November 20th, 2013
What has been rumored for several weeks came to light as fact at Tuesday night’s Decatur City Council meeting: American Electric Power has purchased the vast majority of the Decatur Plaza Shopping Center at the north edge of Decatur and will construct a substation to mainly service nearby Bunge North America.
Crews from Arnold Construction are hard at work this week installing a new brick wall at the intersection of Monroe and 2nd streets. Work started a few weeks ago and brick-laying started last week. The brick work is expected to take approximately four weeks to complete. The Arnold firm also did the work on the recently-completed Monroe fire station.
FORT WAYNE— It took two and a half quarters to break the spirit of the Squaws Tuesday night at Bishop Dwenger.
The Saints' only three-pointer of the game came with two minutes left to play in the third frame from the hands of Erin Ryan after a Bellmont turnover pushing the once manageable lead to 11 points at 40-29 and Dwenger would eventually cruise to a 63-47 finish.
Ruth A. Fox, 93, Berne, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Swiss Village.
She was born to Carl and Rachel (Hirschy) Burley Sept. 13, 1920. She married Melving Fox May 29, 1941.
She is survived by a daughter, Rita Fox of Westfield; a son, Mark Fox of Evansville; and three brothers, Robert Burley of Winona Lake, John Burley of Mt. Vernon, Ohio and Lynford Burley of Berne.
Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Friday at Swiss Village Auditorium.
Frieda Lou 'LuLu' Springer, 64, Decatur, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She married Robert R. Springer Jan. 23, 1965; he survives. Frieda was a homemaker.
She is survived by four daughters, Robin Kincaid of Linn Grove, Donna Preston of Decatur, Sandy Smith of Berne and Tamie Cornett of Decatur; a son, Robert R. 'Bobby' (Jennie) Springer II of Decatur; three sisters; 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Grace E. Anderson departed from this life Nov. 17, 2013. She was born to Royal and Charlotte (Cook) Eibling in Paulding Counting, Ohio July 13, 1919. Grace married John W. Anderson in February 1941 and was his help mate all of her life.
Arthur D. Beeler, 93, of Decatur died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
A gas line that was ruptured by utility crews Monday evening in Decatur forced dozens of north-side residents from their homes for more than five hours.
The Phase III expansion of the Decatur Industrial Park has received an exclusive endorsement to help promote the benefits of locating in the park, Adams County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Larry Macklin informed county commissioners Monday afternoon at their regular weekly meeting.