Archive - 2013
Benedict Leonard Jesionowski, 85, of Fort Wayne died on July 15, 2013, at St. Anne Home in Fort Wayne.
As an industrial engineer, Ben Jesionowski held key positions for Magnavox and CTS of Berne before forming a consulting firm serving corporations in the Fort Wayne area. As a member of “The Greatest Generation,” his life was molded by major events of the 20th Century, the Great Depression and World War II.
Robert E. Meyer, 85, of Decatur died Wednesday.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Plans have been announced for a September appearance of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club at Zion Lutheran Church (Friedheim) plus a presentation for the public.
The twin appearances will be held on Sunday, September 15, as part of the 175th anniversary celebration at Friedheim church. The Purdue group will present special music at the 9 a.m. service. Then, at 3 p.m., the singers will perform for the public in Erekson Theater at Bellmont High School.
The Adams County Extension Board will host a greased pig contest at 6 p.m. this Sunday in the livestock show arena as part of this year's 4-H Fair.
Participants must be 18 years old or younger, and the cost is $2 per person.
Classes will be divided by age, and all participants will receive a participation ribbon. The top three in each class will receive an additional prize.
Further details in today's print and e-editions.
Adams County residents may see some relief from this week's hot, humid conditions by the weekend, the National Weather Service said this morning. For today and Friday, however, it's going to be more of the same.
The Decatur weather station on Wednesday recorded its second consecutive day with a high of 91 degrees, which followed Monday's 89.
Ronald Goulet, 83, of Kokomo, died July 14, 2013, at his residence.
Among survivors are his wife, Joan Goulet; son, Bob (Jayne) Goulet; grandchildren, Katie (Ben) Linder, Betsy (Nate) Thieme, John Goulet, and Amy Goulet; great-grandchildren, Alexis and Lucas Linder, and Colton Thieme.
Florence M. Shady, 85, of Decatur, died Monday, July 15, 2013, at her residence.
Florence was born in Monroeville to the late Simon A. and Frances E. (Emenhiser) Lehrman.
She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ and was very active in her church. She also volunteered with the American Red Cross blood drives and helped at local food pantries. She had worked for Decatur Industries and Walmart.
A Celebration of Life service will be held in honor of Larry A. Toole, late son of Jerry and Mary Jo Toole, at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at New Beginnings Family Center, 10th Street and Dayton Street.
Larry died suddenly at his home in Maryland on May 22. Friends and acquaintances are invited to join the Toole family as they gather to celebrate Larry's life. A time of fellowship will follow the service.
Decatur's future — or, more realistically, a plan for it — was laid out at Tuesday night's city council meeting as a mayor's advisory committee made its long-anticipated recommendations.
Last October, Mayor John Schultz appointed a committee to look to the city's future and offer recommendations for how to get there using all assets and attributes.
Burned by state officials in the past, Decatur Mayor John Schultz on Tuesday night proposed raising the city's budget for 2014 as much as allowed by state officials. Then, when cuts are almost inevitably made by those state officials, the city won't take such a tough hit.
After they went over the many numbers in the proposed budget for an hour and six minutes on Tuesday night, council and the mayor wound up with a figure of $5,674,000 — a decrease of roughly $23,000 from the current budget.