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August 17th, 2011

Doris King, 86

August 17, 2011

Doris King, 86, a resident of Carmel and mother of Churubusco resident Jeanine Childs, passed away peacefully in her home at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011 following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. King was born Oct. 2, 1924 in Herrin, Ill. to the late James and Flora Armstrong Stubblefield.
Doris was a graduate of Asbury University and attended Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY.
She was a dedicated pastor’s wife, and enjoyed flower gardening and taking care of her home and family.

Dorothy Calkins, 100

August 17, 2011

Dorothy A. Calkins, 100, formerly of Indianapolis, died at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 at Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville.
Born Oct. 25, 1910 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Carl Edward and Barbara H. (Miller) Schaffner.
On Feb. 8, 1930, she married Edwin F. Calkins, Sr. in Indianapolis.
She is survived by daughters, Barbara M. Gillman of Columbia City and Lois Andrews of Gallaway, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Janice Calkins of Leesburg, Fla.; eight grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

First game jitters overcome ’Cats

August 17, 2011

LARWILL — The Wildcat soccer team struggled in its first sanctioned game Tuesday night, losing to Northwood 13-2.
Though the scoreboard showed a loss, the game was a victory to many parents and fans.
“We’ve waited a long time to play sanctioned soccer; that itself is a victory,” one fan said.

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Columbia City tennis blanks ’Busco

August 17, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — The Columbia City boys tennis team took out its frustration from Monday night’s loss on Churubusco Tuesday night.
Col. City blanked ’Busco 5-0 with eight-out-of-ten shutout sets.
Coming off a rough first match against Concord, losing 4-1, Columbia City had to prove its talent against ’Busco.

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Lady ’Cats rally to win from 1-0 deficit

August 17, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s volleyball team and its fresh set of sophomores began the season in prime fashion Tuesday night against Lakeland.
After a rocky start, the Lady Wildcats defeated Lakeland 4-1.
“They did an awesome job coming from behind.” Whitko Head Coach Brandy Smith said. “It was a great way to start the season and build our confidence.”
The Lady ’Cats got off to a shaky start, falling behind by as much as seven in the first game and losing 25-19.

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Col. City debuts with 7-1 win over Central Noble

August 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – The Columbia City boys soccer team joined its Lady Eagle counterparts by opening the 2011 season with a decisive victory.
The team, who was visiting the Central Noble Cougars, finished the game with a final score of 7-1.
“I think we’ve definitely seen some of our strengths and weaknesses. We have a lot to work to do,” said Keener. ”I’d like to see a lot more teamwork so we can possess the ball and shake the opponent early in the game.”

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August 15th

State fair stage collapse

August 15, 2011

STAFF REPORT — COLUMBIA CITY — Several Columbia City people attended the Indiana State Fair this past weekend and were witness to the tragedy that killed five people and injured more than 40 people.
Steve Miller had bought his wife tickets to the Sugarland concert for their anniversary.
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Eagle Tech: Road to fruition

August 15, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – Eagle Tech Academy has come a long way since the idea was initially brought before the Whitley County Consolidated School Board of Trustees. According to Principal Brady Mullett, a big part of that was educating everyone on the program and how it would be run.
“The beginning part of last school year, I went to all the schools and said ‘if you enroll prior to Nov. 1, its first come first serve.’”
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Kerry Wolfe, 62

August 15, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Kerry L. “Skip” Wolfe, 62, a lifelong resident of Columbia Township, Whitley County, died at 8:50 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne where he was admitted the day before.
He was born Sept. 15, 1948, in Whitley County, a son of Kenneth M. and Marianne (Waters) Wolfe. He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School.
On March 31, 1972 he was united in marriage to Rebecca S. Trimmer.
He was employed as a mechanic.

Jack Cramer, 83

August 15, 2011

Jack Raymond Cramer, 83, died in peace while at home in Fort Myers, Fla. on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011.
Born Sept. 24, 1927, in Columbia City, he resided in Marysville, Wash. with his beloved wife, Alice Cramer, before settling in Fort Myers. Jack was a Retired Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Navy.
After retirement, he worked in the retail food industry and lived for the love of golf. He was an avid golf enthusiast who achieved not only one hole-in-one, he proudly made three.

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