Archive - 2010
An addition to a business building on Patterson St. in Industrial Park was demolished as firefighters extinguished a blaze late Sunday night.
However, the two businesses located in the main portion of the building — Sportsman's Lodge and Haugk Companies — are operating as usual, with no damage, Decatur Assistant Fire Chief Jim Hitchcock said this morning.
In what could be considered the "last hurrah" for Decatur Police Department Detective Eric "Keebie" Meyer, two men wanted in connection with the armed robbery on November 10 at the S.M.O.K.E.S. Tobacco Shop were apprehended in Fort Wayne on Monday.
South Side took advantage of a weary Bellmont squad, playing its third game in four days, with an aggressive full court press and squeezed out a 71-51 verdict at the Archers' gym..
Despite the 20-point loss, which snapped a two-game Bellmont winning streak, Coach Tory Fuelling was pleased with the fight that his club put up. South's press resulted in 20 first-half turnovers, but the Squaws cut that in half in the second half.
PORTLAND—Jay County sank Adams Central, 221-80, in girls' varsity swimming on Monday.
One-meter diving—(1) Megan Taylor (JC), 182.2. AC's Alisen Barger was third at 126.8.
200-yard medley relay—(1) JC, 2:01.54 (Charlotte Becot, Eme Miller, Mary Hudson, Caitlin Mark). AC was third, fourth, and fifth. The third-place team included YuLeeza McCullough, Ali McClain, Whitney Landis, and Barger.
Mike Drake, 67, of Decatur, passed away at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, November 19, 2010 in Shipshewana.
He was born on November 20, 1942, in Decatur to Charles E. and Doris (Williams) Drake. He married Linda G. Owens on April 29, 1967.
He is survived by his wife, Linda G. Drake of Decatur; one daughter, Mrs. Shannon (Tom) Bleakney of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren, Mary Anne and Joseph Michael Bleakney of Fort Wayne; and two sisters-in-law, Donna Owens and Carolyn Baumbartner, both of Decatur.
William C. Foye, 96, a resident of Berne, died November 18, 2010, at the Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne.
William was born on May 31, 1914, in Chelsea, Massachusetts, the son of Harold H. and Lillian (Foley) Foye, both deceased. He married Winifred Froburg on April, 19, 1941; she survives.
Corrinne V. Moser, 84, of Berne, died November 18, 2010, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Corrinne was born on July 13, 1926, in Adams County to the late John H. and Rebecca (Schwartz) Habegger. On November 22, 1946, she married Roger Moser. He preceded her in death on June 16, 1984.
Question: What do those years have in common?
Answer: They are all anniversaries not only of Decatur, but also Adams County, since both came into being in 1836, 20 years after Indiana became a state in 1816.
Decatur held celebrations for the centennial in 1936 and for the sesquicentennial in 1986 and, now, city leaders are gearing up to celebrate the 175th birthday next year.
A new wave in family practice medicine in Adams County is on the horizon as it was learned that the first woman general practitioner in county history will locate her office in Decatur after the first of the year.
Dr. Crystal Jencks has signed a contract with Adams Memorial Hospital to become the latest physician who is a hospital employee. She will start her practice in the middle of January in suite C of the Physician's Office Building at 815 High Street.
Bellmont’s wrestling Braves, rated No. 11 in the preseason Indiana Wrestling Coaches poll, will open their season at Columbia City Tuesday night
in the annual NHC opener. Veteran coach Brent Faurote, beginning his
23rd season at the helm, welcomes back most of his starting lineup after losing just three senior starters through graduation. However, the Braves may start the season without a regular 103-pounder.