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September 25th, 2014

Roger D. Geiger, 87

September 25, 2014

Roger D. Geiger, 87, of Albion, passed away at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at Parkview Oaks, Columbia City.
Born March 11, 1927, in Noble County, he was the son of Harold and Treva (Ritter) Geiger.
He attended Wolf Lake Schools. He worked at Liberty Coach in Syracuse and retired from International Harvester in Fort Wayne. He was also a lifetime farmer and drove school bus for Wolf Lake.
After the loss of his first wife, Roger married Joan Fruchey Nov. 30, 1999, at West Point Church, where he also had attended.

CITY SEWER DISCUSSION STICKY: Imminent utility increase discussion; scheduled 2015

September 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — With many aspects to consider, Columbia City’s Common Council had an in-depth discussion on the city’s upcoming sewer-rate increase that resulted in no clear solution. Since early this summer, officials have been weighing its options and the many factors that go into the need for an increase in utilities. With a plan for the rate hike to go into effect by January 2015, the Common Council is becoming hard-pressed for time — with much left to discuss.

LOW TENNIS TURNOUT: Eagles work to build up program

September 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — It’s been a numbers game for Columbia City’s boys tennis team this season. Not the numbers on the scoreboard, but the number of players on the court. Before the season, the squad only had two players on the team. That number grew to five, but still not enough to have a full varsity team.

September 24th

DINING IN THE DARK: Blindfolded dining to offer altered experience

September 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A unique dining experience will take participants on a journey of the senses. Dining in the Dark will be held Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Eagles Nest Event Center in Columbia City. The event is hosted by the Lakota Chapter of the American Council of the Blind. Seating begins at 5 p.m.

PEDAL PULLING: Noble County Fair winner competes in nationals

September 24, 2014

Dallas “DJ” Plattner, son of Brad and Shannon Plattner, traveled with his family to Mitchell, S.D. recently to compete in the National Pedal Pulling Championships. DJ earned the right to compete at nationals by winning at the Noble County Fair and then placing high enough at the Indiana State Fair. He competed against other seven-year-old boys from across the country. While not finishing towards the top he was honored as well as enthusiastic to be able to attend and compete.

LADY EAGLES REBOUND: Win over Norwell 3-1

September 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — On Monday, the Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball team found itself on the short end of a 3-1 decision to Blackhawk Christian. Tuesday night, the Lady Eagles, after a first game setback, combined the same stingy defense from Monday night with a long, sought-after, consistent offense to down Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell 3-1.

UNIQUE FARM EMERGES: Alpaca living is the life for Greider family

September 24, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — What happens when a certified public accountant and a farmer begin researching the “alpaca way of life?” A unique farm emerges — WindSwept Farms in Churubusco. In 2004, Jack and Anita Greider relocated WindSwept Farms from southern Indiana to 36 acres in Churubusco.

3-1 VICTORY OVER KNIGHTS: ’Busco volleyball wins in quick match

September 24, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — There were consistent sounds in the gym at Churubusco High School Tuesday night. First, there would be the sound of a hand smacking a volleyball, followed by the sound of that ball slamming in to the floor. Hamilton heard that sound too many times against the Lady Eagles volleyball team, falling in three quick matches.

RADIO THEATER REHEARSE: A touch of ‘Arsenic’ to be found at PBPL

September 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY ­— Giving little time for the “Gunsmoke” to clear, the auditorium stage of the Peabody Public Library will play host to the menagerie of murder, mayhem and merriment of the Brewster household. The Peabody Radio Theater Players will be performing live and on stage “Arsenic and Old Lace” in the downstairs auditorium Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m.

EAGLE TENNIS TAKES WIN: Churubusco downs North Side, 5-0

September 24, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys tennis played Fort Wayne North Side Monday at home, winning 5-0. No. 1 singles player Luke Lillmars and the No. 1 doubles team of Landon Lillmars and Justin Schoeph won in straight, 6-0, 6-0 sets.

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