March 23rd, 2011
High school track and field is known for being a spring sport. However, Tuesday it felt more like a winter sport.
Churubusco girls and boys opened the outdoor season at home amid bone-chilling temperatures in the 40s.
When the Eagles weren’t spending time between events applying layers of clothing to fight the cold, they were busy warming up the track for the season.
COLUMBIA CITY — It’s mid March and spring high school sports are getting underway across Indiana with several track and field teams debuting this week.
However, a home opener for the Columbia City Lady Eagles squad had the feeling of May with 60-degree weather and personal best marks being surpassed.
The Lady Eagles come off a sectional championship last season with much of the same team back.
Rosalie H. Armstrong, 74, a resident of Columbia City, died Sunday evening, March 20, 2011 in the Lutheran Hospital where she had been a patient since Friday.
She was born Oct. 8, 1936 in Miami County, Ohio, near Troy, a daughter of Paul and Mildred Brown Williams. Her formative years were spent on the family dairy farm and she graduated from the Miami Central High School. She received her undergraduate degree from Indiana Central College and her masters degree in business from Ball State University.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” A dream which seemed unrealistic two years ago is now becoming a reality for South Whitley residents Katey Till and Colleen French.
The two mothers have been working vigorously to raise money in order to transform the communityâ€™s town park into a magical playland complete with a fire truck and colorful village houses.
â€śWe are really anxious and ready to put something down there,â€ť French said. â€śWith gas prices up, it would be nice to have something new and inviting in this town because people may not be able to afford to drive to another town for a park.â€ť
Norma L. Mauzy, 77, formerly of Lake Township, Allen County, died Saturday evening, March 19, 2011 at Covington Manor where she had been a resident since October 2009.
She was born May 9, 1933 in Kosciusko County, a daughter of Lennel R. and Hazel (Hunter) Weimer. Her formative years were spent in Noble County. She graduated from North Webster High School.
On April 5, 1952 she was united in marriage to Leonard E. Mauzy. They made their home in Kosciusko County until December 1958 when they moved to Lake Township, Allen County.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Common Council is expected to announce the bidding process for new police radios at its regular meeting Tuesday.
In recent weeks, the board has heard presentations from the two front-runners to receive the city radio contract â€” J&K Communications, a local company, and Motorola.
Departments throughout the county of police, fire and emergency medical and dispatch personnel have been making a transition to 800 MHz technology since last year.
HUNTINGTON — A heartbroken Columbia City received its semistate runner-up trophy Saturday with a message from their head coach.
“The big thing was stay together,” Columbia City head coach Chris Benedict said. “You have 1,200 people buying tickets to come see you play...We talk about together a lot. When you win it’s fun to go through it together but now is when you really need to lean on each other and that word comes to mean something.”
Transition to a new coach can come with some hurdles to clear and Columbia City boys’ track and field faced them last season with first-year head coach Kyle Nelson.
In their second season under Nelson, the Eagles look to make the next step in improvement with the help of top scorers and newcomers joining the team.
John C. Bishop, 73, a lifelong resident of South Whitley, died at 2:06 a.m. Friday, March 18, 2011 at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City where he was admitted on Wednesday.
He was born March 19, 1937 in South Whitley a son of Clair C. and Georgia Doris (Rubrake) Bishop. He graduated from South Whitley High School in 1955.
From December 1956 until December 1961 he served in the United States Army.
On March 18, 1961 he was united in marriage to Marilyn K. Boxell.
He was employed at Manchester Tool & Die for 35 years.