Archive - Dec 2013
Lena Paula Emelia (Sauer) Fleming, 97, Decatur, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Home.
Lena was born Aug. 22, 1916, to the late Henry and Anna (Pflueger) Sauer. She married Russell E. Fleming Nov. 18, 1933; he died Aug. 8, 1980.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She loved to garden and make quilts.
Jerilyn “Jeri” (Deming) Sheets, 70, went to be with the Lord at 4:06 p.m., Monday, Dec. 16, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 6, 1943, in Minneapolis, Minn., to the late Gerald and Iva Hanson Deming. She married her best friend, Larry Sheets, March 7, 1964; he survives in Lima, Ohio.
Jeri retired in June after 33 years of teaching in the Elida School System. She was an active member at Shawnee Alliance Church and taught the junior high Sunday school class.
FORT WAYNE— The Squaws' best chance to nab a win so far in a frustrating season slipped away late in Tuesday night's contest at Blackhawk Christian as four free throws from Mariah Moonen sealed the deal in a 49-43 loss to the Braves in overtime.
Bellmont trailed 15-11 after period one, then watched Blackhawk go on an 8-2 run to lead 23-13 before coach Andy Heim called for a timeout. When the Squaws emerged from the pep talk, they rallied off 11 straight points to end the half down just one at 23-22.
Decatur City Council’s final meeting of 2013 provided a major slingshot into 2014: a project that will provide a new city hall building as well as a new police station. And barring any major catastrophes, it will be done without any tax increases.
How’s that for providing a big wrapup to a year?
Adams Memorial Hospital officials have announced that information provided to hundreds of area senior citizens from United Healthcare concerning physicians covered in their Medicare Advantage Plan was partially incorrect.
AMH chief financial officer Dane Wheeler said United Healthcare members, including AARP Medicare Complete, were informed via mail recently that Adams County physicians were no longer considered providers for their plans and they would have to seek new physicians if they wished to be covered.
Decatur resident Kenny Roop has had his fill of snow — enough to last the entire winter season. Shoveling the sidewalk in front of his 11th Street home in Decatur Tuesday morning, Roop said simply, “I’m tired of it.” Area residents may be able to put their snow shovels away for awhile, with unseasonably warm temperatures and even a little rain in the forecast for later this week.
Photo by J Swygart
Data Processing Director Landon Patterson last week made another attempt at convincing the Adams County Council to consider an updated and interactive website, but was more brusquely dismissed than he was when he appeared before the council with a similar request last month.
An Amish buggy travels down an ice-covered county road Monday afternoon, just hours before a second round of snow fell on the area. After a weekend storm dropped seven inches of snow on the county, another inch of white precipitation was recorded overnight.
Photo by Mike Lamm
Ben Beer, a representative of the Indianapolis engineering firm of USI Consultants, Inc., informed Adams County Commissioners at their regular monthly meeting Monday the company’s submission of the Ceylon covered bridge rehabilitation project to the “Engineering Excellence” competition of the American Council of Engineering Companies has resulted in a State Finalist award for the firm.
BERNE— The Lady Starfires of South Adams outscored the Warriors of Wes Del 32-3 in the first quarter to set up a convincing 69-18 win on Monday night at the Stardome.
From the opening tip, the Stars proved to be the juggernaut in this matchup as they collected nine steals and forced 15 first quarter turnovers in the opening eight minutes alone.