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September 22nd, 2014

SOCCER DOUBLE-HEADER: Whitko boys, girls soccer earn wins over North Miami

September 22, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s 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.

HODGES TO SPEAK: National and state security a focus at Patriots meeting

September 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT USEFUL: Lady Eagles place third, Whitko sixth

September 22, 2014

SYRACUSE — 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.

GAMING EXTRAVAGANZA: ‘Not so boring board games’

September 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

OFF TO THE RACES: 600 runners at ISMS Friday

September 22, 2014

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.

'THAT'S JUST AWESOME': Columbia City takes fourth at invitational

September 22, 2014

LIGONIER — Columbia City’s 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. “That’s just awesome,” said Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl.

Martha Putman, 89

September 22, 2014

June 10, 1925 — Sept. 19, 2014
Martha Ann Putman, 89, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:10 a.m. Sept. 19, 2014, at Miller’s 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.

Carl Hansen, 95

September 22, 2014

June 15, 1919 — Sept. 19, 2014
Carl F. Hansen, 95, of Columbia City, died at 9:40 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Miller’s 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.

GIRLS GOLF HEAD TO REGIONAL: Lady Eagles advance from sectional for first time since 2006

September 22, 2014

WINONA LAKE — Columbia City’s girls golf team made up a seven-shot deficit in the back half of Saturday’s sectional to advance to the regional for the first time since 2006. “What a tremendous effort by our players,” said Lady Eagle Head Coach Andrew Thompson. “Stonehenge is a tough course and we handled it well.”


September 22, 2014

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