January 18th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Something old in Columbia City will have a new feel to it and could recharge memory banks for some in the community.
DeVol Field is having a baseball/softball diamond reconstructed with an estimated target for completion in the summer.
This is not the first time the field has been used for these sports in the townâ€™s history.
When Morsches Park was constructed, the fields down at DeVol fell out of use. There will only be one field there in 2013, as opposed to the multiple fields that were there in the past. The timing will be impeccable for the city.
Here are the sports headlines in Friday's Post & Mail:
Columbia City football in review, final part
Churubusco grapplers top Whitko, 57-19
Rosemarie C. (Magers) Wright, 91, a former resident of Churubusco and Fort Wayne, and widow of William C. Wright, passed away at 5:55 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.
Mrs. Wright was born in Fort Wayne on May 23, 1921, a daughter of Joseph I. and Elizabeth A. (Redinbaugh) Magers.
Surviving relatives include her two sons, a son-in-law, eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Churubusco with Father Jacob Gall, the celebrant.
Thomas E. Hesting, 69, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at his home.
Born Dec. 20, 1943, in Huntington, he was the son of Walter and Lucille Margaret (Bauer) Hesting.
Tom spent his lifetime in Nix Settlement, Tunker, Collins and has lived at his present home since 1979.
He graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1962. He also later in life took nursing courses at IPFW.
On Oct. 17, 1964, he married Sherry D. Parsons at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Willard, OH.
Here are the headlines in Friday's Post & Mail:
Whitley County defies trend, sees growth in 2012
City Heat and Lights prepare for 2013
WCCS may have technology changes on horizon
Devol Field revives baseball past
Marilyn E. Owen, 90, a resident of Churubusco and formerly of Green Township, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City.
She had been taken to the hospital from her home on Friday. Mrs. Owen was born in Churubusco on June 21, 1922, a daughter of Chester E. and Bertha (Richards) Tulley.
Surviving relatives include her two daughters, a brother, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Emma Grace Hindbaugh, 6, of Columbia City, passed away at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Born Dec. 13, 2006, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Cory Sean and Brittany Lynn (Waybright) Hindbaugh.
She attended kindergarten at Faith Christian Academy, Columbia City and loved doing crafts, painting and coloring.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Cromwell man who allegedly attempted to escape Whitley County Jail in December was back in court Monday.
Charles Norris, 29, was in Whitley County Circuit Court for probation violation. The charges against Norris for the alleged incident include attempted escape, a Class B felony, and intimidation with a deadly weapon, a Class C felony.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Work on Columbia Cityâ€™s Blue River Trail is so close to completion that residents may believe it is already finished.
However, Columbia City Park Director Mark Green said asphalt is still needed on parts of the bridge and along the trail.
â€śThey have been working on it for the past six weeks,â€ť Green said. â€śIt looks like itâ€™s done, but they have more to do in the spring.â€ť
Presently, construction is stalled until spring, but Green believes the project will be finished by the end of the school year.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After a dog-fighting ring was busted in December 2012, three animals are still being cared for by the Whitley County Humane Shelter.
In December, police found evidence of dog fighting in a Churubusco home. As 18 suspects were arrested, three dogs were found bloody from wounds that appeared to be as a result of fighting.
Whitley County Humane Society put out a plea for funds to help cover the specialized treatment the dogs would need, and monetary donations started coming in.
Medical care is important for the dogs, but treating physical injuries is just the beginning.