Archive - 2013
Robert Dale Morrissey, 91, Bluffton, passed away at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Markle Health and Rehab Center.
He was born July 11, 1922, in Wells County, the son of the late Thomas Michael and Hattie Marie (Pruitt) Morrissey. He married Evelyn Haflich Feb.14, 1952, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bluffton. They shared in 61 years of marriage.
High-velocity, straight-line winds caused significant damage to the Bellmont High School gymnasium roof last month, members of the North Adams board of education were told at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening.
Ideas flowed freely — some of them possibly feasible, others likely less so — during a Decatur town hall-type meeting held Tuesday evening. The purpose of the meeting, initiated by the Decatur Long Term Advisory Committee, was to narrow the scope of the city’s expected application for a Stellar Commnunities grant intended to enhance the downtown business district and adjoining St. Marys riverfront causeway.
Coaches, athletic directors, and principals met up with the media at the Back 40 Junction on Wednesday afternoon to draw for the 91st annual ACAC tournament slated once again to have its semi-finals at Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne.
Bluffton will be the team everyone has their eyes on this season on the boys side as the returning champions from last year's season with coach Bill Leising returning to the helm once again this season.
Ruth M. Bolinger, 90, of Fort Wayne, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center.
Ruth was born in Decatur Feb. 9, 1923, to the late Harmon M. and Leona (Harting) Gillig. On Aug. 17, 1946, she married Arthur T. Bolinger.
Ruth was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. She was a homemaker.
Sarah Marie (Squeeky) Mendez, 81, of Decatur, died Dec. 8, 2013, at Adams Heritage Nursing Center in Monroeville.
Sarah was born Aug. 18, 1932, in Adams County to the late J. Carl and Ada (Hakes) Hower. On Sept. 6, 1947, she married Blas G. Mendez.
Sarah was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. She was a member of the Daughters of American Revolution and V.F.W. Women’s Auxiliary. She worked for Thunderbird Products for 37 years.
Sheila Y. Nevsimal, 78, Berne, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at her home.
She was born to Norman and Frances (West) Harris Oct. 14, 1935, in Losantville.
Sheila was a nurse and practiced many years at Chalet Village in Berne. Her special interests included crocheting, quilting, reading, traveling and teaching children crocheting at the Berne Public Library.
The Fort Wayne Philharmonic presented its Holiday Pops Concert at South Adams High School Tuesday evening. The 64-piece orchestra, under the direction of Assistant Conductor Sameer Patel, performed a variety of holiday favorites to the delight of a large crowd in attendance.
Photo by Mike Lamm
The costs involved in building a new jail, superior court and probation facilities was the primary focus of county officials in an early morning meeting of the Adams County Court Project Committee.
Jack Krouse, president of Construction Control, Inc., Fort Wayne, a firm specializing in jail construction, addressed members of the Adams County Council and the newly-formed Judicial Needs CommitteeTuesday morning prior to the regular monthly council meeting.