Archive - Oct 2011
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it will invest about $275 million at its Ft. Wayne pickup truck plant.
The money will prepare the plant to build the next generation of Chevrolet and GMC full-sized pickups.
GM says the investment will add or keep 150 jobs, but a spokeswoman says she doesn’t know how many new jobs will be created.
The Ft. Wayne plant now has 3,400 employees who work three shifts per day building the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups.
Norwell High School senior Jonathan Stickney remained in the Wells County Jail on Tuesday under a $11,000 bond after making an initial appearance in
Wells Circuit Court on Monday.
Stickney is facing two Class D felony charges: Intimidating a school employee and resisting arrest.
He has been ordered to avoid contact with the Norwell High School principal, Scott Mills, and to avoid the Northern Wells Community Schools.
Kenneth L. Pyle, 64, of Delphi, Indiana, passed away at 11:28 a.m. on Friday, October 21, 2011, at his home after a year-long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
He was born on March 24, 1947, in Warsaw, Indiana, to Everette and Agnes Norr Pyle, who are deceased.
Ken was a 1965 graduate of Adams Central High School at Monroe.
On November 30, 1968, he married Irene Flora at her parents' home near Delphi. She survives.
Janet M. Roughia, 83, of Decatur, died at 8:17 a.m. Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born on September 9, 1928, in Fort Wayne to Chester and Blanche Byer Bryan.
She was married to Arnold R. Roughia for more than 50 years; he passed away on April 29, 2004.
Alan Lee Hendricks, 59, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2011, in Fort Wayne.
Born in Decatur, Alan was an Indiana Air National Guard veteran who retired from B.F. Goodrich after 37 years.
He loved his family and grandchildren and enjoyed fishing and being outdoors.
Several large items in the Adams Health Network's schedule of claims caused the organization to go slightly in the red for the past month.
At their monthly board meeting, AHN trustees were told Tuesday night by Chief Financial Officer Dane Wheeler that among extra costs were a one-time reimbursement to Medicare, a large payment to the Witwer Construction Company (for building activity within the organization) and the fact that the way September's calendar fell resulted in three payrolls for employees instead of the usual two.
Dr. Tony Nigliazzo will become the newest physician on the staff of Adams Health Network, starting in July, AHN President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Nordwick announced.
Nigliazzo, 37, is a general surgeon who is in the final stages of his residency in general surgery at the Michigan State University School of Medicine.
Oba Chandler, the man convicted of killing a Willshire woman and her two daughters in 1989, is still scheduled to die by lethal injection in Florida on November 15.
In an 11-page ruling on Monday, Pinellas-Pasco Judge Phillip J. Federico denied Chandler's request for a new trial, after hearing the case just last Friday.â€¨â€¨ The 65-year-old Chandler listened by phone from his cell on death row as his attorney, Baya Harrison III, presented his case in the Clearwater court.
Though a scrappy Bellmont squad fought to leads late in both the first and third games against No. 1 Yorktown Tuesday, the visitors prevailed in the 3A Volleyball Regional with a 3-0 sweep, knocking out the defending state champion Squaws 25-21, 25-11 and 26-24.
"You have to give credit to them, they came into a hostile environment they played as they were supposed to. That's why they're No. 1," stated Bellmont coach Craig Krull.
The Starfires of South Adams look to advance to the sectional finals for the first time since 2006 on Friday as they take on the Union City Indians on their home turf.
The records are the same; 9-1. The rankings are not. According to the coaches poll, South Adams is the fourth best team in 1A football this week, while Union City is perched just outside of the top ten. Both are coming off of great wins (SA over Monroe Central 46-0, Union City over Wes-Del 42-20).