Archive - 2010
Paul F. "Buzz" Neal, 71, of Geneva, died Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born in Adams County on April 12, 1939, to Waldo D. "Bud" Neal and Bernice P. Biery Neal.
Among survivors are his wife, Jane; three sons, Mark Neal of Seymour, Tennessee; Tom Neal of Fayetteville, West Virginia; and Jim Neal of Geneva; and three stepsons, Kenneth Noble Jr. of Decatur; Kevin Noble of Eaton; and Waylan Niece of Huntington.
Dennis R. Welker, 55, of Decatur, died at home on October 6, 2010.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.
Decatur's annual Callithumpian Parade will be an early one this year, scheduled for Monday, October 25, but the annual fireworks show may not go off at all.
Travis Alexander, representing the city's Callithumpian Committee, appeared before Decatur City Council on Tuesday night to request several street closings. In so doing, he revealed dates for the parade and fireworks.
Larry Isch, recently retired from First Bank of Berne, has been selected as the 2010 Callithumpian Parade Grand Marshall.
Isch has been a member of the parade committee for 35 years and works diligently to make the parade a success, the Calllithumpian Committee said in making the announcement.
He was the recipient of the 2009 Service Award from the Callithumpian Committee.
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.