Archive - Jun 26, 2014
When someone suggests throwing a frisbee around in the park, leisure and laid back are terms that come to mind.
For the Decatur Ultimate Frisbee League (DUFL), established in the summer of 2009, it can be as competitive as any physically demanding sport.
The game, sometimes called just "Ultimate" or "Ultimate Disc" was a school yard game played by high school and college students alike from Decatur in years past but it was not until 2009 that the formation of a league was considered.
Kenneth A. Byerley, 80, passed away, Tuesday, June 24, 2014.
He was born July 20, 1933, in Allen County to the late Lester and Gertrude (Rapp) Byerley.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked and retired from Dana in 1996 as plant superintendent. He was a member at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Thiele Road. Kenneth enjoyed spending his time fishing and farming.
Fred J. Filips, 54, Decatur, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 14, 1960, in South Bend, to Nicholas Filips and the late Lucy N. (Baker) Filips.
He married Marie D. Brunner April 28, 1990; she survives.
Fred was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 864. He was a Registered Nurse with Adams Memorial Hospital and previously had worked for Carter Lumber for 28 years.
Hazel M. Hammons, 93, Bluffton, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation.
She was born Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1920, in Union City, the daughter of the late Francis M. and Daisy M. (Blankley) Birum.
She married Dale Hammons July 5, 1939; he passed away Dec. 25, 2000.
A “0” is not the type of score most organizations want to receive when being evaluated, but that score recently given to the Adams Memorial Hospital left the AMH Board of Trustees glowing with praise for hospital staff Wednesday night at the regular monthly meeting.
The score was issued by the Indiana State Department of Health and reflects the number of medication errors, surgical errors, or other miscues during 2013 that by law are required to be reported to the ISDH.
The local chapter of the American Cancer Society has announced the selection of honorary co-chairpersons for this weekend’s annual Relay For Life fundraiser.
Jane Reidenbach, Decatur, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in July 2013. She had a bone marrow transplant in February. “As of Thursday, the doctors say I am cancer free,” Reidenbach said. “There were times I wanted to give up and then I would see my grandson, Rowan, and he would give me the motivation to continue the fight.”
American Legion Post 43 in Decatur will open its doors to the public for a series of upcoming events, beginning at 5 p.m. Friday with an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at the post, located at the corner of Madison and 1st streets.
According to Deb Lambert, a volunteer who is active in fundraising events for the post, the Legion “is working on holding more events that will be open to the public” in an attempt to generate more traffic at the post and to increase accessibility to the service organization.
“WHICH ONE DO WE USE?”—A trio of players from the Decatur Softball League Advanced Beginners team ‘Racers’ try to decide which softball works best when throwing in a triangle. The girls (L-R) are Ayneira Downey, Kianna Arnold, and Ella Franze. (Photo by Dylan Malone)