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November 28th

One shot: two kills

November 28, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A young girl shot two deer with one bullet Wednesday, a feat many hunters don’t experience in a lifetime.
Kelly Schwenn of Etna-Troy Township walked into the woods with her rifle, and walked out of the woods with two does.
Schwenn and her mom, Wendy, have spent the season in a blind in a field west of Albion.
The eight-year-old Northern Heights Elementary School third-grader put down one game to engage another type of game; two in fact.
Kelly was playing her Nintendo DS, a handheld video game, when her mom tapped her on the shoulder to tell her there was a deer in sight.

Columbia City boys basketball falls to Warsaw

November 28, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Warsaw proved that even the best of teams can be beaten.
Columbia City, ranked in the Associated Press and Indiana Coaches Association polls, as well as semi-state qualifier last season, was taken down by the Tigers Saturday night.
The Eagles’ 28-17 lead in the second quarter turned into a four-point loss, 63-59, in Columbia City’s home-opener.
“The good news is, we’re pretty good. The bad news is, (we think) we’re pretty good,” Columbia City Head Coach Chris Benedict said. “We let them back in the game and it deflated our momentum. It’s frustrating.”

Terry Woods, 50

November 28, 2011

Terry A. Woods, 50, of Huntington, died Saturday Nov. 26, 2011, at 11:05 am at his home.
He served in the Army National Guard from 1980 to 1992.
He was born Aug. 15, 1961, in Fort Wayne, the son of Jay G. and Janice (Herndon) Woods.

Donald Leazier, 77

November 28, 2011

Donald E. Leazier, Jr., 77, a resident of Elmira, Mich. and a former resident of the Fort Wayne area, died at 4 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at the home of his daughter in rural DeKalb County.
Mr. Leazier was born Sept. 15, 1934, in Fort Wayne, a son of Donald Everett and Goldie (Guisinger) Leazier, Sr.
He was a 30-year U.S. Navy veteran.
Surviving relatives include his four children, Goldie Dimmick of Huntertown, Theresa Leazier of Auburn, Kenneth G. Leazier of Avilla, and Paula Porter of Auburn.

Joyce Darrow, 77

November 28, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Joyce A. Darrow, 77, of rural Whitley County, died Saturday morning, Nov. 26, 2011, at her home.
She was born July 14, 1934 in Peoria, Ill., a daughter of Harold E. and Marie E. (Hall) Linden.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David L. Darrow.
Surviving relatives include two sons, David L. Darrow of Fort Wayne and Scott Darrow of California; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sharon Grabill of Peoria, Ill.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. There will be no service.

November 26th

Columbia City faces Whitko in second round of wrestling invitational

November 26, 2011

Whitko came out victorious in their second round match against Columbia City in Saturday's Wawasee High School November Super Duals Invitational.
The final was 45-27.
Full results will be published once available.
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November 25th

Columbia City Lady Eagles down North Side

November 25, 2011

FORT WAYNE — The Columbia City Lady Eagles basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak Friday night at North Side.
The Lady Eagles won decisively, 59-44, after falling to Snider, Marion and Leo.
Columbia City jumped out to a 11-0 lead to start the game and held the Lady Redskins to a slim two points in the first quarter off a pair of free throws (19-2).
Macie Hinen got four of her eight points in the last two minutes of the first quarter.
Senior Sidney Bunyan scored four of Columbia City’s 11 second quarter points against North Side.

Churubusco girls basketball beats Eastside

November 25, 2011

Lady Eagle basketball moved to 2-4 Friday, hosting and defeating Eastside, 47-32.
It was ‘Busco’s first win in three games.
Aggressive play by the defense set the tone early in the game.
The Lady Blazers managed just two field goal attempts in the first quarter; in the opening three minutes of the game and the second attempt was not made until there were two seconds left in the period.
However, it was not the quickest start for the Lady Eagles offense either.

Santa arrives

November 25, 2011

Adam Gaerte, 3, sits on Santa’s lap early Friday evening at Santa’s Cottage on the Courthouse Square in Columbia City. Santa will take requests each Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturdays, noon to 3 p.m.; and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. up to and including Christmas Eve. Adam is the son of Adam Gaerte and Maryann Maley, both of Columbia City.

‘Busco senior lauded with ‘Spotlight on Success’

November 25, 2011

Haleigh Gross, left, is honored by Matt Widenhoefer, assistant principal, for being Churubusco High School’s Spotlight on Success at Monday evening’s school board meeting.
Gross, a senior at Churubusco Junior Senior High School, was honored Monday at the Smith-Green Community School board meeting.
“Currently she is ranked third in her class with a cumulative GPA of 11.3 and college GPA of 4.0 She takes some of our most rigorous courses. Aside from being an incredible student, Haleigh excels in extracurricular activities as well,” said Widenhoefer.

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