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SIRENS: City explains purpose

August 17, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s mayor addressed the use of sirens at Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Works and Safety. He said the issue had received numerous inquires from local residents.
“The whole reason I put it on the agenda was because there were a lot of questions from the public as to why the tornado sirens were not put off when the big wind storm came through during Old Settlers Days,” said Mayor Ryan Daniel.

Eleanor Gordon, 86

August 17, 2012

Eleanor Jean Gordon, 86, passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. She was born November 14, 1925, in Tampa, Fla., to Arthur Gilbert Lester and Mona Lester.
Eleanor worked as an FBI file clerk during World War II, a cook at Huntertown Schools and retired from Magnavox in Ft. Wayne.

Gerald Cowan, 82

August 17, 2012

Gerald “Jerry” M. Cowan, 82, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. Born in Fort Wayne, Jerry grew up in Whitley County and worked for International Harvester and Rea Magnet Wire, retiring in 1986.
He was a member of Leo United Methodist Church, Past Commander and Life Member of American Legion Post 409, Leo, 50 year member of Leo Lodge No. 224 F.& A.M., Mizpah Shrine, Scottish Rite and charter and life member of the Mizpah Antique Power Club.
Jerry enjoyed family gatherings, carving, woodworking, fishing and euchre.

Donna Mooney, 59

August 17, 2012

Donna J. (Armer) Mooney, 59, resident of Tri-Lakes, and formerly of Albion, died on Monday, Aug. 13, peacefully with family by her side, at Parkview North Hospital in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Mooney had been in declining health for the last year.
She was born on Nov. 8, 1952, in King City, Calif., and was the daughter of Dorothy (Shankle) and Zelbert Lee Armer.
She graduated high school in 1971, in Paso Robles, Calif., and married Barry Mooney in June, 1973. He passed away in 2002.

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