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Archive - May 18, 2011

Andrews turns down BHS football offer

May 18, 2011

     "What happend was that we showed up at the board meeting and a lot of those hopes — our leap of faith — were crushed. We settled back, talked through some things, then came to the conclusion that this was not the right opportunity,  not the right time for us," stated a gracious Nate Andrews, after announcing Tuesday afternoon that he decided against signing a contract to coach football and teach at Bellmont High School.

Braves draw Peru, Jets to meet Tigers in baseball tourneys

May 18, 2011

    INDIANAPOLIS—Pairings for the annual baseball sectional were announced Tuesday by officials at the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA).
    Sectionals will be held at Bellmont and Bishop Luers for schools involving Adams County teams (the Luers sectional is held at the Indiana Tech field in Fort Wayne).

To resting place...

May 18, 2011

An estimated 1,000 mourners, led by Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese Bishop Kevin Rhoadez — who presided over the Mass of Resurrection — paid their last respects to Sister Margaret Rose Donnelly on Tuesday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. Burial followed  in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery here. Sister Margaret Rose, who moved to Decatur in the mid-1990s, died last Thursday at 76. Among the pallbearers was Decatur Mayor John Schultz, at the front of the group.

Anspaugh may visit for 175th

May 18, 2011

    One of Decatur's most famous native sons, David Anspaugh, may be returning here for the city's 175th birthday celebration in August.
    Larry Isch, co-chairman of the committee organizing the celebration, said at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting that "if nothing gets in the way" the director of "Hoosiers" and "Rudy" will visit the city for the celebration.

Operation Cleanup said moving along

May 18, 2011

    The effort labeled "Operation Cleanup" is well under way in Decatur and the process of identifying what might be called "problem vehicles" is approximately half over, city council was informed at its meeting Tuesday night.
    Bill Karbach, a Board of Works and Safety member who is heading up the effort,  began last week the process of identifying old, unused vehicles; rubbish in yards; and dilapidated buildings.

Rhonda E. Higginbotham

May 18, 2011

    The obituary notice in Tuesday's edition incorrectly listed the wrong middle initial for Rhonda E. Higginbotham, 51, of Fort Wayne, who died on Sunday.

R. Madeleine Houk

May 18, 2011

    R. Madeleine Youse Houk, 93, died Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

Charles F. Schelsky Jr.

May 18, 2011

    Charles F. "Chuck" Schelsky Jr., 75, of Stillwater, Oklahoma, died at home on May 11.
    He was born to Charles F. Schelsky Sr. and Dorothy Poor-Schelsky.
    Among survivors are his wife, the former Janice Kreischer of Decatur, and two daughters, Mrs. Chris (Shelli) Shoaf of Decatur and Mrs. Brian (Tammy) Huckaby.
    Funeral services were held Sunday in Stillwater.

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