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January 11th, 2012

’Busco boys win, girls lose to Angola in opening round of NECC tourney

January 11, 2012

ANGOLA — Churubusco traveled to Angola Tuesday night and beat the Hornets 44-32 in the first round of the Northeast Hoosier Conference Tournament.

Three Eagle hoopsters scored in double digits; Chris Jones had 12, Josh LeFever chipped in 11 and Tyler Arrowsmith tallied 10. The three combined for 33 of ’Busco’s 11 points.

With a close 8-7 score in favor of Churubusco at the end of the first quarter, the Eagles pulled away at the half, outscoring the Hornets 12-4. ’Busco added to its 20-11 score at halftime with an 8-5 advantage in the third quarter.

January 10th

Columbia City hangs on for win

January 11, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Lady Eagles came out victorious Tuesday, hosting the Wawasee hoops team and winning 55-46.
Columbia City jumped out to an early 4-0 lead on the heels of a Kalisha Goree jumper and an Emily Whiteleather put-back from an offensive board.
The Lady Warriors bounced back with a trey from Kilee Knafel, one of her five 3-pointers on the evening.
Wawasee scored again to take a 5-4 lead.
Whitleather converted on an assist from Goree, who followed the helper with a jump shot to give the Lady Eagles an 8-5 lead before Macie Hinen added another two points.

A.D. RECOGNIZED: Penrod honored nationally

January 11, 2012

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COLUMBIA CITY — The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) awards NFHS Citations to one athletic director from each of the eight regions the country is divided into.

Last month at the National Athletic Director’s Conference in Indianapolis, Columbia City High School Athletic Director Geoff Penrod received just such a citation for Region IV.

January 10th

CCPD'S TOP COPS — Recently-appointed police chief and staff get down to business

January 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Police Department’s Tim Longenbaugh moved from the detective’s office to the chief’s office last week, after Mayor Ryan Daniel chose him as the city’s new police chief.

Shortly after he learned of his new position, Longenbaugh named fellow detective Tony Hively as his Captain. Hively and Longenbaugh have been working together as detectives for Columbia City since 2002, and will now be working together to manage the CCPD.

The pair has investigated a bank robbery, numerous armed robberies, death investigations and child molesting cases.

Smith takes 1st team All-NHC

January 10, 2012

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City swim senior Cole Smith won the 50-yard freestyle race Saturday, meriting a spot on the Northeast Hoosier Conference 1st team.

Smith finished with a 22:23 time, .12 seconds faster than his nearest opponent, from Bellmont.

Fellow boys teammate Tucker Daniel was also recognized by the NHC Saturday, making the Honorable Mention All-NHC team. Daniel placed eighth in both the 200 and 500-yard free events. He also competed with the 200 and 400-yard freestyle relay teams, which both placed fourth.

THEFT: Former township treasurer in court

January 10, 2012

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COLUMBIA CITY – Larwill resident and former treasurer of the Union Township Fire Department Nichole Potts was in court Monday to face charges of theft, stemming from allegations that she took an estimated $28,000 from the department.

According to Fire Chief Chad Radke, Potts took over the duties of treasurer in June of 2011, when the then treasurer moved out of township.

Part of her duties were to give a monthly expense report, which Radke said were only bank totals with no beginning balances or itemized statements.

Martha Johnson, 83

January 9, 2012

ALBION — Martha Jane Johnson, 83, a resident of rural Albion and widow of Roderick C. Johnson, passed away Sunday afternoon, Jan. 9, 2012, at the home of her son in Green Township.
Although she had been in declining health, her death was unexpected.
Mrs. Johnson was born in Green Township, Noble County, on Aug. 17, 1928, a daughter of Samuel “Archie” and Clara L. (Ott) Friskney. She spent her formative years on the family farm there, and graduated from Albion High School

Bonnie Moberly, 81

January 9, 2012

Bonnie L. Moberly, 81, of Larwill, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at The Oaks, Columbia City.
Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late James and Rilla Boyer.
She is survived by her loving family members and many loving friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William G. Moberly in 2003.
Graveside service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, 1109 Hartzell Rd., New Haven.
Pastor Duane Kline will officiate. In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials are to the American Heart Association or Cancer services of Northeast Indiana.

NO SMOKING GUN NECESSARY: Murder definitions vary state to state

January 9, 2012

When Ralph D. Hardiek was killed Dec. 15 in a hail of gunfire from law enforcement officers, his partner, Julie Marie King, 33 was also hit and injured by the flying lead.
Late last week, DeKalb County prosecutors decided that while King did not shoot Hardiek, much less fire the fatal bullet that killed him, she was ultimately responsible for his death.

Lana McCoy, 65

January 9, 2012

Lana Lynette McCoy, 65, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:01 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
She was born Jan. 7, 1947, in Fort Wayne, the daughter of William O. and Wilma J. (Roose) Harris.
Lana has spent her entire lifetime in Whitley County and graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 1965.
She then received an associate degree from Fort Wayne Beauty College.
Her first marriage was to Larry Dean Wolfe in 1965 and her second marriage was to Jesse N. McCoy on March 27, 2000 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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