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Allie Vodde’s game-winning hit beats DeKalb in nine innings 5-4

May 2, 2011

   COLUMBIA CITY — Since picking the season back up Thursday, Columbia City softball has opened its defense of the Northeast Hoosier Conference championship.
   The team the Lady Eagles tied with last season for the NHC title came to Morsches Park for a Monday night game.
   After seeing a 4-0 lead erased by DeKalb, Columbia City used a walk-off hit down the right field line by freshman Allie Vodde to beat the Lady Barons in the bottom of the ninth 5-4.

’Cats get all-around win for first in TRC

May 2, 2011

   DENVER — Monday night’s baseball game at North Miami was an ideal one for Whitko.
   Good pitching. A defense backing up the pitcher and runs when you need them.
   A complete game from freshman pitcher Ethan Nicodemus helped lead the Wildcats to their first Three Rivers Conference win over the Warriors 7-4.

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ISMS, Whitko split county crown on the track

May 2, 2011

The annual Whitley County middle school meet was held at Whitko High School Monday night. Above, all three schools competed against one another in a relay. From left, Indian Springs’s Kailyn Miller and Abby Gottfried; Whitko’s Elaine Warner and Kaity Reed; Churubusco’s Alyssa Anderson and Molly Green. ISMS won the girls side of the night beating Whitko 61-49. ’Busco scored 14 points. The Wildcats got revenge in the boys match-up winning 59-37 over Churubusco. ISMS finished third with 30 points.

Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott

Wolf’s complete game beats CC

May 2, 2011

   HUNTINGTON — Most of the time when a pitcher throws a complete game it leads to a win.
   For Huntington North, Aaron Wolf’s three-hit, seven-inning performance on the mound beat Columbia City 9-2.

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Double vision X 2

May 2, 2011

Veterinarians at the Conley & Koontz Equine Hospital may be thinking about having the water tested, as the rare birthing of twin foals has happened again. Wednesday around 10 p.m., a mare named “Hooker,” owned by the Herbster family of Middlebury, delivered a colt and a filly.

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Larry Hambleton, 63

May 2, 2011

Larry Hambleton, 63, of Killeen, Texas, died April 30, 2011 at his home.
He was born April 13, 1948 in Fort Wayne, a son of Max and Monnabell (Ruby) Hambleton. He served in the United States Army.
Survivors include his wife, Sue; a daughter, Angie; a son, Chad Hambleton; three sisters, Sandra Shafter, Brenda McCurdy and Cindy Hickman.
There will be no services.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhomes.com.

Robert Byer, 85

May 2, 2011

Robert James Byer, 85, went to his heavenly home Saturday, April 30, 2011 in Fort Wayne.
He was born Oct. 27, 1925 near Marshall, Mich., a son of the late Herbert and Ruby (Laukhart) Byer. A 1944 graduate of the Wolf Lake High School, he served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Following his discharge from the Navy, he returned to Noble County where he farmed until retiring at age 75.
On Nov. 19, 1949, he was united in marriage to Lois Shively, who survives him.

Robert Haynes, 75

May 2, 2011

Robert E. Haynes, 75, a resident of Churubusco, passed away at 2:20 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born June 26, 1935 in Garrett, a son of Morris and Cleatus (Thompson) Haynes, and as a young man served with the U. S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Jean and daughter, Kimberly Pape.

Barbara Rider, 78

May 2, 2011

Barbara Lou Rider, 78, of Larwill, died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011 at The Oaks where she had been for the past two weeks in rehabilitation.
She was born Feb. 25, 1933 in Noble County, a daughter of the late George and Effa (Owen) Kimmel. Her formative years were spent in Noble County. She graduated from Churubusco High School in 1951.
On Jan. 15, 1955 she was united in marriage to Jack L. Rider. They made their home in Noble County, moving to Larwill in 1959. Mr. Rider died Jan. 2, 2000.

Robert Sloffer, 88

May 2, 2011

Robert J. Sloffer, 88, a resident of Churubusco and widely acquainted Churubusco businessman and community leader, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2011 at the family residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Sloffer was born in Huntertown June 7, 1922, a son of Milo and Bertha (Dunten) Sloffer, and spent his formative years in that area. He graduated from Huntertown High School in 1940 and as a young man served with the U. S. Army during World War II.

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