September 10th, 2010
Dr. Richard Lewis Osberg, Sr., 83 of Fort Myers, Fla. passed away Friday, Sept. 3, 2010.
He was born on June 17, 1927 in Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Ill. to Emil Arthur and Ellen Marie Osberg. He attended grade school and high school on the North West side of Chicago. He received his B.A. at Huntington University in Huntington, his Master of Arts from Trinity University in Deerfield, Ill. and his Doctorate from Ball State in Muncie.
For just about as long as she can remember, Connie Myers wanted to be a basketball player.
“You know how when you’re a kid and you pray silly little prayers? I remember laying in my bunk at night and praying that someday I’d make the (basketball) team.”
Not only did she make the team, but she helped her team reach the pinnacle of both the high school and college game and now has been recognized by readers of The Post & Mail as the female athlete of the decade.
If Leah Eber wanted to, she could look down her nose at a lot of her fellow competitors.
She’s got the hardware and the records to back it up: A four-time sectional champion in three different events and 10 first-team, all-conference awards in track.
But she’s not that kind of person. And it’s her attitude as well as her abilities that helped readers choose Eber as the No. 2 female athlete of the decade.
COLUMBIA CITY — The measure of a good team is not only their won-loss record, but also how they respond under the pressure of close contests.
The Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball team got its share of pressure Thursday night when it played host to the Huntington North Lady Vikings.
WATERLOO — In the pursuit of perfection it takes two in the case of Columbia City boys’ tennis.
Going into Thursday’s match at DeKalb, two positions stood at 11-0 for the Eagles. It took a tandem of two players, in their first season playing together, to get a 10th win on the season for Columbia City beating the Barons 5-0.
SOUTH WHITLEY -- Thursday night’s away game was expected to be an easy win for the Manchester Squires.
After a blow out game earlier this season, the Squires traveled into South Whitley and anticipated the same outcome.
But Whitko had no part of that. The Lady Wildcats were not going down without a fight but lost in four games 3-1.
After quick losses in the first two games, it appeared the Squires were about to mirror their previous encounter.
In an effort to determine how contaminated former industrial and business sites are in Whitley County, the county commissioners have agreed to be part of a regional effort to get a collective $1 million in federal funds for seven area counties.
The county will be part of Region III-A’s collaborative efforts to get a collective $1 million U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the 10 counties in and around Region III-A, a regional planning commission and economic development district.
In an effort to speed the process for tax abatement requests in Whitley County, the county council approved Wednesday making any eligible land in the county an economic revitalization area.
“Other counties in the region have taken a similar step,” said Alan Tió, president of the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation.
They were known to voters as “hands down, the most exciting team of the decade.”
It’s the team that made “this community become ‘Hoosiers.’”
The Post & Mail readers spoke. The 2004 state finalist Columbia City boys’ basketball team is “definitely the best team of the decade.”
Coming up on a seventh season since the faithful run to the state finals, the feeling remains the same in Columbia City.
“A season to remember,” one voter said in The Post & Mail’s best of the decade contest.
Voted second in the best team of the decade, the 2005-2006 Columbia City Eagle wrestling team had big shoes to fill. The previous two teams had set high standards with both of them reaching the IHSAA team state finals and finishing in the top four each year.
The 2006 team lived up to those expectations returning the Eagles to the team state finals for a top four finish for a third consecutive season.