Archive - Dec 2012
By JOE SPAULDING
A proposed budget for the 2013 calendar year was adopted at the recent meeting of the Adams Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees.
Chief Financial Officer Dane Wheeler told the trustees the budget "is a very conservative estimate, very tight. One major catastrophe could throw the whole budget out of whack."
The Daily Democrat its taking its annual look at the year's top stories, as chosen by employees of the newspaper. This year, we've decided to stretch out the usual Top 10 to a Top 12 — or 12 in '12.
The unauthorized involvement of a convicted sexual predator in the girls basketball program at South Adams was voted as the Daily Democrat's No. 4 story of 2012.
MISHAWAKA — Brad Busse took the 182-pound championship while Bellmont teammates Daniel Gunsett and Logan Neher finished sixth in the annual Al Smith Wrestling Invitational Friday. The Braves, normally finishing in the top five, finished 10th overall as Penn won 215 to 214 over Merrillville.
Busse pinned Tony Rodriguez of Hobart in 4:28 of the semi-final match, then took the title as No. 1 seed Tanner Adams of Jimtown forfeited because of injury in the championship round. Adams was suffering a severe migraine headache.
Kent R. Freeby, 55, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, following a brief battle with cancer.
He was born in Decatur on Saturday, September 7, 1957, to the late Daniel R. Freeby, who died on December 23, 1992, and Eileen (Bieberich) Freeby, who survives.
He married Teri A. Chin on May 25, 1985, in Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur; she survives.
Carl J. Geimer, 88, of Angola, died Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
He was born on June 5, 1924, in Decatur to Herman F. and Matilda (Heiman) Geimer.
Carl married Marceille E. Denny on July 8, 1972, in Fort Wayne; she preceded him in death on June 30, 2006.
Alta L. Lautzenheiser, 94, of Decatur, passed away at 2:20 p.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born on June 17, 1918, to the late Earl R. and Elsie M. (Harmon) Haines.
Alta married Glen A. Lautzenheiser on February 12, 1944; he passed away on February 12, 1974.
Rita M. Vargas, 73, Wren, Ohio, passed away on December 26, 2012.
Rita was born to the late Isaac and Alejandra (Guerrero) Mendez.
While some Indiana residents continued digging out Thursday from a winter storm that brought life to a standstill in southern parts of the state, Decatur and Adams County residents were mostly back to normal today ... normal, that is, in the aftermath of a 3.5-inch snowstorm.
Don't put the shovels and snow blowers away yet, however. The National Weather Service revised its forecast overnight and now says there is a 50 percent chance of snow showers in this area tonight.
The interim administrator the Woodcrest Retirement Center in Decatur has had the “interim” removed from his title as Adams Health Network (AHN) President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Nordwick has announced that Bill Watson has been appointed vice president of long-term care for AHN.