November 29th, 2010
Margaret Heston, 94, of Albion, formerly of Portland and Crown Point, passed away Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 in Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville.
She was born in Portland, Feb. 2, 1916, a daughter of Harvey and Jesse (Wilson) Humphries. She was married Feb. 22, 1938 to Clayton Heston and he died Jan. 26, 1982.
She had worked for United Telephone Company, Artcraft Sporting Goods and Dunkirk Lumber Company. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Portland.
Tony L. Gaff, 91, of rural Larwill, died at 5:50 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 at Parkview Main, Fort Wayne where he had been admitted Nov. 21.
He was born April 6, 1919 in Whitley County, a son of Harry H. and Viva (Pippenger) Gaff. He spent his formative years in Churubusco and graduated from Churubusco High School.
On April 9, 1944 he was united in marriage to E. Louise Hively, they made their home in Jefferson Township.
Howard L. â€śWindyâ€ť Wolfe, 93, formerly of South Whitley, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010 at Peabody Retirement Center, North Manchester. Born June 18, 1917 in Columbia Township, he was a son of Grover and Effie (Stayer) Wolfe. He served in the U.S. Army and was united in marriage to Bertha Hill; she preceded him in death. He was then married to Beulah L. Dalton, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by three sons, Larry G. Wolfe, Jack Wolfe and Gary Wolfe; two daughters, Marjorie Frost and Vickie Swick.
Dorothy L. Easterday, 65, a resident at the Northridge Village Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albion for the past several years, passed away Wednesday Nov. 24, 2010 at her residence.
Born June 16, 1945 in Hammond, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Minor (Moverhill) Hays.
Surviving in addition to her husband, Jerry L. Easterday are children, David Hayes, Kelly Hayes, Howard Hayes, Timothy Hayes, Jerry Leon Easterday, Betty Earle, Susan Hayes and Renee Christine Logan; and one brother, Joe Hays.
Ralph Earl Galway, 89, of Columbia City, died at 9:35 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010 at the home of his daughter in Columbia City (Big Lake). Born Oct. 29, 1921 in Marion, he was a son of the late Ralph I. and Mattie M (Iliff) Galway.
A graduate of Marion High School, he then enlisted in the U.S. Navy and later in the U.S. Air Force where he served for 22 years. Born and raised in Marion, he lived there the majority of his life except while in the service. In 2003 he moved to Columbia City to be closer to his family.
SYRACUSE — Following five long rounds of wrestling, both Whitely County schools had accomplished at least some of their goals for the day.
For the Whitko Wildcats it was to repeat as Wawasee Super Duals Invitational tournament champions, and for the Columbia City Eagles it was to notch their first match win of the season.
Both teams met their goals with the Wildcats going 5-0 on the day to claim the Invitational title and the young Eagles picking up their first win of the season, a 54-27 win over Tippecanoe Valley.
WARSAW — Following up an emotional last second win over rival Whitko to open the season, Columbia City (1-1) was on the road for the first time Saturday night.
The Eagles faced the big claws of class 4A’s state runner-up and No. 3 ranked team in Warsaw (2-0).
Behind its size and senior leadership, Warsaw handed Columbia City its first loss of the season 49-31.
The Tigers had three starters at six-foot-three-inches or more standing over a smaller Columbia City squad.
FORT WAYNE — It’s one of the toughest tournaments Churubusco may have all year and its the first one for the Eagle wrestlers.
Saturday, ’Busco took a young team to the Homestead duals in a field that featured state qualifiers.
Despite going 2-3 and finishing fourth on out of six teams, Churubusco came away with three individual weight class champions.
COLUMBIA CITY — Friday night was just another step in the right direction for Columbia City girls’ basketball and its preparation for what matters most, the postseason.
Picking up their third consecutive win over Fort Wayne North Side 47-30, the Lady Eagles improved to 4-1 in working for a strong run in February.
SOUTH WHITLEY — The Lady Wildcats were handed a 65-46 loss by the Warsaw Lady Tigers Friday night.
The game kicked off with a three-point play by Karissa Olinske and was followed by several more three-pointers by the junior guard.
“She was hitting well, we were able to kick it out to her and she dropped the shots,” Whitko head coach Rob Bell said.
Olinske racked up four three-point shots and 23 points for the Lady ’Cats and also led the team in steals with four.