Archive - 2014
Betty K. Knittle, 92, Decatur, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest in Decatur.
She was born Wednesday, Aug. 31, 1921, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Louie and Oria (Richard) Drake.
She married Chalmer Knittle Oct. 21, 1939, in Decatur; he passed away Aug. 8, 1998.
Betty was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Decatur and the Ladies Society of the church.
County officials nearly outnumbered members of the public at Wednesday night’s informational session in Geneva on the proposed county jail/superior court project. Only 20 citizens attended the meeting to voice their concerns about the chosen location of the facility before a panel of county commissioners, councilors, the county attorney and several contractual agents connected to the project.
The tone and tenor of the discussions remained cordial throughout the evening.
A company which provides in-home services to the developmentally disabled is planning to construct a training facility in Decatur and city council was asked at its Tuesday night meeting to provide a five-year tax abatement on the real estate.
FORT WAYNE— The Fort Wayne TinCaps welcomed both Norwell and Adams Central to Parkview Field Wednesday night for a chance to play on the big stage in a non-conference, cross county battle.
In the bottom of the seventh, Norwell first baseman David Vogel broke a tie in walk-off fashion with a single to right field scoring Nathan Allison from third base easily ending the game 4-3 in favor of the Knights.
Mary Ann Murray, 68, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
She was born April 10, 1946, in Decatur, to Robert and Doris Kirk Holthouse.
Mary was a resident of Okeechobee, Fla. since 1985. She was a teacher for 34 years, 26 of which were in Okeechobee. Mary was a member of the Church of Our Saviour, Delta Kappa Gamma and Retired Teachers Association. She was an avid reader and enjoyed puzzles.
In the most hotly-contested race of Tuesday’s primary election balloting, two-term Adams County Treasurer Rex Moore cleared the first step in his return to elected office with a narrow win over Monroe resident and fellow Republican George (Wes) Kuntzman in balloting for the District 2 seat on the board of county commissioners.
Incumbent Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg is headed toward a second term in office — in all likelihood an uncontested one — following his lopsided victory over Deputy Larry Butler Jr. in Tuesday’s primary election balloting.
Republicans voting in the contested primary race for sheriff handed Rekeweg a 2,089-935 victory over Butler. Rekeweg polled more than 69 percent of all votes cast.
The location of the new Decatur police station came up for discussion at Tuesday night’s Decatur City Council meeting, and following some cordial questions and answers, the discussion got a bit testy.
Mary Byer and Alan (Clyde) Bedwell, each of whom reside on 7th Street near the site of the yet-to-be-built station, posed numerous questions and were provided answers, with some friendly back-and-forth.
The Braves entertained NHC juggernaut Homestead on the baseball field Tuesday night battling to stay close until nine runs in the final three innings pushed the game out of reach in a 16-7 defeat.
The most telling stat of the game for Homestead was 12 of the 16 runs produced were with two outs in the inning.
"We gave up mistakes all game long," noted BHS coach Ben Fawbush. "It was a missed pop-up here, a bad pitch there. We gave them opportunities all night long."