April 20th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Thelma Millie Pettigrew, 97, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at her home.
Born Jan. 24, 1915, in New Haven, she was the daughter of Harry J. and Bessie Artola (Bauserman) Smith.
She attended New Haven Elementary, Arcola High School and completed her education at Cass Tech in Detroit.
She also attended night school at Dency & Warren Community College. She lived in New Haven through grade school and, for a short time, in Michigan.
Verba Mae Wilson, 73, a resident of Eel River Township in Allen County died at 5:43 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
She was born in Seward, Neb. on March 9, 1939, a daughter of Earl W. and Esther E. (Eicher) Stutzman.
On Nov. 18, 1957, she married Lyle G. Wilson, who survives.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śThe world is filled with darkness but we can light the way,â€ś said Pat Mossburg, director of the Salvation Army in Whitley County Monday.
More than 100 people attended the solemn occasion at the fifth annual Light the Way to Child Abuse Prevention and Education hour at First Church of God in Columbia City.
â€śThis is an evening of remembrance of children lost to abuse, neglect and human trafficking...but also a night of hope that through awareness we can make a difference in a childâ€™s life,â€ť said Mossburg.
She added her goal is to never have to do this seminar again.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churu-buscoâ€™s baseball team picked up its second win in a row Thursday night, hosting West Noble.
The Eagles won 9-2.
The game stayed competitive through the third inning with Churubusco winning by a slim 4-2 margin.
The Eagles tore the game open in the sixth, scoring four runs to seal the deal on the Chargers.
Picking up runs for â€™Busco were, Alan Meeks (2), Hayden Kilgore (2), Kody Poyser, Adam Boggess, Brent Simmons, Logan Harris and Cody Schaefer.
CHURUBUSCO Ââ€” There are ugly wins, and there are lucky wins. The Churubusco Lady Eaglesâ€™ win over visiting Northeast Corner Conference foe West Noble was neither lucky nor ugly.
â€™Busco used solid pitching and an aggressive offense which ground out 14 hits against two West Noble pitchers to come up with an 11-1 win in the game that ended in the fifth via the 10-run mercy rule.
Churubusco jumped on the Lady Chargers in the bottom of the first inning, pushing across two runs.
Col. City softball beats Bishop Luers
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s softball team pummelled Bishop Luers Thursday, 17-3.
The Lady Eagles improved their record to 4-3 after scoring 17 runs in the last two innings to beat the Lady Knights with the 10-run-rule.
Luers scored two runs in the first inning while Columbia City stayed scoreless until the third, when the Lady Eagles racked up eight runs. They carried the momentum through the fourth, scoring nine to end the game early.
Allie Vodde had a singe, double and triple for four RBIs.
HUNTINGTON â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls track team defeated Huntington North Thursday, 73-59.
Lady Eagle Head Coach Bob Fahl is happy with the teamâ€™s performance in the last week.
â€śThis has been the third quality meet in six days for the girls,â€ť Fahl said. â€śEach meet has gotten better. There were many personal bests and season bests. â€śTo be able to beat Huntington by 14 points says so much for the efforts and fortitude these girls are showing right now.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Though Columbia Cityâ€™s golf team faced its fourth loss of the season, the Eagles recorded their best overall score of the season Thursday night at Eagle Glen against Canterbury.
Columbia City lost 160-172 to the Cavaliers, but the score of 172 was encouraging, according to Eagle Head Coach Andrew Thompson.
The season-best score came amidst three Eagle linksters shooting over eight strokes on the ninth hole.
Lunch and learn session April 20
INDIANAPOLIS â€” The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced this week that Ind. 114 is scheduled to be closed Tuesday, weather permitting, to accommodate replacement of the bridge over the west fork of Clear Creek, between CR 200 W. and South Washington Road, approximately 12 miles east of North Manchester.
The official detour is from Ind. 5 to Ind. 14 to Ind. 9.
The bridge requires rehabilitation for continued safety to the traveling public, according to INDOT.Â
Work is scheduled to be complete by the end of August.Â