Archive - Oct 2010
There were lots of tight squeezes on Wednesday on W. Monroe St. near 12th St. between orange warning cones set up to guide traffic on that busy street past a sewer repair site, at left behind the parked municipal truck. Photo was taken around 9:30 a.m. Monroe St. is also the route of US 224 through Decatur. (Photo by Eric Mann)
MONROEVILLE — Adams Central survived a pair of comeback rallies from Heritage Tuesday night and moved on to Thursday night's semi-final round of the ACAC volleyball tournament with a 25-22, 25-18 victory over the Patriots.
All eight conference teams were in action Tuesday at Heritage with ACAC leader Woodlan whipping Southern Wells 25-14, 25-3, Leo downed South Adams 25-15, 25-18, and Garrett handed Bluffton a 25-18, 24-26, 26-24 decision in the closest match of the night.
The South Adams boys took four of the top seven places and easily beat the field Tuesday to win their second straight ACAC Cross Country championship at the Adams Central course.
In the girls race, Leo toppled two-time champ South Adams, 40-55, for the crown, though SA junior Hannah Moore won her second ACAC individual title, adding to her crown in 2008.
Defending boys' champ Evan Liechty of South Adams finished second to teammate Eric Isch Tuesday as Isch roared in at 16:39 to the 17:08 of Liechty.
Two Fort Wayne businesses and one from Indianapolis will be interviewed next week by four members of a special committee set up to advise the Adams County commissioners about ideas to replace or renovate the building that houses Adams Superior Court and the probation department and also the Adams County Law Enforcement Center, which includes the jail and the sheriff's department.
Elementary schools in Monroeville and Hoagland will be closed as part of a $6.8 million annual cost-cutting plan approved Tuesday evening by the East Allen County Schools' board of education.
The possible closure of six elementary schools and the transformation of Paul Harding High School into a magnet school had first been announced last month by EACS Superintendent Karyle Green in light of the district's financial shortfall.
James M. Beer, 47, of Decatur, died Saturday, October 2, in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
He was born in Decatur on October 26, 1962, to Arthur and Corabelle Beer.
Surviving are his father, who lives in Bluffton; three brothers, Terry and Gary Beer of Bluffton and Lynn Beer of Fort Wayne; and his companion, Kim Wolfe of Decatur.
Private funeral services have already been held.
Virgil D. Egly, 93, of Decatur, died Monday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Adams County on March 25, 1917, to Lewis and Nellie C. Diehl Egly.
Among survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Randy (Mary) Sparks of Apopka, Florida, and a son, Carl Egly of New Haven.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12, in Thoma, Rich, Chaney, and Lemler Funeral Home, Bluffton, with burial in St. Luke Cemetery of Adams County.
Erica C. Mattingly, 31, of Decatur, died at her residence on October 4, 2010.
She was born in Decatur on August 15, 1979, to Lawrence J. Mattingly Jr. and Carla J. (Chew) Mattingly.
Erica attended St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur.
She was a former model with Onsite Modeling of Indianapolis.
She enjoyed helping care for her neighbors and enjoyed crafts and music.
Max Marshall McCrory, 91, of Montgomery, Michigan, died Monday morning at Country Meadows Adult Foster Care Home.
He was born on February 11, 1919, in Decatur to Ralph W. and Evelynn Marshall McCrory.
He married Billie Jean Krick on December 21, 1945, in Fort Wayne; she survives.