Archive - Apr 2013
When members of the Adams Health Network (AHN) Board of Trustees adopted the hospital budget for 2013, they anticipated they might be as much as over $200,000 in the red at the end of the first quarter.
The news the trustees received from Chief Financial Officer Dane Wheeler Wednesday night at their monthly meeting was a pleasant surprise because the hospital is nowhere near that figure; in fact, it is $845,142 in the black!
The demolition of the onetime city light plant and later street department garage apparently is going smoothly.
Six days after Denny's Excavating of Plainfield began the effort, this is the way the building looked on Wednesday (end view is below). All debris taken from the site is going to the Jay County landfill.
The building was constructed in 1895, but hasn't been used in several years and was considered a safety hazard. (Photo provided)
The Indiana University School of Education has named eight Indiana public school teachers — including Katie Isch of Adams Central — as the Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Teacher Educators for the 2013-14 school year.
In earning the prestigious honor, these teachers have an opportunity over the next year to participate in professional development opportunities and work with IU faculty and students studying to be teachers, the university said in an announcement..
John Norval Fuhrman, 72, of New Brighton, Minn., formerly of the Decatur area, passed away April 21, 2013.
John graduated in 1959 from Monmouth High School.
Among survivors are his wife, Joyce Fuhrman, of New Brighton; five children; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Roy (Maryann) Fuhrman, of Denver, Colo.; brother-in-law, Robert Mernin; and many loving family and friends.
Donald David Grabner, 90, of Monroeville, passed away at 9:45 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2013, at his residence.
Don was born on Friday, May 5, 1922, in Monroeville, to the late Grover C. and Leona (Leonard) Grabner.
He married Mary Kathryn Beauchot on July 28, 1945, in Fredericksburg, Va.; she passed away December 15, 2011.
Loren U. Sprunger, 84, Berne, died Monday at Swiss Village.
Among survivors are two daughters, Wanda (Steven) Roush of Indianapolis and Patti (Jeff) Kiel of Raleigh, N.C., and a son, Fred Sprunger of Berne.
Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Saturday and 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sunday at Swiss Village. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Swiss Village.
Burial will follow in St. Luke's Cemetery, rural Decatur.
MONROE—It was gloom and doom for the Jets on their home field Tuesday night as Adams Central suffered their first loss of the season hosting the Woodlan Warriors in a losing battle, 11-1.
The Warriors avenged a six-inning loss to the Jets two weeks back amidst the rainy conditions when AC won by the same score on Woodlan's field.
County Historian Louise Wolpert and Maintenance Head Dave Meyer came before the county commissioners on Monday to give a report and make a request on behalf of the Peace Memorial Committee.
Wolpert reported that the Peace Memorial by the courthouse might well be the first of its kind, and is approaching its 100th anniversary, in October. She said that the committee believes this deserves to be celebrated.
Decatur's second Town Hall meeting, led by Mayor John Schultz and the city council, was pretty quiet Tuesday night. Approximately 20 people were in attendance.
The mayor began the discussion by asking for ideas on what they would like to see for the old bank building the city bought from the hospital.