August 29th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Have you ever looked to the skies in Columbia City around dusk and seen what looks to be a small airplane flying? Then youâ€™ve probably spotted local resident Ervin â€śJuniorâ€ť Geiger Jr. in his homemade ultralight aircraft. The 66-year old Columbia City resident and retired aircraft engineer has been designing and flying aircraft his entire life. â€śMy mom would tell me stories of when I was two or three; I would put popsicle sticks together and fly them around the room,â€ť said Geiger.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls golf team is continuing to stay near the top of the Northeast Hooser Conference, with only one loss in five matches. Thursday nightâ€™s last home match against Bellmont was no different, as the Lady Eagles downed their conference foes 192-260.
Aug. 10, 1937 â€” Aug. 24, 2014
Billy D. Horn, 77, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at 7:05 a.m. in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Billy was born Aug. 10, 1937, in Mentone, to Dwayne and Maxine (Wideman) Horn.
He served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
Billy took Patricia A. Fancil to be his wife. She would precede him in death.
In 1987 he retired from Gladieux Refinery, in New Haven, as a diesel mechanic after 27 years of service.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After the Columbia City Park Department recently announced its future plans for Kids Dreamland playground on West Van Buren Street, the park board discussed the viability of that location. â€śIâ€™m all for an upgraded playground, I just think there should be a discussion about the location,â€ť said Park Board member Maury Bordner.
The Park Boardâ€™s next meeting is Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
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COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Ball Furniture & Mattress Co. in downtown Columbia City will offer a free barbeque meal this Saturday starting at 11 a.m. as part of Labor Day Weekend.
The free meal, prepared by Bruno's Bar-B-Q, "with all the fixin's," is part of Ball Furniture's "End-of-Summer Sizzlin' Saturday Cookout Sale," as well as a salute to past, current and future customers.
"Customer Appreciation Savings" of up to 60 percent will be available on furniture, mattresses and accessories this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the store.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s boys tennis team fell in a 5-0 match to Manchester. The Eagles suffered difficult losses, including several sweeps.
Playing the most competitive match was Luke Lillmars in No. 1 singles. Lillmars fell 6-4, 6-2 to Manchesterâ€™s Connor Eichenauer.
ROCHESTER â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls soccer team traveled to Rochester Wednesday night and fell 4-1 to the Three Rivers Conference foe. Whitkoâ€™s lone goal was scored by Riley Insley in the first half, but the Lady Zebras tallied three goals in the first half and tacked on another in the second half for the win. Whitko goalkeeper Ilyssa Bennett posted 17 saves in the loss.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Churubuscoâ€™s volleyball team traveled cross-county to South Whitley to take on the Lady Wildcats Tuesday night. The Lady Eagles picked up the win in a close, five-game match with Whitko.
FORT WAYNE â€” Web.comâ€™s Hotel Fitness Championship in Fort Wayne opens with the first round of golf today. Tee times began at 7:30 a.m. and the match will be aired on the Golf Channel. The championship consists of four rounds, with the final round on Sunday, weather permitting.
The Hotel Fitness Championship is held at Sycamore Hills Golf Club.