February 12th, 2014
The Decatur Fire Department was dispatched around 5 p.m. Tuesday to the home of Marie Miller, 6025N S.R. 101, in response to a house fire. Thick smoke was pouring from the home when firefighters arrived, according to a spokesman for the department. Crews from Monroe and Preble Fire Departments in Indiana, as well as crews from Wren and Convoy in Ohio, assisted in the blaze, which caused heavy damage to the home, according to the spokesman. No injuries were reported and crews returned to the station around 11 p.m.
Photo by Ashley Thieme
Norwell motored to Decatur Tuesday night and ignored the cold weather outside as they blistered the nets hitting 66.7 percent of their shots from the field on 28-42 (21-29 from two and 7-13 from three) to mercifully end a winless season for the Bellmont Squaws by a lopsided 81-28 tally in the opening game of the IHSAA class 3A sectional 23.
Gregory J. Rumschlag, 47, Decatur, died at his residence Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.
Greg was born in March 25, 1966, in Decatur, to James M. and the late Patricia A. Rumschlag. He married Billie Jo Burkhart Sept. 1, 1990; she survives.
He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society. He worked for Bunge and was a member of the Steel Workers Union 15173.
Adams County Commission President Doug Bauman pronounced the county “in pretty good shape, overall,” at Monday afternoon’s State of the County address at the Woodcrest Retirement Center.
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — About 85 people have lost their jobs after the owner of Elkhart’s Monaco RV plant announced it had closed its doors.
Orlando, Fla.-based Allied Specialty Vehicles, parent company of the former Fleetwood RV firm in Decatur, on Monday shut down the plant that had turned out Monaco RV Towable trailers. The company says about 85 permanent employees were working at the plant.
After a somewhat rocky start, the “Swiss theme” ordinance was unanimously passed by the Berne City Council Monday following numerous revisions by the ordinance committee.
As originally written, the ordinance would have required Berne businesses to establish and maintain a Swiss theme. The controversy developed as members of the council felt requiring such an action could scare potential new business from coming to the city.
FORT WAYNE— The largest school in the NHC extracted revenge on Bellmont Monday night as Homestead blasted the Braves on the hard court 66-39.
The football Braves' victory over the Spartans in the fall may still have been fresh on the minds of some of the Spartans who were on that team because the home team played like men on a mission in the game scoring the first 10 points of the game.
Karen Kay Neuenschwander, 53, Bluffton, passed away at 5:36 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She was born April 15, 1960, in Huntington to the late Mary E. (Douglas) Heck.
Karen married Kenneth W. Neuenschwander in Warren, April 30, 1988; he survives.
Geneva Town Marshall Rob Johnson requested Geneva Town Council consider the purchase of a new vehicle to replace an aging one in his fleet and updated councilors on the status of School Resource Officer Connor Bonesteel at last week’s regular monthly meeting.
“Team Katie” bracelets were sold during a fundraiser for Katie Birch, who is battling breast cancer, at Bellmont High School during the Brave’s basketball game against East Noble. Birch is shown at left with some friends, including Avree Armes, Sydnee Armes, Gabby Birch and Bella Zimmerman.