Archive - 2014
Isaac Anderson, 5, gave Santa his Christmas wish list Saturday morning at Riverside Center in Decatur during a Breakfast With Santa event, sponsored by the Parks and Rec Department and the Decatur Small Business organization.
An old train warehouse will be returning to Decatur one of these days ... in pieces, just as it left the city 10 or so years ago.
The disassembled warehouse was situated along the Erie Railroad tracks, off Winchester Strett and just north of Arnold Lumber Co. It was taken apart years ago by an Amish crew and moved to Geneva, where it has ended up at Limberlost Construction. It has been there for years, and Limberlost owner Mike Schwartz says he is going to get rid of it probably around the first of April.
YORKTOWN— Adams Central won three matches at the tough Yorktown Super Duals Saturday, including a stunning 50-27 reversal of a previous loss to Leo.
Though the Jets lost to host Yorktown, ranked seventh in the state overall and tops in 2A, the Jets had a big win as senior Kaine Luginbill came off of his back to pin Dillon Jackson.
The Jets knocked off a solid Floyd Central team, 47-30, lost to Elkhart Memorial, 47-24, then whipped Maconaquah 78-6 before losing to the hosts 55-13.
Joe Johnson III, reinstated by the Adams County Public Defender board last month after a series of legal issues led to the Decatur attorney’s suspension as a member of the public defender’s office, will not return to that office in 2015.
The defender board met Thursday morning in the county commissioners’ room of the Service Complex. The meeting began with an executive session “to discuss an individual’s status as a contract employee,” according to meeting minutes from Auditor Mary Beery.
A major road reconstruction project which has been in the planning stages since 2011 will be coming to fruition next spring.
Fleming Excavating of rural Decatur has been awarded the contract for the East Monroe Street project by the Indiana Department of Transportation. The city of Decatur received a federal grant for the project, but INDOT handles all aspects of it.
Fleming had the low bid of just more than $1.3 million.
This residence in the Stratton Addition in Decatur is all decked out for the season, with colorful lights surrounding the entire property.
Photo by J Swygart
(The following notice is being rerun with additional information.)
Cameron Allen Barnes, 25, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1989, in Decatur, the son of Debra (Rauch) Barnes and Brian Barnes.
Cam was employed in the die cast department at FCC in Berne and had previously worked as a supervisor at Prestress Services Industries in Decatur.
R. Scott Biedermann, 55, of Wolcottville, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, at his home.
He was born Aug. 21, 1959, in Decatur to Walter and Helen (Johnson) Biedermann.
He graduated from Bellmont High School in 1977, followed by a career of over 30 years in the lamination field at both Fleetwood and Dutchmen Manufacturing.
Dale C. Englehardt, 55, Marengo, died Dec. 15.
Among survivors are three daughters, Takoa (Jason) Banter of Berne, Cassi Miller of Bryant, and Kyli Miller of Pennville; three brothers, including Chris (Ginger) Englehardt of Berne; and four sisters.
Funeral services were held in Marengo on Dec. 17. Additional services were held Thursday at Glancy-Downing Funeral Home in Geneva.
Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Bryant.
Eldon Hilty, 53, of Monroe, passed away at 12:23 a.m. on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at his residence in Monroe. He was born on Saturday, Oct.14, 1961, in Monroe. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
He had worked for Hilty Home Sales for several years. Eldon had had a lifelong battle with muscular dystrophy.