Archive - 2013
East Allen County Schools announced Wednesday that Ken Folks, chief academic officer at Marion Community Schools, had been chosen as the new EACS superintendent.
The onetime Northern Wells Schools administrator will see his contract formally approved at a special meeting of the board next week.
East Allen officials didn't have to go far to find Folks, who lives in Fort Wayne and has spent most of his life in Allen County. He and his wife, Kay, have two grown sons.
True Value and the Monroe Crushers moved on in the Koufax tournament on Tuesday night at Worthman Field in Decatur.
The Crushers downed the SA Gold team in game one by a 15-2 score in five frames, while TV downed Blue Elks by a 19-8 score also shortened to five innings.
Matilda Meyer Leatherman, 95, of Berne, died Tuesday.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
"It's really just a consolidation; a consolidation of employees and equipment," Decatur Mayor John Schultz said of a major change for city employees unveiled at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
And that consolidation is expected to bring some major savings annually.
A recent fish and tenderloin dinner held at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur was a major success, raising more than $2,800, with the proceeds going to four of the church's community ministries.
Over 450 meals were served and a jointly-yeld bake sale saw hundreds of baked goods sold to those attending.
Family and friends will host a benefit for a rural Decatur resident, Scott Gehres, on Sunday, June 30, at the Knights of Columbus hall on High St. in Decatur.
The benefit is scheduled from 12 noon to 8 p.m.,with a dinner provided to the public by friends and family. A free-will donation will be taken for the dinner.
Live music,dance performances by Razz M' Jazz, raffles, a bake sale, and a silent and Chinese auction are currently being planned.
Kathleen A. Gross, 72, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Kathy was born on December 21, 1940, in St. Marys, Ohio to the late David and Mary (Harris) Baker.
On September 29, 1962, she married Paul E. Gross; he survives in Decatur.
Adams County Sanitarian/'Environmental Director Terry Smith said Monday that his department has been notified by Bryan Price, Senior Medical Entomologist from the Indiana State Department of Health, that the first positive pool in Indiana of Culex mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus was confirmed in a sample that was discovered in Decatur.
With the Safe Schools, Healthy Students (SSHS) grant ending, and the anonymous donor who was going to fund Adams County Schools programs – such as school resource officers, Life Matters counseling, and the Reduce misbehavior, Improve attitudes, each Skills, build Quality students (RISQ) program – recanting the offer in the 11th hour, the future of these programs was uncertain at best.
They are no longer uncertain at Adams Central.
County Attorney Mark Burry advised the county commissioners at their weekly meeting on Monday to re-examine their agreement with the parks and recreation department.
Burry noted that the department seems to be in flux with the potential replacement of Superintendent Steve Krull, who is retiring at the end of the year. From May 2009-January 2013, the county paid the city of Decatur one third of the superintendent's salary.