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September 3rd, 2013

Murray Graves, 63

September 3, 2013

Murray Michael Graves, 63, of Claypool, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at 9:01 p.m. at Parkview North Hospital of Fort Wayne.
He was born Feb. 3, 1950, in Fort Wayne, to Murray E. and Mary E. (Sheets) Graves.
He was raised in Larwill, and graduated from Larwill High School in 1968 where he was an outstanding basketball player. He began working for R.R. Donnelley and Sons in June of 1968 and retired in February of 2012 after 44 years of service. He loved NASCAR, coaching and watching his son Chad in baseball.

JoAnn Paulus, 85

September 3, 2013

JoAnn M. Paulus, 85, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Parkview Oaks, Columbia City.
Born March 27, 1928, in Whitley County, she was the daughter of Oren E. and Fern (Kyler) Sroufe.
She lived in Whitley County her entire life. She graduated from Larwill High School with the Class of 1947.
On Oct. 2, 1988, she married Leon Paulus at Merriam Christian Chapel. She worked for Whitley Products for more than 20 years and Essex for 15 years.

Gregory McKinley, 57

September 3, 2013

Gregory Wayne McKinley, 57, of Peru and a former Columbia City resident passed away at 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born Nov. 30, 1955, in Winchester, he was the son of James Melvin and Vonne Ann (Hoover) McKinley.
He was raised in Columbia City and graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1974.

Jack Fletcher, 62

September 3, 2013

Jack Julian Fletcher, 62, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at his farm.
Born July 19, 1951, in Columbia City, he was the son of George M. Fletcher and Mary (Anderson) Fletcher.
He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1969. He was a livestock and grain farmer. He was a member of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Columbia City and Francis Slocum Trail Riders.

Dolores Metzger, 82

September 3, 2013

Dolores Jean Metzger, 82, Noblesville, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at Maple Park Village in Westfield, following a long battle with kidney failure.
She was born to Arthur and Luella (Kislia) Rondeau on Oct. 2, 1930, in Janesville, Wisc.
After graduating in 1949 from Columbia City Joint High School in Columbia City, Dolores worked at United Telephone Company of Columbia City as a switchboard operator.
She married Marvin Metzger on Oct. 7, 1950, in Columbia City. She was a homemaker and was very active in Happy Homemakers Club of Thorncreek in Columbia City.

Terry Marshall Sr., 75

September 3, 2013

Terry Quinn Marshall Sr., 75, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:55 a.m. Saturday Aug. 17, 2013, at his residence.
Born Aug. 30, 1937, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Overton Quinn Marshall and Evelyn Margurite (Huegenard)Murray.
He graduated from North Side High School with the Class of 1957.

J. Richard Cira, 83

September 3, 2013

J. Richard “Dick” Cira, 83, of Columbia City, passed away at his residence with his loving family surrounding him at 4:35 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.
He was born Jan. 8, 1930, in South Bend, the son of Don L. and Alice Marie (Hickling) Cira.
He was raised in South Bend and graduated from South Bend Riley High School with the Class of 1948. He then graduated from Hanover College, Hanover, with a Bachelor of Science in Education and received his Masters Degree at Ball State and St. Francis Universities in Guidance and Administration.

Eagles off to perfect start

September 3, 2013

Churubusco’s football team is off to a 2-0 start this season.

Pictured, Eagle senior Cody Conwell (33) delivers a stiff arm against Central Noble last Friday.

Conwell has rushed for more than 300 yards in the team’s first two games.

Churubusco will play at Prairie Heights this Friday to attempt to move to 3-0.

Col. City 20, Whitko 12

September 3, 2013

Columbia City quarterback Brock Snouffer breaks into the open with Whitko’s Draven Ivy (23) defending.

Columbia City’s junior varsity football team defeated Whitko’s JV squad Saturday by a final score of 20-12.

Whitko netters go 0-4 at tourney

September 3, 2013

TOPEKA — Whitko’s volleyball team posted a record of 0-4 at the Westview Tournament Saturday.

The Lady Wildcats opened with a loss to Angola in straight sets. The team pushed Central Noble to three sets before losing.

Whitney Hobbs had 23 kills and 19 blocks in the four matches. Elane Warner had 57 assists, seven aces and 21 digs.

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