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September 3rd, 2013

Gregory McKinley, 57

September 3, 2013

Gregory Wayne McKinley, 57, of Peru and a former Columbia City resident passed away at 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born Nov. 30, 1955, in Winchester, he was the son of James Melvin and Vonne Ann (Hoover) McKinley.
He was raised in Columbia City and graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1974.

Jack Fletcher, 62

September 3, 2013

Jack Julian Fletcher, 62, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at his farm.
Born July 19, 1951, in Columbia City, he was the son of George M. Fletcher and Mary (Anderson) Fletcher.
He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1969. He was a livestock and grain farmer. He was a member of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Columbia City and Francis Slocum Trail Riders.

Dolores Metzger, 82

September 3, 2013

Dolores Jean Metzger, 82, Noblesville, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at Maple Park Village in Westfield, following a long battle with kidney failure.
She was born to Arthur and Luella (Kislia) Rondeau on Oct. 2, 1930, in Janesville, Wisc.
After graduating in 1949 from Columbia City Joint High School in Columbia City, Dolores worked at United Telephone Company of Columbia City as a switchboard operator.
She married Marvin Metzger on Oct. 7, 1950, in Columbia City. She was a homemaker and was very active in Happy Homemakers Club of Thorncreek in Columbia City.

Terry Marshall Sr., 75

September 3, 2013

Terry Quinn Marshall Sr., 75, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:55 a.m. Saturday Aug. 17, 2013, at his residence.
Born Aug. 30, 1937, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Overton Quinn Marshall and Evelyn Margurite (Huegenard)Murray.
He graduated from North Side High School with the Class of 1957.

J. Richard Cira, 83

September 3, 2013

J. Richard “Dick” Cira, 83, of Columbia City, passed away at his residence with his loving family surrounding him at 4:35 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.
He was born Jan. 8, 1930, in South Bend, the son of Don L. and Alice Marie (Hickling) Cira.
He was raised in South Bend and graduated from South Bend Riley High School with the Class of 1948. He then graduated from Hanover College, Hanover, with a Bachelor of Science in Education and received his Masters Degree at Ball State and St. Francis Universities in Guidance and Administration.

Eagles off to perfect start

September 3, 2013

Churubusco’s football team is off to a 2-0 start this season.

Pictured, Eagle senior Cody Conwell (33) delivers a stiff arm against Central Noble last Friday.

Conwell has rushed for more than 300 yards in the team’s first two games.

Churubusco will play at Prairie Heights this Friday to attempt to move to 3-0.

Col. City 20, Whitko 12

September 3, 2013

Columbia City quarterback Brock Snouffer breaks into the open with Whitko’s Draven Ivy (23) defending.

Columbia City’s junior varsity football team defeated Whitko’s JV squad Saturday by a final score of 20-12.

Whitko netters go 0-4 at tourney

September 3, 2013

TOPEKA — Whitko’s volleyball team posted a record of 0-4 at the Westview Tournament Saturday.

The Lady Wildcats opened with a loss to Angola in straight sets. The team pushed Central Noble to three sets before losing.

Whitney Hobbs had 23 kills and 19 blocks in the four matches. Elane Warner had 57 assists, seven aces and 21 digs.

Local Sports Briefs

September 3, 2013

Whitko harriers compete at Northfield

WABASH — Whitko’s cross country teams placed in the middle of the pack at the Northfield Invite Saturday.

Whitko’s boys came in fifth out of 10 teams. The Wildcats had 161 points, 10 behind fourth-place Southwood.

Oak Hill was the winner for the boys with a total of 38 points, 15 ahead of runner-up Angola.

In the girls race, the Lady Wildcats had 144 points to take sixth.
Host Northfield was the winner for the girls with 61, just four ahead of second-place Oak Hill.

Whitko next competes at Warsaw Tuesdsay.

Broke again

September 3, 2013

The water main under Ind. 205, south of U.S. 30, broke again Sunday, after it was repaired Friday afternoon.

Water to Parkview Whitley Hospital, Eagle Glen and Irish Glen was shutdown for several hours while crews worked to repair the break.

The city is in the process of creating a looping project, which would provide a secondary feed to residents north of U.S. 30 in the event of a water main break.

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