Archive - 2013
A 2007 Bellmont High School graduate, Alicia Drier, has found a good way to spend her summer. She's co-directing Romeo and Juliet with Shakespeare From The Heart, an acting company that presents plays to raise funds for local charities.
The group has been a nonprofit organization in Fort Wayne for about 10 years, performing a summer show and a winter show each year with volunteers in the community.
A huge black cloud moved over Decatur a little after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, and while it was ominous looking, there was no storm beyond a few bolts of lightning and some thunder.
Officials at the city weather station recorded .53 of an inch of rain. It was the fourth consecutive day that rain has been recorded here.
A high of 86 degrees followed Tuesday's high of 90 in Decatur.
Photo of cloud looks east, over what remains of the onetime General Electric plant.
The Adams Health Network (AHN) will welcome a Poe native who has a strong background in working with physicians and their practices to become its new Director of Physician and Provider Services effective July 29, it was announced at Wednesday night's meeting of the AHN Board of Trustees.
Various events, including the Sweet Chariots Car Show, are scheduled for Saturday, July 9, at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, US 224 West.
Organizers said approximately $3,000 was raised during last year's event and distributed to St. Mark's missions, such as St. Mark’s Food Pantry, Adams-Wells Crisis Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, Love INC. and the church's Red Bird Mission Team.
The Clemente league championship trophy was played for on Tuesday night at Hanna Nuttman Park by the two remaining squads including Bleeke Electric out of the loser's bracket and Sportsform the team who put them there earlier in the tourney.
In game one, Bleeke defeated Sportform by a score of 25-20 forcing a second contest.
Dennis "Denny" Michael Atkinson, 64, of Montpelier, died Monday at Markle Health Care in Markle.
Among survivors are his mother, Norma “Joan” Lodge of Marion; wife, Martha Atkinson of Montpelier; son, Dennis Wygant of Berne; two daughters, Julie Wygant and Favor Stanford, both of Berne; and stepson, Shawn Uptgraft of Fort Wayne.
Per his request, there will be no viewing or services.
Arrangements are being handled by Walker & Glancy Funeral Home in Montpelier.
James F. “Jim” Klenk, 74, of Decatur, passed away Monday, June 25, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.
Jim was born on April 19, 1939, in Decatur to the late Ferdinand and Frances Josephine “Jo” (Hall) Klenk.
On September 5, 1981, he married Sandra L. Dewells; she survives in Decatur.
Thomas E. Levy, 60, Fort Wayne, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center in Bluffton.
Born in Logansport, Ind., Tom was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. When he was in school, he ran track and was very involved in sports. Tom graduated from Snider in 1971 and was accepted into the pharmaceutical program at Purdue upon graduating. He loved to play cards and fish. Tom absolutely loved celebrating every holiday on the calendar.
Ruben M. Schwartz, 70, of Berne, died Tuesday at his residence.
Among survivors are his wife, Ada E.(Wickey) Schwartz of Berne; son, Leander A.R. (Mandy E.) Schwartz of Berne; six daughters, Mary A.R. (Solomn S.) Wickey of Auburn; Lucy A.R. (Jacob E.R.) Girod and Judy A.R. (James N.) Girod, both of Berne; Ruth A.R. (Reuben E.J.) Schwartz, Elma A.R. (Enos E.J.) Schwartz, and Ada A.R. (William L.) Christner, all of Bryant; 74 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Carmen Justice Wilks, 79, of Warren, Ind., passed away on June 24, 2013, at her residence.
Carmen was born in Marion, Ind., on November 12, 1933, to the late Enos and Olive (Heal) Justice.