Juanita S. Mueller, 88, of Columbia City, died at 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 2010 at Heritage Park Nursing Home, Fort Wayne where she had been a resident for the past two years.
She was born Dec. 14, 1921 in Allen County, a daughter of John and Celeste (Bubb) Gibson. Her formative years were spent in Fort Wayne where she attended Catholic Schools.
Freida Blanche Fleck, 95, of Columbia City, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor Inc., Columbia City. Born July 5, 1915 in Columbia Township, she was a daughter of Charles Grover and Estella Mae (Crawford) Wynkoop.
Delmar Bazil Jackson, Jr., 78, of South Whitley, passed away at 7:14 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 at his home. Born Oct. 28, 1931 in Putman County, he was a son of Bazil and Venia Grace (Bowles) Jackson, Sr.
Emery Franklin Rowland, 88, of Claypool, died at 9:35 p.m. Aug. 28, 2010 at Millers Merry Manor in Warsaw.
A lifetime resident of Claypool, he was born Oct. 14, 1921 to Merl and Anna (Shepherd) Rowland. He married Phyllis Hoover May 19, 1941 in Claypool.
He was a farmer, retiring in 2004 and his memberships included the Claypool United Methodist Church; Farm Bureau; and the Miami Valley Milk Producers, of which he was a board member.
He enjoyed visits from his children and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
COLUMBIA CITY — One close loss is bad enough but three consecutive is a bad habit Columbia City girls’ golf would like to break.
Monday, the Lady Eagles came into their Northeast Hoosier Conference match at Eagle Glen Golf Course having lost their last two conference matches by four strokes or less.
After holding a five-stroke lead with two golfers in the clubhouse against Carroll, Columbia City (3-5, 1-4 NHC) struggled to find another low score to put the match away.
WEST LAFAYETTE — Four points was the difference for Columbia City cross country over the weekend.
On Saturday, the Eagle squads traveled to Boiler country to take on a field with ranked teams.
Despite having runners take the top two spots, the Lady Eagles day was capped off in second-place, just four points behind No. 18 West Lafayette, 75-71.
Ranked No. 23 themselves, the Lady Eagles beat out No. 7 Crown Point who finished four points back in third-place.
Deb Shelton drives a pair of miniature ponies Saturday during a pony pull competition at Squawbuck Days while Mike Rinker keeps an eye on the sled. More photos of the event are on page 2.
PFC Tommy Wallace had just returned to his base from a mission is Kalsu, Iraq, when he skyped his mom, Ellen, here in Columbia City.
Skype is a software application used for making voice calls over the Internet and also allows a live view of the callers.
For him, it was nearly 8 p.m. For his mom, it was just after lunch Thursday.
He regularly checked in with his mom, knowing his girlfriend, Amber Waybright, was soon due with their baby. The doctor had induced labor and Waybright had just started pushing when Wallace called.
â€śThe timing was perfect,â€ť Waybright said.
By the next Columbia City Common Council meeting, the city should have an agreement ready with Parkview Health System Inc. for its share of the costs for the upcoming state Route 205 construction project.
Columbia City Mayor Jim Fleck said Friday at the board of works meeting that a proposed agreement is in place with Parkview for the contribution to the city for the local match of the project.
“Upon acceptance of that agreement, we will receive a check,” Fleck said.
FORT WAYNE – In observance of the Labor Day holiday, National Serv-All offices and operations will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2010.