Archive - Jan 2013
Once the rising waters after last week's flooding finally began to recede, workers on Tuesday — the coldest day of the season — began the daunting task of removing a wayward vehicle that somehow found its way into the St. Mary's River.
An unnamed source stated that on Sunday, January 13, the unidentified driver drove the pickup truck off the western bank of the St. Mary's River in Pleasant Mills, near US 101.
The Adams County Solid Waste Management District is in "very good financial shape" as it enters the new year, according to the district's legal representative, which in turn is good news for all county residents.
Attorney Tim Baker offered that assessment Tuesday during a regular meeting of the solid waste district's board of directors after hearing a review of 2012 expenses and expenditures incurred by the district.
Decatur's first Town Hall meeting happened Tuesday night, led by the mayor and city council. It began at 6 p.m. at Riverside Center, and nearly 40 citizens were in attendance.
Linda Buuck, 91, of Ossian, passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, in the Ossian Health & Rehabilitation Center.
She married Gerhard Buuck on March 29, 1941; he passed away on May 21, 2000.
Linda had been employed at Hoosier Wire-Die.
Irene B. Hilty, 50, of Shipshewana, died Monday at Parkview LaGrange Hospital in LaGrange.
Among survivors are her husband, Willis R. Hilty; daughter, Emily Hilty of Shipshewana; son, Lyle Ray Hilty of Shipshewana; her mother (not named), of Berne; sister, Martha (Sam J.) Hilty; two brothers, Larry (Irene) Hilty of Monroe, and Leroy (Barbara) Hilty of Berne.
Rev. Randall P. Luther, 68, of Berne, died on Monday at his residence.
Among survivors are his wife, Carol (King) Luther; son, Randall (Patty) Luther of Marysville, Ohio; daughter, Elizabeth (Shawn) McGue of Lima, Ohio; two stepsons, Chris (Maureen) Norton of Hudsonville, Mich., and Kenneth (Carla) Norton of Madison, Wis.;
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday and 10-11 a.m. on Friday at Cross Community Church. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. at the church on Friday,.
Simon S. Schwartz, 39, of Monroe, passed away at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on Friday, March 23, 1973, in Adams County to John N. and Suzanne E. (Troyer) Schwartz; they survive in Monroe.
Mr. Schwartz was a member of the Old Order Amish.
KENDALLVILLE—The Bellmont boys’ swimming and diving team won its second meet in a row on Tuesday to improve to 6-3 with a 115-64 win against East Noble at the Cole YMCA in Kendallville.
Senior Trey Schisler was a double winner for Bellmont in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly, as was senior Zac Torrey in the 50 and 100 freestyle races. Junior Harrison Jacobson won the 100 backstroke and senior Austin Jones won the 100 breaststroke. Sophomore Dakota Massman won the 1 meter diving event.
Jumper cables were a key piece of equipment today in Decatur and Adams County as the coldest temperatures of the season settled in.
The Decatur weather station recorded a low of 4 above this morning, but continued brisk winds made it feel much colder, with wind-chill readings dropping to as much as 16 below.
John A. Burgin, 59, of Decatur, died at his residence on January 20, 2013.
He was born in Decatur on November 27, 1953, to James P. and Patty (Whitehead) Burgin.
John was a cook for Casa D’Angelo in Fort Wayne.
Among survivors are his four sons, Dan (Sarah) Burgin, Sam (Shanna) Burgin, Tim (Carrie) Burgin, all of Decatur, and Matt (Samantha) Burgin of Pleasant Mills; two brothers, Mike Burgin of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jim Burgin of Fort Wayne; and 14 grandchildren.