Archive - Apr 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. "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.
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.
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.
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.