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Archive - May 2011

May 11th

Eagles bounce back, notch 5th NHC win

May 11, 2011

   KENDALLVILLE — A day after its first Northeast Hoosier Conference loss, Columbia City girls’ tennis had no time to dwell.
   Tuesday, the Lady Eagles hit the road for another conference showdown at East Noble.
   Bouncing back, Columbia City picked up a close 3-2 win over the Lady Knights to notch its fifth victory in the NHC.

Slavich, Columbia City take win over Heritage

May 11, 2011

   FORT WAYNE — The Columbia City baseball team picked up a win on the road Tuesday against Hertiage 9-6.
   Six team doubles led an Eagles offense that scored eight runs over the first three innings of play.

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’Busco overcomes early deficit to beat Panthers

May 11, 2011

   LAGRANGE — Churubusco baseball had a 3-0 deficit facing them after two innings Tuesday at Prairie Heights.
   The Eagles replied scoring at least one run in each of their last five innings at bat to beat the Panthers 9-5.

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East Noble hands City first NHC loss

May 11, 2011

   COLUMBIA CITY — Two of the Northeast Hoosier Conference’s unbeaten softball teams came to a head Monday at Morsches Park for the driver’s seat in the conference title race.
   The defending NHC champion Lady Eagles fell to second in the race for a repeat after a surprise East Noble squad improved to 4-0 with an 8-1 win over Columbia City.

Season low not enough for City

May 11, 2011

   COLUMBIA CITY — Another season low but another loss.
   Columbia City boys’ golf has hit a new season best total in three of the last four matches.
   However, one win is all the Eagles have been able to gather.
   A make-up dual match against Homestead Monday had more signs of improvement for Columbia City but another loss 163-170 to the Spartans.

Gary Cofer, 76

May 11, 2011

Gary Lee Cofer, 76, passed away Sunday morning, May 8, 2011, at his home in Bent Tree Harbor Development near Warsaw, Missouri. He was born in Buffalo, Mo. Nov. 10, 1934, a son of George and Eileen Cofer.
He was a 1953 graduate of Platte City High School, Platte City, Mo.

Paul Birch, 82

May 11, 2011

Paul Birch, 82, of Columbia City and resident of Naples, Fla. in the winter, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, March 17, 2011 at his Florida home. Born in Noble County March 21, 1928, he was a son of Lawrence and Lucille (Snell) Birch.

Patricia Spencer, 72

May 11, 2011

Patricia E. Spencer, 72, of Milwaukie, Ore. passed away June 9, 2010. Born April 26, 1938 in Washington, D.C. she was a daughter of Irvin Swander and Elizabeth (Daubin) Hartman.
As a young girl, she lived with her grandparents, Irvin and Hallie Hartman, on Hartman Road in Whitley County and moved to Coronado, Calif. She graduated from Bethesda Chevy Chase High School. On Oct. 26, 1956 she married James L. Chandler. On May 27, 1978 she married Lansing Mark Spencer.
For 25 years, she owned and operated her own business, Pat Spencer Tax Service.

May 10th

Meth charges net S.W. 12-year sentence

May 10, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A former South Whitley man arrested in February on drug charges was sentenced to 12 years in jail Monday in Whitley County Circuit Court.
Isaiah A. Neer, 28, pleaded guilty last month to possession of methamphetamine, possession of two or more pre-cursors to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.
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Convicted sex offender to stand trial

May 10, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The former Columbia City man facing charges of child seduction will go to trial in June and the prosecution has attached more weight to the charges.
DeWayne E. Stewart, 47, will face a trial by jury June 21 in Whitley County Circuit Court.
Following the announcement of the court date by Circuit Court Judge James Heuer, Whitley County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Rentschler approached the bench and submitted what he called an “enhancement to Count One.”
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