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Archive - Jul 16, 2012

EXTENDED AGAIN: Commissioners to revisit burn ban every two weeks

July 16, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — At the County Commissioner’s meeting Monday, the board voted to continue the Burn Ban and to consider it every two weeks.
Present at the meeting, Cathy Broxon-Ball, EMA director, approached the board informing them that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated 36 Indiana counties as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by the drought.
The counties were named as of Thursday, and the Farmers Service Agency (FSA) said farmers in eligible counties can apply for loans to help cover part of their losses.

MISS ONION DAYS: Onion Days fest still going strong

July 16, 2012

WOLF LAKE ­— The festival that started 40 years ago in Wolf Lake celebrates its traditions in this year’s anniversary celebration. Included on that list events is the Miss Onion Days contest.
Every year, young women from the area compete in the quest to be crowned, “Miss Onion Days.”
The competition is simple. Cans are set out and carried by the girls in the contest. They collect pennies that count as votes. The collected donations goes toward Onion Days. At the end, all the money is collected, counted, and the young lady with the most votes wins.

Joe Daniels, 56

July 16, 2012

Joe Allen Daniels, 56, of Columbia City, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 15, 2012, at his home.
Born June 28, 1956, in Wolf Lake, he was the son of Richard Nelson and Delores Fay (Watson) Daniels.
He worked at C&R Plating, Columbia City, as a supervisor in Quality Control and Shipping and Receiving.
On Dec. 2, 1989, he married Tammy Krider at West Point United Methodist Church, Columbia City.
A former resident of New Haven and Berrien Springs, Mich., he resided in Columbia City for the past 29 years.

Laura Slagal, 59

July 16, 2012

Laura K. Slagal, 59, of Columbia City, died at 5:05 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012, in Columbia City.
Born on Dec. 2, 1952, in Whitley County, she was the daughter of Franklin DeWayne and Betty Jean (Harrison) Nickolson.
She was a lifelong Whitley County resident. She graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 1971.
On Aug. 9, 1974, she married Rex L. Slagal at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Columbia City.

Olga Buesching, 98

July 16, 2012

Olga Martha (Paschka) Buesching, 98, who lived a long, industrious and eventful life, journeyed to heaven on Sunday, July 15, 2012.
She was reunited with her devoted husband Fred “Fritz” Buesching, her recently departed daughter, Nancy Tucker and son-in-law Bob Tucker.
Born on Jan. 3, 1914, in Fort Wayne to Theodore and Anna (Schlink) Paschka, she graduated from Luther Institute (now Concordia Lutheran High School) and worked as a bookkeeper at a local business in the early 1930s.

SAVORY SUCCESS: Small business overcomes economic tough times

July 16, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY ­­— Economic uncertainty has had most businesses on a roller coaster of financial ups and downs. That would lead most entrepreneurs to think twice before making the leap into a new business, but for Steve Beers and his family a small business was the ride they were looking for.
Masters Hand BBQ, with operations in Columbia City, is a company that provides barbecue sauces, rubs, mustards and more in a gluten free, high-fructose corn syrup free, all natural product.

'EYE OPENING': College student interns for mayor

July 16, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — After more than a month of shadowing Mayor Ryan Daniel, 21-year-old Zach Taylor’s internship ended Friday, proving to be an informative task.
“It’s been an eye opening experience,” said Taylor. “At school we always talk about the state and federal level, and how elections work at that level or how government runs at that level. On a local level it’s not about being a democrat or being a republican, it’s about doing whatever it takes to get the job done.”

CROP CALAMITY: USDA designates Whitley County as one of 35 disaster areas

July 16, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), as of Thursday, 36 counties in Indiana are designated as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by extreme drought.
Other than Whitley County, the following counties in Indiana are include: Allen, Gibson, Marshall, St. Joseph, Carroll, Grant, Martin, Spencer, Cass, Greene, Miami, Steuben, Crawford, Howard, Noble, Sullivan, Daviess, Huntington, Orange, Vanderburgh, DeKalb, Knox, Perry, Wabash, Dubois, Kosciusko, Pike, Warrick, Elkhart, LaGrange, Posey, Wells, Fulton, Lawrence and Pulaski.

Col. City tennis camp

July 16, 2012

Columbia City hosted a tennis camp, teaching young netters the basic skills of the game.

Pictured above, front row, from left: Isabelle Kreienbrink, Ingrid Matchett, Maycee Nix, Sydney Korte, Jasmine Nix, Mattie Dahms and Emma Waugh.

Second row: Grace Cotter, Alaina Rongos, Jessica McFarland, Kristen Baker, Danielle Reust, Lydia Morgan, Rachel Steinbacher, Hannah Wolfe and Coach Celine Rongos. (Not pictured Kiah Myers).

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