Archive - Dec 2011
BY ERIC MANN
MONROE—It wasn't better late than never, but better late than early in Adams Central's 64-50 victory on Tuesday over rival Bellmont.
Mildred F. Whitacre, 87, of Berne, died on Monday, December 26, 2011, at Swiss Village Retirement Center, Berne.
She was born in Wells County, to the late Ernest and Mabel Uptygraft.
Among survivors are one son, Ernie (Norma) Whitacre, Bryant; two daughters, Carol (Bill) Schabacker of Ossian and Jo (Cliff) Moser of Portland; and a sister, Joan Snyder of Portland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Whitacre, Sr.; and a son, Jack F. Whitacre, Jr.
Richard P. Kiser, 74, Bluffton, died on December 25, 2011, at Meadowvale Health and Rehabilitation Center, Bluffton.
He was born to the late Kenneth and Clara Kiser in Adams County.
Michael M. Herman, 68, New Haven, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2011.
Born in Fort Wayne, he worked as an accountant with Raytheon for 32 years, retiring in 2000. He was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven.
Michael was an Army Veteran and a former Adams Township Volunteer Fireman.
He was a loving brother and an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed spending time at Jimmerson Lake. He also enjoyed watching the Browns and Dodgers games.
Max L. Egley, 70, of Wolcottville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 25, 2011.
Born in Decatur, he graduated from Adams Central High School, Manchester College, and the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, from which he received a master's degree.
Max was a mathematics teacher and a basketball coach for a span of 34 years at Harrison Hill, Snider High School, and Woodlan High School before retiring in 1997.
Morris S. "Rosey" Krueckeberg, 86, Decatur, passed away at 6:50 a.m. on Monday, December 26, 2011, at Woodcrest Retirement Community, Decatur.
He was born on December 20, 1925, in Adams County, to the late Gustav and Selma Krueckeberg.
He married Naomi Harvey on September 25, 1949. She survives.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur; the American Legion Post 43; and the Decatur Elks Lodge.
By DYLAN MALONE
Tonight marks another meeting between county rivals AC and Bellmont on the hardwood. This year’s Braves/Jets meeting will be held at the Hangar in Monroe and in recent history that bodes well for the Jets.
The home team has won the last three meetings between these schools. Last year at Bellmont, the Braves defended their home field with a stunning 70-63 win against the heavily-favored Jets.
There's just something about Mishawaka's Al Smith Invitational, it brings out the best Bellmont effort possible
The rugged 32-team normally has a half dozen ranked teams and usually includes most of northwest Indiana's best. Still, no school has taken home the top trophy more than the Braves in the 33-year history of the meet. Bellmont has 14 titles, and the only reason that number is not 15 is a broken hand suffered by Brooks Faurote in a 3-2 semi-final loss a year ago.
The newest member of Decatur City Council, Cameron Collier, was sworn in to his first political office on Monday evening by Adams Circuit Court Judge Frederick A. Schurger.
Collier, a Republican, took the oath during the same event at which 19 other city officials (six elected, 13 appointed) were also sworn in.
With him were his parents, Dave and Sandy Collier, and his son Barrett. Collier's wife was ill and unable to attend the ceremony at Riverside Center.
A Decatur man remains in critical condition with head injuries in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne today after he walked out in front of a vehicle on S. 13th Street and was struck on Christmas Eve.
The report, released today by the Decatur Police Department, said Brandon A. Heath, 21, N. Second Street, walked in front of a car driven by Virginia K. Hoffman, 67, Mix Avenue, Decatur, at 6:33 p.m. Saturday.