Archive - 2012
Lester E. Manley, 77, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2012, in St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born on Thursday, July 5, 1934, in Adams County, the son of the late Chauncey O. and Mary M. (Julian) Manley. He married Audrey E. Gephart on October 9, 1955, in Adams County.
Lester was a 1953 graduate of Pleasant MIlls High School and he attended Pleasant Mills United Methodist Church.
Mary Maxine (Speakman) Nine, 82, of Fort Wayne, died Friday.
Among survivors are her sister, Jean Goldner, of Decatur.
Services will be at 4 p.m., Monday at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, with visitation starting at 2 p.m. Private burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens.
Frederick “Fred” H. Scheimann, 77 years old, of Simsonvill, S.C. and formerly of Ossian, died Thursday, February 23, 2012, at his residence after an extended illness.
Fred was the widower of Nira Shirley Miller Scheimann. Fred was born in Decatur, the son of the late John L. and Margaret J. (Elliott) Scheimann.
Thomas Norton Sefton, 86, of Decatur, passed away at his residence on Saturday, February 25, 2012.
He was born on January 5, 1926, in Anderson, Ind., to the late E. M. “Pete” and Kathleen (Norton) Sefton.
He married Mary E. “Peg” VanHoy on October 29, 1955, and she preceded him in death on January 14, 2010.
One of the featured events at Spotlight 2012, the Decatur Chamber of Commerce-sponsored business expo, will be the North Adams Arts show, Chamber officials said.
Spotlight will be held Saturday, March 10, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Bellmont Middle School.
The art show is sponsored by the Decatur Rotary Club, with a grant from the Adams County Community Foundation. The show's main focus will be a juried art show for all Adams County high school art students.
It looks like those torn-up ramps/sidewalks on all sides of four intersections on Monroe St. are going to be with us for awhile. Probably until early May. With some traffic congestion thrown in.
The ultimate result, though, will be improved traffic flow once new traffic signals are operational.
Founded in 1893, the Purdue University Varsity Glee Club is a select ensemble that has entertained on behalf of Purdue for campus, community, state, national and international events, averaging between 50-60 appearances each year.
GREENWOOD — "I'm pleased that we got here this year, but it's always disappointing to walk out of here one match away from getting medals," stated a disappointed Bellmont wrestling coach Brent Faurote as his Braves were taken out by state rival Evansville Mater Dei in the first round of the final Team State Wrestling Tournament Saturday at Center Grove, 45-21.
How do you get 16 wins, tied for third-best in school history, with a good chance of reaching a school-best 20 wins or more?
The Adams Central way is this way, says coach Aaron McClure, as he and many others eagerly anticipate the South Adams 2A sectional:
(1) Having "six starters," with the regular rotation of seniors Maverick Baumer, Ben Snider, Kyle Fawcett, and Keaton Fiechter plus junior Dalton Combs as well as virtual starter junior Isaac Luginbill.
Geraldine “Gerry” Claire Smerz Aloisio, 85, died February 2, 2012, in Arlington, VA. Geraldine was born December 30, 1926, in Chicago to the late Robert and Tillie Watrin Smerz. She was married to Gene P. Aloisio, who preceded her in death.