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May 23rd, 2011

Canterbury closes door on Lady Eagles

May 23, 2011

   FORT WAYNE — The ending wasn’t ideal to one of the best seasons Columbia City girls’ tennis has ever had.
   Friday, the Lady Eagles saw a 5-0 loss end a 13-win season in the semifinal round of the Homestead sectional to No. 25 state ranked Fort Wayne Canterbury.

 

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Runners fill Tinkham’s Trail

May 23, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — In almost perfect weather Saturday, 57 runners competed in Tinkham’s Trail Run at Camp Whitley.
The overall male and female winners managed to keep the hardware in the family.
The overall male winner was Homestead High School freshman Sam Moore while the overall female winner was his sister, Abby Moore. Sam finished the tough 5K course in 20:54. Abby covered the course in 25:56.

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’Busco’s Ryan Mayer earns All-NECC

May 23, 2011

   KENDALLVILLE — Churubusco boys’ golf traveled to Noble Hawk Golf Links in Kendallville for the North East Corner Conference meet Saturday.
   The Eagles came away with a member of the All-NECC team with Ryan Mayer’s round of 79.

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Cross Creek hails City sixth in NHC

May 23, 2011

   DECATUR — Five strokes separated four at the top of Saturday’s Northeast Hoosier Conference boys’ golf meet at Cross Creek Golf Course.
   While Columbia City was not one of them, the Eagles were led by Dustin Parrett’s 85 to place sixth overall at 344.
   DeKalb came away from a tight race for the conference crown shooting 313 and edging Homestead by two strokes.

May 20th

Mary J. Wells, 86

May 20, 2011

Mary J. Wells, 86, of Columbia City, passed away at 9:45 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2011 at her residence.
Born Nov. 30, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Grace (DeGroot) Lewellen.
Survivors include her husband, William E. Wells; daughters, Lynn Miller, Dee Richhart and Vicky Stanley; and sons, Stephan Wells and Timothy Wells.
Service is 11 a.m. Saturday at C.M. Sloan & Sons, 1327 Wells St., Fort Wayne with calling one hour prior. Denny Coppens officiating. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial in Fairview Cemetery.

Marjorie Chidester, 85

May 20, 2011

Marjorie J. “Marge” Chidester, formerly of Fort Wayne, and currently a resident of Sarasota, Fla., died Thursday, May 12, 2011. Born July 23, 1925, she was a daughter of Charles V. and Carrie E. (Gallogly) David and a widow of John Chidester.
Survivors include a son, Dean J. Chidester.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 6700 Covington Rd., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Pastor John Gardner of Plymouth Congregational Church of Christ officiating.

‘Ceme-tourism’ comes to area

May 20, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — It’s a club where everyone is related, if you dig back far enough.
Members and guests at the Genealogy Society annual meeting Thursday night at Eagle’s Nest in Columbia City joked about their family links, but the point was proven when Dr. Donald Gradeless, recited some research he had conducted about the guest speaker.
As it turns out, John Bry, executive director of the Noble County Convention and Visitors Bureau, has ancestry from Whitley County, by the name of Smith, of the local funeral home.

Fantacular!

May 20, 2011

May 19th

Mize traps trio of titles

May 20, 2011

   MARION — Everything began with the 800-meter for Whitko’s Trapper Mize.
   It was the one event he focused on coming in as a freshman.
   Thursday night, as a junior, Mize turned what started as hard work for one event into three titles at the Marion boys track and field sectional.

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Historic night for ’Busco brings home four sectional titles

May 20, 2011

   MARION — Some times pure heart brings home a championship.
   For Churubusco boys’ track and field, a final 100 meter dash of will capped off an historic Marion sectional where the Eagles traveled home to Turtletown with four event titles and a fourth-place finish as a team.

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ANGOLA — Columbia City’s volleyball team held on for a five-game win Wednesday night at Angola....
WHITLEY COUNTY — Area football teams are taking a final day of preparation before the season opens...
The Columbia City Church of the Nazarene Alpha team won the Church League Softball championship...

 

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