June 28th, 2012
Jenna M. Stampe, 66, of Reinbeck, Iowa died Sunday, June 24, 2012, at St. Maryâs Hospital in Rochester, Minn.
Mrs. Stampe was born March 8, 1946, in Garrett, the daughter of Virgil and Ruth (Campbell) Gustin. She grew up in Fort Wayne and attended there as well as in Churubusco
She met the love of her life, Richard Stampe, in 1963, while cruising in her English Ford through Churubusco. They were married on June 13, 1964, and added quickly to their family.
Herman P. Stuersel, 91, of Bradenton, Fla., died June 16, 2012. Born Jan. 16, 1921, in Adams, Mass., he was the son of the late William and Augusta (Zimmerman) Stuersel.
On April 18, 1942, he was united in marriage to Mary M. Marrs. He was a member of Troy Presbyterian Church. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.
Mr. Stuersel was a Mason of Due Guard Lodge 278 F.A.M. Larwill and a lifetime member of Post 98 American Legion in Columbia City.
The Churubusco Bluejays 11u baseball team is 26-4 and has won two tournaments, New Haven and Bryan Ohio this season.
Front row, from left: Levi McClure, Tom Richards, Austin Kresl and Kyle Kresl.
Back row: Hunter Perlich, Liam Ward, Alex Koontz, Joe Allen and Jovonn Timberlake. Not Pictured: Logan Traylor.
Wednesday, June 27
Poor Jack Amusements Midway 5-11 p.m.
Woodlands Senior Center
W. C. Council on Aging breakfast 8:30 a.m.
W. C. Historical Museum
Open tours & Quilt Show 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Legion Tent on Midway
American Legion Bingo 5-11 p.m.
Burnworth Memorial Pool
Free Pool Day 4-6 p.m.
âBackWater Bandâ â Country 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 28
Poor Jack Amusements Midway 1-11 p.m.
Wrist Band Discounts 1-5 p.m.
W. C. Historical Museum
COLUMBIA CITY â Due to the cityâs current burn ban, Fire Chief Thomas LaRue said the fireworks, which were previously scheduled to take place July 3 at Morsches, are now postponed.
The announcement was made at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday.
âWe decided it was best,â said LaRue. âI donât want to have grass fires. I donât want to have fires at all.â
LaRue said he believes the city is more than eight inches behind in rain since April 1 of this year.
âThat is a significant amount of rain,â said LaRue. âItâs going to take us a while to catch up, I believe.â
COLUMBIA CITY â After graduation, some students start packing for college, but come August, Columbia City High School graduate, Madisson Hodges, will be packing for Mazatlan, Mexico.
Hodges was selected as the Columbia City Rotary Clubâs outbound foreign exchange student. When Hodges graduated from CCHS, she actually completed her honors diploma in three years.
âIâll go to high school there in Mexico, but my classes wonât count for anything since I already graduated. Thatâs OK, it will be like my senior year, just in Mexico,â said Hodges.
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ Some wives hope their husbands will lavish them with chocolate, flowers or jewelry, but Amy Shearer receives bullets, swords and, most recently, store tokens.
Chad Shearer, Amyâs husband, collected six Civil War tokens to give to Amy as a surprise. With Amy being a U.S. History teacher at Indian Springs Middle School, any Civil War artifact is special to her, but given how rare these tokens are, added to the fact that they originate from Columbia City, makes it a gift she wonât soon forget.
COLUMBIA CITY â A time honored tradition during Old Settlers Day is the gathering of the âred coatsâ to welcome a new member into the fold.
At last nightâs banquet, the Old Settlers Association named Dr. John Meier, DDS as the newest red coat recipient.
Meier isnât a Columbia City native, but moved here in 1976 after finishing school. To his surprise, he was selected to join the exclusive, invitation only group.
âI thought you had to be a native of Columbia City, but Kay (Fleck) said âno, you just need to be old.ââ
David Lee Sible 58, a resident of Wolf Lake, was fatally injured at 6:15 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2012, when the motorcycle he was operating ran into the back of sport utility vehicle north of Churubusco on U.S. 33.
He was born in Fort Wayne on Dec. 30, 1953, a son of Robert and Elsie (Bacon) Sible.
His formative years were spent on a farm in the Huntertown area. He was educated in Huntertown and Carroll High School and completed his education in a diesel mechanics trade school.
The Columbia City club swim team took second place out of 12 teams at the Pete Johnson Invitational two weeks ago.
Pictured, six swimmers from the team. From left, Charlie Varga, Telly Varga, Ryan Devito, Aaron Fix, Zachary Young and Sammy Varga. Center, Brian Fix.