Archive - 2013
Anselm B. (Jack) Hackman Jr., 85, Decatur, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center. Jack was born Dec. 9, 1927, in Decatur, to the late Anselm B. and Christina (Ulman) Hackman. He married Berniece Agnes Kintz on May 28, 1949.
Jack was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He retired from Teeple Truck Line in Decatur after 30 years of service. Jack was an avid hunter and card player.
Mary L. Lepper, 99, Fort Wayne, passed away at 4 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne.
Mary was born Tuesday, April 7, 1914, in Allen County, to the late Joseph Russel and Nettie F. (Sites) Bergdall. She married the late Theodore H. Lepper on May 10, 1942, in Hoagland; he passed away on Aug. 22, 1996.
Mary was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church-Soest on Wayne Trace in Fort Wayne, Concordia Seminary Guild and Ladies Aid of the church.
David N. Schirack, 59, Decatur, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Saginaw, Mich. He was born Nov. 21, 1953 to the late Cornelius L. "Shorty" and Mary E. (Wolpert) Schirack.
Missing only the Miami/Buffalo game this week, Max Eichenauer is the winner of week seven Pigskin Picks. Just behind him is Harley Hilty with two wrong but also getting the closest to the tie-breaker game score of 30 points in the Jags/Chargers game with (31). Gareth Harvey was third place with two wrong and a tie-break score of 37. Congrats to the prize winners and thanks to all for playing Pigskin Picks!
Alverna E. Reinking
Alverna E. Reinking, 88, Decatur, passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1925, in Adams County, to the late Theodore K. and Clara (Macke) Ewell. She married Louis W. "Bud" Reinking Jr. on June 11, 1944; he passed away on July 11, 1995.
Alverna was a homemaker and a member homemaker and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Preble.
Kathryn Sanders, 85, Grapeland,Texas, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. She was born on March 9, 1928, in Decatur to the late William Henry and Ina Mae (Finkhousen) Lichtenberger.
She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Bible Church. She was also a board member of Guiceland Cemetery for many years.
Community Corrections Director Ian Gilbert reported to the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon on changes in staff and the number of individuals enrolled in his department's program.
It’s that time of year again. The time when pleasant temperatures and sunny skies yield to the realities of autumn.
And just to make sure local residents understand the change, the National Weather Service office in northern Indiana has uttered that nasty four-letter word for the first time of the approaching winter season.
Yes, snow is in the forecast for Decatur and Adams County this week.
Craig Whitman and his 15-month-old daughter Lillian went for a pleasant stroll along Mercer Avenue Monday afternoon. It could be their last such trip for a while as colder temperatures and the possibility of snow are forecast for this week.
Photo by J Swygart
KOKOMO — Bellmont's Evan Selking had already broken tradition as the school's first singles participant in the IHSAA semi-state tennis tournament.
As it happened, though, the junior fell a bit short of lengthening his season as he fell to his opponent, Kendal Norman from Owen Valley, in straight sets during the opening round Saturday, 6-2, 6-2.