Archive - 2013
The restored fountain at the Peace Monument on the courthouse square was working again late last week, but continues to have problems.
It had been turned on a couple of days prior to the August 26 rededication ceremony, but was turned off three days later when some lining inside the area to which the water flows came loose (blue lining seen in photo).
Then, when it was turned on again last week, some leaks were discovered, so it may be off again soon.
SPENCERVILLE, OHIO—Two long-time girls cross country records fell by the wayside Saturday as Bellmont and South Adams participated in the Spencerville Bearcat Cross Country Invitational.
Bellmont coach Carl Risch had predicted that sophomore speedster Bailey Beery would probably break the BHS school record at some point this year and Beery didn't wait long as she pounded out a blistering 18:38.6 on the certified Spencerville course to win the race over 146 other runners.
Apologies for Friday night's website crash. The game's webcast went off without a hitch and can be seen archived on the Livestream website on the link below. Simply click the link and log in with a username and password to view the game.
The next webcast will be next Friday at Norwell with the Braves and the Knights' football contest starting with coverage at 6:40 p.m.
Joseph S. Klarke Jr., 60, of Hoagland, died Tuesday at his residence.
Among survivors are two sons, Uriah Klarke of Monroe and Robert Klarke of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Hannah (Bryce) Arnold of Bluffton and Lydia (Kevin) Fox of Berne; two sisters, Roseanne Jackson of Florida and Evie (Frank) Fuhrman of Decatur.
Friends will be received from 6-7 p.m. on Sunday at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Make it 15, an unlucky 15. Today marks the 15th consecutive day Decatur has received no significant rainfall.
And the National Weather Service gives little hope of that changing in the days ahead.
Much of Indiana keeps drying out with little rainfall in recent weeks, according to an Associated Press story. The U.S. Drought Monitor’s weekly report released Thursday lists much of Indiana’s midsection and parts of its northern counties as abnormally dry, which is the lowest drought condition.
A Decatur man who was the subject of an intensive manhunt earlier this year has sentenced to six years in prison.
Wade R. Crone, 27, pleaded guilty in two separate cases. In case one he pleaded to possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana, both class D felonies. In case two, he pleaded to criminal confinement, a class D felony.
Crone was handed three-year terms for each by Superior Court Judge Patrick R. Miller, and was ordered to pay $168 in court costs and $472.78 in restitution.
Charges levied against a Decatur woman have been announced following her arrest last Saturday after she allegedly struck a pedestrian with her vehicle and then argued with witnesses and Decatur police officers.
Alicia M. Susnjar, 34, Piedmont Lane, Decatur, remained in custody Thursday under a $50,000 surety bond.
Bellmont made a clean sweep of this week's opponents as they finished off Snider in three quick sets for a 3-0 start to their September.
Playing at the Teepee for the first time in six games, the Squaws improved their mark to 9-3 on the season with the scores 25-9, 25-9, 25-15.
Snider entered the contest with a few players down from injuries but coach Craig Krull still did not know what he may get from the Panthers on Thursday night.
Tonight's contest between the Squaws and the Panthers at the Teepee will begin 6 p.m. with the junior varsity contest. The broadcast will pick up shortly after the first JV game or around 6:35 p.m.
To view the game, simply click on the link below and sign in with a username and password. Enjoy!
Robert M. "Mack" Roberts, 72, of Decatur, died Saturday, August 24, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Among survivors are two daughters, Brenda (Robert) Roberts-Nolan of Auburn and Carolyn (Richard) Roberts-Craddock of Hendersonville, Tenn.; a son, Robert M. (Misty) Roberts II of Greenbrier, Tenn.; and a sister, Ruth Roberts of Sneedville, Tenn.;
Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. this Saturday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur.