ALBION — Ruth Lee Gibson, 81, of rural Albion, Indiana, passed away on Oct. 1, 2019, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.

COLUMBIA CITY — Richard Hosler, 72, of Columbia City, Indiana, passed away on Sept. 29, 2019, at Ashton Creek in Fort Wayne.

Mildred F. Hess, 96, of Columbia City, Indiana, died at 2:14 p.m., Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Kingston Care Center, Fort Wayne.

CHURUBUSCO — Larry Russell, 66, of Churubusco, Indiana, passed away on Oct. 7, 2019, at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla.

CHURUBUSCO — Phyllis A. Milledge, 79, of Churubusco, Indiana, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sept. 28, 2019, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.

Happy birthday today to Bill Griffith, Ada Ramsey, Harold Norman, Larry Cearbaugh, Mike Bingham, Kody Poyser and Hugh Rohrer; and tomorrow to Paul Sade; to Mitchell Lahr on the 12th; Amanda Baughman on the 13th; Katy Krider and Baylee McCoy on the 14th; Rick McDowell, Vicki McDowell, Marilyn…

KEDALLVILLE — Renee Gerber, 38, of rural Kendallville was located Friday a day after the Noble County Sheriff’s Department issued a press release looking for the public’s help in locating her.

Danny and Linda (Linvill) Worrick celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 14. They were united in marriage on Sept. 14, 1969, at the Columbia City United Methodist Church. Their parents are the late Lester and Joy Worrick, of Columbia City, and Lawrence and Beatrice Linvill, of Ch…

Much interest has been shown recently in growing hemp commercially. Through 2019, the Office of the Indiana State Chemis only licensed hemp researchers under IC 15-15-13. With passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, the groundwork was laid for producers to begin producing hemp commercially.

INDIANAPOLIS — Effective Oct. 1, several Indiana county income tax rates increased, including Whitley County, according to the Indiana Department of Revenue.

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Council on Aging hosted its annual Senior Health Fair last week, “Livin’ Lively.”

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