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May 3rd, 2012

POIGNANT JOURNEY: Morris attends Titanic ceremony

May 3, 2012

After spending two weeks in Belgium, Shriner Lake resident Gail Morris, returned home, bringing with her more information about her family as well as fond memories about the trip.
“It was a trip that I don’t know if you could repeat, and what I liked most about it was family,” said Morris. “I’ve traveled all over the world as a tourist, but when you can travel and be with family, it’s just so special.”

Eagle golf posts best score of the season

May 3, 2012

FORT WAYNE — Though Columbia City’s golf team didn’t win Tuesday night against undefeated Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Carroll, the Eagles posted their best score of the season. The Chargers won 151-166.

“It’s our best total of the year,” Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. “It was a good night for us at Autumn Ridge. We had a good showing."

Columbia City’s players hadn’t played the course in their varsity careers, and Thompson was impressed with their performance.

Max Dryer and Dustin Parrett of Columbia City each shot 41s.

Columbia City baseball controls DeKalb, 15-7

May 3, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City baseball team clobbered the DeKalb Barons Wednesday night, 15-7.

The Eagles now hold a record of 9-5 on the year, 1-2 in the Northeast Hoosier Conference.

Columbia City scored 15 runs on 18 hits to go with two errors. DeKalb scored seven runs with 11 hits and no errors.

Columbia City third baseman Jordan Bickle hit two doubles in the game, while designated hitter Austin McCormick and first baseman Connor Reed smacked one double each.

Left fielder Connor Slavich smashed a three-run home run, his second dinger on the season.

GAS PRICE VAULTS: Warm weather travelers must endure more high gas prices

May 3, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – It's summertime weather and motorists are traveling – and, you guessed it, gas prices spiked to $4 in Whitley County late Wednesday and overnight.

An exception was Valero in Columbia City, which was still pumping regular at $3.75 early Thursday.

Several stations in northwest Indiana are selling a gallon of unleaded well above $4. The highest is $4.29 in Highland and Merrillville.

The lowest unleaded gas in Indiana is $3.58 in Crawfordsville.

May 2nd

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER SLATED FOR THURSDAY

May 2, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The National Day of Prayer will be observed by the Whitley County Ministerial Association on Thursday with a prayer vigil at the Whitley County Courthouse Gazebo, on the northwest corner of the square in downtown Columbia City, from noon to 1 p.m.
Pastors from around the county will participate in leading in prayer for our country, elected officials and local agencies.
The public is invited to share in this important time of prayer and fellowship. For more information, call Harold Polk, WCMA secretary, at 248-2032.

CERTIFIED: CCHS recognized nationally

May 2, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School announced today it has received national certification for its Project Lead The Way program that has been offered since 2009. This is the second time the school has gone through the national certification process to validate its program. PLTW, a nonprofit organization and the nation’s leading provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education programs, offers a rigorous world-class curriculum that allows students to apply what they are learning in math and science class to real-life engineering and technology projects.

Dorothy Wade, 89

May 2, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Dorothy A. Wade, 89, of Noble Township, Noble County, joined her Lord at 5:14 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Linda, where she had been a resident for the past two years.
She was born Dec. 31, 1922, in Three Oaks, Mich., a daughter of Clarence and Zepha (Nicloy) Barnes.
After graduating from Three Oaks High School in 1940, she attended Spring Arber Junior College and graduated from Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in 1949.
She began her 37-year nursing career at Whitley County Memorial Hospital in 1950, retiring in 1987.

Nancy Heick, 73

May 2, 2012

LEBANON — Nancy C. (Steill) Heick, 73, died April 29, 2012, at her home in Lebanon.
She was born Aug. 10, 1938, to the late John and Edna (Schmidt) Steill.
On June 14, 1958, she was married to Earl J. “E.J.” Heick from Lafayette. He survives.

Gladys Bartling, 90

May 2, 2012

Gladys Mae (Londt) Clark Bartling, 90, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012, at Shell Pointe, Fort Myers, Fla.
Gladys was born July 10, 1921, in Columbia City.
She graduated from Larwill High School in 1939, and from Warsaw Beauty College. In 1943, she married Gale Clark of North Manchester while he was stationed in Miami.
They lived in Florida, California, New Mexico, Arkansas, and Indiana. Wherever he was stationed, she worked as a beautician.

More felony charges for man blamed in Sunday fatal crash

May 2, 2012

ROANOKE — Prosecutors in Whitley County have added additional charges to a man involved in a fatal car crash Sunday in southern Whitley County that killed a three-year old boy.

Police say Mya Tha Tun, 52, of Fort Wayne was intoxicated when the vehicle he was driving slammed into a van carrying a family of six.

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