October 23rd, 2014
That’s the topic that has been featured daily for the past several months in newspapers, radio talk shows, television news and in social media across the United States.
It was also discussed Wednesday night by members of the Adams Health Network Board of Trustees at their regular monthly meeting held at the Adams Heritage Nursing Home near Monroeville.
Unemployment in Adams County remained at the lowest level in several years during September, falling one-tenth of one percent from the previous month.
According to the monthly report issued Wednesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development the county’s jobless rate for September stood at 4.3 percent — down from 4.4 percent in August. One year ago 6.4 percent of Adams County residents were without jobs. In September 2012 that figure was 6.6 percent, down from 7.8 percent in September 2011.
Ward W. “Whitie” Chapman, 91, of Huntington and formerly of Decatur, passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital.
He was born in Monroeville Monday, Oct. 15, 1923, to the late Jay W. and Eva Z. (Simons) Chapman. He married Bernice M. Green on July 26, 1952, in Fort Wayne; she preceded him in death on April 2, 2005.
Harold Walden Nussbaum, 89, Berne, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at his residence.
Among survivors are his wife, Marie Wiebe; foster daughter, Stephanie (Loan) Nussbaum Trinh of Houston, Texas; one sister, Doris (Fritz) Thomann of Noble, Ill.; and three brothers, David W. (Carolee) Nussbaum of Berne; Charles E. (Mary) and A. John (Marilyn) Nussbaum, both of Fort Wayne.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Mennonite Church, with Jeff Linthicum and Jerry Flueckiger officiating.
Catherine L. (Katie) Spiegel, 91, Sumter, S.C., passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at home in Sumter. She was born June 4, 1923, to the late David H. and Berneta (Reynolds) Teeple.
She graduated from Decatur Catholic High School in 1941. Following graduation she worked for Central Soya in Decatur.
She married Robert Spiegel June 1, 1946. Bob was career Air Force so they lived in Michigan, Germany, Colorado, Wyoming and finally Sumter.
Marietta (Meyers) Steward, 87, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Jonesboro, Ark.
Marietta retired from General Electric in Decatur after 20 years.
Among survivors are her children, Joyce Butterfield of Tavares, Fla.; John Meyers of Decatur; Judy Schultz of Decatur; and Jeff Meyers of Virginia Beach, Va.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, with Jerry Morgan officiating. Burial was in Piggott Cemetery in Piggott, Ark.
Work on demolishing the General Electric buildings in Decatur continues to go smoothly and, barring any major problems, the project could be completed by Thanksgiving, perhaps earlier.
Mayor John Schultz told city council on Tuesday night all structures on the 9th Street property are expected to be down by the end of this week. “Then it will take a couple more weeks or so to clean up. They (the Brandenburg company heading up the work) are pretty sure they’ll be done before Thanksgiving; maybe before that.”
Scott Litwiller has spent nearly his entire life at South Adams Schools, attending the elementary and middle schools as a child, before later graduating from South Adams High School. After a stint in college to complete his education and get his bachelor and master’s degrees, Litwiller returned to South Adams, first as a teacher, then as a building principal before being named superintendant four years ago.
Members of the middle school and high school instrumental band classes at South Adams Schools performed in concert Tuesday evening in the high school gymnasium with a large crowd on hand.
ON TO THE IRISH PITCH— Former Bellmont and University of Saint Francis standout, Sam Meyer, is making the trip to Dublin, Ireland in January to attend a high-profile soccer combine that will feature some of the best and brightest upcoming talent in the sport. Sam’s goal is to become a professional soccer player and the 10-day showcase tour will have scouts from several different leagues searching for impact players to sign to their squads. Go Sambo! (Photo provided)