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May 6th, 2011

Dean Miller, 65

May 6, 2011

Dean E. Miller, 65, of Columbia City died Tuesday evening May 3, 2011 at his home. He had been in failing health.
He was born Feb. 21, 1946 in Huntington, a son of the late Gene L. and Ila (Stensel Gradeless) Miller. His formative years began in Huntington then following the death of his father, they moved to South Whitley. He graduated from South Whitley High School in 1964.
On June 24, 1972 he was united in marriage to Margaret Pepple. They made their home in Whitley County.

May 5th

County keeps Parkview as EMS provider

May 5, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Paramedic and County Commissioner Don Amber said he could see the writing on the wall.
His eyesight was as keen as his passion for the county’s Emergency Medical Service — a passion that compelled him to engage in a campaign that, if successful, would cost him his livelihood.
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County paying back money owed

May 5, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Council received an update on LOIT, or Local Option Income Tax from Todd Samuelson of Umbaugh & Associates during the board’s regular meeting Tuesday morning.
According to Samuelson, the state has reported that local units of government were overpaid in 2009, 2010 and will be in 2011.
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Whitko gets late inning heroics

May 5, 2011

   SOUTH WHITLEY — The Wildcats have had their fair share of dramatic wins at home this season, including a walk-off home run by Josh Pratt against Churubusco last month.
   Wednesday’s game at home against Southwood followed suit with extra innings and a rally to win the game 4-3.

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Lady Eagles top win total from 2010

May 5, 2011

   LEO — For two seasons the Columbia City girls’ tennis team has finished with an 8-9 record and not been able to get over the elusive .500 mark.
   Wednesday, the Lady Eagles made sure 2011 will ended differently.
   Winning its ninth match of the season, Columbia City beat Leo 4-1 on the road insuring a winning record at the end of the season.

Southwood fires off win at Whitko

May 5, 2011

Whitko’s Jill Van Hoozen fires to first base during the Lady Wildcats home game Wednesday against Southwood. Whitko fell to the Lady Knights 6-0.

Post & Mail photo / Mark Parker

Leo tags out Columbia City 12-5

May 5, 2011

Columbia City base runner Connor Reed attempts to dive back to third base as the Leo catcher tags him out Wednesday. The Eagles fell to the Lions in a home game 12-5. Connor Slavich led the Columbia City bats with two doubles and three RBIs.

Post & Mail photo / Andrew Shultz

Rochester serves up win on Whitko

May 5, 2011

Whitko’s No. 2 singles player Abby Marshall serves in the Lady Wildcats match at home Wednesday against Rochester. Marshall fell in her match 3-6, 1-6 as Whitko fell to the Zebras 4-1.

Post & Mail photo / Mark Parker

May 4th

City regroups after first loss

May 4, 2011

   DECATUR — Going into Tuesday’s track and field meet at Bellmont, the Columbia City Lady Eagles stood unblemished with three invitational titles to their credit.
   By the end of the night, and a close bout with Carroll, Columbia City found itself regrouping from its first loss of the season 68-65 to the Lady Chargers.

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’Busco hands mercy to Fremont

May 4, 2011

   CHURUBUSCO — The Lady Eagles made quick work of Fremont, closing out the game in just five innings by the 10-run  mercy rule Tuesday 11-0.
   After taking the first-inning to warm up with only one run, the Churubusco scored nine runs in the second and third innings in the NECC match-up.

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