Archive - Sep 10, 2013
The following is a list of the top Pigskin Picks for week one for the Decatur Daily Democrat. The top three contestants earn a prize based on the least amount of games predicted wrongly and the tie breaker determines placement based on closeness to the score ( ). The tie-breaker game score this week tallied up to 23 points. Bold names are featured DDD players.
The city of Berne continues to march towards improving the city as council on Tuesday night passed a new tax increment financing (TIF) resolution for a large portion of the downtown area, including the area where the former Dunbar Furniture Corporation is located on Fulton St.
The opening of bids for replacement of three large culverts on Piqua Road was the main order of business at the weekly meeting of the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon. Highway department supervisor Mark Mitchel stated that all three culverts "are located within a half mile of each other," so it made sense to create one bidding process that covered all three projects.
An early-morning crash just south of Decatur has claimed the life of a Decatur woman.
According to information released by the Adams County Sheriff's Department, emergency crews were dispatched at 2:28 a.m. today to U.S. 33 just southeast of Salem Road. The preliminary report states that a vehicle driven by Helen L. Cooper, 58, of Decatur, was traveling southbound on U.S. 33 and crossed the center line, striking a northbound vehicle driven by Michael G. Mitchel of Decatur.
Betty Newland, 86, of 277W 500N, in Bryant, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the home of her niece, Norma Nichols.
She was born in Byrant on December 6, 1926, to Oren and Minnie (Huey) Bergman. She married Carl Newland on December 6, 1947; he passed away January 4, 1994.
Betty was a member of New Corydon Church and attended Bryant schools. She was a homemaker and Amish hauler.
Ronald L. Smith, 66, of Decatur, died last Friday.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Betty J. Schmoll, 84, of Decatur, passed away at 5:40 p.m. on Sunday, September 8, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Betty was born on Sunday, November 4, 1928, in Talmadge, Neb., to the late Fred G. and Iola (VanWinkle) Douglas. She married Glen E. Schmoll on July 7, 1946; he passed away February 8, 2009.
FORT WAYNE—A spirited third set by the Lady Jets was not enough to salvage a faulty first two frames as Adams Central fell 3-1 on the road at Carroll Monday night, 25-18, 25-19, 25-15, 25-16.
The Chargers, one of Bellmont's fiercest rivals from 4A, looked sharp in their opening first set jumping out to a 9-2 start before the Lady Jets managed their first kill of the game off the hands of Abbey Lichtle. A combination of some out of character errors by AC and Carroll's quick start were the culprits.