. (Barnes) Wade. She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School.
On April 9, 1977 she was united in marriage to Larry A. Reynolds. They always made their home in the Columbia City area. Mr. Reynolds died Nov. 7, 1994.
She was employed at Magnavox, USSI and Autoliv.
Nov. 4, 1911 â€” Dec. 2, 2014
Ruth Evelyn Dygert, 103, of Thorncreek Township, Whitley County, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 2, 2014 at her home.
She was born Nov. 4, 1911 in Leavenworth, a daughter of James and Alzenia (Roberts) Tower. She graduated from from Leavenworth High School and DePauw University where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
She taught high school English and Chemistry in LaPorte.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Angel Halsey, 27, was booked on two accounts of neglect of a dependent Nov. 24 at the Whitley County Jail. The charges stem from Halseyâ€™s alleged neglect of her two children, ages three and four-years-old, in connection with methamphetamine precursors being found at a pop-up trailer where Halsey, her two children, and her husband, Daniel Halsey were living in August.