Archive - Mar 26, 2012
Back to normal ... with a little frost thrown in.
The National Weather Service says Decatur and Adams County can expectd some patchy frost after 10 tonight as temperatures return to normal.
That's bad news for plants that have already bloomed due to the recent spate of unusually warm weather.
Experts say major damage is possible for for plants that have already started to bloom this season. In a normal year, trees and plants don't bud until around April or May.
Decatur firefighters and other city employees were handed the less-than-pleasant task of cleaning up chicken parts that spilled from a truck onto 13th St. near Adams St. around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
The smelly cleanup took nearly an hour.
The driver of the truck did not stop and was the subject of a lengthy search. Police said the driver may not have been aware of the spill.
A fire truck was used to wash down the street.
This is one of thousands of stories of American Red Cross Apheresis donors, but this story is about my friend Jon Hebble as he nears his 100th apheresis donation milestone.
When asked why he faithfully donates platelets every two weeks at the Fort Wayne ARC Blood center, he sort of rolls his eyes and simply responds, “Because...”
Gerald L. Beer, 74, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Saturday, December 25, 1937, in Decatur, the son of the late Wilbert and Della (Zurcher) Beer.
He married Glenda C. Thomas on December 22, 1956, in Zion United Church of Christ in Decatur.
Gerald was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ, the Moose Lodge No. 1311, and the Sons of the American Legion.
Richard K. (Dick) Dynes, 78, of Geneva, passed away at 9:20 a.m.,on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton.
He was born on Tuesday, January 30, 1934, in Bryant, the son of the late Lawrence H. and Florence (Bailey) Richards.
Bobby R. Killen Sr., 76, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2012, in the Woodcrest Nursing Center.
He was born on Monday, March 16, 1936, in Pound, Va., the son of the late Wesley and Bertha (Vanover) Killen.
He married Betsy Smith on March 18, 1972, in Jenkins, Ky.