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January 28th, 2013

Lois Scott, 74

January 28, 2013

Lois Suzanne “Suzy” Scott, 74, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born on Dec. 10, 1938, in Gary, she was the daughter of Lyman Walter and Mary Lucile (Rockenstein) Scott.
Lois spent her childhood in Columbia City and graduated from Columbia City Joint High with the Class of 1956. She attended St. Francis University and then moved to Las Vegas in 1971, returning to Columbia City in 1996. She was homemaker and a member of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church, Columbia City.

CHOIR WINNERS: City Stars champs

January 28, 2013

Indian Springs Middle School’s show choir, City Stars, won Grand Champion and Best Vocals in the Summit Invitational Saturday at Bishop Dwenger in the choir’s first performance of the season.

Doris Brandenburg, 85

January 28, 2013

Doris L. Brandenburg, 85, of South Whitley died at 10:58 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at the Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester where she had been a resident since October.
She was born Aug. 22, 1927, in Whitley County, a daughter of the late Clair C. and Georgia Doris (Rubrake) Bishop.
Her formative years were spent in South Whitley. She graduated from South Whitley High School with the Class of 1945.
On March 7, 1947, she was united in marriage to Floyd R. Brandenburg. They made their home in South Whitley. Mr. Brandenburg died Aug. 29, 2009.

Ruth Wilson, 96

January 28, 2013

Ruth A. Wilson, 96, formerly of South Whitley died at 1:55 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Covington Manor, Fort Wayne where she had been a resident for the past several years.
She was born Oct. 22, 1916, in South Whitley, a daughter of Arthur and Ellen (Enos) Swank. Her formative years were spent in South Whitley. She graduated from South Whitley High School.
On April 16, 1936, she was united in marriage to Cranston “Cack” Wilson. With the exception of one year in Fort Wayne, they have always lived in South Whitley. Mr. Wilson died Sept. 13, 1963.

IN THE HEADLINES

January 28, 2013

Here are the headlines in Monday's issue:

Schools, police unite for school safety

Courthouse: Turning back time

Healthy relationships become a passionate plea for task force

Choir winners

Indiana pilot dies in Michigan small plane crash

TODAY IN SPORTS

January 28, 2013

These are the sports stories in Monday's issue:

IHSAA announces sectional pairings

20 grapplers advance to regional

'Busco falls to Central Noble

Lady Eagles win on senior night

Whitko girls drop TRC game to Wabash

January 25th

COURT DATE: Padgett appears for inital hearing

January 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man had his first appearance in Whitley County Circuit Court Tuesday on charges of burglary and theft.
Christopher Padgett, 27, was accused of committing burglary, a Class C felony, and theft, a Class D felony, at his place of employment, C & R Plating Corp. in Columbia City.

Case reports said Padgett allegedly stole $326 in petty cash from the office of Cathy Dowell. on Tuesday, Jan. 15. A lighter and gloves of a factory worker were found at the scene. Witnesses said they saw the defendant running around the front of the building.

DELIVERING OPTIONS: Mothers weigh in on home births

January 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Giving birth is not always a cut and dry process. There are many factors to consider before delivery and several choices to be made by pregnant women.

One of those choices is where to deliver the baby. But the decision is not necessarily choosing a certain hospital over another.
Many women are weighing the option of delivering at a hospital or at home.

Despite medical advancements in the U.S., 40 other countries have a lower infant mortality rate, according to ABC news.

TURNING BACK TIME: Hoffman recounts building memories

January 26, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the first of a three-part series highlighting the Whitley County Courthouse

COLUMBIA CITY — It was a position that came with no corner office, no prestige and no grand title, but when Meredith Hoffman, of Columbia City, agreed to give tours of the Whitley County Courthouse, she wasn’t concerned with what was in it for her.

“I would guess I gave tours for 10 years,” Hoffman said. “It was something I wanted to do. I think the history of the Courthouse is interesting and a part of our county’s history. I wanted to be able to pass that along.”

Beachem, Bulldogs hand Eagles third loss

January 26, 2013

NEW HAVEN — Columbia City’s boys basketball team lost its third game Friday night, falling to Northeast Hoosier Conference foe New Haven, 69-54.

The Bulldogs (9-4) jumped out to an 8-4 lead in the opening three minutes, as the Eagles struggled offensively throughout the game.
Columbia City shot 34 percent from the field in the first half and 41 percent on the game.

Eagle Drew Benedict connected with two 3-pointers, three free throws and a field goal to lead Columbia City with 11 of its 15 first-quarter points.

Benedict finished the game as the Eagles’ top scorer with 20 points.

WALTON — In its first meeting with Lewis Cass, Churubusco’s football team fell to the Kings, 16-7...
SOUTH WHITLEY ­— Whitko’s Lady Wildcat volleyball teams faced off against the Manchester Lady...
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls golf team is continuing to stay near the top of the Northeast...

 

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