September 13th, 2010
Irene R. Rust, 85, of Fort Wayne passed away Sept. 11, 2010.Â She was born Sept. 15, 1924 to the late Charley and Hazel (Dennis) Robison.Â She retired from Sears after 25 years of service.Â She was a member of the Nine Mile United Methodist Church, Allen Co. Farm Bureau, and Allen Co. Extension Home Maker Club.Â She enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening, and reading.Â
Surviving family include her children, Gale (Martha) Rust of Roanoke, James (Teresa) Rust of Whitley Co., Nancy (Rick) Bodeker of Avilla, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.Â
David Henry Hawn, 71, of Columbia City, passed away suddenly at 3:20 p.m. at his residence Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. Born July 28, 1939 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Charles A. and Florence A. (Sievers) Hawn.
AKRON — Two races, two winners Saturday and both were from Whitley County.
Whether it was in the boys’ or girls’ race at the Tippecanoe Valley Invitational, you saw a county team filling the top spot and several places behind it.
No runner or team outside of Whitley County got to experience a win Saturday. Behind an individual first-place win in the boys’ race by Trapper Mize, Whitko used four runners in the top 10 to beat out second-place Rochester 79-34.
A drizzly morning didn’t deter the more than 200 competitors who turned out Saturday morning at Chain ’O Lakes State Park for Columbia City S.W.A.T.’s first-ever triathlon. Pictured above, contestants make their way through the park during the bicycle portion of the event. Post & Mail photo / Chris Meyers
COLUMBIA CITY — One of the goals for the Columbia City Lady Eagle golf team in Saturday’s Northeast Hoosier Conference tournament was to improve on its regular season placing in the conference.
The Eagles accomplished that goal recording a 402 team total on the Eagle Glen links, good enough for a fifth-place tie with Norwell.
“We finished tied with Norwell for fifth-place in the conference, which was good for us since we finished seventh in the regular season,” said Eagle coach Jim Thompson.
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A prominent display of patriotism could be found Saturday at Paige’s Crossing as the Union Township Fire Department hosted a fundraiser. Several local and area departments attended the event. They lined the entrance drive with nearly a dozen fire trucks, lights flashing, as an aerial unit from Aboite Township proudly flew a large American flag over the entrance. It was one of many area and national tributes on the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.
“Any individual award you get, I’m convinced, is a by-product of how successful your team was.”
Humbled is what Marcus Moore was after being told he was selected by The Post & Mail readers as male athlete of the decade.
The former Columbia City boys’ basketball star, better known as one-half of the Moore twins, just saw himself as another piece to the puzzle that was a huge success for Columbia City athletics.
He’s the one and only at Columbia City High School. Not the talented teammates around him nor the names that join him on the top 10 career scoring list can say what he can.
Indiana All-Star Doug Sheckler.
One of the many elements of a 2004 state finalist team in boys’ basketball, Sheckler was the go-to scoring threat for the Eagles in their pursuit of a state title.
COLUMBIA CITY — From start to finish, the Columbia City versus Homestead football game certainly gave the capacity crowd their money’s worth.