August 24th, 2010
Columbia City's Samara Qureshi (4) sets up a hit for Paige Moore (11) during the first game of the Lady Eagles home match against Garrett Tuesday. Qureshi led City in digs, blocks and assists on the night. Garrett swept three games from Columbia City winning 25-16, 25-15, 25-17.
SOUTH WHITLEY – Sometimes when matches are lopsided the difficulty comes in playing to ones potential, and maintaining focus whether on the winning or losing side of those scores.
That was the challenge facing both Columbia City and Whitko tennis teams when the two Whitley County rivals squared off Monday on the Whitko courts. A veteran Columbia City team took a 5-0 win over the Wildcats, limiting the hosts to five games total.
COLUMBIA CITY — Soccer is a sport of sudden changes. Despite being 80 minutes long, for 62 minutes two teams battled in a scoreless affair Monday at Max Gandy Athletic Field.
After countless attacks and numerous saves on both ends of the field, a deadlocked game at halftime seems to be building for a climatic ending.
COLUMBIA CITY — Putting is the ultimate test of any golfer’s game. It can make a bad tee shot be forgotten when a long putt is sunk or it can turn against you making a great start turn into a snowman on the scorecard.
Monday, Columbia City girls’ golf had just enough putts to post its fifth consecutive dual match score under 200 as a team.
In the process, the Lady Eagles matched their own win total from a year ago beating North Side on the back nine at Eagle Glen Golf Course 198-260.
Linda Ramsey of Columbia City lost her 28-year-old daughter less than a month ago, and as hard as it is, she says sheâ€™s talking about it â€” albeit with teary eyes â€” to just about anyone who will listen.
Her daughter, Lilly Helsley, of Middletown, died July 30 after smoking K2 for the first time.
Responders found a package of the substance commonly considered to be synthetic marijuana at her home, and her family discovered text messages sheâ€™d sent to her friends that day proclaiming that K2 was â€śjust as good as weed.â€ť
If youâ€™re looking for family entertainment this weekend, travel no farther than Larwill.
The 156th annual Squawbuck Days festival kicks off Friday night, but the bulk of the activities take place Saturday.
Squawbuck is the name that early settlers used when referring to Chief Mes-qua-buck, a Potawatomi Indian whose village and home was near Oswego, located in what is now Kosciusko County, according to the Squawbuck Days guide.
Now the festival named in his honor is used to help give residents a chance to renew old acquaintances and enjoy Larwillâ€™s past and present.
A Whitley County teenager had his first court appearance Monday as an adult after he was waived from juvenile court to answer charges that he and another teen allegedly broke into several homes, including one where they were armed with guns.
Seventeen-year-old Luke Cabiya is charged with a class B felony burglary, class D felonies of theft and possession of stolen property, and a class A misdemeanor charge of possession of a handgun without a permit.
In the summer of 2009, a group of Hoosiers concerned about the time zone in which Indiana was placed began a push to get the state on Central Time.
Since then, the momentum has continued to grow and in next yearâ€™s legislative session, a State Representative will introduce a resolution to have the state on Central Time.
In the meantime, the Central Time Coalition sent resolutions to Indianaâ€™s public schools to see if they would endorse the groupâ€™s efforts.
Mildred â€śMillieâ€ť Earlene Bradbury, 55, of Columbia City, passed away at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 at her residence. Born June 16, 1955 in Columbia City, she was a daughter of Earl Jay Graves and Barbara Lou (Herron) Sanderson.
She was a lifetime resident of Columbia City and graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1973. On Dec. 12, 1986 she married John Wayne Bradbury at Etna United Methodist Church. She worked at Group Dekko, Inc., North Webster for 36 years as a server/operator. Her hobbies were crocheting, camping and horseback riding.
Due to injuries she sustained in an ATV accident, Deanna Marie Wagner, 37, of Columbia City, passed away at 6:34 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010 at Monroe Hospital, Bloomington. Born Aug. 12, 1973 in Auburn, she was a daughter of Fredrick J. and Sherry Lindell (Williams) Harroff.
She attended Columbia City High School and Cornerstone Christian Schools. Raised in Churubusco and a current Whitley County resident, she was a homemaker.