Archive - Jan 2014
The Decatur Chamber of Commerce annually gives three awards to recognize outstanding community citizenship and service to the Decatur community. The awards will be presented at the chamber’s annual dinner Feb. 6 at the Knights of Columbus pavilion in Decatur. Social hour begins at 5:45 p.m. and dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. The cost of dinner is $25. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the chamber at 724-2604.
STEPHEN DECATUR AWARD
Adams County Treasurer Tom Krueckeberg reported to the Adams County Commissioners this week that 96.7 percent of all tax collections due from local residents from 2013 had already been paid to date, with that percentage expected to rise slightly over the coming weeks as additional and delinquent payments are made.
Krueckeberg indicated the payment percentage was among some of the highest in the state.
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Bellmont, now rated 16th in the state, made it a 4-0 week in the NHC by dominating an under-manned Homestead squad Wednesday, 68-6 at the Teepee.
The Braves, who swept out three loop foes, including No. 18 (IHSWCA poll) East Noble Monday, scored seven falls, a tech fall and 11-7 decision at 138 pounds with Danny Baker, and went 12-2 overall Wednesday to go 6-1 in NHC dual meets this season.
Tonight the Braves welcome Homestead to the mat for an important NHC clash. The JV is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. with the varsity slated immediately after. The broadcast will begin at approximately 7 p.m. or when the varsity warm-ups begin.
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Margaret B. Boggs, 94, Decatur died Wednesday at Woodcrest nursing center.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Wilmer Wayne Fuelling, 76, Monroe, passed away Jan. 14, 2014. He was born Sept. 10, 1937, in Decatur, to the late Gustav and Lillian (Kaiser) Fuelling.
Wilmer was a former member of St. Peter (Fuelling) Lutheran Church. He worked his entire life at Navistar, beginning while still in high school at the Fort Wayne plant, then transferring and retiring from the Indianapolis plant in 2003 after 49 years of service. He was a member of the Local Union United Auto Workers 98.
Nicholas Tyler Noll, 21, Zionsville, died unexpectedly at home, Dec. 31, 2013.
He was born Aug. 12, 1992, in Indianapolis, to Dr. Gregg and Carmen (Chaves) Noll; they survive.
Nick was a 2011 graduate of Zionsville Community High School and was in his third year of a six year program at Bulter University's School of Pharmacy.
Following a pair of productive brainstorming sessions between members of the Adams County Judicial Needs Committee, sheriff’s department staff, architects, contractors and Decatur city officials, County Attorney Mark Burry informed Adams County Council members Tuesday morning they have narrowed the options for the possible location of a combined superior court and county jail facility. A new circuit building is not included in the most recent plans.
Class projects are nothing new, but seventh grade students at Adams Central, Bellmont and South Adams middle schools have set an admirable goal for the 2013-14 school year: Raise $22,000 to build a school in Africa.
North Adams Community Schools are in need of substitute teachers.
“Substitute teachers are calling in the day before and cancelling to go to a different school,” Superintendent Brent Lehman explained during the North Adams school board meeting held Tuesday evening. “We had to figure out why this was happening. There were days we didn’t have a substitute, and that is not okay.”