February 24th, 2015
William Kearby, 85
Feb. 17, 2015
William Kenneth Kearby, 85, of Fort Myers, Florida since 1997, died peacefully February 17, 2015.
Bill was born in Edmond, Okla. in 1930 a son of William Ward Kearby and Mary Lou Cleaver.
He moved to Northern Indiana in 1949 and married Mary Louise Putman in 1950.
He was an executive in Information Systems at Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company until he retired in 1995.
Bill loved being with family and friends, telling stories, teaching Adult Sunday School and volunteering at the hospital.
Henry â€śHankâ€ť LaHurreau, 69
Henry â€śHankâ€ť LaHurreau, 69, passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 at his residence. Born in Fort Wayne, Hank served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1969.
Later he worked as a telephone installer with Verizon for 34 years, retiring in 2005. He was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, past Master of Columbia City #189 F & AM, past officer of the York Rite Bodies, Past Grand Commander of Indiana Grand Commandery and 33rd Scottish Rite.
Dominic Devito, 68
April 9, 1946 â€” Feb. 19, 2015
Dominic Devito, 68, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:20 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor at The Oaks, Columbia City. Born April 9, 1946 in Bagnoli, Italy, he was the son of Nazzario and Olga (Donatiello) DeVita.
He grew up in Powell River, B.C. and graduated from Max Cameron High School, Powell River with the Class of 1964. He earned his bachelor of arts from Washington State University and went on to receive his master of music at Indiana University, Bloomington in 1971.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Progress was made toward Columbia Cityâ€™s new aquatics facility at Monday nightâ€™s Park Board meeting.
After difficulty acquiring the land they wanted, park officials decided to build a new aquatics facility at the current Burnworth Memorial Pool location.
Originally, the Park Board wanted to put the pool on the north side of U.S. 30, expanding Morsches Park and potentially creating a second entrance/exit to the park.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€“ Fire departments arriving from throughout Whitley County fought a rural sawmill fire late Monday night into early Tuesday morning. The fire was battled in sub-zero temperatures.
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COLUMBIA CITY â€” CC Veterinary Hospital is encouraging animal control through a free cat neuter day on Saturday.
Up to 50 male cats will be neutered. Free offerings will be accepted and money will go toward opening a pet food pantry in Whitley County.
To be eligible, cats must be at least four months old, healthy and tame.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s boys basketball teams learned the paths of their post-season play after Sundayâ€™s IHSAA Boys Sectional Draw.
Columbia City is hosting its own sectional and faces Mississinewa (6-15) in the opening round Tuesday, March 3 at 6 p.m.. The winner plays Eastbrook (12-8) in the semi-final Friday, March 6.
On the other end of the bracket, Norwell (14-8) and Heritage (9-11) face off in Tuesdayâ€™s late game, and the winner takes on Bellmont (6-14) in the second round Friday.
Hear from Joey Logano after his win at the 2015 Daytona 500.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s seniors combined for 25 points in the Eaglesâ€™ win over Northridge for Saturdayâ€™s Senior Night.
A 19-point third quarter lifted the Eagles to a 60-44 win on their last regular-season home game.