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September 8th, 2014

'BUSCO EAGLES OFF: Garrett finishes out win, 29-7

September 8, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco Eagles continued their game against the Garrett Railroaders Saturday at 3 p.m. at home after it was postponed due to thunderstorms Friday night. The game ended with final score of 29-7. The Eagles were hard-pressed to find a consistent rushing game throughout the third quarter.

PLAY TIME: Stepping Stones Preschool 45 years strong

September 8, 2014

Stepping Stones Preschool, located in Columbia City’s First Church of God, began its 45th year of early childhood Christian education Wednesday. Four and five-year-old students in Rita Pittman and Nora Mudrack’s class pretend to sell apples at a farmers market.

CONFERENCE OPENER: Wildcats hold on to win

September 8, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Friday night’s lightning postponement of Whitko’s football game didn’t break the Wildcats’ concentration when it resumed Saturday afternoon. Whitko held on to its 7-0 lead to win its Three Rivers Conference opener over Southwood. With the game delayed with four minutes left in the third quarter, and Whitko holding a 7-0 lead, grid action resumed at 5 p.m. Saturday — without much more offensive action.

BONUS FOR B.A.B.E.: Consignment sale rings big

September 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A first-of-its-kind sale was held to benefit B.A.B.E. of Whitley County and its resale shop Stages. A consignment event allowed residents to sell their items and make a profit, while benefiting B.A.B.E.More than $15,000 worth of inventory was offered by 58 registered consignors.

'MISCUES HURT': Win slips away from Eagles, 25-15

September 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — When the football game was postponed by weather Friday night, the Eagles had just scored taking a 15-7 lead and looked to be in control. Less than 20 hours later when the game resumed, the tables had turned completely as the Eagle offense went flat, and miscues hurt several offensive opportunities. The Bellmont offense gained more yardage in their first drive than they had the whole first half Friday night.

Carl “Butch” Gipson, 74

September 8, 2014

Carl Lee “Butch” Gipson, 74, of Rome City, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at 4:30 a.m. in his residence.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Sunday, Sept. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the American Legion, Post 381, 611 Kelly St., Rome City.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Parkview Noble Hospice.
Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, Ind. 9 North, Wolcottville, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at

James Feit, 71

September 8, 2014

Feb. 4, 1943 — Sept. 4, 2014
James Feit, 71, of Indianapolis, formerly of Columbia City, passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Mr. Feit was born Feb. 4, 1943, in Huntington, to Ralph W. and M. Helen (VanOrdall) Feit. His parents preceded him in death.
He married Jane (Meengs) Feit in 1967. They recently celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary. She survives and lives in Indianapolis.

SELFIE CELEBRATION: DYW program says ‘goodbye’ to Schaefer, ‘hello’ to Ellis

September 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In its 50th year, nine high school girls graced the stage at Columbia City High School Saturday night for the Distinguished Young Women of Whitley County program with an underlying Beatles theme, considering 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the historic musical sensation.

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MONARCH MOMMA: Raising butterflies gives passion flight

September 7, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — For almost a decade, Laurie Butts has been “momma” to scores of butterflies.

Her passion for the flying beauties is focused on the monarch, which when it is in its caterpillar state feeds off of milkweed plants.

The monarch butterfly depends on the help of humans to survive each year.


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