Archive - Nov 2010
Ninety-three years after being placed on an interior wall of the new Kirkland Township High School, the large marble plaque with the names of the school trustee, the advisory board, the Adams County school superintendent, the building architect, and the builders of the school has been removed.
The plaque will be given to Adams Central Community Schools for display purposes, since the Kirkland Township school district was closed some 60 years ago when it became part of the AC district.
Help has come to Operation Help.
The Decatur-based food bank shut down a week ago because of a lack of money and delayed delivery of government-provided groceries. Both problems have been resolved, however, and Operation Help is operating normally again.
Mary Jo Toole, who heads the food bank, said Thursday that the site in the basement of the Adams County Service Complex in Decatur is open today from 1-3 p.m. and will maintain its usual hours, which are 1-3 p.m. each Tuesday and Friday.
Cindy S. Barger-Stapleton, 51, of Decatur, died at 9:07 p.m. last Friday in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home at Fort Wayne.
She was born on March 7, 1959 in Wells County to William K. and Cora V. Lucas Barger. Her father is deceased, but her mother lives in Decatur.
Robert M. Braden, 95, of Decatur, died Sunday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community,
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.
Herbert H. Hamrick, 75, of Decatur, died on Saturday, November 6, 2010, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Herbert was born in Adams County on December 22, 1934, to James and Ardella (Kallenberger) Hamrick.
He married Marilyn Hutchison on July 28, 1956. She preceded him in death on September 24, 1999.
Herbert retired from Fort Wayne Wire Die and served his country in the U.S. Army.
Magdelene K. Peterson, 81, of Fort Wayne, died at 4:45 p.m. last Friday in Kingston Residence at Fort Wayne.
She was born on September 10, 1929 in Adams County to John and Lena Worthman Hilgeman.
She married Cal M. Peterson more than 62 years ago, on July 24, 1948 in Magley, and he survives.
She was a cafeteria worker in East Allen County Schools Corp. for 15 years and a member of New Haven United Methodist Church.
Jacob D.J. Schwartz, 78, of rural Berne, passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2010, at Greenville Hospital in Greenville, Pennsylvania.
He was born on Sunday, February 21, 1932, in Hartville, Ohio.
Reginald Thomas Welch, 67, of Decatur, passed away at 7:10 a.m. Friday, November 5, 2010, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born on July 6, 1943, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to Rev. Robert Welch and Helen (Wittwer) Welch.
A graduate of Adams Central High School, he received his bachelor's degree in 1965 from Manchester College in North Manchester.
Bellmont volleyball coach Craig Krull feels that the outcome of Bellmont's 3A State Volleyball Finals match with No. 1 Brebeuf will likely not be decided by the major players for both squads.
"I believe that this is going to come down to which team's role players are better," said Krull, whose Squaws will be seeking a second state title in four years when they line up opposite the Jesuit Braves at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Ball State's Worthen Arena.
Shirley N. Brite, 71 of Decatur, died on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Shirley was born on August 28, 1939, in Adams County to Carl D. and May (Kaehr) Hirschy.
On August 23, 1958, she married Joseph J. Brite, who survives.
Shirley was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and the Rosary Society. She worked at Davenport School of the Arts in Florida for 12 years, then retired from Central Soya in Decatur in 1990 as an operator.