October 1st, 2010
Joan N. Swing, 80, of South Whitley, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010 at Renaissance Village where she had been a resident since July 2008.
She was born March 9, 1930 in Huntington, a daughter of Russell and Pauline (Burman) Smith. She graduated from Huntington High School.
On April 24, 1949 she was united in marriage to Dick C. Swing. They made their home in Roanoke until 1952 when they moved to South Whitley.
Brayden Carlos Silvestre, five months, died unexpectedly at 5:44 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne. He was a son of Carlos and Brandy (Platt) Silvestre.
COLUMBIA CITY — Not only did the Columbia City Lady Eagles face a heartbreaking five-game loss to East Noble Thursday night, but six senior Lady Eagles walked off the court for one of the final times at Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium.
“We fought hard, they just fought a little harder,” Lady Eagles head coach Trish Hinen said.
FORT WAYNE — A windy afternoon greeted area boys’ tennis teams as they opened the postseason Thursday.
The weather wasn’t the only thing both Columbia City and Whitko had to battle in the Homestead sectional, however.
Both facing a state-ranked opponent, the tennis season ended for Whitley County squads with 5-0 losses.
Columbia City boys’ soccer honored its senior class Wednesday night in a home win over Garrett 10-0. Six Eagle seniors in all were recognized. Front row, from left: Matt Marty, Austin Porter. Back row: Tyler Peterson, Jordan Esterline, Devin Rice, Grant Wood. The Eagles have two more games before wrapping up the regular season.
Six weeks into the Indiana High School football season someone has to ask it.
Is this the best season ever for Whitley County football?
Think about it. Between the three local high school squads, Columbia City, Churubusco, Whitko, only two losses stand against 16 wins.
Not to mention one of those losses is to the other when Columbia City renewed its rivalry against Whitko with a 30-0 win earlier this season.
Only three weeks remain in the indiana high school football regular season. Columbia City takes on the NHC's top team for a share of the conference lead. Whitko gets its first big test in the TRC at home against North Miami. No. 2 Churubusco hits the road to Culver Academy for its only non-conference game of the season.
Columbia City at No. 8 East Noble
Rondo Monerville â€śMontyâ€ť Miller, 84, of Huntington, died at 7:39 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010 at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
He was born April 27, 1926 in Peru, a son of Robert V., Sr. and Nellie C. (Hartleroad) Miller. He married Norma Jane Nichols.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Gard.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bailey-Love Mortuary. Funeral services will then be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary with Rev. Elzie Spencer officiating. There will be no burial.
Nelson R. Arnold, 76, of rural Churubusco, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010.
He was born May 12, 1934 in Allen County, a son of Nelson H. and Sarah Pauline (Bowlby) Arnold. His formative years were spent in the Churubusco area. He graduated from Huntertown High School.
He engaged in general farming and was employed at Viking in Columbia City for many years and H & H Equipment in Huntertown for 22 years, retiring in 1999.
Surviving relatives include his companion, Nellene K. Miller and a sister, Marilyn (Brian) Parish, both of Churubusco.
COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Lady Eagles put their perfect Northeast Hoosier Conference record on the line Tuesday night against the DeKalb Lady Barons.
Despite being down two games to none and trailing 2-0 in the third game, the Lady Eagles came away from the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium with their NHC record still intact by virtue of a 24-26, 27-29, 25-20, 25-21, 15-8 come-from-behind five game marathon victory.