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February 11th

Viola Baker, 68

February 11, 2013

Viola G. Baker, 68, of Columbia City, died at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Parkview Oaks.
She was born Oct. 13, 1944, in Livingston County, Mich. to Clyde and Mary (Robinson) Beauchamp. As a teenager, she moved to Jackson, Mich. She graduated from Jackson High School.
Her last employment was with Marlin Manor.
Surviving relatives include three children, Richard (Tina) Baker Jr. of Columbia City, Michael (Vicki) Baker of Jackson and Karen Baker of Jackson; 13 grandchildren; a brother, William Beauchamp of Michigan and a sister, Connie Beauchamp of Michigan.

LOCAL HISTORY: Hooper House

February 11, 2013

The Hooper House, formerly owned by Adams Young Hooper, is one of Columbia City’s historic homes. Located at the corner of Jefferson and Chauncey Streets, the home was built in 1855 and has undergone several renovations. It now features three bedrooms, a living room, dining room and kitchen. Although the home’s exterior has fairly new paint, other modern-day amenities are missing from the building. According to real estate records, the structure has no bathrooms, range hook up or dryer hook up.

NEW SQUAD CARS: WCSD to buy new vehicles

February 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Sheriff’s Department will be acquiring two new vehicles for 2013.

In a normal year, the department will purchase three new vehicles. Dodge Chargers will be the vehicle of choice, and they will be purchased for $23,307.25 each, according to Chief Deputy Marcus Gatton.

O’Daniel Chrysler in Fort Wayne will be the dealer for the vehicles, which are expected to arrive before summer. The Chargers came in cheaper than rival vehicles from Ford and Chevy, according to Gatton.

CHOIR WINNERS: City Heat, Lights grand champions

February 11, 2013

Columbia City High School Show Choirs competed at the DeKalb High School Invitational Saturday. City Heat earned Grand Champion, Best Choreography and Best Vocals awards. City Lights earned Grand Champion and Best Vocals awards. Pictured, from left, are Macie Minier, Jessica Sherbahn, Kirstie Crisp and Corinne Kauffman. Columbia City High School Show Choirs competed at the Dekalb High School Invitational Saturday. City Heat earned Grand Champion, Best Choreography and Best Vocals awards. City Lights earned Grand Champion and Best Vocals awards.

February 8th

James Obermiller, 91

February 8, 2013

Lt. Col. James (Jim) Obermiller passed away Jan. 30, 2013, in San Antonio, TX. He was born June 30, 1921, in Ft. Wayne.
After high school, he was selected to attend the Army Air Corps Pilot Training program. He became one of the first class of enlisted pilots, followed by his commission as an officer and assignment to the 339th Fighter Squadron, flying P-38s in the South Pacific.

FLU UPDATE: The worst may be over

February 8, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — The worst of the flu season appears to be over.

The number of states reporting intense or widespread flu dropped again last week, U.S. health officials said Friday.

The season started earlier than normal, spiking first in the Southeast and then spreading. But now, by some measures, flu activity has been ebbing for at least four weeks in much of the country. Flu and pneumonia deaths have been dropping for two weeks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

ONLINE POLL RESULTS

February 8, 2013

Sophomore Coverstone knocks down 3-pointer to top Carroll, 51-49

February 8, 2013

HUNTERTOWN — Columbia City’s boys basketball team beat Carroll by two points for the second time this season, winning 51-49.

The Eagles took on the Chargers in the holiday tournament Dec. 29, topping Carroll in a low-scoring, 45-43, game.

In Thursday’s official Northeast Hoosier Conference match-up, Carroll had a one-point lead with five seconds to go.

Sophomore Mason Coverstone — who hadn’t scored since the first quarter — lined up on the baseline.

’Busco wins, 62-48

February 8, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys basketball team took another step of progress in a Northeast Corner Conference win Thursday.

The Eagles were able to build upon a lead and make it larger in their 62-48 defeat of Hamilton at home.

‘Busco now has a record of 2-17 on the year and is 2-6 in the conference. Hamilton drops to 5-13 and is 1-7 in the NECC.

“We played with the lead,” Eagle head coach Michael McBride said. “Not only did we have the lead, but we extended the lead, which is something we have not had the opportunity to do a lot with our season the way it’s gone.”

Eagle swimmers pummel Wabash, 117-42

February 8, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Senior night is the final home swimming meet of the season and a tune-up for the upcoming IHSAA Sectional.

It all came together for the Eagles Thursday night, providing the backdrop for a 117-42 win for Columbia City’s boys swim team over the visiting Wabash Apaches.

The Eagles took first in 10-of-11 events, sweeping the first three places in both the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard butterfly race.

The Eagles will head into the Warsaw IHSAA Sectional next week.

“I think the boys are ready,” said Columbia City head coach Kristen Swonger.

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