Archive - 2013
Nancy Manuel and Deb Mishler of the local Purdue Extension Service updated the Adams County Commissioners Tuesday afternoon on the status of their program to address childhood obesity in Adams County. Manuel, the extension service's health and science educator, informed the commissioners that the agency had applied for and received a $20,000 childhood obesity grant through the Agricultural and Food Research Initiative.
The United Way of Adams County held its annual campaign kickoff on Wednesday, presenting two new co-chairs to the board: Jessica Thieme and Natasha Nevil.
The event marks the start of the 2013-2014 campaign season and a new and higher goal of $200,002 to be raised.
The kickoff luncheon honored the 2013 Campaign Pacesetters who raised over $60,000 last year, the agencies, and the campaign team.
Further details in today's print and e-editions.
Plans are well under way for the Decatur Chamber of Commerce's annual Callithumpian Festival and parade.
According to a Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman, the deadline for any groups or organizations who wish to list events or ads in the Callithumpian brochure is Saturday.
Forms for various events, parade entries, booths and the House Decorating Contest are available at the Chamber office, 125 E Monroe St., or online at http://www.decaturchamber.org/.
For more information, call the Chamber, 724-2604.
FORT WAYNE—The Squaws finished up their six-match road trip at Northrop on Wednesday night sending the Bruins reeling with a three-set sweep, 25-9, 25-10, 25-12.
Bellmont thoroughly dominated the match from the start improving their record to 8-3 on the season before heading home tonight for a match against another big Fort Wayne school, Snider.
Apologies for last night's broadcast between Bellmont and Heritage on the road as there were some sound issues with the broadcast. Tonight's game between the Squaws and the Northrop Bruins will also be cancelled due to the SAC (Summit Athletic Conference) requesting that there be no webcasting in their home contests. Sorry for the incovenience.
Tomorrow's broadcast between Snider and Bellmont volleyball at home will proceed as scheduled beginning with a pre-game show around 6:30 p.m.
Jerry L. Smith, 74, Berne, died Tuesday at Swiss Village in Berne.
Survivors include his wife, Janet; daughter, Kim (Mike) Minneci of Cary, Ill.; brother, Robert Smith of Richmond; sisters, Gloria Armstrong of Dayton and Carolyn Race of New Paris, Ohio.
Visitation will be from 10 to 1 p.m on Thursday with funeral services to follow at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home. Burial will be in MRE Cemetery, Berne.
John F. "Mac" McConnell, 93, of Worthington, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, August 31, 2013.
John was born May 26, 1920, in Decatur to Joseph and Ercie (Dull) McConnell.
John graduated from Decatur High School and attended Depauw University where he played on the football team. He was a World War II veteran. He retired was a V.P. for Motorist Mutual Insurance Company with 35 years of service.
Maybe it's no more than a proverbial pipe dream. Maybe chances aren't much better than hitting it big on a lottery. Maybe.
The town of Geneva will be the first community in Indiana to be designated as a "Bird Town" by the Indiana Audubon Society, Limberlost State Historic Site Manager Randy Lehman reported at last night's Geneva Town Council meeting. The achievement will be recognized with an official ceremony at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the historic site, located at 200 East Sixth St. in Geneva, when representatives of the state Audubon organization will make a formal presentation to village officials.
Adams County residents will soon be able to pay their taxes by credit card over the counter, Treasurer Tom Krueckberg reported to the county commissioners at Tuesday's weekly meeting.
The new service will begin on January 1.