April 27th, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY — To call Tuesday night’s weather blustery would be an understatement.
In extremely windy conditions the Columbia City Lady Eagles and the Bellmont Squaws squared off in a Northeast Hoosier Conference tennis match.
Despite a couple of close contests including a comeback at No. 2 doubles, the Lady Eagles extended their win streak to four matches in a 5-0 sweep of the visiting Squaws.
KENDALLVILLE — It’s more than a month into the Indiana high school track and field season and perfection is still intact for the Columbia City Lady Eagles.
A windy Tuesday match on the road in the Northeast Hoosier Conference didn’t change that. The Lady Eagles outdistanced both New Haven and host East Noble with 73 points. The Lady Knights were a distant second at 48 points.
COLUMBIA CITY — Add up all the rain that has fallen in the past week and Tuesday made for one soggy match on the golf course.
To go along with it were gusts of wind over 20 mph as Columbia City boys’ golf played host to Bellmont.
After battling the conditions, the Eagles came up four strokes short in their dual with the Braves 176-180.
NORTH MANCHESTER — The 2011 Three Rivers Conference schedule has been an unbeaten streak not seen by just one track and field team at Whitko but two.
Tuesday, both traveled to Manchester and came away with two more wins to remain perfect.
The boys squad came away blowing away the field. Whitko scored 123 points on eight wins while Manchester finished a distant second with 74 points and Northfield following at 32 points.
GOSHEN — Anyone in the North East Corner Conference knows there is no love lost between Churubusco and Fairfield when it comes to any sport let along track and field.
Tuesday, the two came together for a showdown of the conference’s best teams.
Both took a lopsided win over Angola on the boys side. Churubusco won 98-33.
SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko (7-6) was able to brave the weather Tuesday couldn’t fight off Triton (4-3) four-run fifth-inning rally falling to the Trojans 7-3 at home.
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Adam Bernhard finished second in the 3200-meter run Tuesday but the Columbia City boys’ track and field team fell in a three-way meet at New Haven that also included East Noble. The Eagles were third with 25.5 points behind New Haven who fell to the Knights 73-68.5.
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George Abraham Parkison, formerly of Knapp Lake, died at 3 p.m. April 26, 2011 at Avalon Village, Ligonier where he had been a resident since December 2009.
He was born Feb. 24, 1920, a son of the late Roy and Bessie (Fuller) Parkison. His formative years were spent in the Wolf Lake area. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1938.
On Jan. 20, 1942 he entered the United States Army and served in the Pacific Theater. He attained the rank of sergeant and was honorably discharged Sept. 28, 1945.
Opal Longenecker, 86, of Columbia City, died at 10:20 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2011 at Covington Manor Health & Rehab, Fort Wayne where she had been a resident since August 2010.
She was born Aug. 6, 1924 in Eel River Township, Allen County a daughter of Clyde Franklin and Elta Edna (Disler) Longenecker. She attended the Madden School for six years, Eel River Perry School and graduated from Huntertown High School.
She made her home in Churubusco until 1972 when she moved to Columbia City. In 1997 she became a resident at Renaissance Village.
Ralph A. â€śStanâ€ť Pressler, 88, of Huntington passed away at 4:17 a.m. Monday, April 25, 2011 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was united in marriage to Patricia A. Shively Feb. 27, 1954 in Churubusco. His wife survives.
Visitation is from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, with one hour of additional visitation prior the service at the Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Road, Huntington with Pastor Marti Lundy officiating.