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May 22nd, 2012

MAKING HAY

May 22, 2012

A farmer with his team of draft horse, supervised by the family dog (foreground), rakes hay in a field off CR 500 W last week. While the recent dry weather has many farmers concerned about recently-planted crops, it’s ideal weather for making hay.

May 21st

East Noble upsets Lady Eagles

May 21, 2012

HUNTERTOWN — Columbia City’s softball season was cut short Monday night at Carroll.

The Lady Eagles faced Northeast Hoosier Conference foe East Noble (17-10) in the first round of sectionals and lost, 6-2.

After winning the NHC with an undefeated 7-0 record and coming of last season’s strong tournament play — a trip to semi-state — fans, parents, players and coaches were disappointed in the early loss.

The Lady Knights scored six runs before Columbia City got on the board.
Whether it be bad luck or strong play by the Lady Knights, the end result was the same.

Barkley, Mayer make 1st-team All-NECC

May 21, 2012

KENDALLVILLE — Churubusco’s boys golf team placed an impressive fourth out of 11 teams in the Northeast Corner Conference Golf Tournament Saturday at Noble Hawk Golf Links in Kendallville.

The Eagles’ score of 333 was just behind third-place Lakeland, second-place Angola and NECC Champion Fairfield, which shot a course blistering 304.

’Busco freshman Beau Barkley waited until conference to shoot his best round of the season, firing an impressive three over par (74). The highlight of the day was Barkley’s second shot on hole No.3.

AUCTION: Benefit causes tails to wag

May 21, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY ­­ ­— The fur was flying Saturday night when bidding got competitive at the 13th Annual Humane Society of Whitley County Benefit Auction.
There were many items that had the crowd salivating, but when Rex Schrader of Schrader Real Estate and Auction stepped up to the microphone, the animals that would benefit from the auction were the true winners.
Preliminary results show approximately $17,000 was raised from the benefit.
Jeanne List, the auction’s clerk for the night, has been involved with the humane society since it started in Whitley County.

’BUSCO GAZEBO: Ceremony opens memorial

May 21, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — It stands like a beacon in the Churubusco Eagle Memory Garden. The gazebo is a new place for the community to enjoy. It was dedicated Thursday night.
“This beautiful gazebo is a pure tribute to the people of Churubusco,” said Steve Darnell, superintendent of Smith-Green Community Schools.
Cathy Petrie, SGCS board president, recited the history of this project.
“The idea of the Churubusco Eagle Memory Garden began two years ago with a terrible auto accident that tragically took the lives of CJSHS students Andy Spencer and Megan Young,” said Petrie.

FANTACULAR: CCHS choirs wow the crowd

May 21, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY ­­ ­— The choirs at Columbia City High School celebrated a year of success with an annual variety and talent show.
“Fantacular” has been a long-standing tradition at the school complete with individual and group acts. But to the seniors, this event marks the completion of their years in choir.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Check out The Post & Mail's Facebook page for photos of the Fantacular. A photo album with Fantacular pics will appear later this week.

Allen Plasterer, 79

May 21, 2012

NEW HAVEN — Allen L. Plasterer, 79, of New Haven, died at 7:15 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2012, at Golden Years Homestead where he had been a resident since 2009.
He was born Feb. 13, 1933, in Fort Wayne, a son of Richard W. and Myrtle (Lee) Plasterer.
On Feb. 1, 1952, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Korean War.
On Jan. 29, 1983, he was united in marriage to Jacqueline L. Ramp.

May 18th

Undefeated Eagles win conference

May 18, 2012

Indian Springs Middle School’s boys golf team is undefeated after 10 matches. The Eagles won the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference match last week, and defeated Summitt and Woodside (Homestead) on Tuesday by two strokes.

Tyler Green, second from left, shot a one-under par at Raccoon Run in the NLMSC match (34). Spencer Klimek, fourth from left, finished with an even par, 35.

Matt Benedict, third from left, shot a 41. Garrett Roehling, far right, fired a 44 and Nick Decker, far left, had a 49.

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: WCCS Supt. says parents were told of needle incident

May 18, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — While local police investigate a student at Indian Springs Middle School who allegedly stabbed numerous middle-schoolers with a sewing needle, the top official at Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation says the school district acted pro-actively to the incident.

Buna Head, 97

May 18, 2012

Buna C. Head, 97, a resident of Blue Lake near Churubusco, died at 12:21 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Parkview Oaks in Columbia City.
She was born July 28, 1914, in Huntington County, a daughter of Arthur C. and Mary Ann (Shidler) Myers.
On June 21, 1953 she married Harry W. Head.
He preceded her in death Nov. 18, 1974.
Surviving relatives include her daughters, Nancy Murphree of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Marilyn “Susie” Koker of San Antonio, Texas; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

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