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May 27th, 2011

Belinda Beiswanger, 55

May 27, 2011

Belinda Sue (Bryant) Beiswanger, 55, of Kendallville went on to heaven from her home Thursday, May 26, 2011, after an eight month battle with cancer.

Mary Fletcher, 82

May 27, 2011

Mary Elizabeth Fletcher, 82, of Warsaw, died at 3:14 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2011 at her residence.
She was born in Dixon, Ohio, Feb. 16, 1929 to Loyd and Virga (Zeigler) Anderson. She was married May 6, 1950 to George Marion Fletcher, who survives.
She was a resident of Warsaw for the past 10 years, moving from Columbia City. She was a homemaker and attended Trinity United Methodist Church of Warsaw and St. Matthews United Methodist Church of Columbia City.

Edward Hammons, 58

May 27, 2011

Edward Arnold Hammons, 58, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:47 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne. Born Dec. 14, 1952 in Ossian, he was a son of Harold L. and Betty Jane (Spitler) Hammons.
A former resident of Fort Wayne where he graduated from North Side High School, he moved to Columbia City in 1972. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. On June 11, 1975 he married Cheryl Ann Brandom in Whitley County. He worked at Briggs Fertilizer Plant in the maintenance department.

May 26th

Lady ’Cats architect resigns

May 26, 2011

   SOUTH WHITLEY — Coming into his first head coaching job in girls’ basketball five seasons ago, Rob Bell didn’t see it ending like this — but the time was right.
   The Lady Wildcats winningest coach in school history turned in his resignation Wednesday, pending board approval June 20.
   Bell states in his resignation letter the program “has reached a crossroads, which many growing successful programs do.”

Softball Sectional: City, Whitko still under watery delay

May 26, 2011

   COLUMBIA CITY — Rain, rain going away.
   That’s what all the players say.
   And coaches, officials and fans for that matter.
   Thursday became the fourth consecutive day, the Columbia City class 3A softball sectional has been under water thanks to Mother Nature’s soggy weather conditions.
   Columbia City athletic director Geoff Penrod has run his far share of tournaments but this is a new one for him.

Dunn takes part in annual Border Wars

May 26, 2011

   FORT WAYNE — Columbia City Lady Eagle Kayla Dunn was selected to participate in the Nancy Rehm Border Wars Basketball Classic April 30 at the University of Saint Francis.  
   Dunn played with some of the top players in the area as part of an Indiana team that took on Ohio’s team.

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May 25th

Fresh faces at state finals

May 25, 2011

   FORT WAYNE — “The Northrop Regional tonight was on fire,” Columbia City head coach Bob Fahl said Tuesday.
   So were Samantha Roush and Renee Menzie.
   The two Lady Eagles used school record paces at Tuesday’s regional round to reach Saturday’s state finals at Indiana University.

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’Busco uprooted from sectional

May 25, 2011

   GARRETT — For a moment, Churubusco softball seemed to have everything going its way Tuesday.
   The Lady Eagles opened the class 2A Garrett sectional against Eastside. After trailing 2-1, the Lady Blazers scored seven unanswered runs to bump ’Busco from the tournament.

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CCHS students take center stage

May 25, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City High School Class of 2011 can be very proud of their members as the number of awards received at the Honors Convocation Monday evening in the Newell Rice Auditorium was staggering.
The numerous awards and their respective winners follow:

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Phyllis Loughner, 87

May 25, 2011

Phyllis J. Loughner, 87, of Ligonier, passed away at 6:46 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2011 at Avalon Village Nursing Home in Ligonier. She was born Aug. 3, 1923 to Edgar and Mildred (Babcock) Martin in Elkhart County.
She is survived by a son, Steve Troup of Ward, Ark. and a sister, Juanita Haines.
She was laid to rest in Marion National Cemetery in Marion.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice. The Yeager Funeral Home in Ligonier is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.yeagerfuneralhome.com.

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