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January 10th


January 10, 2014

Decatur Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert reported four additional water line breaks throughout the city overnight, with all classified as relatively minor, effecting only individual residents as connections from their homes to the city’s water system ruptured as pressure was returned to normal following Monday’s major water main break.

Zurchers’ purchase of Monroe property approved by council

January 10, 2014

    The Monroe Town Council met Thursday night after a one-week delay due to a inclement weather the previous week.
    Bid information was presented to the council on the pending sale of the former town hall and fire station. “There is only one bid on the building — by Zurcher Tire Inc. — and I don’t see anymore coming in or anyone contesting the purchase,” said Jeremy Brown, legal counsel for Monroe. “Who would want to be surrounded by Zurcher Tire, they own everything around there,” he said.

Braves, Jets set to host mat slates against Indiana’s best

January 10, 2014

    Wayne Trace and Homestead are slated to be new entrants in Saturday's annual Main Event slated for the Bellmont High School gymnasiums.
    The poor weather and road conditions which have kept school closed this week could cut down on the eight-team wrestling field. Adjustments will then be made in the schedule, released today by Bellmont assistant coach Tim Myers.

January 9th

Walter F. Baker

January 9, 2014

    Walter F. Baker, 97, Decatur, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

Robert H. Boyle

January 9, 2014

    Robert H. Boyle, 75, Decatur, died at Adams Memorial Hospital Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.
    Robert was born Aug. 2, 1938, in Huntington, to the late Edwin J. and Helen L. (Cull) Boyle. He married Rosalie Owens June 3, 1961; she survives.

Marilyn B. Dafforn

January 9, 2014

    Marilyn B. Dafforn, 82, Fort Wayne, passed away Jan. 6, 2014. 
    She was born Aug. 2, 1931, in Fort Wayne, daughter of the late Andrew A. and Norma L. (Bandelier) Yoquelet. 

Bernadette L. Engle

January 9, 2014

    Bernadette L. Engle, 46, Decatur, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

‘People were just good about it’

January 9, 2014

    In an odd bit of juxtaposition, the major water loss which struck Decatur on Tuesday came at the same time as some of the coldest weather city residents have ever seen. Ever.
    So many people, upon arising that morning and finding no water coming from their taps, thought their water pipes had frozen — as they had been warned often could happen in the days leading up to 36 or so consecutive hours of below-zero temperatures plus wind-chill readings of 40 or so below.

Hospital forced to adapt when water supply lost

January 9, 2014

    “It was a crazy day,” said Susan Sefton, community outreach director at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Sefton was referring to Wednesday, a day after a city water main break that left Decatur without water, and how hospital personnel were coping with that unique scenario.
    “We had a plan in place,” Sefton said. “I feel sorry for all our maintenance personnel, who are working hard to provide water to multiple areas of the hospital.”

Boil advisory still in effect

January 9, 2014

    Decatur City Operations Director Jeremy Gilbert reported this morning that while the water main break which effected all of the city earlier this week was repaired Monday afternoon, a boil water advisory issued by the county health department remains in effect.

    FORT WAYNE— The Bellmont Braves varsity golf team finished sixth overall...
    The much-anticipated showdown between the Bellmont Braves and the Norwell...
    WOODBURN— The big bats continue to compliment stellar pitching for the...


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