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Lester Menzie, 79

September 22, 2010

Lester “Bud” E. Menzie, 79, of Pierceton, died at 8:40 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010 at Parkview Hospital of Fort Wayne.

He was born July 11, 1931 in Columbia City to John and Edith (Whiteleather) Menzie. He lived in Pierceton since 1976, living in Larwill previously. On May 15, 1959, he married Alice Eman in Olympia, Wash.

He worked for Kolbin Tool and Die as a machine operator and retired in 2002. He was a member of the American Legion Post 256. He was a Korean War Veteran; a sergeant in the U.S. Army.

Absalom Wilson, 99

September 22, 2010

Absalom Wilson, 99, of Rome City died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 at 1:55 a.m. in Lakeland Nursing Center in Angola.

Mr. Wilson was a 1929 graduate of Chippewa High School in Wabash County and received his bachelor’s degree in 1933 from Indiana Central College.

Col. City nets sweep over Norwell

September 22, 2010

   COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball team built on the success of Saturday’s second-place finish at the Wawasee tournament sweeping Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent    Norwell in three close games, 25-23, 25-21, 25-21 at the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium Tuesday night.
   All three games matched the Lady Eagles strong play at the net versus the strong serving game of the Lady Knights.

Eagles victory secures top finish in NHC

September 22, 2010

   COLUMBIA CITY — It’s another season almost over and again Columbia City boys’ tennis is known among the best in the Northeast Hoosier Conference.
   After a 5-0 sweep of Bellmont at DeVol Field Tuesday night, the Eagles 5-1 conference record lands them in no worse than second-place with No. 20 ranked Homestead yet to come Thursday.

Pippenger, Eagles cruise to victory

September 22, 2010

Churubusco freshman Danielle Pippenger drives home one of her team-high seven kills against Hamilton Tuesday night. The Lady Eagles took a three-game match from the Lady Marines 25-16, 25-6, 25-16. Pippenger tied teammate Heather Monk in kills while Monk also led in digs (9) and blocks (3).

Learning about the needs we have for water

September 22, 2010

Gene Haskins of the Whitley County Soil and Water Conservation District speaks this morning to elementary students at the Whitley County 4-H Center as part of field day. Haskins talk was one of several activities students participated in during the day. His topic was water quality protection and how much water is needed to make everyday items and raise livestock.

Extension office to house one-stop shop for social services

September 22, 2010

     When it comes to social services, there are many programs out there to help people.
     Whether in the form of food stamps, financial assistance, medical care or child care, the task of enrolling in those programs can be daunting, especially for someone already living dollar-to-dollar who can’t afford to drive to all those locations or take time off from a minimum wage job.

City outduels Knights 1-0

September 22, 2010

Columbia City sophomore Chris Walker stretches for the ball against East Noble’s Gavin Goodrich Monday night. The Eagles took a 1-0 match over the Knights at home with a late first half goal from Devin Rice.

WCCS readies for renovations for Eagle Tech

September 22, 2010

     Whitley County Consolidated Schools officials are meeting regularly with architects for renovations at the Marshall Community Center in preparation for the Eagle Tech program slated to launch next fall.
     The board of school trustees recently approved the combination of the first two phases of the renovations that will be done by Gibraltar Design.
     The architectural fees for both phases will cost $131,800, plus other reimbursable expenses.

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