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October 16th

MARATHON MATCH: Lady Pats spoil Col. City Senior Night

October 16, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — For the second time in five days, the Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball team squared off against a strong Heritage Lady Patriot team. Saturday’s match went the full distance, with the Lady Eagles pulling out the win in the final game. This time, the match again went the maximum number of games, but the outcome swung toward the Lady Patriots as they left the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium with a 17-25, 25-19, 20-25, 18-25 and 15-10 marathon win on Columbia City’s Senior Night.

Earl Shaw, 59

October 16, 2014

Mr. Earl Allen Shaw Jr., 59, of Columbia City, passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2014.
He is survived by wife Barbara Shaw; and children, Donna and Robert Shaw.
Service will be held at the Shaw residence Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
For more family service information email
Arrangements will be made by Midwest Funeral Home and Cremation Society located at 4602 Newaygo Rd., Fort Wayne.

Barbara Pearson, 86

October 16, 2014

May 12, 1928 - Oct. 15, 2014
Barbara L. Pearson, 86, a resident of rural Churubusco and widow of Melvin B. Pearson, passed away unexpectedly at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at the Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. She had been a patient there for one and one half years.
Mrs. Pearson was born in Smith Township May 12, 1928, a daughter of Murray and Lois (Geiger) Harrold. She graduated from Churubusco High School in 1947, and was a lifelong resident of Churubusco.
On Sept. 14, 1957 she was married in Churubusco to Melvin B. Pearson.

Jon Fulton, 55

October 16, 2014

Sept. 27, 1959 - Oct. 14, 2014
Jon A. Fulton, 55, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born Sept. 27, 1959 in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of Buddy Doyle and Anna Gail (Cox) Fulton.
He lived in the Detroit metropolitan area before moving to Whitley County in 1991. He graduated from East Detroit High School with the Class of 1977, and attended Rochester College, Rochester Hills, Mich. where he pursued a bachelor’s of religious education degree.

VIDEO: Florida State, Notre Dame Preview

October 16, 2014

Not only will Notre Dame go into Tallahassee and beat Florida State, but Campus Insiders' Pete Fiutak says Jameis Winston won't be the best player in this game, not even the best quarterback! Everett Golson, the stage is yours.

CLASS SIZE BALANCING ACT: Part-time teachers hired for kindergarten

October 16, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Managing class sizes is never an easy task for school administrators — especially when some grade levels have a high enrollment, while others have low enrollment. Whitley County Consolidated Schools Superintendent Patricia O’Connor said some special accommodations had to be made this school year for a large kindergarten class, and juggling schedules at the high-school level was a long process for administrators.

October 15th

DONATIONS HELP: Shelter House restoration complete

October 15, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Russell Fahl family has made a large donation to the Shelter House restoration project at the 4-H Fairgrounds, in memory of Russell’s parents, George and Opal Fahl. When completed, the Shelter House will be used as a Museum Annex for learning centers for school children and visitors to the museum.

35 DOZEN: It’s apple dumplin’ time

October 15, 2014

The women of Grace Lutheran Church have convened to make their annual apple dumplings, which are sold to raise money for various charities and organizations, such as the food pantry, Boy and Girl Scouts and Helping Hands. The women make 35 dozen apple dumplings each year which are sold for $3 apiece. Pictured above, from left: Carol Ball, Nadean Lamle, Judy Baatz and Ann Wolf. Working in the background are Jo Krider and Jan Morsches.

AMPLE YIELDS: Local farmers expect record numbers

October 15, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — By all accounts, Whitley County farmers are expected to have an ample yield this upcoming harvest season. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last week that the expected record corn and soybean harvest will be slightly higher than previously estimated in Midwestern states.

RUNNERS ADVANCE: 'Busco off to regionals

October 15, 2014

Churubusco High School has four runners headed to the regional race at West Noble this Saturday after advancing from sectionals last week. Pictured, from left: Julia Folland, Blake Gross, Jacob Eyer and Darby Allen.

DECATUR — Bellmont handed Whitko a season-ending loss in the opening round of sectional action...
CHURUBUSCO — After a long season wrought by a series of ups and downs, both on and off the field,...
Former Columbia City cross country runner Brooke Werstler competed for Saint Joseph College in the...


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