Archive - Oct 20, 2010
Edward L. Bulmahn, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, October 18, 2010, at Hamilton House in Fort Wayne.
Born in Rhea, Texas, Edward worked as a machinist with Phelps Dodge Corp. for 41 years.
He graduated from Monmouth High School in 1945 and served in the U.S. Navy during WW II as a signalman third class.
He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, American Legion Post 43 at Decatur, and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1540.
Dolores M. Duff, 88, of Willshire, Ohio, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in her son's residence at New Palestine, Indiana.
She was born on March 7, 1922, in Adams County to Vercil and Bertha Mae Burnett Hoblet.
She married Eugene J. Duff on December 21, 1940; he passed away on December 5, 2009 They had been married for 69 years.
Rick D. Voreis, 49, of Decatur, died on Sunday, October 17, 2010, in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Rick was born Adams County on June 9, 1961 to Richard D. Voreis and Connie S. (Henderson) Gluth.
He married Tamela DeBolt-Sharpe on July 1, 2006.
Rick was a lifelong resident of Adams County and worked for P & B Trucking in Decatur as a truck driver.
The Decatur Fire Department's Assistant Chief, JIm Hitchcock, said at Tuesday night's city council meeting that no determination has yet been made on whether to hold the Callithumpian Fireworks show here Saturday night.
Although a countywide burning ban was lifted by the county commissioners on Monday, it was "with reluctance" that the five fire chiefs in the county recommended dropping the ban, Hitchcock said.
An esteemed member of the Decatur Police Department is retiring effective January 1.
Ronny, the department's police dog for the last nine-plus years, is already on reduced duty due to hip dyslpasia, an ailment common to dogs. Jim Franze, the city's veteran K-9 officer, told Decatur City Council at its meeting Tuesday night that the dog's ailment first became noticeable a couple of years ago and has gotten considerably worse in the past year.
"This is not the first game Eastbrook wanted either," stated veteran Panthers' coach Jeff Adamson, noting the draw for the first round of the IHSAA State 3A football playoffs.
Eastbrook, rated No. 1 by the Associated Press, will be at Bob Worthman Stadium for the 7 p.m. game Friday in a rematch of the 34-0 surprise rout by the Panthers a year ago.