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January 19th, 2012

NHC stand-out Carroll defeats Col. City

January 19, 2012

HUNTERTOWN — Car-roll, which lost narrowly to Homestead recently in the Northeast Hoosier Conference meet, defeated both Columbia City’s boys and girls swim teams Tuesday night.

The Eagle boys lost 182-111 and the girls were defeated 196-89.
The Chargers won every event but three, the boys 50 and 100-yard freestyle and the girls 50 free.

Cole Smith, who won the conference meet in the 50-yard free, won by two seconds over his closest opponent. Smith also took the 100 free by over a second.

Garrett downs Columbia City, 42-27

January 19, 2012

GARRETT — Garrett Railroaders wrestling celebrated senior night Wednesday with a victory over visiting Columbia City, 42-27.

“I was proud of the guys. I thought they really wrestled well,” Columbia City Head Coach Blane Culp said.

A Garrett forfeit at 182 pounds gave the Eagles a 6-0 advantage to start the match.The first action on the mat was the 195-pound weight class, with Russell Hazelet facing Railroader Austin Gibson. Hazelet took it to all three periods before losing by a score of 17-3, cutting the Eagles’ lead to 6-4.

SNOWY SHOWERS COMING: Meager snowfall accumulation, but blustery winds

January 19, 2012

Blustery winds will blow through Whitley County during the next 24 hours, ushering in snow showers with accumulation possible in the one to two inch range.

Click on the weather forecast icon at top right for the official forecast.

January 18th

FIRE SAFETY: Fireman teaches the basics to SWES youngsters

January 18, 2012

SOUTH WHITELY – For a quarter of a century, Capt. Dave Meadows has been fighting fires for the City of Fort Wayne. For most of those years he has visited South Whitley Elementary School to teach children fire safety with Cleveland Township firemen.
The South Whitley native works in the Safety Education Division of the Fort Wayne Fire Department and recently brought his dog “Shadow” as part of his class demonstration.
“I rescued him. He is a Shepherd Labrador mix and he’s a certified therapy dog,” said Capt. Meadows.

PATRIOTS PROTEST: Group takes exception to Chief Justice visit

January 18, 2012

Ingrid Coyle, of the Whitley County Patriots, holds up a sign which calls for voters to vote against the retention of Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven David in November. The Patriots on Tuesday were protesting the judge, who spoke at the Eagle’s Nest in Columbia City. The group’s issue with David involves court decisions pertaining to what they claim are violations of personal liberties.

HAVE A HEART: Plan to give the gift of life in February – blood drives scheduled

January 18, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Every day, hospital patients depend on steady and consistent blood donations from volunteer donors for the blood they may need for ongoing and emergency medical care.
And with February being American Heart Month, it’s a great time to put your heart into a worthwhile cause: helping to build the nation’s blood supply through your American Red Cross.

Upcoming local
blood drives include:

Marjorie Judd, 79

January 18, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Marjorie M. Judd, 79, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:13 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born March 15, 1932, in Noble County, she was the daughter of Chris H. and Dorothy B. (Ringler) Lehman.
She lived in Noble County until the age of nine, moving with her family to Whitley County where she attended Columbia City High School.
On July 16, 1949, she married Dale E. Judd in Columbia City.

Lawrence Schwartz, 85

January 18, 2012

Lawrence Richard “Dick” Schwartz, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Riverbend Health Care.
He was born March 5, 1926, in Fort Wayne to the late James and Estella (Myer) Schwartz.
Mr. Schwartz retired from Phelps Dodge as superintendent of maintenance in 1985.
He was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, American Legion #241, and the VFW after serving in the Army during World War II.

Nellie Boyer, 95

January 18, 2012

Nellie R. Boyer, 95, of Little Cedar Lake, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at her home.
She was born July 26, 1916, in Huntington County, a daughter of Frank and Grace (Plasterer) Pasko.
Her formative years were spent in Union Township, Huntington County. She graduated from Union Township High School.
On Nov. 9, 1935, she was united in marriage to Roger B. Boyer. They made their home on the Eckman Farm in Rock Creek Township, Huntington County until 1945 when they moved to a farm in Lancaster Township.

Richard Mitchell, 81

January 18, 2012

Richard D. “Dick” Mitchell, 81, of Warsaw, died at 8:10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 8, 1930, in El Paso, Texas to Oda E. & Zola Iva (Reeg) Mitchell.
He was a U.S. Marine veteran and was married Feb. 14, 1981, in Warsaw to Sue Ann (Donnelly) Ray who survives.

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