May 29th, 2013
HUNTERTOWN â€” For the third year in a row, the Columbia City baseball team is sectional runner-up.
This year, the Eagles came closer to hoisting the sectional trophy than they have in either of the two previous years.
Columbia City lost to Carroll 6-3 Tuesday night in the sectional championship game.
It was the second game of the day for the Eagles, who earned their way into the finals after defeating Snider earlier that day 6-0 in the semifinals.
â€śTo have a showing like we did in our sectional, you canâ€™t really ask for a whole lot more,â€ť said Columbia City Head Coach Zac Bireley.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Delays in the game happen in commercial real estate as well as football, there just is not a penalty assessed.
Dunhamâ€™s Sports will open in Columbia City, just not on the original timetable.
It was announced in January that the Michigan-based sporting goods company would be coming to Columbia City to occupy the former Scottâ€™s building.
The projected opening was in late May or early June, but that has been pushed back.
Robert A. Fudge, 95, of Lake Township in Allen County, went peacefully on the morning of Monday, May 27, 2013, at the Hamilton House in Fort Wayne.
Mr. Fudge was born in Eel River Township Sept. 15, 1917, a son of Dean and Pearl (Arnold) Fudge. He graduated from Churubusco High School in 1935.
As a young man, he served during World War II in the U.S. Armyâ€™s 12th Armored Division, 714 Tank Battalion A Company, under General George Patton.
Nancy Jayne (Jagger) Nagi passed away April 29, 2013, at her home in Metolius, Ore. She had been battling cancer for more than a year and a half.
She was born Nov. 23, 1957, in Columbia City and attended grade school at Thorncreek School. Her family moved to Bakersfield, Calif. and where she attended and graduated from East High School.
She married Saleh Nagi April 24, 1981. They had three children together.
Nancy worked in nursing homes as an aide and then went into medical records.
(May 28, 2013) -- The Whitley County Emergency Management has declared a severe thunderstorm watch for Whitley County until 2 a.m.
DECATUR â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team saw its season come to an end in its sectional opener against Eastbrook Friday.
The Wildcats fell by a final score of 12-7.
Whitko dug a hole and could not get out of it. The Panthers jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning and did not relinquish the advantage.
â€śTheir leadoff guy reached on an error,â€ť Whitko Head Baseball Coach Erik Hisner said of the first inning. â€śThat kind of set the tone for the game.â€ť
Columbia City netter Celine Rongos is headed to the Indiana State Finals in LaPorte next week after winning her No. 1 singles match in the semistate at Culver Academies Saturday.
Rongos topped Morgan Smith, of Bremen, by a 6-4, 6-3 score. Smith was undefeated until she met Rongos. Last year, Smith made a run in the individual state tournament.
â€śI am very pleased with how Celine played tonight,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Kathleen Myers said.
â€śShe dug deep and came out with a win. Her hard work in the off-season is paying off.â€ť
FORT WAYNE â€” Sectional games for both Columbia Cityâ€™s and Churubuscoâ€™s baseball teams have been postponed.
Both Eagle teams were originally scheduled to play Monday, but were unable to get their games in due to rainy weather.
Columbia Cityâ€™s game has been rescheduled for today at 6:30 p.m. at Carroll High School.
As before, the Eagles will play Snider in the semifinals.
Churubuscoâ€™s sectional semifinal game against Adams Central has been rescheduled for today at 7:30 p.m. at Indiana Tech.
Though Mondayâ€™s Memorial Day parades in Columbia City and South Whitley were called off due to rain, a special service was held at the American Legion in Columbia City to honor fallen veterans.
Above, crosses and flags decorate the lawn in front of the Legion.
Joyce N. Gaff, 90, of Columbia City, passed away at 9:46 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
Born Aug. 4, 1922, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, she was the daughter of Nathaniel C. and Lillian A. (George) Newman.
She lived in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and then moved to Churubusco in 1944, and then to Florida in 1987.
In May 2006, she moved to her present home in Columbia City. She graduated from Patterson Collegiate Institute with a Senior Matriculation in Windsor in 1941.