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Donald Reed, 91

December 6, 2010

Donald Laurel “Smiley” Reed, 91, of Columbia City, passed away at 12:20 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at The Oaks, Columbia City. Born Aug. 27, 1919 in Logansport, he was a son of Homer L. and Ruth (Twells) Reed.

Alecia Stine, 24

December 6, 2010

Alecia Louise Stine, 24, of rural Columbia City died at 12:07 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at her home.
She was born Aug. 25, 1986 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Shannon and Tammy (Stine) Leazier. Her formative years were spent in Washington Township. She attended Columbia City High School and later completed her G.E.D. She then completed a Certified Nurses Assistant program.
In addition to her CNA, she worked for various fast-food franchises in the area.

Augusta Carner, 85

December 6, 2010

Augusta Dujardin Carner, 85, passed away and now rests in the loving arms of our Lord Jesus. She was a daughter of Alberic and Irene Dujardin of Mishawaka. She married Gerald Edward Carner Sept. 17, 1949.
A lifelong Mishawaka resident before moving to Columbia City, she spent the past six years with her daughter, Denise (David) Heckman.
She was a loving and dedicated mother and there are no words to describe the love she had towards her family and all she knew.

All-state football season honored

December 6, 2010

   A good season doesn’t go unnoticed in Whitley County.
   One of the best combined seasons ever within the three area high schools hasn’t gone without recognition.
   A 30-6 mark from Columbia City, Churubusco and Whitko football squads made for an exciting season within the county lines.
   With so much success, state caliber players are sure to be included in the dozens of victories.

City stagnant in NHC debut

December 6, 2010

   COLUMBIA CITY — Saturday wasn’t the ideal way Columbia City (5-2) girls’ basketball wanted to start the Northeast Hoosier Conference.
   Hosting Carroll (3-4), the Lady Eagles saw a close contest get away from them in the second half. With neither team seeing more than a five-point lead all game, a 4-for-19 second half shooting slump by    Columbia City helped the Lady Chargers pick up a win on the road 52-46.

Wildcats open TRC with bang

December 6, 2010

   SOUTH WHITLEY — As any coach and its a whole other season within a season.
Conference play.
   Saturday marked the start of the new season for Whitko (3-4) girls’ basketball. If the Three Rivers Conference opener was any indication, the Lady Wildcats are on track for big things amongst the conference’s best.

December 3rd

Whitko takes home debut with physical win over Knights

December 4, 2010

   SOUTH WHITLEY — It takes two to tango but it also takes a pair of teams, wanting what only one can have, to add a little physicality.
   Most like to call it a knock down, drag out contest.
   Friday night’s Whitko (2-1) boys’ home opener was just that. The Wildcats were in search of their first win in the state of Indiana while Norwell (2-1) looked to remain perfect.
   Using a combined 40 points two of northeast Indiana’s top 10 scorers, Whitko muscled past the Knights 58-47.

Trio of Eagles help City rout Norsemen

December 4, 2010

   COLUMBIA CITY — Three Eagles flew above all others Friday night when Columbia City (2-1) boys’ basketball hosted Northfield (2-1).
   Led by sophomore Drew Benedict’s game-high 22 points, City post players Tyler Mosher and Daniel Woll added 14 points apiece in a breakaway 55-38 win over the Norsemen.
   A strong shooting night by Columbia City helped the Eagles out score Northfield in every quarter. In both halves, City shot over 50 percent going 20-for-35 for the game (57.1 percent).

DQ serves up training at local restaurant

December 3, 2010

The first Dairy Queen store opened in Joliet, Ill. in 1940. By 1947, 100 stores were in operation which mushroomed to 1,446 just three years later.
Today, the Dairy Queen system claims to be one of the largest fast food systems in the world with 5,900 restaurants in the United States, Canada and 20 foreign countries.

Michael Gingher, 67

December 3, 2010

Michael D. Gingher, 67, of Thorncreek Township, Whitley County, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at Glencrest Nursing & Rehab Center in Chicago where he was admitted Oct. 5 after an extended illness.
He was born March 23, 1943 in Fort Wayne, a son of Harold R. and Sarah A. (Arnold) Gingher. He lived throughout the United States while his father was stationed in the United States Marine Corps. He graduated from Quantico High School.
He served in the United States Marine Corps for 31 years, retiring in 1991.
He also retired from General Electric with 31 years of service.

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