Archive - 2013
Adams County Maintenance Director Dave Meyer reported to the county commissioners on Monday that brick sales for a veteran's memorial at the Peace Monument are proceeding nicely, with "right at 600 bricks" currently sold.
Meyer noted that he was pleased with the progress, adding its "pretty cool that Decatur has that type of project" in the works.
The 100-year-old monument was rededicated on Saturday, and the sales of bricks are helping finance the restoration of the monument.
Patricia L. Ross, 82, of Decatur, and a longtime resident of the Magley area, passed away at 7:35 a.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at the Woodcrest nursing Center in Decatur.
Patricia was born Wednesday, July 29, 1931, in Van Wert County, Ohio, to the late Harry E. Lee and the late May F. (Burk) Lee.
She married Ralph W. Ross on July 19, 1953, and he survives.
Patricia was a member of the Salem United Church of Christ-Magley, American Legion Auxiliary, and Women of the Moose.
FORT WAYNE—For the second time in their first four matches this season, Bellmont was pushed to their limits into a defining fifth set.
Like the opener against Bishop Dwenger, however, the Squaws dug deep and pulled a win out of the hat shocking Concordia Lutheran on the road 28-26, 22-25, 25-20, 13-25, 7-15.
Despite being down two sets to one, coach Craig Krull and his Squaws were not leaving the raucous gym without a victory.
Berne is one step closer to renovations of the city's sewer system after bonds for the project were reviewed and accepted Monday by city council.
The city received a estimates from Boze, McKinney and Evans Law Firm out of Indianapolis and Barnes and Thomburg law firm of Fort Wayne for bonds both with and without a Bond Anticipation Note (BAN).
A second Fort Wayne resident has been charged in connection with the robbery of an Ossian bank last May.
Cameron Patterson, 28, is identified in federal court documents as “Suspect 3.” in the robbery. Dontae Travier, 29, was arrested last month. Both men are each charged with armed bank robbery and aiding in an armed bank robbery.
Bids were opened Tuesday afternoon by the Adams County Commissioners for a three-year lease of the 133 tillable acres of farmland owned by the county and located adjacent to County Road 200 E. Prior to opening the bids, Commissioner Kim Fruechte recused himself from the process due to familial connections to one of the bidders.
Richard E. Barger, 80, of Wells County, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013, at Ossian Health Care.
Richard was born August 1, 1933, in Wells County to the late Orville Barger and Edith C. Bauman.
He married Marjorie M. (Bower) Wine on July 24, 1976, in Bluffton.
Richard was a member of Sonlight Wesleyan Church in Bluffton. He was a farmer and worked at Wayne Metal Company for 26 years.
Mary M. Harvey, 86, of Monroe, died on Sunday, August 25, 2013, at Adams Heritage Nursing Home in Monroeville.
Mary was born March 13, 1927, to the late Daniel D. and Dora G. (Bailey) Rhoades.
She married Donald H. Harvey on July 12, 1946.
Mary attended Monroe United Brethren Church. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and worked for Shaffer Glove Factory and Wayne Novelty.
Warren W. Wolfe, 84, of Decatur, passed away Friday, August 23, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Warren was born January 25, 1929, in Pleasant Mills to the late Carl O. and Ludia B. (Roush) Wolfe.
He married Joyce Sue Cagle on December 22, 1952.
Warren was a member of First Baptist Church, where he served as deacon. He served his country in the United States Air Force. He was a member of American Legion Post 43 and S.A.R.
A large crowd gathered at the courthouse square on Saturday to celebrate the rededication of the Peace Monument built 100 years before. A monument that was created with the conviction that our country was worth defending and worth honoring, as State Sen. Travis Holdman explained.