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June 28th, 2012

REMEMBER WHEN?: OSD timeline provides look into the past

June 28, 2012

• 1910 — The parade was the talk of the town when 64 of the county’s 174 automobiles were in the procession.
• 1912 — 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 “Curtis Wright” was the big feature at the fair.
• Aug. 20, 1919 — the parade featured the survivors of the Civil War, The Spanish American War and World War I.
• 1925 — The Black Horse Troupe, from Culver Military Academy, was the highlight of the parade. King, the educated horse, performed on the bandstand.

TRADITION: Old Settlers Days grows from one-day business meeting to festive celebration of today

June 28, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — As the cotton candy is consumed and kids take spin after spin on such rides as the “Gravitron,” 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.

WATER WOES: S. Whitley council hears wave of concerns

June 28, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — 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 IDEM’s regulation at Tuesday evenings town council meeting.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

June 28, 2012

Mobile Mammography

Jenna Stampe, 66

June 28, 2012

Jenna M. Stampe, 66, of Reinbeck, Iowa died Sunday, June 24, 2012, at St. Mary’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 Stuersel, 91

June 28, 2012

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.

’Busco’s All-Stars

June 28, 2012

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.

June 27th

OLD SETTLERS EVENTS

June 27, 2012

Wednesday, June 27
Downtown Midway
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.
Courthouse Stage
“BackWater Band” – Country 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 28
Downtown Midway
Poor Jack Amusements Midway 1-11 p.m.
Wrist Band Discounts 1-5 p.m.
W. C. Historical Museum

DELAYED: Col. City fireworks postponed

June 27, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Due to the city’s 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.
“We decided it was best,” said LaRue. “I don’t want to have grass fires. I don’t want to have fires at all.”
LaRue said he believes the city is more than eight inches behind in rain since April 1 of this year.
“That is a significant amount of rain,” said LaRue. “It’s going to take us a while to catch up, I believe.”

MEXICO OR BUST: CCHS grad runs for the border

June 27, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 Club’s outbound foreign exchange student. When Hodges graduated from CCHS, she actually completed her honors diploma in three years.
“I’ll go to high school there in Mexico, but my classes won’t count for anything since I already graduated. That’s OK, it will be like my senior year, just in Mexico,” said Hodges.

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