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July 11th, 2011

Escape from Romania: Schwarz recalls leaving homeland

July 11, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — He and his family went through war at their homeland of Rode, Romania only to realize the American dream years later.
Bill Schwarz was just a young lad when he came to America with a brother, two sisters, his mom and dad and grandmother. But his family lost their family farm through it all.
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Dr. Richard Minear, 84

July 11, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Dr. Richard L. Minear, 84, of Columbia City, died at 5:45 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2011 at Miller’s Merry Manor where he had been a resident since March 2010.
He was born April 16, 1927 in Fort Wayne, a son of Ralph R. and Minnie K. (Mantz) Minear. He spent his lifetime in Columbia City, graduating from Columbia City High School.
He then graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis.
During World War II, he served in the United States Navy.
He was honorably discharged in 1946.
On June 26, 1949 he was united in marriage to Lois M. Braun.

July 8th

Local duo bolster the arts

July 8, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The arts in Whitley County are alive — even more so now that there is a partnership involved.
It began as the brainchild of two women who felt Whitley County was solid as far as libraries and parks but came up short in other areas of the arts.
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CCJHS grad climbs highest peaks in Colo.

July 8, 2011

A local native just completed a 30-year quest to climb the highest peaks in Colorado.
Denny Teusch, a 1976 graduate of Columbia City Joint High School, and the son of Bob and Marilee Teusch of Columbia City, set out in 1982 to scale the state’s top 54 peaks, each over 14,000 feet in elevation.
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Motorcyclist flees from sheriff; crashes near South Whitley

July 8, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — A high-speed motorcycle pursuit by the county sheriff ended in a dramatic crash Thursday near South Whitley and put a North Manchester man in the hospital.
Isaiah Penrod, 24, of North Manchester, was driving his Honda “crotch-rocket” southbound on Ind. 205 from Columbia City.
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Robert Poffenberger, 58

July 8, 2011

FORT WAYNE — Robert D. Poffenberger, 58, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday, July 7, 2011 at his home. He had been in failing health.
He was born June 18, 1953 in Fort Wayne, a son of Robert E. and Lenore M. (Varner) Poffenberger.
With the exception of four years in Ligonier, he spent his formative years in Columbia City.
He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1971 and continued his education at Hillsdale College in Michigan.
He was employed at Monsanto for six years and Food Marketing Corp. for more than 25 years.

Thomas Davidsen, 85

July 8, 2011

Thomas Robert “Bud” Davidsen, 85, of Cromwell, died July 6, 2011 at 2:10 a.m. at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born May 12, 1926 to Thomas Martin and Alvena (Petersen) Davidsen in Kosciusko County.
He married Marjory Orcutt Feb. 2, 1951.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marjory, of Cromwell; five sons, Robert Davidsen of Jackson, Mich., Steven Davidsen of Indianapolis, James Davidsen of Noblesville, Michael Davidsen of Cromwell, Kevin Davidsen of Cromwell; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Martha Shaffer, 86

July 8, 2011

Martha K. Shaffer, 86, of Columbia City, passed away at 8:02 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2011 at The Oaks in Columbia City.
Born Jan. 25, 1925 in New York City, she was the daughter of Ellsworth G. and Florence (Harris) Samo.
She attended Walton High School, New York City. On Feb. 28, 1947, she married James N. Shaffer in Towson, Md.
In 1947, she moved to Rochelle Park, N.J. where her five children were born.
Between 1963 and 1971, she lived in Ramsey, N.J., Verona, N.Y., Bettendorf, Iowa and Pittsburgh. She worked her adult life as a devoted housewife and loving mother.

Shirley Gumm, 74

July 8, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Shirley J. Gumm, 74, wife of Donald E. Gumm, a resident of Shriner Lake near Columbia City and formerly of Churubusco, passed away July 5, 2011 at 10:22 a.m., at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne where she had been a patient since June 24.
Mrs. Gumm was born in Hampton, Ga. Dec. 17, 1936, a daughter of Esco and Fannie (Womac) Kent, and spent her formative years in Dalton, Ga.

Phillip Mattingly, 77

July 8, 2011

FORT WAYNE – Phillip E. Mattingly Sr., died at 8:20 p.m. July 5, 2011, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 7, 1934, to James and Eunice Mattingly in Lexington, Ky.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.
Surviving relatives include his daughters Linda Wallace, Brenda Kay Berkes, Eunice Lyons, and Sarah Berkley; sisters Mary Brooks and Ollie Alford; 17 grandchildren and 37 great–grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his wife Alma Jo Mattingly, parents, a son, and a brother, James Mattingly.

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