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October 26th, 2011

New WCSD deputy on duty Sunday

October 26, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is welcoming a new deputy to the force.
Though he was hired several weeks ago, Brandon Smith will go on duty Sunday.
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Richard Coleman, 54

October 26, 2011

Richard M. Coleman, 54, of Richmond, died at 6:37 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Reid Memorial Hospital in Richmond.
Born Dec. 7, 1956, in Allen County, he was the son of Richard A. and Ilene M. (Vaught) Coleman.
He graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 1975. He was in the military.

Eddie Lee, 58

October 26, 2011

Eddie Eugene Lee, 58, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:59 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at his home.
Born March 4, 1953, in Iaeger, W.Va., he was the son of Robert E. and Maxine (England) Lee.
At age five, he moved from West Virginia to Columbia City and graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 1971.
Eddie first began his career at International Harvester, Fort Wayne and then was drafted into the U.S. Marines.
Upon his discharge, he returned to International Harvester where he worked for five years.

A 45th anniversary tribute to Columbia City’s undefeated football team

October 26, 2011

In 1966, the No. 1 song on the charts was Strangers in the Night, by Frank Sinatra. John Wayne’s movie El Dorado was released, gas was $.28 a gallon and stamps were five cents apiece.
It was also the only year Columbia City posted a 9-0 undefeated football team.
Though there wasn’t a state tournament in 1966, the Eagles went 9-0 after nearly opposite results in 1965.

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October 25th

Local musicians form a band that was ‘Years’ in the making

October 25, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A pair of Columbia City natives make up one half of an indie rock band that, with a little financial help, is hoping to make a big splash in the music business for “years” to come.
The band, called years, is making an album and has planned a fundraiser to get the final financing in place.
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Thomas Stump, 62

October 25, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Thomas J. Stump, 62, a South Whitley resident, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, following a fall from the balcony of a large barn near Harrisburg, Ill.
He was born June 14, 1949, in Kimmell, a son of Samuel Lewis and Betty Jean (Palmer) Stump.
His formative years were spent in Syracuse and North Webster. He graduated from Columbia City High School.
On September 13, 1980 he married Sandra Sue “Sam” Gaff.
They always lived in Kosciusko County, living in North Webster until 1997 when they moved to Mentone. Mrs. Stump died Sept. 1, 2002.

Phyllis Winebrenner-Dubea, 87

October 25, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Phyllis E. Winebrenner-Dubea, 87, formerly of Columbia City, passed away at 11 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at her son’s home in rural Bluffton.
Born Jan. 27, 1924, in Liberty Mills, she was the daughter of Robert and Evelyn (Calhoun) Fitch.
She was raised in Liberty Mills where she attended school.
Following her first marriage to Carl Winebrenner on July 29, 1941 in Paulding, Ohio, she and her husband established their home in Merriam.

Olive Schuman, 95

October 25, 2011

Olive M. Schuman, 95, passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at her home surrounded by family.
She was compassionate, nurturing, wise, loving, and an inspiration to the lives she touched.
Olive was born June 26, 1916, the youngest of six children born to Pearl Knott and Katie Wallace.
She was preceded in death by her first husband of 25 years, William M. Coyle, an infant son Dean D. Coyle and her husband of 36 years, Walter G. Schuman. She was also preceded in death by a grandchild, Lori Thomas.

Jerry Reynolds, 68

October 25, 2011

CHURUBUSCO —Jerry Cee Reynolds, 68, a resident of Churubusco, passed away at 9:49 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, after a long illness.
Mr. Reynolds was born April 2, 1943, in Angola, a son of Jessie C. and Bernice Maxine (Rose) Reynolds.
He spent his formative years in Angola, graduating from Angola High School in 1961.
Following his service in the U.S. Army, he worked as a machinist, beginning at General Electric in 1970 and retiring in 2000 as the owner of REM Corp.
On May 16, 1964 he married Chloe (Showalter) Reynolds in Angola.

Phyllis Holloway, 73

October 25, 2011

Phyllis A. Holloway, 73, a resident of Fort Wayne and formerly of Blue Lake near Churubusco, passed away at her home and was found on Friday afternoon, Oct. 21, 2011.
She had been in declining health for some time, but her death was unexpected.
Mrs. Holloway was born in Fort Wayne Nov. 4, 1937, a daughter of Robert and Hazel (Lopshire) Claymiller, and spent her formative years there.
On July 10, 1964, she was married in Fort Wayne to John E. Holloway.
The couple lived there for a period, and had lived at Blue Lake near Churubusco for 10 years, returning to Fort Wayne in 1986.

 

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