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March 20th

Juanita R. Mankey

March 20, 2013

    Juanita R. Mankey, 90, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Shawn K. Schumm

March 20, 2013

    Shawn K. Schumm, 51, of Ohio City, Ohio, passed away Tuesday.
    Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.

Friedt, Ruble represent DWC at state

March 20, 2013

    Caden Friedt earned three falls, then nipped Noah Beller of Valparaiso 5-4 to win the 112-pound Novice championship for the Decatur Wrestling Club in the recent ISWA State Wrestling Tournament held at Ben Davis High School recently.
    Friedt, a fifth-grader at Bellmont Middle School, was the only state champ for the DWC. Jon Ruble, a sixth-grade student at St. Joe School in Decatur, earned third place at 90 pounds in the Novice Division.

March 19th

James E. Staub

March 19, 2013

    James E. Staub, 69, of Decatur, died at his residence on Sunday, March 17, 2013.
    James was born on December 15, 1943, to the late Louis H. and Mary Hildegarde (Lengerich) Staub.
    On October 23, 1971, he married Marilyn D. Rosswurm; she survives in Decatur.

Ex-city official indicted

March 19, 2013

    Former Decatur Storm Water Management Director Joan Eichhorn has been indicted by an Adams County grand jury on charges of theft and fraud for alleged incidents that occurred in late 2011, Prosecutor Chris Harvey said today.

County jobless rate shoots up – Still one of lowest in the area

March 19, 2013

    Despite a 1.1 percent jump in its jobless rate from December of 2012 to January of this year, Adams County continues to sport one of the lowest unemployment levels in northern Indiana.
    According to figures released Monday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, only Jay and Wells counties featured a lower jobless rate during January than did Adams among counties in the northern half of the state.

Spring almost here...but doesn’t feel like it

March 19, 2013

    Spring officially arrives in Indiana on Wednesday, but winter continues to keep an icy, cold grip on the state.
    Big winds this morning made it feel like the middle of winter. The National Weather Service in Fort Wayne had a reading of 25 degrees at 7 a.m. today, but a west wind at 25 mph gusting up to 31 mph was producing a wind-chill reading of 9 degrees!

March 18th

Freezing rain advisory stays

March 18, 2013

      The Decatur area remained under a freezing rain advisory early this afternoon. The National Weather Service said a mixed bag of precipitation would persist into early afternoon across much of northern Indiana.
    The Indiana Department of Transportation reported around 12:30 p.m. that driving conditions remain difficult on Interstate 69 between US 224 (six miles south of Fort Wayne) north to DeKalb County Road 11-A (two miles south of Auburn).
    Drivers were urged to use caution.

 

Don H. Arnold

March 18, 2013

    Don H. Arnold, 88, Goshen, died Saturday.
    Among survivors are wife, Nancy Arnold of Goshen, and two brothers, including Homer (Edith) Arnold of Berne.
    Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday t Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Funeral services will be there at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow in Milford Cemetery.
 

Freezing rain ices city, area

March 18, 2013

    Freezing rain which hit the Decatur area around 5 a.m. today closed schools and caused some slideoffs, including a traffic accident which closed US 27 north of Berne for nearly two hours.    
    The freezing rain left a hard coat of ice over city streets and county roads, but the hazardous driving wasn't expected to last too long with a high reading of 44 degrees expected in Decatur today.

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