Archive - 2013
WOODBURN—In the battle of two teams struggling for wins, Woodlan snuck out a home victory on the strength of a ninth inning wild pitch that scored the Ben Schwartz from third base for a 7-6 Warrior victory.
Schwartz, a freshman, was not even supposed to bat in the game as he was simply a pinch runner for junior Garrett VanBrocklin in the bottom of the seventh inning. When the Warriors managed to tie the game with a run in their half of the seventh, VanBrocklin could not reenter because he had already been subbed for twice.
Donald L. Gase, 75, of Bluffton, died at his residence on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
Don was born on May 7, 1937 in Decatur, to the late Eugene and Frances (Koenig) Gase.
On February 12, 1960, he married Carol J. Schuller; she survives in Bluffton.
Don was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. He worked at Central Soya for 40 years, Hagerman Construction for three years, and Gillig & Doan Funeral Home for two years.
The fourth annual Adams County Run/Walk Challenge series that has been solely sponsored since its inception by the Adams County Community Foundation has recently gained the financial backing of Custom Car Care of Decatur to assist with the costs of timing for the various races in the series, according to an announcement.
Helen A. Newton, 87, Berne, formerly of Worthington, Mass., passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice in Fort Wayne.
Loren U. Sprunger, 84, Berne, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013, at Swiss Village.
Loren was born in Adams County on July 2, 1928, to the late Menno and Mae (Stauffer) Sprunger.
He married Doris Dick on July 4, 1950; she preceded him in death.
Loren was a member of the West Missionary Church. Over the years he taught Sunday School and served as superintendent. He retired from Franklin Electric after 25 years of service.
The number of newborns, surgeries performed, emergency room visits, and total outpatients at Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) jumped significantly in the first three months of 2013 compared to the first quarter of 2012.
At their monthly meeting Wednesday night, the hospital board of trustees learned that 22,462 outpatient registrations have been made compared to just 16,981 in 2012, an increase of 5,481.
A 32-year-old Decatur man has been handed prison time after pleading guilty in Adams Superior Court to three separate charges.
Randy Holmes, 32, Decatur, will be serving two-plus years, or a total of 950 days, and he owes $1,356.50 in court costs and fees.
After pleading guilty to violating probation by consuming alcohol and incurring new charges, Holmes saw 200 days of his previously suspended sentence revoked by Judge Patrick R. Miller, the time to be served in prison.
Bellmont used a seven-run fourth inning to boost their way to their first win of the season against the North Side Redskins on Thursday night at the Teepee, 9-4.
Bellmont, now 1-6, has been slowly progressing at the plate starting the year with double digit strikeouts in games but fell only twice on strikes against the Redskins' pitcher, Kailee Stuller, who went six innings in a losing cause.
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!