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April 29th, 2011

John Dambra, 67

April 29, 2011

John Guy Dambra Jr., 67, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 3 p.m. April 26, 2011 at Parkview North Hospital following complications to cancer treatments. He was born in Ipswich, Mass. Aug. 8, 1942 to John Guy and Laura C. (Piecuch) Dambra Sr. He served in the United States Marine Corps.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah Dambra; and his children, Penny Turner, Gina White, Michele Line, Jeffrey Dambra, Jay Dambra, John G. Dambra III, Andrea Perez, Sarah Hodgin and Jennifer Hodgin.

Beverly Lewis, 83

April 29, 2011

Beverly M. Lewis, 83, a resident of Fort Wayne and widow of Jack L. Lewis, passed away at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at Bethlehem Woods Nursing Home in Fort Wayne.
She was born March 15, 1928 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Lloyd and Bernice (Brown) Reynold. She was the widow of Jack L. Lewis.
Survivors include two sons, Ronald C. Lewis and Donald L. Lewis; a daughter, Mari Davis; and a brother, Jerry A. Reynolds.

Ronald Brown, 70

April 29, 2011

Ronald Alan Brown, 70, of South Whitley, passed away at 10:43 a.m. at his home Thursday, April 28, 2011. Born Dec. 27, 1940 in Rankin, Ill., he was a son of Lester and Ruth Bernice (Harvey) Brown.

Whitko takes care of ‘Buszness’

April 29, 2011

   SOUTH WHITLEY — There was no mistake about it Thursday’s Whitley County track and field meet.
   It’s a rivalry.
   “To be honest this is a bit of a rival,” Whitko head coach Ron Cherry. “I think our kids took a lot of pride in winning tonight.”
   While Columbia City girls’ track enjoyed a win for the visitors, the Wildcats doubled up the Eagles squad 88-44.

CC girls jump rival Wildcats

April 29, 2011

   SOUTH WHITLEY — Thursday’s dreary weather couldn’t stop a rivalry where both parties got to experience a victory.
   When a late afternoon shower canceled some events, the track and field doubleheader at South Whitley carried on with Whitko playing host to the girls and boys track teams from Columbia City.
   Whitko got its victory for the night on the boys side of the meet but the Columbia City Lady Eagles evened the score handing the Lady Wildcats a 97-35 loss to remain undefeated on the season.

Finally getting to play: City takes one at home

April 29, 2011

   COLUMBIA CITY — Anyone could tell the weather was a bit windy. There were whitecaps in the outfield.
   Even two straight weeks of rainy cold weather, leaky Thursday skies and standing water were not enough to keep the Columbia City Lady Eagles off the diamond at Morsches Park.
   Playing for the first time since April 13, the Columbia City Lady Eagles jumped out to an early lead and then held on against a late Manchester rally to take a 7-3 win.

April 28th

City set to pick up sticks

April 28, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s limb pick-up program is in full swing and city officials are reminding residents of what is and is not acceptable as city trucks drive through the town collecting sticks, twigs, small limbs and brush.
“This program has been initiated as a means to dispose of limbs and branches from storm-related events and small pruning projects,” said the city in a recent press release.
The program began during the first full week of April and will continue until October.
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Students bicycle idea presented to city council

April 28, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The brainchild of local children could some day provide free transportation to residents of Columbia City.
At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Columbia City Common Council, City Police Chief Mike Petersen and Mayor Jim Fleck reported on a fresh new idea being bandied about by a group of youngsters from Mary Raber Elementary School.
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Just hang up: Latest scam involves police impersonation

April 28, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Sheriff’s Department Det. Chuck Vogely had no idea what the woman was talking about.
The veteran police officer received a phone call out of the blue on Wednesday from a longtime friend.
“She says ‘I am on my way to pick up that check for Publisher’s Clearinghouse,’” said Vogely this morning.
“I told her I didn’t know what she was talking about and she swore she’d talked to me the day before (Tuesday) and I’ve known this lady for years. I said ‘(the lady’s first name) I never talked to you yesterday. I never talked to you at all.’”
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Lipscomb lands Menzie

April 28, 2011

   COLUMBIA CITY — For four years Columbia City High School was fortunate enough to have Renee Menzie.
   But all good things must come to an end.
   Wednesday, while she attempts to finish out her career with a third team sectional title in track, Menzie signed her national letter of intent to run at Division I Lipscomb University (Nashville, TN).

 

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