Archive - 2014
FORT WAYNE â€” One of the great moments in sports often occurs when results exceed expectations. When Columbia City Cross Country Head Coach Bob Fahlâ€™s team went into Saturdayâ€™s New Haven Classic, he wanted the boys and girls teams to simply improve on last yearâ€™s performances and placings.
The Eagle teams went much further than that, as both squads made it to the awards podium. The girls team, which placed seventh last year, took the first place trophy in its division, while the boysâ€™ team placed fifth in its division.
CHURUBUSCO â€” It was an open house that took on the four-legged variety, but it wasnâ€™t dogs or even horses that were on display. Alpacas were the featured animal at WindSwept Farmsâ€™ open house Saturday. As part of National Alpaca Farm Days, the Churubusco property is home to more than 60 alpacas and one llama.
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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Minutes after dropping special needs children off at preschool, a Whitley County Consolidated Schools bus was involved in a crash Monday morning. According to initial reports, the school bus was headed northwest on West Linconway at approximately 8:15 a.m., when a southbound passenger vehicle turned into the bus, striking it in front of the rear wheels. â€śI am so glad that no children were on the bus,â€ť said WCCS Transportation Director Keith Kohut.
Both vehicles received substantial damage, but there were no serious injuries reported.
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Andrew Luck and Reggie Wayne were back in sync for Indianapolis on Sunday. The 25-year-old quarterback threw for 393 yards and four touchdowns, while the 35-year-old Colts receiver had seven catches for a season-best 119 yards and his first TD of the season, leading the Colts to a 41-17 rout over Tennessee.
KENDALLVILLE â€” After earning its first regional spot since 2006, Columbia Cityâ€™s girls golf season came to a close Saturday. The Lady Eagles placed ninth in a competitive East Noble Regional field at Cobblestone Golf Course in Kendallville. â€śIt was a heavyweight field but we beat some really good teams,â€ť Head Coach Andrew Thompson said.
Aug. 4, 1931 â€” Sept. 27, 2014
Rev. J. Phillip Blake, 83, formerly of Columbia City, died at 9:42 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at North Ridge Village Nursing and Rehab in Albion where he had been a resident since April 2011.
He was born Aug. 4, 1931, in Delaware County, a son of Joseph H. and Ruth E. (Jackson) Blake.
Phil spent seven years on the farm his great-grandfather homesteaded in 1859 in the Alexandria area. He was educated in the Madison County School system and graduated from Alexandria High School in 1949.
July 25, 1934 â€” Sept. 27, 2014
L. DeWayne Gable, 80, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at his home.
He was born July 25, 1934 in Whitley County, a son of the late Delmar and Ethel (Miller) Gable.
His formative years were spent in the South Whitley area. He graduated from South Whitley High School.
On March 17, 1956 he was united in marriage to Shirley O. McGrath. They made their home at Gable Acres in rural South Whitley.
In 1957, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to his farm in rural South Whitley.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In the midst of a snowstorm, sometimes officials are faced with the decision to send children home early from school before roads become impassable. After last yearâ€™s difficult winter, Whitley County Consolidated Schools officials are planning ahead for the event of an early emergency dismissal drill.
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