Archive - May 2011
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Indianapolis 500 race, to this generation, seems an icon, celebrating its 100th race this month.
The originator of the race was Carl Graham Fisher, an Indiana native. He was called a genius of promotion and loved speed, racing his school chums on ice skates and roller skates as a youngster. He started his own bicycle shop in his home town of Greensburg staging stunts to promote his product such as dropping a bicycle off the top of the tallest building in Indianapolis. And of course, they raced.
CHURUBUSCO â€” The top two students at Churubusco High School will finish their four-year career at the head of a class of 108 students, having taken two slightly different, yet similar paths to achieve the most coveted of high school accomplishments.
Valedictorian Shannon Kuznar put the highest class ranking in her sights out of the gate her first day of high school, while Salutatorian Dustin Arvola saw the finish line even earlier in the race.
Marguerite Geisleman, 79, of Columbia City, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at her residence. Born July 28, 1931 in Allen County, she was a daughter of the late Charles M. and Eva (Clark) Winchester.
Earl L. Bromley Sr., 51, of Noble County, died at 10:29 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at his home. He had been battling cancer for the past three years.
He was born Feb. 12, 1960 in Columbia City, a son of Floyd and Evlon (Harrington) Bromley. His formative years were spent in Noble County. He completed his education at West Noble High School.
On July 29, 1983 he was united in marriage to Linda S. Wade. They made their home in Whitley and Kosciusko Counties before moving to Noble County in 1991.
He was a member of Ormas Baptist Church and a lifetime member of North American Hunt Club.
Raymond A. Crain, 87 of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., passed away Monday, May 16, 2011 in Tennessee. A veteran of the Army Air Corps, he served in World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Crain; children, Susie Stonert, Lynda Gilbert, Pam Crain, Jim Crain; and stepson, Ron Kramer.
Nancy S. Wallace, 80, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Whitley County, Wallace worked as a teller with Indiana Bank/Summit Bank for 12 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member and a volunteer at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. â€śNancy was a loving mother, grandmother and a friend to all. She will be greatly missed.â€ť
Surviving are her daughter, Cheryl S. Burns of Albion; grandchildren, Cari and Tom (Whitney) Burns; great-grandchild, Evan Burns; brother, Lynn Pendry of Alaska; and sister, Shirley Hurley of Florida.
William Ellsworth â€śBillâ€ť Wass, 95, of Columbia City, died at 2:20 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2011 at Parkview Whitley Hospital of complications from congestive heart failure.
He was born Dec. 8, 1915 in Fort Wayne, a son of Romney and Dessie (Wilkerson) Wass. He graduated from North Side High School and worked at Sherman White & Company.
Lisa Mullins, 57, formerly of Columbia City, died at 8:09 a.m. Sunday, May 15, 2011 in the emergency room of Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
She was born Sept. 20, 1953 in Indianapolis. A daughter of Dale and Clemmentine (Jackson) Cleland spent her formative years in Columbia City. She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School.
Her employment was with Magnavox and for the past 11 years with Ultra Electronics USSI. She made her home in Columbia City until five years ago when she moved to Fort Wayne.
She was a member of Boy Scouts of America Venture Crew 2392.
COLUMBIA CITY — Wednesday gave the Lady Eagles an opportunity to see some of the players that might not see a lot of playing time or to see them in somewhat different roles.
Columbia City didn’t miss a beat scoring six runs before the visiting Wayne Lady Generals were able to get an out. The home standing Lady Eagles climbed their record above .500 with an 11-1 win in five innings at the Morsches Park diamond.
FORT WAYNE — For one night two of the North East Corner Conference’s teams were called up to professional baseball.
Single-A minor league baseball that is.
As part of a doubleheader feature hosted by the Fort Wayne Tincaps, Churubusco went up against Angola at Parkview Field.
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