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October 23rd, 2014

EVERY KID'S DREAMLAND: Schools help in park fundraising

October 23, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A new playground is in the works for Columbia City, and the community’s youth came together to raise funds for the park, Every Kid’s Dreamland.

PEABODY LIBRARY: ‘Jewel’ of the community

October 23, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is the second of a three-part series on the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Recognition Night.
COLUMBIA CITY — Peabody Public Library is a jewel that has been shining bright in Columbia City for 113 years.

'FOCUS IS A MUST:' ’Busco Eagles to face off against Woodlan

October 23, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Hoping to extend their five-game winning streak into this Friday, the Churubusco Eagles face off against the 6-3 Woodlan Warriors in the 7:30 p.m. sectional opener. ’Busco lucked out this year, drawing its sectional match up at home. Currently, the Eagles are ranked 16th in Class 2A AP Media Poll, as well as being ranked 186th in the state.

HANDS ON WITH TECH: SGCS fourth-grade teachers adjust for new curriculum

October 23, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Board members for Smith-Green Community Schools were given a presentation on the newly revised fourth-grade curriculum Tuesday by Churubusco Elementary School’s fourth-grade teachers.

DOING WORK: Harvest season in full swing

October 23, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — For farmers across Whitley County, the fall harvest season and the long hours in the field have begun. Despite the cloudy skies and muddy fields, Whitley County farmer Brent Drew spent the majority of his day Tuesday harvesting in the fields northeast of South Whitley on County Road 350 West.

SECTIONAL OPENER: Eagles gearing up for opponent

October 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City opens sectional play Friday at 7 p.m. against South Side, a team Eagle Head Coach Brett Fox says is “big, athletic and aggressive. “They are just like us, their record doesn’t show much, but they play in the very tough Summit Athletic Conference,” Fox said. “The numbers don’t show it, but they are a good team.”

Lavinia Robinson, 84

October 23, 2014

Aug. 16, 1930 — Oct. 21, 2014
Lavinia A. Croy-Robinson, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 6:37 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.
Born Aug. 16, 1930, in Kentucky, she was the daughter of Doc and Maude (Stamper) Fletcher.
She moved from Kentucky to the Whitley County area at the age of 10. She attended Collins School, and on April 21, 1948, she married Albert Croy in Huntertown. Soon after in 1950, they moved their family to Fort Wayne.

Kenneth Parke, 59

October 23, 2014

July 26, 1955 — Oct. 21, 2014
Kenneth Jay Parke, Sr., 59, a resident of Big Lake, died at 10:31 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He had been in declining health.
He was born July 26, 1955, in Fort Wayne, a son of James and Virginia (Hawk) Parke. His formative years were spent in Fort Wayne. He attended South Side High School.
On Dec. 29, 1973, he entered the U.S. Marine Corp. He was honorably discharged May 28, 1978.
On July 29, 1978, he was united in marriage to Cathy M. Thompson. They made their home in Fort Wayne. In 1989, they moved to Big Lake.

Erma Caley, 90

October 23, 2014

Oct. 21, 2014
Erma L. (Spear) Eagleson Caley, 90, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville.
Born in Columbia City, Erma was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was the owner of Caley Canvas for six years.
Erma loved music, playing the organ, fishing, golfing, photography and genealogy. She loved her family and cherished her grandchildren. She was a member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church.

Bessie Callison, 75

October 23, 2014

April. 3, 1939 — Oct. 21, 2014
Bessie M. Callison, 75, of Albion, passed away at 8:37 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Peabody Retirement Center, North Manchester.
Born April 3, 1939, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Wilbert and Henrietta (Boschet) Ferrell.
She attended Columbia City High School and worked at Ten Pin Restaurant in Columbia City. It was there where she met her husband. On Oct. 16, 1976, she married Erville “Duke” Callison in Columbia City.


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