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Archive - Feb 2011

February 4th

Mostly back to normal

February 4, 2011

    Decatur and Adams County were about back to normal today — normal being amid huge piles of snow — albeit on the frigid side.
    School systems were in operation on normal schedules for the first time since Monday and all weather code alerts have been called off. Adams County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director John August announced at noon Thursday that the county was "back to normal operations."

William F. Baker

February 4, 2011

    William F. “Bill” Baker, 86, of Decatur, a former Adams County Commissioner and Decatur City Councilman, died on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, in the extended care unit at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Bill was born on July 2, 1924, in Decatur to Fred E. and Amelia R. (Kohne) Baker.
    He married Mildred I. “Millie” Blythe on February 19, 1944; she died July 23, 2001. He married L. Marie Schwartz on October 7, 2006.

Roy H. Bleeke

February 4, 2011

    Roy H. Bleeke, 85, of Fort Wayne, died at 5:52 p.m. Tuesday in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home.
    He was born on November 17, 1925, in Decatur to Fred and Lydia Ehlerding Bleeke.
    He married Pauline L. Hannie; she preceded him in death on March 23, 2002.
    Roy was the self-employed owner of Bleeke Oil Co., which conducted dust-control measures for gravel roads for more than 30 years.

Geraldine L. Douglas

February 4, 2011

    Geraldine L. Douglas, 73, of Decatur, died today in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.

Julia B. McCullough

February 4, 2011

    Julia B. McCullough, 84, of Berne, a former Monroe and Geneva resident, passed away at 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, in Chalet Village Health Care Center.
    She was born on Thursday, June 24, 1926, in Berne to Irvin T. and Lillian Yoss Sprunger.
    Julia worked at General Electric in Decatur for 43 years.
    She was a member of the First Missionary Church in Berne and a 1944 graduate of the former Hartford Township School. 

Jerry L. Ray

February 4, 2011

    Jerry L. Ray, 62, Geneva, died at 2:10 a.m. today in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Funeral services are pending at the Downing and Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva.

Harold D. Smith

February 4, 2011

    Harold D. Smith, 79, formerly of Geneva, passed away at 4:56 p.m. on Wednesday, February  2, 2011, at Swiss Village Retirement Center in Berne.
    He was born on Saturday, October  3, 1931, in Adams County to Godfrey and Laura Opal McFarren Smith.
    Mr. Smith did construction and brick mason work for his company, Smith & Rodenbeck.
    He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Geneva for 60 years and was head trustee and Sunday School superintendent.

February 3rd

County squads prepare for Jay Swim Sectional

February 3, 2011

    The Jay County Girls Swim Sectional preliminary round, will be held Friday at Jay County instead of tonight, it was noted today by Jay Athletic Director Bob Lutton Thursday morning. The finals will be held on Saturday, as scheduled.
    All three county schools will have teams in the meet.
    First-year Central coach Patti Sauer feels that her outstanding freestyler, Ali McClain, has the best chance for a top placement from her team.

AC Team Regional slated Feb. 9

February 3, 2011

    The four-team Adams Central Team Regional Wrestling Tournament, originally set for last night, will now be held on Wednesday, Feb. 9, it was announced last night by Adams Central Athletic Director Rick Minnich, who has been working this week to find a good make-up date.
    Previously, it was announced that make-up dates would be today or Monday. Minnich was in contact with the IHSAA and worked out the Wednesday date, which will obviously be much better for the wrestlers, who compete Saturday in individual regionals.

Digging out is under way

February 3, 2011

    Residents of Decatur and Adams County were struggling to return to some form of normal today after being battered by the toughest winter blow this season.
    Well over 10 inches of snow was on the ground — and huge piles stacked here and there in Decatur by cleanup crews — as the county now has to deal with bitter cold.

   The Patriots of Heritage will be welcomed in tonight by the Bellmont Squaws on the...
    FORT WAYNE—Again utilizing a less-than-full roster of athletes, the...
    MONROE— Adams Central scored all 17 runs after the third inning to win a...

 

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