Archive - Jan 2014
While reports of influenza cases are increasing at a rapid pace throughout Indiana, Adams County thus far has seen no cases.
According to Adams County Memorial Hospital Infection Preventionist Liz Fisher, “The flu is where we expect it to be this time of year. Christmas time means lots of get-togethers and nobody wants to miss Christmas, thus the flu spreads quickly and many people come in with symptoms following the holidays.”
Alice "Sally" Bittner, 98, Decatur, passed away Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.
L. Pearl Yoder, 95, Berne, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Swiss Village.
She was born Oct. 28, 1918, the daughter of Ray and Marie (Ritenour) Butcher. She married the late Marion Yoder April 1, 1939.
Pearl was a member of Cross Community Church. She worked for Naas Food Co., Geneva, as a lab technician for 30 years. She also was a waitress for the Coffee Shop and a clerk in the Swiss City Hardware. Pearl was an active member of the Berne Garden Club for many years.
"I just told the kids to go over to the (auxillary) gym, and walk around, talk, find an attitude," explained Bellmont coach Brent Faurote, whose wrestling time out was never more needed, after a 48-21 thrashing by No. 15 Mishawaka in Saturday's Main Event, likely the toughest super dual in the state.
"We did not wrestle with an attitude against Mishawaka ... but then we came back and wrestled really well in the Bloomington South match."
MONROE—Despite a gutsy second half performance on Friday night, the Adams Central Lady Jets (3-9) fell just short of the win as they fell to the Heritage Patriots (9-3) by a score of 41-38 at the Hangar.
"Overall, I thought our second half performance was one of the best stretches we've played in all season," explained AC head coach Sam Beer. "Heritage is a great team, and the way we were able to come back in the second half the way we did against them was great."
Tonight the Squaws entertain the Columbia City Lady Eagles on the hardwood beginning with the JV game at 6:30 p.m. The webcast will begin with a pre-game show at approximately 7:25 p.m. or after the reserve contest.
To view the game, click the link below, then log in with a username and password. Enjoy the service for free! Go Squaws!
At approximately 11 a.m. this morning the boil water order for the city of Decatur has been lifted according to Decatur Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert.
It was reported by the Adams County Emergency Management office that as of 10 a.m. this morning all travel advisories have been lifted. Regular travel status is now in place.
Walter F. Baker, 97, Decatur, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Walter was born Dec. 27, 1916, in Adams County to the late Frank C. and Mary B. (Dorney) Baker.
He married Kathleen R. Heimann Nov. 24, 1945;she preceded him in death Jan. 29, 2009.
Bernadette L. Engle, 46, Decatur, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at her residence. Bernie had been battling cancer for nine years.
She married Tad E. Engle Dec. 31, 2000; he survives.
Bernadette is survived by by her mother, Thelma Bowles of Fort Wayne; one son, Joshua Engle, at home; a stepson, Jason Engle of Decatur; and four sisters, Yolanda VanRite of Seoul, Korea, Kimberly (E.J.) Williams of Rockford, Mich., Deborah Bowles of Landover, Md. and Christina (John) Elbers of Rockford, Ill.