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Archive - Nov 2012

November 27th

Kathryn K. Knefelkamp

November 27, 2012

    Kathryn K. Knefelkamp, 70, of Monroeville, died Sunday at Ossian Healthcare.
    Among survivors are two daughters, Sherri Emenhiser and Vicki Chrisman, and one son, Jay Knefelkamp.
    Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 29, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Monroeville Memorial Cemetery, Monroeville.

Mary Lee Luginbill

November 27, 2012

    Mary Lee Luginbill, 68, of Ohio City, Ohio, passed away at 2:16 p.m. on Sunday, November 25, 2012, in the Van Wert County Hospital Emergency Room.
    Mary was born in Indianapolis on Thursday, February 24, 1944, to the late Ralph "Jack" and Mary M. (Stetler) Longenberger.
    She married Marvin L. Luginbill on October 19, 1963, in Pleasant Mills; he survives in Ohio City.
    Mary was a member of the American Legion Auxillary No. 207 in Willshire, Ohio.  She was also a homemaker.

Anspaugh to join hoops hall

November 27, 2012

    NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana natives who created the basketball move ‘‘Hoosiers’’ are heading into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
    Organizers announced Tuesday that ‘‘Hoosiers’’ director David Anspaugh and screenplay writer Angelo Pizzo will be inducted into the hall in March as recipients of the St. Vincent Health Silver Medal for contributions to Indiana high school basketball other than as a player or coach.

Chinese wind up their tour of city today

November 27, 2012

    In a whirlwind tour of Decatur, six Chinese officials — three of whom are involved in education — visited the city Monday and part of today, getting a closeup look at schools and industry.
    Decatur Mayor John Schultz and Economic Development Director Larry Macklin led the guests, who arrived here late Sunday night by vehicles after flying into Indianapolis.

County tech manager clarifies phone trouble

November 27, 2012

    Adams County IT Manager Landon Patterson reported on Monday that the replacement of the phone system in the Adams County E911 Dispatch Center is a problem with the phones that are used by all Adams County government offices, not with the E911 system itself.
    Patterson said the issue is that the phones used by Adams County employees, including the dispatch center, have been discontinued by the manufacturer and are now obsolete, meaning if there is a problem Patterson will be unable to fix it.

November 26th

AC to become a pilot school

November 26, 2012

    Adams Central is set to become a pilot school in Computer Software Engineering (CSE) for Project Lead the Way (PLTW), beginning next year.
    Jonathon Patterson, PLTW teacher, told the AC Board of Education recently that studies show by 2018, CSE will be the number one "hot job."
    "We need to have a class that we offer computer software engineering," said Patterson.

Village Post Office operating in Preble

November 26, 2012

    Preble has become the 14th community in the  U.S. Postal Service’s Greater Indiana District with a Village Post Office (VPO).
    The VPO opened last week in the Preble Feed & Grain business in Preble. It became the 73rd VOP in the United States.

Mayor praises demolition work, plus cooperation

November 26, 2012

    A major concern now behind him, Decatur Mayor John Schultz had high praise at this week's city council meeting for the work done on the demolition of the building at the corner of Second and Monroe streets.
    Safety was a concern, with a major street near one wall, another building near another wall, and even City Hall close by. But the operation went off without any major hitches.

James M. Everett

November 26, 2012

    James M. Everett, 65, Decatur, died Sunday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Young Braves go 3-2 at Yorktown Duals

November 26, 2012

    YORKTOWN — “If that’s the best team in 3A, and we’ve got (Brad) Busse in the lineup, you’re looking at maybe a two or three-point match today. We wrestled well enough to stay with them,” stated Bellmont wrestling coach Brent Faurote Saturday afternoon following Bellmont’s 41-27 loss to 3A No. 1 Yorktown in the final round of the annual Yorktown Thanksgiving Duals.

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