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September 14th, 2011

Pierceton couple busted for meth

September 14, 2011

PIERCETON — A Pierceton couple was arrested Monday by officials with the Kosciusko County Drug Task Force on drug-related charges as well as a firearms violation.
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Norman Franklin, 73

September 14, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Norman L. Franklin Sr., 73, of Columbia City, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 at his home. He had been in failing health.
He was born March 25, 1938 in Miamisburg, Ohio, a son of Henry and Loraine (Middleton) Franklin.
His formative years were spent in Middletown, Ohio, where he graduated from high school.
He received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne.
A U.S. Navy veteran, he retired from ITT Aerospace in 1994 with 34 years of service.

Larry Klein, 72

September 14, 2011

Larry J. Klein, 72, of Columbia City, passed away Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
Born June 7, 1939 in Fort Wayne, he was owner of Klein’s Decorating for more than 20 years.
His passion was fishing and golfing.
He is survived by two sons, Timothy (Lisa) Klein and Todd Klein, both of Fort Wayne; granddaughter Taylor Klein of Fort Wayne; brother, Lee (Pat) Klein, of Warsaw and sister-in-law, Kathy Klein, of Columbia City.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kaye Klein, in 1989, brother, Lloyd Klein, in 2009 and parents, Arthur and Sevilla Klein.

Leeuw takes 2nd team all-conference at Dekalb

September 14, 2011

DEKALB — Though the Lady Eagle golf team didn’t fare well in the Northeast Hoosier Conference Saturday in DeKalb, Columbia City’s Jackie Leeuw took 2nd team all-conference.
Leeuw was the only Lady Eagle to shoot below 100, posting a 96 on the Par 72 course, Bridgewater West.

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’Cats, Col. City win at Tippecanoe Valley

September 14, 2011

AKRON — Both Columbia City and Whitko fared well Saturday morning at the Tippecanoe Valley Invitational with first place finishes.
The Lady Eagles placed won against nine teams and the Wildcats were victorious in their third straight Valley Invite, both in lopsided wins.
The ’Cats were 32 points ahead of their closest opponent, Northfield and 247 points ahead of last place, Tippecanoe Valley.
Columbia City had 35 points, with Bremen coming in second at 83. The Lady Eagles were 207 points ahead of last place Caston.

Whitko shuts out Manchester at Ball State

September 14, 2011

MUNCIE — Not many high school athletes get the opportunity to play on a NCAA Division I football field.
Whitko’s Wildcats, along with the rest of the Three Rivers Conference, got the opportunity to travel to Muncie Saturday and play on Ball State’s field.
The ’Cats shutout Manchester 34-0, in what was supposed to be Whitko’s first home game.

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Lady Eagles beat NHC foe Bulldogs

September 14, 2011

NEW HAVEN – Columbia City girls’ soccer won another Northeast Hoosier Conference match on the road, this time against New Haven, 4-2.
The Lady Eagles broke .500 in the NHC with a 3-2 record after Monday’s game.
The Bulldogs drew first blood when Breanna Wurm scored a goal just 1:30 into the game.
Columbia City followed by scoring three consecutive goals to take a 3-1 lead. First was Katie Salliant, followed by a pair of goals from senior Sarah Opliger.

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’Cats show improvement, but fall to Central Noble

September 14, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s tennis team fell to Central Noble Monday night, 5-0.
Though the Wildcats remain winless, Whitko Head Coach Kory Mettler said the team hasn’t given up.
“They keep playing hard and I’m really proud of them,” Mettler said. “Even though we got beat 5-0, nobody quit.”
The No. 2 doubles match was the most competitive, going to three sets. Blake Castle and Seth Patrick lost the first set 6-4, won the second 6-1 and fell 6-3 in the final set.

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Second half comeback gives Eagles win over New Haven

September 14, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – It may have taken a second half comeback and an overtime to take the lead, but the Columbia City Eagle boys’ soccer team used increased second half pressure to accomplish both to take a 2-1 Northeast Hoosier Conference win over the visiting New Haven Bulldogs Monday night at Max Gandy Athletic Field.
For a great deal of the first half, the ball was played in the Eagle end of the field with the Bulldogs notching the first goal of the contest when the Eagles misplayed a ball that left it in front of the Columbia City net.

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Player of the Week — Jason Nicodemus

September 14, 2011

Churubusco’s Jason Nicodemus led the Eagles to four straight wins with standout contributions in each game.

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