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Marie Diffendarfer, 84

January 26, 2011

Marie A. Diffendarfer, 84, a resident of Churubusco and widow of Homer A. Diffendarfer, passed away at 11 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She had suffered an apparent brain hemorrhage on Thursday, and had been hospitalized since that time.
Mrs. Diffendarfer was born in Smith Township Aug. 16, 1926, a daughter of Roy and Florence Alice (Raypole) Gordon. She spent her formative years in the Churubusco-area, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1944.

Mayor: Legislation pertinent to Columbia City

January 26, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Mayor Jim Fleck told the town’s Common Council Tuesday night that state lawmakers have their hands full with legislation during the 2011 legislative session — and that much of the items being discussed involve local government.
“There’s an awful lot of legislation being discussed that involves cities and towns and local government,” said Fleck during the council’s regular bi-monthly meeting.
“They’re discussing relationships, nepotism, consolidating local government ... there are a whole lot of pieces of legislation that are being introduced,” Fleck said.

City not ready to buy TV gear just yet

January 26, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City hasn’t decided yet what to do about money that’s available for television equipment.
Columbia City Common Councilman Dan Weigold told the panel Tuesday night he was part of a three-person committee formed to discuss the possibility of a city-run cable television channel.
The council heard a report Jan. 11 from Whitley County resident Erik Mollberg, who serves as the assistant manager for Access Fort Wayne with the Allen County Public Library.

Bank-hungry Blue River topic of report to council

January 26, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Gene Haskins told the Columbia City Common Council Tuesday night that answers to a recurring erosion problem at Morsches Park are not cut and dried.
“Blue River seems to want to reclaim part of its banks, particularly during the rainy season,” said Haskins in a report to the council during its regular bi-monthly meeting.
“There are two spots that are the worst spots,” said Haskins, referring to a portion of the river at Morsches Park.

First half deficit too much for short handed Columbia City in second half

January 26, 2011

   FORT WAYNE — In most ordinary circumstances a 32-point fourth quarter will get a team the victory.
   Tuesday night’s game at Fort Wayne Northrop had no ordinary circumstances.
   After being down 26 points at halftime, Columbia City (10-8) outscored the hosting Lady Bruins (8-8) by 14 points in the second half. However, a strong shooting first half by Northrop was too much for the Lady Eagles to overcome in a 74-62 loss.

Columbia City soccer player Shila Tolliver signed to play soccer at Huntington University Thursday...
CHURUBUSCO — With a 5-2 win in the season opener against Woodlan and another win over Oak Hill...
HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s boys track team opened its season with a loss at Huntington North...

 

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