Don Johnson

Don Johnson, 71, Columbia City, passed away at 2:35 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at his home. He was born June 23, 1945, in Wolf Lake to Robert and Hazel (Green) Johnson and spent most of his life in the Churubusco area. Don graduated from Churubusco High School … Read More

Jill Abbott

Jill A. Abbott, 55, Columbia City, passed away at 1:04 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born June 16, 1961, in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Harold E. and Pearline (Johnson) Alexander. She grew up south of Columbia City and … Read More

Vesta Bennett

When reflecting on the life of Vesta Bennett, it is easy to see that she savored every moment she shared with the ones she loved. She was so warm, genuine and inviting, and with a true servant’s hearts she was forever looking for ways she could help others. … Read More

Charles E. Snyder

Charles Edward Snyder, 70, Columbia City, passed away at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at Parkview Whitley Hospital. Born Sept. 18, 1946, in Roaring Springs, Pa., he was the son of Wilbur L. and Betty L. (Aungst) Snyder. He had been a resident of Kosciusko County from … Read More

Laurel H. ‘Butch’ Keister

Laurel H. “Butch” Keister, 75, Columbia City, passed away peacefully at his home at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. He had been in failing health. He was born June 27, 1941, in Noble County, a son of the late Herman and Wilma (Smith) Keister. His formative years … Read More

South Whitley Doctor Involved In Two Year DEA Investigation

SOUTH WHITLEY — Around 8 a.m. this morning, Tuesday, Oct. 3, Indiana State Police, Drug Enforcement Administration officers and members of the Whitley County Drug Task Force served search warrants at Dr. James Hanus’ Medical Clinic and Hanus’ residence. An official press release from D.J. Sigler, Chief Deputy Prosecutor of Whitley … Read More

Alverda ‘Bine’ Fogle

Alverda “Bine” Fogle, 91, Churubusco, passed away at 3 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at University Park Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. Mrs. Fogle was born on Sept. 27, 1924, in Green Township, a daughter of Forest A. and Hazel (Pippenger) Geiger. She spent her formative years in Green … Read More

Daniel D. Wilkins

Daniel D. Wilkins, 51, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at his home in Kimmell. He was born to the late Donald C. and Sylvia Mae (Cannon) Wilkins on Aug. 10, 1965, in Columbia City. On Sept. 23, 1995, he married Kristy … Read More

Frederick K. Green Sr.

Frederick K. Green Sr., 80, Churubusco, passed away at 5:35 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at home in Churubusco. Mr. Green was born on March 26, 1936, in Allen County, a son of Charles F. and Gwendolyn (Hoover) Green. He was employed at Dana, Churubusco, and retired in … Read More

Beverly Wheeler

Beverly A. Wheeler, 84, Columbia City, died at 10:12 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at Miller’s at Oak Pointe where she became a resident on July 21. She was born Jan. 29, 1932, in Green Township, Noble County, a daughter of Bert and Gwendolyn (Ward) Menzie. Her formative … Read More

Larry D. Wilkinson

Larry D. Wilkinson, 82, Richland Township, Whitley County, died unexpectedly early Friday morning, Sept. 16, 2016, at his home. He was born May 20, 1934, in Columbia Township, Whitley County, a son of Joseph R. and Mildred P. (Harshman) Wilkinson. As a young boy, his family moved to … Read More

Brady Truman-PENDING

Brady Truman, 31, Columbia City, passed away at 5:21 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, Columbia City. … Read More

Heddie A. Westafer-UPDATED

Heddie A. Westafer, 42, Columbia City, died at 3:48 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, in her residence.  She was born July 23, 1974, in Wabash, to Herbert and Carole Allen. On June 8, 2002, she married Steven T. Westafer. Heddie loved to do arts and crafts and she loved … Read More

Nickolas Konoloff Jr.

Nickolas Konoloff Jr., 53, rural Columbia City, died at his home at 12:13 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. He had been in failing health. He was born Nov. 5, 1962, in Gardena, Calif., a son of Nicholas and Muriel (Fearn) Konoloff. He spent his formative years in Orange … Read More

James R. ‘Jim’ Jackson

James “Jim” R. Jackson, 75, Columbia City, passed away Saturday evening, Sept. 3, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.  Born July 14, 1941, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was the son of A. Ray and Jean (Johnson) Jackson. By the age of 2, Jim’s family moved to Auburn. Growing up, … Read More