Archive - Oct 2010
Leaders of the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) have announced that a company is supporting the project with a donation which will match funds raised by the local group.
"Game Time/Sinclair Recreation has agreed to match all donations raised by November 5 up to $35,000," MOPS said in a news release. "This means that all contributions will be doubled!"
Time, however, becomes a key factor as only funds raised by November 5 will be matched. Later donations will not be included in the match.
Decatur Mayor John Schultz announced today that the annual Callithumpian Fireworks show will be delayed one week due to extreme dry conditions.
The fireworks were scheduled to be held this Saturday, but have now been postponed to Halloween, Sunday, October 31, at 9 p.m.
Schultz said he and Fire Chief Les Marckel are hoping the city will get some much-needed rain before the new date.
Trick or treating will be observed that same Sunday, from 6-8 p.m., with the fireworks at 9.
Lynn F. Burger, 56, formerly of Celina, Ohio, died on Monday, October 18, 2010, at Shawnee Manor in Lima, Ohio.
He was born September 14, 1954, in Decatur to Robert and Betty Barkley Burger, who survive in Decatur. On February 14, 1976, he married Antoinette Huber in Carthagena, Ohio, and she survives in Celina. He is also survived by a brother, Mike Burger of Hamilton, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Burger.
Vernon L. Horther, 85, formerly of Van Wert, Ohio, died Thursday in Lima Manor at Lima, Ohio.
He was born to Clarence and Ina M. Hoffman Horther.
Among survivors are a daughter, Mrs. William (Marlene) Otis of Westerville, Ohio, and three sons,Roy Horther of Fort Wayne, Terry Horther of Austin, Texas, and Rick Horther of Decatur.
David Robertson, 68, of Berne, died today at Adams Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Amos M. Schwartz, 79, of rural Berne, died Wednesday at home.
He was born in Adams County on April 10, 1931, to Jacob F. and Margueritte P. Schwartz.
"It's not political," said Decatur Mayor John Schultz at Wednesday evening's meeting to explain property tax caps to the public. Underscoring that fact is Democratic mayor and a key Republican, County Auditor Bill Borne, joining forces to oppose putting into the Indiana Constitution a property tax caps system that Borne flatly calls "unconstitutional."
Three student groups at Adams Central High School will again sponsor a Veterans' Day program on Tuesday, November 9, at 1:30 p.m. in AC's main gymnasium.
An announcement said the guest speaker will be retired command sergeant-major Frederick "Fritz" Bultemeyer of rural Decatur, who served in Vietnam and Afghanistan.
Sponsors of the event are the AC History Club, AC's chapter of the National Honor Society, and the school's chapter of the Sunshine Society.
"We'll be ready to play. I'll be very shocked if we're not," stated Bellmont football coach Rick Burkhalter as his Braves prepare to meet the state's No. 1 3A team, Eastbrook, Friday night at Bob Worthman Stadium.
A year ago, the Braves apparently were not ready for the Eastbrook style in a stunning 34-0 loss in the sectional title game. Eastbrook later lost to eventual state champ West Lafayette.
"There's probably any number of teams that could win it," stated Churubusco coach Lee Etzler on Sectional 35's possibilities for a champ.
"There are quite a few teams that have shown good success this year. The team that wins is going to have to show up each and every week with their A-game, that's for sure," said Etzler whose Churubusco Eagles play host to Adams Central Friday night in one of the early critical games. The No. 3 Eagles come in at 8-1, while the improving Jets are 7-2.