Archive - Jan 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.
Bellmont will host NHC foe Homestead tonight at the Teepee with the jayvee action slated to begin at 6:30 p.m.
The Braves will bring in a 6-3 mark while Homestead, according to the last NHC statistic sheet, is 3-1 in duals.
Bellmont has been idle since the Al Smith Invitational on Dec. 26 and 27 at Mishawaka. The Braves had a strong showing, garnering seven indivdual places while earning sixth place as a team in the 32-team tournament.
Robert H. Boyle, 75, of Decatur, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
As night fell on what Mayor John Schultz called “a helluva day” and city Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert said was a first-of-its-kind day, water pressure was continuing to build throughout the city late Tuesday and into today.
A major break in a city water pipe drained most of the water out of the city’s three water towers and left nearly all residents without water during the daylight hours on Tuesday.
A boil advisory will remain in effect likely for several days here in the wake of the major water leak which occurred late Monday, and residents are urged to use caution when washing clothes.
Also, people are asked to be on the lookout for any new water leaks which may occur as a result of what happened.
Approximately 76 inmates at the Adams County jail were taken by bus to correctional facilities in Allen, Wells and Jay counties after a water main line break in Decatur made operating the local facility impossible.
Sheriff Shane Rekeweg confirmed Tuesday afternoon that arrangements began earlier that day with surrounding counties to house the inmates on a temporary basis.
The Bellmont Braves 8th grade boys’ basketball team battled to a runner-up finish in the Commodore Classic tournament held at St. Joseph Catholic School in Decatur on Friday and Saturday, January 3-4, finishing with a 3-2 record on the weekend.
The Classic was a seven-team tournament comprised of teams from Decatur, Ossian, New Haven, and Fort Wayne. The BMS Braves' only losses in the tournament were to eventual champion and #1-seeded St. John the Baptist of Fort Wayne.
All restaurants are now closed for the day due to the possibility of contaminated water. This order was given by the Health Department.
After battling unusually heavy snowfall levels for the better part of three days and experiencing what are believed to be record-setting overnight temperatures, some relief is in sight for Adams County residents.
Ethel Louise Guether Ley went home to be with The Lord on Friday, January 3, 2014. She was born on July 20, 1921 to Walter and Rose Guether in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She married Rev. Harold Ley on October 27, 1944 in Kohler, Wisconsin. Together they served churches in Chicago, IL; Louisville, KY; Plymouth, WI; Bethlehem, PA and Evansville, Indianapolis, and Magley, IN until his death in 1982. At that time, she moved to Bluffton, IN.