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August 10th, 2011

Sarah Puff, 90

August 10, 2011

Sarah Ellen Puff, 90, passed away Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011.
Born in Noble County, she was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Surviving are her son, Paul Puff of Canada; daughters, Hope (Tom) Noll and Wanda Puff both of Fort Wayne, Dorothy Riley of Canada, and Carol Bowen of Virginia; sisters, Pearl Secrist of Oregon, Alice Parker of Larwill, Grace Brower and Geraldine Dailey, both of Columbia City; 16 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Donald Buchanan, 89

August 10, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Donald L. “Buck” Buchanan, 89, of Columbia City, died at 6:10 a.m. Monday, August 8, 2011 at The Hearth at Sycamore Village where he had been a resident since June 2008.
He was born May 13, 1922 in Montevideo, Minn. to Leon G. and Alma (Wick) Buchanan.
His formative years were spent in Montevideo where he graduated from Montevideo High School.
On June 19, 1943 he was united in marriage to Valeria V. Bonk. They made their home in Montevideo before moving to Birmingham, Mich. and later Fort Wayne.

Rodney Moog, 46

August 10, 2011

Rodney Allen Moog, 46, of Columbia City, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 at his residence.
Born on July 15, 1965, he was the son of Allen and Shirley (Speaker) Moog.
He graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1983.
He worked as a supervisor at The Classic Company, Fort Wayne and from 1992-2009 he was employed by Dana, Columbia City.
He was an international certified scuba diver and loved all the Fort Wayne sports teams, especially the Komets.

Laura Squires, 91

August 10, 2011

CROMWELL — Laura G. Squires, 91, of Cromwell, died at 8:15 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 at North Ridge Village, Albion.
She was born March 28, 1920 in Portland, Indiana, a daughter of Howard L. and Etta (Ashley) Williams.
Her formative years were spent in the Portland area where she completed her education.
On Dec. 23, 1944 she was united in marriage to Robert R. Squires. They made their home in Fort Wayne until 1989 when they moved to Knapp Lake. Mr. Squires died Oct. 12, 1999.

August 8th

Blue River Trail: Architect offers advice on new restrooms, expansion

August 8, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Architect Teresa Ladd provided new public restroom ideas on the Blue River Trail expansion project to Columbia City’s Park Board at its monthly meeting last week.
The trail expansion is slated to follow Blue River and connect near Countryside Square Shopping Center. The additional public restroom would be located on the north side of U.S. 30.
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Annual car show attracts hundreds

August 8, 2011

The following are results of the 10th Annual Junior Achievement Car Truck & Motorcycle Show on the Square, Saturday in Columbia City.
The winners in each category are as follows:
1949 and older series:
1935 International C1 Pickup truck – Joe & Mary Alice Maloni
1939 Chevy master Deluxe Sedan – Phil & Cindy Jacob
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Local dentist hangs up the drill after 35 years

August 8, 2011

CROOKED LAKE — When his receptionist told him she was going to retire, John Meier and his wife, Aileen, decided that it was about time they did too.
And that’s just what happened. The Columbia City couple retired from dentistry and aren’t making any plans for their future.
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Churubusco clerk, council filing ends

August 8, 2011

CHURUBUSCO – Candida-tes have been established for positions of town clerk-treasurer and town council in Churubusco. Filing deadline was Tuesday.
Republicans will have a contest for town clerk-treasurer; only one Republican and one Democrat can be on the ballot for town-clerk treasurer on Nov. 8, Election Day. A GOP town convention this month, yet to be scheduled, will determine the GOP candidate.
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Donald Gumm, 75

August 8, 2011

Donald E. Gumm, 75, a resident of Shriner Lake near Columbia City and a former resident of Churubusco, passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2011.
Mr. Gumm was born in Salem, Ind. April 12, 1936, a son of Bleve J. and Katherine (Seals) Gumm.
On April 8, 1955, he was married in Hamilton, Ohio to Shirley J. Kent.
The couple spent most of their married lives in this area, and moved from Churubusco to their present lake home in 1996.
He retired from Food Marketing in Fort Wayne after more than 30 years of service.

Frances Stangland, 96

August 8, 2011

Frances E. Stangland, 96, of Albion, died Thursday, August 4, 2011, at 2:20 p.m. in her residence.
She was born Jan. 18, 1915, in Noble County to Marshall and Frances (Stout) Young.
On Nov. 15, 1935, in Wolf Lake, she married Omar Stangland. He preceded her in death Aug. 31, 1997.
Mrs. Stangland, a lifetime area resident, graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1932. She was a teacher’s aide and worked in the cafeteria at Wolf Lake School.
She and her husband moved to the Stangland Family Farm March 13, 1936. For many years, they wintered in Bradenton, Fla.

 

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