Archive - Jan 2013
Russel H. “Sonny” Jauregui, 70, of Decatur, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, January 30, 2013.
Sonny was born on February 2, 1942, in Decatur to the late Russel and Ruth (Blount) Jauregui.
On August 20, 1999, he married Gail Alverson.
Sonny was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. He served six years in the Army National Guard and was a member of Decatur American Legion Post 43. He retired from BF Goodrich and Dolco factories.
Two members of the North Adams school board met with a handful of residents Wednesday evening to discuss the school district's search for a new superintendent and to field questions surrounding survey forms that are being circulated to assist in that search.
About 40 people participated in the Winning with Wellness luncheon at the Adams County Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, hosted by the Adams County Wellness Initiative.
Mayor John Schultz began the program, explaining that the Wellness Initiative was founded in November of 2009 and since then has strived to improve the mental, emotional, and physical wellness in Adams County.
Kim Fullove and Diana Macklin gave a history of the initiative, beginning in 2009 and highlighting its growth to the present day.
The beginning of a new year marks the halfway point for high schoolers. We've rounded the corner of second semester and are now in the home stretch with summer vacation quickly approaching.
June 2 is graduation day at Adams Central, and marks the end of an era; it will be the school's last traditional graduating class. This year's seniors will be the last to have gone through their school years learning in a traditional style classroom, and their graduation will mean a completely New Tech high school.
The postseason begins today for Adams Central, Bellmont and South Adams’ girls’ swimming and diving teams.
All three county schools will participate in the Jay County sectional, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The top 16 times in each events will advance to Saturday, with competition beginning at 9 a.m. Additional teams competing in this sectional are Blackford, Bluffton, Delta, Eastbrook, Jay County, Muncie Central, Muncie South Side and Norwell.
James V. Brazill, Sr., 81, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne.
He was born in Saint Louis, Mo., to the late Patrick J. and Katherine L. Brazill.
James worked as an area manager with Miller Brewing Company for 20 years, retiring in 1988. He was also an associate with Mungovan and Sons Funeral Home for 12 years. Jim was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Life Member of BPO Elks, and Knights of Columbus, 4th degree.
Alfred E. “Gene” Fryback, 76, of Decatur, died Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Alfred was born on October 28, 1936, in Allen County to the late Clarence W. and Velma Mae (Hamrick) Fryback.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the American Legion Post 43. He served in the Army National Guard and United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.
Ernest R. "Ernie" Liechty, 78, of Berne, passed away on January 28, 2013, at Swiss Village.
He was born on December 14, 1934, to the late Amos and Della (Nussbaum) Liechty in Adams County.
Ernie married Berdella M. Alt on April 5, 1958; she preceded him in death.
Spring-like conditions rolled into the Decatur area and Indiana on Tuesday, but it won't last long. In fact, temperatures already are heading down ... way down.
The city weather station recorded a high of 66 degrees on Tuesday — double the normal high of 33 degrees for this area on January 29. But the National Weather Service says tonight's low could dip all the way to 19, close to the norm of 17 for the date. And Thursday's high may reach only the low 20s!
The Adams County Spelling Bee was held at South Adams High School Tuesday night. A crowd of about 30 people turned out for the competition, which saw Jadon Evans, an eighth grader at Adams Central Middle School, emerge as champion.
After six rounds, the competition was down to Evans, and Ashley Rhoades, an eighth grader at South Adams Middle School.