Archive - 2013
Jack E. Harker, 85, Decatur, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born Wednesday, May 2, 1928, in Decatur, the son of the late Ira A. and the Wanda L. (Elzey) Harker. He married Dolores M. Steele May 8, 1955, in Roxana, Ill.; she passed away August 8, 1984.
Jack served in the United States Army from 1952-1954.
He retired in 1989 from General Electric in Decatur with over 21 years of service.
Donald Menter, 74, Decatur, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his four daughters.
He was born Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1936, in Adams County to the late Carl W. and Edna (Kirchner) Menter. He married Gertrude Taylor March 29, 1959, in Adams County; she passed away August 7, 2004.
Michael Glen Rose, 63, Hoagland, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 in Huntington.
He was born Tuesday, July 18, 1950, in Des Moines, Iowa the son of the late Glen Joseph Rose and the late Frances Mae (Fisher) Shady. He married Denise Ann Sorg Sept. 6, 1986, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hessen Cassel; she survives.
Mike was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hessen Cassel, Southwest Conservation Club, Wells County Gun Club and Hillside Gun Club.
Amanda Wickey, Geneva, died Nov. 29, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
She was born Sept. 6, 2013, the daughter of Solomon S. and Mary A.R. Wickey of Geneva.
Amanda was a member of the Old Order Amish.
YORKTOWN— The Braves mat men finished third place at the annual Yorktown Super Duals on Saturday going 3-2 against some of the state's stiffer competition.
Bellmont's only losses on the day came against a pair of ranked teams in the state in #8 Yorktown and #10 New Palestine but the Braves posted wins against New Albany, Delta, and a close match against Cincinnati LaSalle.
BLUFFTON— Using a great variety of floor space creating offense, the Lady Starfires have improved to 4-0 on the season for the first time in their school history with a road win over the Bluffton Lady Tigers Friday night 53-33.
"Our balance is definitely a problem we pose to teams this year," explained SA coach Brett Freeman, now in his second year at the helm of a program on the hottest start ever for the school.
Black Friday sales had many hits and misses. Crowds at the Decatur Super Walmart store are shown above during their ‘peak’ sales. Many electronic items were distributed via arm bands or tickets, hours before the sale started. Some ads proved too good to be true and stock was very scarce. Playstation 4, iPads, computers, televisions and Amazon Kindles were the first to go, locally. Hot priced items in the toy department, clothing and home goods drew in masses waiting and hoping to save a few bucks.
Photo by Ashley Thieme
VATICAN CITY (AP) — When he was archbishop of Buenos Aires, Pope Francis was known to sneak out at night and break bread with the homeless, sit with them literally on the street and eat with them, as part of his aim to share the plight of the poor and let them know someone cared.
Students in the first grade class of Trishia Gose helped celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday by learning about Squanto, who helped the Pilgrims celebrate the first Thanksgiving. They also planted corn, starting with a base “soil” comprised of pudding and Oreo cookie crumbs, digging a hole in the “soil” and adding a gummy fish for fertilizer before planting a seed of candy corn. The photos show Avry Lutes, who seemed to enjoy the story of Squanto.
Photo by Mike Lamm