May 6th, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY — The 2-7 record put up by Columbia City boys’ golf might not seem like much at a glance but something quietly is building on the links.
Thursday the Leo Lions were one of the first to bear witness at Eagle Glen Golf Course as the Eagles put up one of their strongest showings of the season.
After posting a season-best total against Carroll Tuesday, Columbia City bettered that mark in a 173-177 win over Leo.
COLUMBIA CITY — If you like baseball games with a lot of offense, the Columbia City baseball diamond was the place to be Thursday.
The Eagles and the New Haven Bulldogs put up 23 runs and collected 25 hits between the two Northeast Hoosier Conference teams.
Columbia City pushed across a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to take a 12-11 win.
Joseph R. âJoeâ Krasnansky, 82, of Pierceton, passed away at 9:20 a.m. May 5, 2011 at The Oaks in Columbia City. He was born Nov. 14, 1928 in Perth Amboy, N.J. to Joseph A. and Agnes (Jankovitch) Krasnansky.
He was a United States veteran serving in World War II and during the Korean Conflict and was a widower of Phyllis J. Achor.
Survivors include a daughter, Jeanne Krasnansky; a son, James A. Krasnansky; and two sisters, Mary Purcell and Dorothy Tartaro.
No public services are planned. Burial will take place at the Catholic Cemetery in Pierceton.
COLUMBIA CITY — The brunt of the Indiana high school girls’ tennis schedule has had Columbia City on the court day in and day out.
But not even seven matches in seven days has been able to beat the Lady Eagles.
After topping its 2010 win total of eight the day before, Columbia City returned to DeVol Field courts Thursday in hopes of keeping its Northeast Hoosier Conference record unbeaten against New Haven.
Harley E. Mantle, 87, of Kendallville, passed away at 6:49 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville. Born March 18, 1924 in Columbia City, he was a son of Solomon and Blanche D. (Worrick) Mantle and a widower of Valetta Adele Morrissey.
He served in the United States Army from 1944-1946.
Survivors include a daughter, Ramonda Kay DeLong and a brother, Roger Mantle.
Carol D. Lehman, 74, of Larwill, died at 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born Sept. 16, 1936, she was a daughter of Maurice and Esther (Circle) Mettler.
She attended school in the Lake Township, Allen County school system. On May 26, 1956 she married Clarence E. âJiggsâ Lehman in Columbia City. After her marriage she and her husband made their home in Whitley County. For nearly 20 years she worked at the S & L Truck Stop in Columbia City.
HAMILTON — The Churubusco baseball team saw both a two-run deficit and two-run lead on the road Thursday at Hamilton.
After nine innings, it came down to one run.
Senior Ryan Farlow’s single in the top of the ninth inning helped Churubusco finish on top 5-4 over the Marines.
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COLUMBIA CITY â In these economic times, the loss of a job may be a cause for alarm and uncertainty.
When Pam Castle lost her job, an idea came into her head.
âGod was saying, âThis is what I want you to do,ââ said Castle. With that nudge Riding With Faith was on its way to becoming reality.
Castle takes in young people who may not be heading in the right direction, needing a little guidance to rein them back to the right path.
Luella M. Allen, 84, of Wawaka, widow of Charles J. Allen, passed away at 3:25 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville.
Born Jan. 17, 1927 in Noble County, she was a daughter of Maurice and Mildred (Myers) Schlabach.
Survivors include two children, Robert Allen and Lucinda Rose.
The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier with Pastor Diana Siegal officiating. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery in Ligonier. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Dean E. Miller, 65, of Columbia City died Tuesday evening May 3, 2011 at his home. He had been in failing health.
He was born Feb. 21, 1946 in Huntington, a son of the late Gene L. and Ila (Stensel Gradeless) Miller. His formative years began in Huntington then following the death of his father, they moved to South Whitley. He graduated from South Whitley High School in 1964.
On June 24, 1972 he was united in marriage to Margaret Pepple. They made their home in Whitley County.