Archive - 2013
Ralph Cornely, 59, of Decatur died Monday.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Estella Nussbaum, 86, of Berne, died this morning.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
A house fire that killed a Decatur man late Monday evening has been ruled accidental, but the investigation into the cause of that fire is still undetermined, according to Assistant Fire Chief Jim Hitchcock.
First Merchants Bank, the Chambers of Commerce of Decatur, Berne and Geneva sponsored an economic outlook forum, moderated by IPFW Director of Community Research Institute John Stafford, at Adams Memorial Hospital on Tuesday.
It was billed as the "first annual" such event.
Schools in Adams County, along with those across the state of Indiana, were scheduled to resume ISTEP+ testing today after two days of computer glitches.
The Indiana Department of Education issued a statement Tuesday evening saying it was ready to resume the required standardized proficiency tests Wednesday after two days of computer glitches affecting the exams’ online portion.
North Adams, Adams Central and South Adams schools experienced disruptions.
COLUMBIA CITY—At any other time of the track season, Bellmont coach Carl Risch and his Squaws would have had big circles drawn around Tuesday night's NHC triangular match-up between Carroll, Columbia City, and Bellmont, arguably the three best girls' teams in the conference.
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.