Archive - 2010
Mildred â€śMillieâ€ť Earlene Bradbury, 55, of Columbia City, passed away at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 at her residence. Born June 16, 1955 in Columbia City, she was a daughter of Earl Jay Graves and Barbara Lou (Herron) Sanderson.
She was a lifetime resident of Columbia City and graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1973. On Dec. 12, 1986 she married John Wayne Bradbury at Etna United Methodist Church. She worked at Group Dekko, Inc., North Webster for 36 years as a server/operator. Her hobbies were crocheting, camping and horseback riding.
Due to injuries she sustained in an ATV accident, Deanna Marie Wagner, 37, of Columbia City, passed away at 6:34 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010 at Monroe Hospital, Bloomington. Born Aug. 12, 1973 in Auburn, she was a daughter of Fredrick J. and Sherry Lindell (Williams) Harroff.
She attended Columbia City High School and Cornerstone Christian Schools. Raised in Churubusco and a current Whitley County resident, she was a homemaker.
Walter Burdette Crampton, Jr., 84, of Columbia City passed away at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010 at his residence. Born Aug. 24, 1925 in Eaton, Delaware County, Ind., he was a son of Walter B. and Vera B. (Andrews) Crampton.
A local man was seriously injured Saturday morning when the truck he was driving was struck by a car which did not stop at a stop sign.
Thirty-two-year-old Jason Christman was listed in critical condition this morning at Parkview Hospital after he sustained neck and spinal injuries in the crash at county roads 800 South and 600 East.
Two passengers in his truck, 59-year-old Ova D. Stephens and 31-year-old Justin Stephens, also suffered injuries and were taken by ambulance to Parkview in Fort Wayne, according to the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department.
Robert W. â€śBubbaâ€ť Brown, 32, of Albion, passed away at 2:57 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, 2010 at his residence. Born May 24, 1978 in Columbia City, he was a son of Dennis Brown and Kathi Boyer-Meyer.
A lifetime resident of Whitley and Noble counties, he attended Whitko High School. He was a mechanic and general handyman, but his favorite job was being â€śdadâ€ť to his son.
Carolyn A. Green, 65, of Columbia City, passed away at 8:16 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010 at her residence. Born Feb. 13, 1945 in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of Robert V. Benson and Virginia P. (Peters) Jackson.
Survivors include her husband, Fredrick K. Green, Jr.; son, Matthew R. Boggs; daughter, Tracie M. Wicker; mother, Virginia P. Jackson; and sister, Marilyn I. Cramer.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Eel River Cemetery, 11400 West Carroll Road in Churubusco.
Jack Eugene Pritchard, 76, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:53 p.m., Friday, Aug. 20, 2010 at his residence. Born Feb. 22, 1934 in Columbia City, he was a son of Merl and Sara (Brown) Pritchard.
A lifetime resident of Columbia City, he attended school in the Jefferson Township School System. On Sept. 15, 1953, he married Roberta Mae Birch in Columbia City. He was employed with the Whitley County Highway Department for over 35 years, retiring in 1995. He was an active member of the Blue River Church of the Brethren.
HUNTINGTON — Two races into the season, Columbia City cross country is starting to get a good taste of where it stands among the best the state has to offer.
No. 14 state ranked Lady Eagles are staking their claim around northeast Indiana with the help of a freshman standout.
In just her second career race at the high school level, Samantha Roush proved herself Saturday finishing second at the Huntington Invitational.
Paul's Pad in Churubusco is now open and ready for splashing about after the official ribbon cutting Saturday evening. The splash pad was made possible by a generous donation from Paul Mueller, who died in 2003. A committee worked diligently to make the splash pad a reality. Landscaping work still needs to be finished around the splash pad.
COLUMBIA CITY — Whether the number 13 is lucky or unlucky may be a point of view.
After 12 straight season-opening losses to the Warsaw Tigers, Friday night’s 13th meeting was most fortunate for the Columbia City Eagle football team. The Eagles used a potent offense and an opportunistic defense that caused seven turnovers to post a 35-26 win over the Tigers at the Max Gandy Athletic Field.