June 28th, 2012
The Whitley County Department of Emergency Management/Department of Homeland Security announced today it has opened a cooling station at the corner of Van Buren and Chauncey streets on the courthouse lawn of Columbia City.
The decision to open the station was made in order to accommodate residents and visitors to the Old Settlers Days festival. There are chairs and fans at the station with water coolers inside the tent.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The future of the Burnworth Memorial Pool was a topic of discussion at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday.
Mark Green, the park director, said the park board had a meeting Monday night, and a report was given on the pool and the cost to maintain it.
â€śI guess all and all to summarize the report, they figure they want the pool to last another â€” itâ€™s not really guaranteed â€” but another four or five years, it would take $1.1 million dollars to put into the facility,â€ť said Green.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A resolution on a policy prohibiting nepotism was passed on an emergency basis at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday.
At the councilâ€™s last meeting, Attorney Marcia McNagny brought the information to the board, informing them the resolution would need to be passed as soon as possible to meet the July 1 deadline.
â€˘ 1910 â€” The parade was the talk of the town when 64 of the countyâ€™s 174 automobiles were in the procession.
â€˘ 1912 â€” The first plane to land in Columbia City gave many their first look at the flying machine. Flown by DeLoyd Thompson and James D. Adams the â€śCurtis Wrightâ€ť was the big feature at the fair.
â€˘ Aug. 20, 1919 â€” the parade featured the survivors of the Civil War, The Spanish American War and World War I.
â€˘ 1925 â€” The Black Horse Troupe, from Culver Military Academy, was the highlight of the parade. King, the educated horse, performed on the bandstand.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” As the cotton candy is consumed and kids take spin after spin on such rides as the â€śGravitron,â€ť Old Settlers Days are celebrated with much fanfare. But why does downtown Columbia City transform into a veritable smorgasbord of food and fun each June?
Many who part take in the festivities hardly know the founding reasons for the four-day hoopla.
The first Old Settlers Day was officially held Sept. 17, 1904. In its early stages, the event was more like a business meeting than a carnival. The beginning years of Old Settlers Day was truly just a day.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” With the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) requiring all downspouts, roof drains, sump pumps and floor drains prohibited by July 1, South State Street resident Mike Renschler continued to voice his concerns on IDEMâ€™s regulation at Tuesday evenings town council meeting.
Jenna M. Stampe, 66, of Reinbeck, Iowa died Sunday, June 24, 2012, at St. Maryâ€™s 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.