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September 19th

James Parrett, 44

September 19, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — James Michael Schrader Parrett, 44, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011.
He was born Sept. 5, 1967 in Whitley County, a son of James LeRoy and Mary Magdalene (Thompson) Schrader.
His formative years were spent in Columbia City.
He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1987.
In the fall of 1987, he joined the U.S. Army. He spent most of his service time at Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas.
After returning to Columbia City, he had been employed as a welder.
He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

Benton Gates Jr, 81

September 19, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Benton E. Gates Jr., 81, of Columbia City, a prominent local attorney, died Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2011 at his home.
He was born Nov. 9, 1929 in Fort Wayne, a son of Benton E. and Mary Jayne (Sample) Gates.
His formative years were spent in Columbia City where he graduated from Columbia City High School in 1947; then the University of Michigan in 1951 where he played on the freshman football team in 1947.
In 1954, he graduated from the University of Michigan Law School. He was a member of the Barristers Society while at the University of Michigan.

Alice Hyser, 71

September 19, 2011

Alice Ann “Annie” Hyser, 71, of Columbia City, died at 9:32 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 at the Parkview Whitley Hospital emergency room.
Born on Dec. 7, 1939 in Waynedale, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Alice (Laier) Stephens.
A Whitley County resident for the majority of her life, she graduated from Larwill High School with the class of 1957.
She went on to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps.
On June 11, 1969, she married Kenneth Hyser in Parisburg, W.Va.

Farewell event marks PWH’s relocation to new facility

September 19, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Hundreds of people said “goodbye” to Parkview Whitley Hospital Wednesday afternoon.
The building that has seen both joy and sorrow for 60 years will be vacated as medical personnel next month move into a brand-new hospital on the southeast corner of U.S. 30 and Ind. 205 in Columbia City.
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Web business a delight for Ruth Malone, age 83

September 19, 2011

TRI-LAKES — For a self-proclaimed high school drop-out, she sure has done well.
Ruth Malone, 83, of Tri-Lakes, didn’t have a computer until three years ago. Now she’s computer savvy – and owns her own on-line business.
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CCPD radio upgrade progressing

September 19, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – While nothing has yet been finalized, steps were taken this week by Columbia City Common Council to advance upgrades to the police department’s radio communication.
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September 16th

Whitko posts consecutive TRC shut out

September 17, 2011

WABASH — Though Whitko’s 35-0 shut out win over Wabash may not have been pretty, the Wildcats advanced to 3-0 in the Three Rivers Conference Friday night in Wabash.
In a game full of penalties and fumbles, the Wildcats still managed to post 342 yards offense and relied on their defense to hold Wabash to sub-100 yards.
The game had 12 penalties, six from each team, totaling 95 yards.
Whitko gave up the ball three times to fumbles in the first half.
“We had trouble hanging on to the ball,” Swender said. “In the second half we controlled the ball better and made some good things happen.”

Churubusco wins close NECC game at Angola

September 17, 2011

ANGOLA – Churubusco football took it’s undefeated record to Angola Friday and came away in better shape, beating the Angola Hornets 37-21 in what was a very back and forth contest.
The Eagles began the game doing what they do best, running the ball. Halfway into the first quarter, Cory Miller took a handoff from 15 yards out to put ’Busco in the lead, 7-0.
The Eagles next drive began at their own three yard line, a drive which resulted in an 82-yard touchdown run by Jason Nicodemus to end the first quarter, part of his 127 yards in the first half.

Eagles delight Homecoming Crowd — 2011 Homecoming King rules over DeKalb’s Knights

September 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Homecoming is a time for alumni to return to their alma mater, to enjoy seeing old friends and to get caught up in the spirit of the occasion.
It is also a time to see the home team post a football victory. The fans that came to the Max Gandy Athletic Field Friday night got exactly what they came for.
With the stands filled and a loud cheering crowd, the Columbia City Eagles football squad upheld their end of the bargain, posting a 28-14 win over visiting Northeast Hoosier
Conference foe New Haven.

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September 15th

Eagles post first shut out of season

September 15, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Not even Wednesday night’s cold drizzle could cool off the spirits of the Columbia City boy’s soccer team.
The Eagles used a deliberate attack to slow down the Wawasee Warriors and post their first shutout win of the season, 6-0, at the Max Gandy Athletic Field.
“I’m really proud of our guys,” said Columbia City head coach Devin Keener. “They really stepped up their game tonight.”
The Eagles spread their offensive players around the goal, and with 33:18 left in the first half, junior Blake Kreienbrink knocked a ball into an open net after drawing out the Wawasee keeper.

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