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William Sprowl, 61

November 16, 2010

William “Bill” Chester Sprowl, 61, of Columbia City, died at 9:52 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010 at his residence. Born April 26, 1949 in Marion, he was a son of Chester H. and Charlotte May (Carter) Sprowl.
On February, 24, 2007 he married Renee Herendeen in Columbia City.

Glenn Frank, 86

November 16, 2010

Glenn Paul Frank, 86, of Columbia City, died at 6:55 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 at The Oaks where he had been a resident for the past four years.
He was born June 29, 1924 in Portland, a son of Herman R. and Amelia Marie (Fox) Frank. In 1929, the family moved to Columbia City and established the H.R. Frank and Sons Greenhouse. Frank graduated from Columbia City High School in 1942.

Delmar Auer, 80

November 16, 2010

Delmar “Del” Auer, 80, of rural Columbia City, died at 1:37 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
He was born Dec. 10, 1929 in Whitley County, a son of John and Frances (Flaugher) Auer. His formative years were spent in Columbia City. He graduated from Columbia City High School in 1948. He then completed his Associate Degree at International Business College, Fort Wayne.

Lecinda Kiesling, 72

November 16, 2010

Lecinda Marie Kiesling, 72, of rural Columbia City, died at 2:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 at her home.
She was born July 19, 1938 in Wolf Lake a daughter of Prentiss and Dortha (Daisy) Miller. Her formative years were spent in Wolf Lake. She graduated from Wolf Lake High School.

Veterans honored at annual library event

November 16, 2010

“Thank you, thank you, thank you,” said Mayor Fleck to the veterans in the standing-room-only crowd at the Peabody Library Sunday afternoon.
The Salute to Veterans this year, with a theme of “The Places I’ve Seen” was held at the library’s new stage area in the basement.
“Freedom isn’t free,” said Fleck, “Veterans are the ones who paid the price.”
Janet Scank, director of the library, acted as emcee, introducing the all-local talent at this year’s event.

Places to give thanks; eat dinner on Thanksgiving

November 16, 2010

Three churches will open their doors to host Thanksgiving services next week. The public is invited to attend any of the services.
Two groups are also planning Thanksgiving dinners for those who have nowhere to go or are unable to afford Thanksgiving dinner

Author to speak at YFC rally

November 16, 2010

Author of “Mistaken Identity,” Newell Cerak, will be the headliner for the Whitley County Youth For Christ (YFC) “2010 Piece Rally” at the Eagle’s Nest Event Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with coffee and dessert available.
Cerak is the father of Whitney Cerak, a Taylor University student who survived a tragic automobile accident in 2006, but was mistakenly identified as another student.

’Busco standing up amongst the best

November 16, 2010

   Three seasons after appearing in the 2007 class A semistate championship and tying a school best 11-3 record, it’s hard to believe Churubusco football has actually had a better year in 2010.
   The small school of 423 students has seen a revival of its football program as of late. The Eagles are in the midst of their sixth consecutive winning season and second semistate appearance in four years Friday night when they travel to No. 1 Lafayette Central Catholic.

Culp approved as wrestling coach, Bechtold resigns

November 16, 2010

   COLUMBIA CITY — The coach shuffle was in motion as area high school and middle school coaches were accepting and resigning from jobs at the Whitley County Consolidated Schools board meeting Monday night.
   The Columbia City wrestling program’s two-week search for a head coach ended with assistant coach Blain Culp getting the job.
   In the Oct. 18 board meeting, Culp was approved as an assistant coach for the Eagles. At the same time then head coach Jeff Slain turned in his resignation.

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