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Archive - Apr 2013

April 30th

Eileen D. Trask

April 30, 2013

    Eileen Dunbar Burk McMillen Trask, 97, died April 27, 2013, with her family by her side in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Eileen was born October 30, 1915, in Decatur to Avon and Frances (Merryman) Burk.
    She married Walter E. Trask in 1947; he preceded her in death.

Owen C. Wemhoff

April 30, 2013

    Owen C. "Rob" Wemhoff, 85, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Allisonville Meadows in Fishers, Ind.
    Born in Decatur, Owen was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. He worked as an executive director with Child Care of Allen County for 23 years, retiring in 1992.

City house fire claims life

April 30, 2013

    A house fire on Piqua Rd. late Monday evening claimed the life of a Decatur resident and has firefighters investigating this morning.
    The Decatur Fire Department was dispatched at 10:43 p.m. to the home of Ralph Cornely, age unavailable, 6242N Piqua Rd., to find the home engulfed in flames.
    Rescue workers went to work immediately in search of the home owner, but were unable to save Cornely, according to a spokesperson for the department.

Glitch fouls ISTEP tests

April 30, 2013

    Adams Central Community Schools were disrupted during the first day of ISTEP testing Monday morning as a computer glitch within the ISTEP system caused students across Indiana to be kicked off of the testing site.
    AC Superintendent Mike Pettibone said students were knocked off for a time Monday but were eventually able to get back into the system and came close to finishing testing for the day.
    "Did it disrupt us? Yes. But we were able to get back on and finish up," said Pettibone.

Book hailed as a ‘love letter to Indiana’

April 30, 2013

    Brian Kimberling is no stranger to Hoosiers and their ways, as a native of southern Indiana himself. But only he could come up with Snapper, a book many are calling "a love letter to Indiana" that makes the state as interesting and vibrantly alive for those who don't live here and love it as it is for those who do.

April 29th

Squaws hold on in seventh, ride Wilder to 3-2 win

April 29, 2013

    For the first time in over a decade, Bellmont defeated Homestead on the softball pitch.
    It sure didn't come easy.
    Nursing a two-run lead heading into the seventh inning, Bellmont allowed Homestead to load the bases and send a run home before registering an out but managed to hold on to win by a score of 3-2 for their first conference victory of the season.
    Bellmont moved to 2-7 overall after picking up their first win of the season over North Side last week.

Thomas L. Hockenberry

April 29, 2013

    Thomas L. "Tom" Hockenberry, 79, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Bluffton, died Thursday in Fort Wayne.
    Among survivors are his wife, Rosalee Hockenberry of Fort Wayne; three sons, Randy Hockenberry of Fort Wayne, Steve (Sharon) Hockenberry of Hoagland, and Tom (Angie) Hockenberry of Monroeville; and three daughters, Linda (Jim) Minch of Geneva, Karen (Jim) Burgin of Fort Wayne, and Sheryl (John) Slagle of Bluffton.

Rose has seen the dark side, enjoys bright side

April 29, 2013

    Curtis Delk Rose has seen more of life than most people. In his late sixties, he has held over 50 jobs and has lived all over the United States. He has seen the darker side of life, and he has enjoyed its bright side. He has struggled with his faith, been a member of what he calls a "personality cult," not been a Christian at all, and is a believer now. He's been the bad boy, the hippie, the druggie, the lost, and the poet. Who better to use sculpting wood to portray life as he sees it?

Zion Friedheim women pitch in on Little Dresses program

April 29, 2013

    The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) and the Morning Glories (a craft group) of Zion Friedheim Lutheran Church, Friedheim, combined forces and recently completed 43 dresses for Little Dresses for Africa.
    The dresses ranged from sizeS 3 to size 12.    

Old city building demolished

April 29, 2013

    One of the oldest buildings in Decatur has been leveled.
    The onetime city light plant and later street department garage, built in 1895, came down Thursday,
    Denny's Excavating of Plainfield is the main contractor for the project, which will include abestos removal, the area filled with dirt, and, finally, seeding.
 

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