Archive - 2013
Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert announced at 1:50 p.m. today (Tuesday) that E. Monroe St. has been reopened to traffic as floodwaters are receding.
Allen W. Duffey, 43, of New Haven, passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2013, in the Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
He was born in Fort Wayne on Friday, December 5, 1969, to Richard and Marlene (Bultemeyer) Duffey. They survive in Fort Wayne.
Allen was honorably discharged from the Indiana Army National Guard.
Little has changed overnight in the fight against the latest flood to hit Decatur, although the St. Marys River crested overnight at 23.31 feet feet, one of the highest levels ever recorded here.
The crest came at 9:30 p.m., city weather station officials reported, and the river began slightly receding. At 7 a.m. today, it stood at 22.99 feet.
Mayor John Schultz gave the annual State of the City address at Woodcrest on Monday.
He began by expressing his love for his job and thanking all those who support him in it.
Schultz reported that the water department has noticed less water has been sold than was pumped to the plants, so they have been searching for leaks, particularly in the oldest part of the city. Having found leaks there, they will continue to search for and repair leaks elsewhere in the waterlines throughout Decatur this year.
A contingent of municipal officials from Berne traveled to Lamar, Missouri, last weekend to view firsthand a wastewater treatment system that has risen to the top of the city's list of options for mandatory improvements to the local treatment facility.
Berne is under orders from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to reduce the amount of ammonia contained in waste water that is being discharged to area rivers and streams by the year 2015.
Gregory Alan Shaneyfelt, 55, of Geneva, passed away resting comfortably with friends and family by his side at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at his residence.
Greg was born in Portland on September 19, 1957.
He married Wanda (Overla) Shaneyfelt on Saturday, June 27, 2009; she survives in Geneva.
With a 23.3-foot flood crest expected on the St. Marys River tonight following weekend rainfall of two and a half inches in Decatur, there is some good news: No more rain is in the forecast through Friday.
Snow melt combined with the rain drove the St. Marys River from 10.1 feet on Friday morning to 22.9 feet at 7 a.m. today!
Menno Schwartz, 23-year-old rural Geneva resident who was seriously injured in a Wednesday traffic accident which killed two other men, was listed in stable condition on Friday in the trauma center of Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
He was airlifted to the hospital after the one-vehicle crash on an icy Fawn River Road in White Pigeon Township, approximately 30 miles south of Kalamazoo,
Killed in the crash were Chris L. Eicher, 50, of Geneva, and Dan C. Graber, 48, of Portland.
Bishop Emeritus John D’Arcy, retired bishop of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese, says he’s battling a rare form of cancer and is asking for prayers as he undergoes treatment.
D’Arcy announced early this month that he had been diagnosed with cancer in his lungs and brain. The disease was discovered when he went to a Boston-area hospital after feeling ill while visiting relatives.
The Norwell girls continued Saturday night where the Norwell boys left off Friday night and polished off the Bellmont Squaws 62-27 in Northeast Hoosier Conference action at the Teepee after the Knights had beaten the BHS boys by 45 a night earlier.
The Norwell pressure caused immediate and constant woes for the Squaws during the game evidenced by the fact that even though Bellmont shot 83.3 percent from the field in the first period, they still trailed 18-10 at the buzzer.