Archive - 2014
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs boys and girls soccer teams picked up Three Rivers Conference wins Saturday in a double-header with North Miami.
The girls took the field first, beating their conference foes 5-1 after an impressive second half. Whitko took a 1-0 lead in the first half, but tacked on four goals in the second to take the win.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Whitley County Patriots will host Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges as the speaker for the October 7 meeting. Sheriff Hodges will be addressing concerns of Homeland Security and domestic terrorism.
SYRACUSE ‚ÄĒ Coaches say Saturday high school volleyball tournaments can be beneficial to those who need some extra practice. Tourneys provide teams with a chance to try new things or iron out flaws while facing a variety of opponents. The Columbia City Lady Eagles and Whitko Lady Wildcats volleyball teams entered the Wawasee Tournament Saturday, both hoping to gain some consistency and show other teams just what they are capable of doing on the court.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Eight board-gamers made their way to the Peabody Public Library Saturday for the September Gaming Extravaganza. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the downstairs auditorium played host to a gathering of intergalactic travelers, locomotive barons and paranormal investigators.
Indian Springs Middle School played host to more than 600 runners Friday evening for the annual Columbia City Elementary Mile. The annual race has taken place since 2002 and is coordinated by Gary and JoAnn Bird. The event hosts elementary-aged students from all across Northeast Indiana.
LIGONIER ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs boys and girls cross country teams yet again took on some of the top runners in Northeast Indiana this weekend. The Lady Eagles ran away with a fourth-place finish, while the boys placed 13th behind Churubusco after a tie-breaker. Four Lady Eagles placed in the top 25 Saturday with a slim 23 seconds separating all of them. ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs just awesome,‚ÄĚ said Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl.
June 10, 1925 ‚ÄĒ Sept. 19, 2014
Martha Ann Putman, 89, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:10 a.m. Sept. 19, 2014, at Miller‚Äôs Merry Manor Nursing Home, Columbia City.
Born June 10, 1925, in Whitley County, she was the daughter of Fred L. Marrs and Eliza R. (Poland) Estlick.
She was raised in Larwill and from 1955 to 1990 she resided in California and Arizona.
In 1990, she resided in Columbia City before moving to Arizona, then to Kent, Wash. She returned to Columbia City in July, 2013.
June 15, 1919 ‚ÄĒ Sept. 19, 2014
Carl F. Hansen, 95, of Columbia City, died at 9:40 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Miller‚Äôs Merry Manor.
He was born June 15, 1919, in East Chicago, a son of the late Fred and Edna (Thieleman) Hansen.
Surviving relatives include his wife, three children, three stepchildren, 13 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and a sister.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Smith and Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial will be in the Nolt Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
WINONA LAKE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls golf team made up a seven-shot deficit in the back half of Saturday‚Äôs sectional to advance to the regional for the first time since 2006. ‚ÄúWhat a tremendous effort by our players,‚ÄĚ said Lady Eagle Head Coach Andrew Thompson. ‚ÄúStonehenge is a tough course and we handled it well.‚ÄĚ