May 15th, 2012
Madelyn J. France, 92, formerly of Columbia City, passed away at 2:10 a.m. Friday May 11, 2012, at Western Reserve Masonic Community, Medina, Ohio.
Born Nov. 26, 1919, she was the daughter of William and Isabelle (Lovely) Stidham.
On Feb. 8, 1941, she married Robert D. France in Columbia City. A wife and mother, she was a member of Columbia City United Methodist Church.
Cheryleen Sue Ressler of Columbia City passed away at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Parkview Oaks, Columbia City.
Born on Sept. 18, 1946, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Herbert I. and Cathaline ‚ÄúKatie‚ÄĚ C. (Adkins) Ressler.
She was a lifetime resident of Whitley County and attended Etna Troy Grade School and Indiana School for the Blind. She worked at Passages, Inc. for 30 years.
Ruth N. Cox, 99, a resident of Lake Township in Allen County and widow of Lawrence V. Cox, passed away at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 13, 2012, at the Hamilton House in Fort Wayne where she had resided for the past two years.
Mrs. Cox was born on Nov. 5, 1912, in Kosciusko County, a daughter of Amiel N. and Lula Mae (Nichols) Green. She spent her formative years in Eel River Township, and graduated from Huntertown High School in 1931.
On Sept. 1, 1931, she was married to Lawrence V. Cox, and had moved to her home in Lake Township in 1943 from Cromwell.
OSSIAN ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs softball team‚Äôs 6-0 win over Norwell Monday night wasn‚Äôt just another win.
It was the Lady Eagle‚Äôs seventh win in the Northeast Hoosier Conference, taking the conference title with an undefeated (7-0) NHC record.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm very proud of our girls for winning conference,‚ÄĚ Head Coach Steve Cox said.
Not only was the feat special for the team, but it was especially important for Columbia City pitcher Cassie Vodde, who didn‚Äôt give up any earned runs in any conference games this season.
‚ÄúIt was another great game by Cassie Vodde,‚ÄĚ Cox said.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs tennis team hosted and defeated Central Noble Monday in the last match, and final home play of the season.
The Lady Eagles won by a 4-1 score.
‚ÄúThe win tonight was a great way to finish the regular season,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Katie Myers said. ‚ÄúIt was also a nice farewell for our two seniors, as they both picked up wins.‚ÄĚ
Blake Farber and Lauren Taylor are the team‚Äôs seniors this season.
Farber, along with No. 2 doubles partner Macie Hinen, won 6-1, 6-2.
COLUMBIA CITY - The city council motioned to pass an ordinance on first reading, as they worked toward amending the illicit discharge and connection to the storm water system. The meeting was held Thursday.
The ordinance was before the council to address some issues found in the existing ordinance regarding the clarification of ambiguities.
‚ÄúThe reason to have this kind of ordinance is to make sure that we‚Äôre discharging clean rainwater through our storm water system and eliminating stuff going into our sewer that does not need to be going into our sewer,‚ÄĚ said Mayor Ryan Daniel.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ It was their 15 minutes of fame and they will never forget it.
NBC‚Äôs The Today Show was in Churubusco early Saturday morning to do a live broadcast of three local teens recalling a now-famous deck collapse right before the school‚Äôs prom May 5.
It was a picture perfect day when 12 Churubusco teens were posed on the deck of Greg and Margaret Blake‚Äôs deck just north of Churubusco on U.S. 33. The group was waiting for Haleigh Gross to appear.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco hoopster Chris Jones signed with Bluffton University Tuesday afternoon.
Jones led the Eagles (14-7, 8-2 NECC) with seven points per game, a 45.5 percent field goal percentage, and a 79.7 percent free throw percentage.
Churubusco was the Northeast Corner Conference Runner-up this season.
Jones ranked second in the NECC in steals and assists.
He made The Post & Mail‚Äôs second-team all-county list.
Jones earned Hoosier Basketball Magazine‚Äôs nod on the All-State Honorable Mention team.
He was ranked eighth in Class 2A in assists in 2011-12.
MONROEVILLE ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs softball team traveled to Heritage Saturday and edged out the Lady Patriots.
After six scoreless innings, the Lady Wildcats scored two runs in the seventh frame to win 2-0 over Heritage.
Chloe Nestle and Aly Nicodemus grabbed the Lady ‚ÄôCat‚Äôs lone runs. Though Nestle and Nicodemus were the only two to reach home plate, Whitko recorded seven hits from five different players.
Audra Day went 2-for-4 from the plate, including a double. Nestle also had two hits in three at-bats to go with her run.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ For the Columbia City Eagle baseball team, Saturday was a tale of two games as they split a home double-header with the Garrett Railroaders, dropping game one by a 7-5 score before coming back to take game two by an 8-1 count.
In game one, the first three innings went scoreless for both squads, as the visiting Railroaders were only able to get one hit off Columbia City pitcher Austin Clark.
The Eagles were not able to do much better of Garrett‚Äôs pitching, coming up with only two hits in the first three frames.