August 16th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A public hearing is scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m. in the Coesse Elementary School regarding a utilities study that will provide residents and property owners in that area with several options on extending water and sewer services to the community. â€śIt will also have anticipated costs along with that,â€ť said Jeff Walker, community development director of Columbia City at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” South Whitleyâ€™s town clerkâ€™s office will soon have new computers installed with a price tag of $18,847.97.
Town council members reviewed proposals from Preferred IT Group, A Plus Computers and Ricoh-USA and unanimously accepted the lowest quote from Ricoh-USA at Tuesday eveningâ€™s council meeting.
Dorothy Pastore, 79, of Bluffton, died at 3:34 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
She was born Feb. 6, 1933, in Lawton, Okla., the daughter of Ernest M. and Mildred L. (Reach) Nottingham. She married Nicholas A. Pastore on July 18, 1953. He preceded her in death on June 29, 1974. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
J.D. Geiger, 82, of North Webster, died at 11:35 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Mason Health and Rehab in Warsaw. He was born on Sept. 7, 1929, in Noble County, to Adrian M. and Mary R. (Birch) Geiger.
He was a lifetime Noble and Kosciusko County resident. He graduated in 1947 from Cromwell High School, attended International Business College in Fort Wayne and graduated in 1951 from State Police School at Indiana University in Bloomington.
On Sept. 12, 1948, in Kimmell, he married Bonita R. McLallin who survives.
Rex David Kreger, 51, went to Heaven on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. Rex was jogging at Strawtown Koteewi Park when he had a sudden heart attack that took his life.
He lived in Noblesville with the love of his life, his wife Laura. He was the beloved father of Chase and Marybeth.
Rex was born on Sept. 27, 1960, in Pierceton to Jerry and Joyce Kreger. He grew up in Pierceton with his two siblings, Jerry and Susan.
Myrtle J. Darstein died peacefully on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home.
Born May 22, 1919, in Durango, Colo., she was the daughter of Frank and Louise (Dornte) Frech.
Myrtle became a lifelong resident of Aboite Township when the family returned to Fort Wayne in 1932.
She attended Bullard School and graduated from Arcola High School in 1937. Myrtle was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church. She will forever be remembered for her graciousness, kindness, strength, love and humor.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Churubuscoâ€™s and Columbia Cityâ€™s tennis teamâ€™s opened their seasonâ€™s with an intra-county match Tuesday night at DeVol Field in Columbia City.
The host team took a lopsided 5-0 win, despite a close No. 1 doubles match.
Columbia Cityâ€™s No. 1 doubles team of Mason Coverstone and Blake Fearnow won the first game, 6-4, but Churubuscoâ€™s Brandon Wormcastle and Landon Pearson battled back to win the second game 6-3.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls golf home opener at Eagle Glen Tuesday couldnâ€™t have been a tighter match.
The Lady Eagles beat Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Bellmont by one stroke, 194-195.
Jackie Leeuw and Jessica Klemm tied for match medalist for the Lady Eagles, both firing a 46.
Sydney Fort wasnâ€™t far behind, scoring a 48. Allison and Bethany Yoder both shot a 51.
Though there was no official junior varsity match, Columbia Cityâ€™s Taylor Daniel scored a 47, Mackenzie Lane shot a 48, Cheyenne Johnson finished with a 51 and Athena Arnold had a 55.
CHURUBUSCO â€” The Churubusco Lady Eagle volleyball team opened a new season, hosting the Leo Lady Lions in Tuesday nightâ€™s non-conference match up.
The Lady Eagles shook off first game jitters, but despite putting up an increasingly competitive fight as the evening went on, the host fell in three games 25-13, 25-19 and 27-25 to open the season.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Fall Festival, originally planned to take place Sept. 22 has expanded into a two-day event.
â€śIt has grown to be a bigger event than what we originally planned, which is great,â€ť said Park Director Mark Green at the Columbia City Common Council meeting. â€śI think it will be really neat.â€ť
Mayor Ryan Daniel said several people who were involved in the Fall Festival sat down last week and talked about turning it into a two day event.