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October 22nd

Alverna E. Reinking

October 22, 2013

Alverna E. Reinking
    Alverna E. Reinking, 88, Decatur, passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    She was born on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1925, in Adams County, to the late Theodore K. and Clara (Macke) Ewell. She married Louis W. "Bud" Reinking Jr. on June 11, 1944; he passed away on July 11, 1995.
    Alverna was a homemaker and a member homemaker and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Preble.


October 22, 2013

    Kathryn Sanders, 85, Grapeland,Texas, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. She was born on March 9, 1928, in Decatur to the late William Henry and Ina Mae (Finkhousen) Lichtenberger.
    She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Bible Church. She was also a board member of Guiceland Cemetery for many years.

Community Corrections, by the numbers

October 22, 2013

    Community Corrections Director Ian Gilbert reported to the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon on changes in staff and the number of individuals enrolled in his department's program.

Snow is in the forecast

October 22, 2013

    It’s that time of year again. The time when pleasant temperatures and sunny skies yield to the realities of autumn.
    And just to make sure local residents understand the change, the National Weather Service office in northern Indiana has uttered that nasty four-letter word for the first time of the approaching winter season.
    Yes, snow is in the forecast for Decatur and Adams County this week.

Enjoying the weather before it gets cold

October 22, 2013

Craig Whitman and his 15-month-old daughter Lillian went for a pleasant stroll along Mercer Avenue Monday afternoon. It could be their last such trip for a while as colder temperatures and the possibility of snow are forecast for this week.
Photo by J Swygart

Selking ends stellar year at semi-state in Kokomo

October 22, 2013

    KOKOMO — Bellmont's Evan Selking had already broken tradition as the school's first singles participant in the IHSAA semi-state tennis tournament.
    As it happened, though, the junior fell a bit short of lengthening his season as he fell to his opponent, Kendal Norman from Owen Valley, in straight sets during the opening round Saturday, 6-2, 6-2.

October 21st

Walter I. Brodbeck

October 21, 2013

    Walter I. "Ike" Brodbeck, 91, Decatur, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    He was born on March 18, 1922, in Adams County to the late Clarence and Cora (Shell) Brodbeck.
    Walter worked for the city of Decatur for 10 years before retiring in 1987. He also drove a truck for Farm Bureau for 18 years. Ike was a member of Cornerstone Community Church.

Bradley A. Combs

October 21, 2013

    Bradley A. Combs, 52, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Funeral Arrangements are pending at Haggard Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

Thomas A. Craig

October 21, 2013

    Thomas A. Craig, 77, Decatur, passed away Oct. 17, 2013, at Bluffton Regional Hospital.
    He was born to the late Thurman and Frances (Allen) Craig on Jan. 30, 1936, in Richmond. He married Dixie Swan on June 20, 1954; she survives.

Anselm B. Hackman

October 21, 2013

    Anselm B. (Jack) Hackman, 85, Decatur, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center. Funeral Arrangements are pending at Haggard Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

    Tonight's final Northeast Hoosier Conference baseball game will go a long...
    FORT WAYNE— The Braves used a big homerun late in the game from Brett...
    MONROE— South Adams baseball came out on the right end of the conference...


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