Archive - Sep 2010
MARION — The day was full of ranked teams and quality runners at the Marion Invitational Saturday.
Among them were four in the boys’ race taking the top four spots. No. 16 Fort Wayne Snider edged No. 5 Noblesville 80-86.
Whitko had the best day for Whitley County taking eighth overall behind the top 10 finish of senior Brian Menzie.
Menzie placed eighth out of 198 runners in the field with his time of 16:23.
The old adage of “if it’s too good to be true, it probably is” could be used to stop nearly any scam that sets out to gain money, but people continue to lose thousands of dollars to the same kinds of scams.
Whether it’s winning a supposed lottery, getting paid too much for an item sold online or giving a bank account or credit card number to someone over the phone, there are dozens of ways scammers claim their loot.
John M. â€śBig Johnâ€ť Clawson, 76, of Columbia City, died at 2:38 a.m. Sunday, September 5, 2010 at his home.
He was born Oct. 30, 1933 in Marion, a son of John R. and Edith M. (Chappell) Clawson. He enlisted in the United States Navy, receiving a Purple Heart during the Korean War.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Lynn.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date at Grace Lutheran Church. There will be no visitation.
Preferred memorials may be directed the final expense account at Smith & Sons Funeral Home.
Willard S. â€śBillâ€ť Hankins, 89, a resident of Huntertown, passed away at 9:15 a. m. Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at the Kingston care Center in Fort Wayne following an extended illness.
Mr. Hankins was born March 22, 1921, a son of Marvin C. and Marie (Webber) Hankins, and served with the U. S. Army during World War II.
Among the surviving relatives is his wife Isabel; a son William E. Hankins; a brother, Norman Eugene Hankins; and a sister, Edna Marie Snyder.
Michael Edwin Murphy, 56, of Churubusco (Blue Lake) passed away at 6:25 pm, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 at his residence. Born Aug. 31, 1954 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Charles and Jean (Bussard) Murphy.
Raised in New Haven, he graduated from New Haven High School with the Class of 1972, then went on to earn his HVAC Certificate from Ivy Tech Community College. For the past 31 years he has been a resident of Blue Lake. He was employed by Sears as an HVAC Technician for over 21 years. On July 28, 2007 he married Rowena E. Walker in Columbia City.
With a price tag of about $20,000, Churubusco will move forward with new radios for its police department.
The four radios for the town’s police cars and two handheld radios will operate on an 800 MHz frequency that many police in the state, including the Indiana State Police, use now or plan to use in the near future.
The town council approved the purchase this week for the radios, some of which will not be available until November.
SYRACUSE — For Columbia City boys’ tennis Labor Day weekend has been good to them.
Coming off a title at the Wawasee Invitational last season, the Eagles were back in Syracuse to defend that crown Saturday.
After edging out an undefeated Fairfield squad 3-2 in the finals, Columbia City took home its third championship trophy in four seasons.
COLUMBIA CITY — The excitement is back in the air at Columbia City on Friday night and it’s just the start.
Three games into the 2010 regular season, the Eagles are in the midst of their best start in more than a decade. Not since 1997 has a team at Columbia City started the season 3-0.
That was until Friday night.
SOUTH WHITLEY — When the game clock rolled over to 7:00, it became three of a kind for Whitko as they scored the game tying touchdown that made the score 7-7 in the fourth quarter against visiting Southwood.
The magic number sevens kicked off the Wildcats luck on Friday night, leading them to a 17-14 double overtime win.
CHURUBUSCO — Friday night’s Northeast Corner Conference football match-up between the Churubusco Eagles and the Prairie Heights Panthers was clearly a case of the “haves” versus the “have nots”.
Churubusco entered the contest “having” scored 90 points in its first two games, and “having” only given up seven points in the same two contests.