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September 7th, 2011

Earl Eckert, 89

September 7, 2011

Earl B. Eckert, 89, of Columbia City, died at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 5, 2011 at Peabody Retirement Home in North Manchester.
He was born in Huntington, April 5, 1922 to the late Paul J. and Agnes (Campbell) Eckert.
On Nov. 4, 1944 he married Betty J. Lee in Huntington. She preceded him in death March 8, 2004.
Survivors include his three sons, Steve Eckert, of Columbia City; Randy Eckert, of Fort Meyers, Fla., and Mark Eckert, of Fort Wayne; brother, Austin Eckert, of Columbia City; and sister, Phyllis Reith, of Columbia City.

Grove continues as ’Busco baseball coach; high school still in search of choir teacher

September 7, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — There is no choir/show choir teacher yet at Churubusco High School and Mark Grove is, again, the head baseball coach.
At the Smith-Green Community School Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday it was announced by Steve Darnell, superintendent, Churubusco High School still does not have a choir/show choir teacher.
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Local energy status outlined at forum

September 7, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – The state of energy reliability locally is considered “positive,” according to a pair of experts speaking at a forum Tuesday night hosted by the Whitley County Patriots at the Church of the Nazarene.
Larry Graham, public affairs officer for Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) was on hand to discuss the current and future state of the area’s natural gas supply.
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September 6th

Mildred Mundy, 95

September 6, 2011

Mildred Mundy, 95, of Warsaw, and formerly of New Castle, died Sept. 4, 2011 at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Warsaw.
She was born Nov. 16, 1915 to Milton and Mary Jane Over in New Castle.
She married the late Robert Mundy in October of 1932 in New Castle He preceded her in death in July of 1965.
Surviving are three sons, Robert Mundy of Fort Wayne, Richard Mundy of New Paris, and Steven Mundy of Columbia City; nine grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; three step grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren.

Richard Shilling, 83

September 6, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Richard A. Shilling, 83, formerly of South Whitley, died at 2:42 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, in Kosciusko Community Hospital.
He had been in failing health.
He was born Dec. 16, 1927 in DeKalb County, a son of the late Howard and Ethel (Barrows) Shilling.
His formative years were spent in DeKalb County and he graduated from Spencerville High School.
He entered the U.S. Army on Feb. 12, 1946 and was honorably discharged Dec. 24, 1946.
On Nov. 27, 1948, he was united in marriage to Betty Lou Gibson.

Donald Brown, 95

September 6, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Donald E. Brown, 95, of South Whitley, died at 5:10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at Covington Manor, Fort Wayne where he had been a resident for the past six weeks.
He was born April 6, 1916 in North Manchester, a son of William and Goldia Opal (Brooks) Brown.
As a small child, his family moved to Disko and later Burket where he attended school for eight years.
He then moved to Silver Lake and he completed his education at Silver Lake High School.
On Sept. 28, 1937, he was united in marriage to Berniece E. Meloy.

The law beckons: Leslie Shively awarded internship with U.S. District Atty.

September 6, 2011

CHURUBUSCO – For the first part of her life she lived in Turtle Town, USA, but soon this 29-year old is beginning a new chapter.
When Leslie Shively graduated from Churubusco High School in 2000, she had a clear picture of what her life would be. She wanted to be a probation officer.
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Jimmy Brown, 75

September 6, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Jimmy “Jim” Ross Brown, 75, formerly of rural Pierceton died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 at Parkview Main Hospital, Fort Wayne.
He was born May 11, 1936 in Kendallville, a son of Ernest and Virgina (Speaker) Brown.
Surviving relatives include a daughter, Annie Mae North of Claypool; three sons, Everett Lester, Claypool, Cheyenne Brown, Derby, Kan. and Dennis Brown, Warsaw; 7 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Terry McCoy, 42

September 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Terry L. McCoy, 42, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:16 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 at his residence.
Born Jan. 16, 1969 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Paul E. McCoy and Penny D. (Byerley) Favory.
He graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1988.
He received an Associates Degree in Biblical Studies from Word for the World Bible College in 2009.
On May 1, 2006 he married Rebecca Didier in Columbia City.
He owned and operated Prevail’s Auto Body Shop in Columbia City.
In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, guitar and gardening.

Betty Lou McClellan, 79

September 6, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — Betty Lou McClellan, 79, of Churubusco, died at 9:08 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
She was born May 27, 1932 in Noble County, a daughter of Hugh P. and Lois L. (Jagger) Gandy.
Her formative years were spent in Merriam.
She graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1950.
On Aug. 5, 1950, she was united in marriage to Santford S. McClellan Jr.
They made their home in Columbia City, and later Merriam.
In 1962 they moved to Ari and in 2000 to their home in Churubusco.

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