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16th annual Pow Wow Friday, Saturday at Morsches Park

August 10, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – It’s Pow Wow time.
The 16th annual Mihsihki-aahkwa Pow Wow is Friday and Saturday at Morsches Park in Columbia City.
“Meetimankwiki Kime-soominaanaki” means we follow our ancestors trail.
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'Busco OKs 1st sewer project payment

August 10, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco Town Council approved the first payment to Ironclad Excavating for the sewer line project. The amount of the payment is $94,622.61.
LeaAnn Herron, council member, asked Gerri Johnson, clerk/treasurer, what she found out from Keystone about setting up an account for “rounding up” the utility bill and donating extra cash from that to the parks department, like REMC does. Johnson replied that Keystone does not have the capability to set up an account; Churubusco utilities [her office] would have to manually set up and enter the donations.
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S. Whitley biz denied electrical hookup until owner pays bill

August 10, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY— Joe and Teresa Calhoun attended the South Whitley Town Council meeting on Tuesday evening regarding the building they own on Broad Street, which housed a pallet business until Feb. 14.
With approximately $12,000 delinquent on past utility bills, the Calhouns questioned why a prospective business (who wants to rent the facility) was denied electrical hook-up.
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Eckert lauded by Smith-Green schools

August 10, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — Smith-Green Community School’s Board of Trustees applauded the efforts of Churubusco Elementary School’s Karen Eckert at its regular meeting last week.
Eckert, a fifth-grade teacher at C.E.S. in her second year, was named Teacher of the Month for August.
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Tri-Lakes receives grant for channel dredging program

August 10, 2011

LITTLE CEDAR LAKE — A pair of channels on Little Cedar Lake will be dredged thanks to a grant from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
The Tri-Lakes Property Owners Association announced last week it had been awarded a $112,000 LARE (Lake and River Enhancement) grant from IDNR to remove sediment from the two channels on Little Cedar Lake.
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Greatest generation reunites

August 10, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — It was a rare occasion for everyone. Not one person in the room had ever attended a class reunion quite like this one.
The Columbia City High School Class of 1941 met for it’s 70th class reunion Saturday at a Big G’s Restaurant.
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Marilyn Darr, 92

August 10, 2011

Marilyn A. Darr, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 at Golden Years Nursing Home, Fort Wayne.
Born Jan. 21, 1919 in Whitley County, she was the daughter of Henry O. and Doris E. (Burnworth) Meier.
She was a lifetime resident of Whitley County and graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1937.
On Feb. 24, 1940, she married Eugene S. Darr, Sr. at Grace Lutheran Parish.
She retired from Victor Gasket, Churubusco in 1967. She was a member of Churubusco United Methodist Church and was the very first Girl Scout Leader in Churubusco.

Robert Lewis, 67

August 10, 2011

Robert “Bob” Lewis, 67, a resident of Columbia City, passed away unexpectedly June 23, 2011 in San Pedro, Calif.
Lewis, a native of Oklahoma, was born April 17, 1944.
A self-employed construction worker, he retired in 2005, and had lived most of his adult life in the Indianapolis and Peru areas.
He attended the New Hope Wesleyan Church, west of Columbia City.
On Dec. 31, 2007, he was married to Nancy Guisinger, and had lived in Columbia City since that time. She survives.

Diane Kahlenbeck, 60

August 10, 2011

Diane Sue Kahlenbeck, 60, a resident of Green Township in Noble County and wife of Ned W. Kahlenbeck, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She was born Oct. 13, 1950 in Richmond, a daughter of Dwight and Alberta (Hackman) Lanman.
On Feb. 12, 2001, she married Ned W. Kahlenbeck, who survivies.
Also surviving are two daughters, Dawn Wolf of Fremont and Amber Stone of Garrett; her parents Dwight and Alberta Lanman of Angola; a sister Kitty Thompson of Arab, Ala.; a brother Dwight Lanman III of Angola; and three grandchildren.

Sarah Puff, 90

August 10, 2011

Sarah Ellen Puff, 90, passed away Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011.
Born in Noble County, she was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Surviving are her son, Paul Puff of Canada; daughters, Hope (Tom) Noll and Wanda Puff both of Fort Wayne, Dorothy Riley of Canada, and Carol Bowen of Virginia; sisters, Pearl Secrist of Oregon, Alice Parker of Larwill, Grace Brower and Geraldine Dailey, both of Columbia City; 16 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

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