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April 9th, 2012

TITANIC, 100 YEARS LATER: Local family to help mark anniversary

April 9, 2012

Editor’s Note: The following is the final segment of a three-part series on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and the impact the event is having today on a local family.
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COLUMBIA CITY — A century after Antoine Temmerman purchased a ticket for the ill-fated maiden voyage of the HMS Titanic, his granddaughter Gail Morris was sent an invitation.
The correspondence came a few weeks ago, inviting Morris to participate in the memorial activities on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic called “100 Years of Exhibition.”

LIFE AFTER THE SINKING: Grandfather of local woman fights in World War I

April 9, 2012

Editor’s Note: The following is the second of a three-part series on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and the impact the event is having today on a local family.
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COLUMBIA CITY — After Antoine Temmerman and Jean Scheerlink were reunited in Detroit, Scheerlink and the two other men who hid with him on the lifeboat, went to work laying brick sidewalks in Detroit.
Temmerman took a job with the Ford Motor Company, and was eventually transferred to Defiance, Ohio.
Scheerlink also began telling stories of his voyage on the Titanic.

Col. City softball begins season tonight

April 9, 2012

After a trip to semi-state last year, the Lady Eagle softball team is eager to kick off this season, hosting Marion tonight at Morsches Park at 5 p.m. Above, Columbia City celebrates after winning the regionals last year

Wildcats pummel Argos ... twice

April 9, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s baseball team only played 10 total innings in a double header in South Whitley Saturday.

The games weren’t cut short due to weather, but the Wildcats 10-run-ruled Argos in the fifth inning of both games, defeating the Dragons with crushing 22-2 and 14-0 wins.

Whitko’s Avery Robbins had 10 RBIs, four runs and three stolen bases in 10 innings.

Ethan Nicodemus also had a stand-out performance, pitching the first three innings of the opening game with four strikeouts and no runs. In the second game, he scored four runs, had four RBIs and three stolen bases.

Samuel Curry, 77

April 9, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Samuel Curry, 77, of rural South Whitley, died at 6:50 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at his home. He had been in failing health.
He was born July 5, 1934, in Bloomington, a son of Charles Wilber and Inez May (Burks) Curry.
He is survived by his wife, Julieta; two daughters, Tana Baker, Ellettsville, and Sabrina D. Faust, St. Johns, Fla.; four sons, Samuel J. Curry, Columbia City, Charles B. Curry, Andrews, John C, Curry, Florida, and Brandon Y. Curry, South Whitley; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

April 6th

Eagles fall to defending state champs

April 6, 2012

Churubusco’s baseball team traveled to Carroll and were beat 11-1 to the two-time defending state champion Chargers. Above, left-handed pitcher Jacob Howe pitched the last inning.

Solid Waste board updates frequency of collections

April 6, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Solid Waste Management Department has, for years, held a one-day event to collect waste and hazardous material from residents. That has changed to a much more frequent service.

“We want to provide a better service and make things more user friendly for the community,” said Director Jorrell Tucker.

TREE BOARD DEEPLY ROOTED: Two decades in area

April 6, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — According to the Columbia City Tree Board, it is estimated that a single mature tree can absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 48 pounds per year and release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support two human beings for that time.

Trees and shrubs are a very important part of the city, and contribute to the overall quality of life in the community. Leaves filter the air we breathe by removing dust and other particles. Trees can also absorb rainfall, helping to reduce the release of overflow sewage into the rivers during heavy rain.

REMEMBERING THE TITANIC: Local woman share's family's story

April 6, 2012


Editor’s Note: The following is the first of a three-part series on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and the impact that the event is having today on a local family.


COLUMBIA CITY — Holding back tears in her eyes, Gail Morris from Shriner Lake folded her hands together, sat back in her chair and turned her thoughts to the Titanic.

“When I think about the Titanic, I just thank God that my grandfather was not on it,” said Morris. “I feel very bad for everybody that was.”

Off to a 2-0 start

April 6, 2012

Columbia City’s baseball team started the season with two wins. Below, Jacob Johnson takes a swing at Concordia. The Eagles won 17-8 over the Cadets. Right, Connor Slavich prepares to pitch against Central Noble. Columbia City beat the Cougars 3-2. The Eagles are back in action Tuesday at North Side.















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