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February 1st, 2013

BRIDGE WITH NO NAME: Sen. Banks proposes moniker

February 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A bridge in Columbia City could one day have a new name.

State Sen. Jim Banks proposed legislation to name the Ind. 9 bridge in Columbia City between West Spencer and Hanna Streets after former State Sen. Gary P. Dillon.

“I introduced the legislation a couple of years ago and introduced it again this time,” Banks said.

Banks did not anticipate the legislation passing this year, but said it had to get started on the process.

“I would love to surprise him with it,” Banks said of Dillon.

County grapplers prep for regional meet

February 1, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Twenty wrestlers from Whitley County advanced to Saturday’s regional meet at Carroll High School in Fort Wayne and now stand just two weekends away from the state tournament.

Columbia City, Churubusco and Whitko were all at the sectional meet at Carroll last Saturday. Churubusco was second to the hosts in the team race and is sending eight wrestlers to this weekend’s meet. Columbia City and Whitko will each send six to regionals.

Col. City wins final regular-season game

February 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Fans at Columbia City’s girls basketball game against Huntington North Thursday wouldn’t have known that the Lady Eagles hadn’t practiced since Monday.

Columbia City head coach Amy Shearer said the team has been battling the flu all week, but the Lady Eagles still managed a 53-49 win in their last regular-season game.

The ill-timed sickness showed in the first quarter, as Huntington jumped out to a 17-8 advantage. The Lady Vikings hit three 3-pointers from three different shooters.

Sectionals begin for Lady Eagle swim team

February 1, 2013

WARSAW — Sectionals began for the Columbia City girls swimming team Thursday, and the Lady Eagles turned in several performances that qualified for Saturday’s finals.

Thursday was the preliminary event for the finals, which will be Saturday. Winners of Saturday’s sectional races will advance to the state meet on Feb. 9. Qualification for state can also occur for swimmers or relay teams who meet the state standard cutoff time to round out the field to 32 entrants per event.

Whitko girls win on senior night

February 1, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Senior night was a success for the Whitko girls basketball team.

The Lady Wildcats had not been victors on senior night for a few seasons, but they defeated Lakeland Christian Academy Thursday by a final of 55-32 in the last home appearance for Class of 2013 members Cagney Craig, Melanie Kelsey and Josie Sparks. Whitko closes the regular season with a 7-13 record and Lakeland Christian is 4-16 with one game left on its slate.

IN THE HEADLINES

February 1, 2013

Here are the headlines in Friday's issue:

Molestation case puts meth charges on hold

CCHS articulates higher education values

CCUMC blood drive

Sen. Banks proposes new name for bridge

30-car pile-up leaves five injured

TODAY IN SPORTS

February 1, 2013

Here are the sports headlines in Friday's issue:

County grapplers prep for regional meet

Col. City wins final regular-season game

Sectionals begin for Lady Eagle swim team

Whitko girls win on senior night

Carl Becker, 89

February 1, 2013

Carl E. Becker, 89, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 12:31 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born May 7, 1923, in Pulaski County, he was the son of Peter and Matilda (Moise) Becker.
He graduated from Winamac High School with the Class of 1941. Carl served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1943-46.

Rosalie Steller, 85

February 1, 2013

Rosalie Steller, 85, passed away Jan. 9, 2013, at The Citadel Care Center in Mesa, Ariz.
Rosalie was born to Lezeth and Justice Bennett Jan. 22, 1927, in South Whitley.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Garland and Jim Bennett and her husband, Robert.
Surviving relatives include her older brother, Chuck (Vesta) and their extended family; her sisters, Lavona Shelley and her extended family and Phyllis Joann Beck and her family.

January 31st

ARRESTED FOR THEFT: Nurse at retirement home suspected of theft

January 31, 2013

Marshall County – An investigation conducted by the Indiana State Police landed a Lakeville woman behind bars. Tuesday, state police were notified that a resident of Miller’s Merry Manor in Plymouth was the victim of an alleged theft. Police were informed that a resident had discovered one of their credit cards was missing.

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