Archive - 2010
Evelyn L. Oetting, 78, of Decatur, died at 3:27 p.m. Wednesday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She was born on January 28, 1932, in Adams County to William E. and Elizabeth L. Kirchner Macke. Her father is deceased; her mother lives in Decatur.
Evelyn married Henry O. Oetting on December 18, 1953, in St. Paul Lutheran Church at Preble and they celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary recently.
Robert F. Plummer, 76, a resident of Woodcrest Retirement Community in Decatur, died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Defiance, Ohio.
He married Betty L. Griggs on June 19, 1954, in Antwerp, Ohio; she passed away on August 1, 2006.
Good things happen when a basketball team puts the ball in the basket and the Bellmont Squaws proved that Wednesday night at the Teepee with its best shooting performance of the season hitting 16-34 for 47 percent and adding nearly 70 percent from the foul line on 13-19 to post a 48-37 win over the visiting Woodlan Warriors in non-conference action.
"This team is pretty good, I just don't know how much the girls believe it," noted Bellmont coach Tory Fuelling following the game.
It's like tossing an ice cube into a pan of hot oil ... but it's got to be said. Geno Auriemma and the UConn women did not break the UCLA-John Wooden 88-game consecutive win record!
Sure, they have 89 wins in a row, but the last time I checked, it was a different sport. UConn plays women's basketball. UCLA played men's basketball. It's not the same. It's not even close!
Norma B. Zizelman, 89, of Rockford, Ohio, died Tuesday.
Among survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Marjorie) Brodbeck of Willshire, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 28, in Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home at Rockford, with burial in Friends Chapel Cemetery of Rockford. Visiting hours are 4-8 p.m. Monday and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday.
In dominating fashion, Craig Krull’s 2010 Bellmont girls volleyball team steamrolled through the class 3A playoffs, going 18-1 in total games, to claim the school’s second state volleyball championship in four years.
The championship effort was voted as the Democrat’s No. 3 news story of 2010.
The Adams County Health Department has announced that teams from the immunization program of the Indiana Department of Health will be at the health office in Room 320 of the Adams County Service Complex in Decatur next Tuesday to give required vaccine shots to students who will be in the sixth grade in the 2011-12 school year.
The vaccines will be given free of charge from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Alvin Hackman, 69, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, December 20, 2010, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
Alvin was born on January 25, 1941, in Adams County to the late Anslem and Christine Hackman.
On August 3, 1989, he married Kathy Patrick.
Alvin worked for Prestress Services of rural Decatur as a truck driver and trucking supervisor and retired after 25 years of service.
William S. “Bill” Gravens, 82, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, December 20, 2010, at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis.
Bill was born on August 30, 1928, in Glasgow, Kentucky, to Sanford and Ethel (Mansfield) Gravens.
Bill retired after 27 years of service from Kroger Distribution in Fort Wayne.
He served his country during World War II and the Korean War.
Andres V. Villegas, 8, of Union City, Indiana, died Saturday in a traffic accident in Mercer County, Ohio, on the Indiana-Ohio state line road.
He was born to Pedro Vela of Matamoros in Tamaulipas State, Mexico, and Yessica Villegas of Union City, Indiana, who survive.
Other survivors are his twin brother, Pedro V. Villegas of Union City; one sister, Clarissa Vela of Union City; and many relatives in the Geneva area.