November 15th, 2012
An Adams County Crime Stoppers tip has led to the arrest of a Fort Wayne man in connection with the June 11 robbery of the Decatur Walgreen Pharmacy.
Decatur Police arrested David M. Whalen, 20, on Wednesday following an investigation. Detective Leonard Corral, Jr., said he had received the Crime Stoppers tip on October 9 and the eventual followup led police to identify Whalen.
A report over a year in the making concerning the possibility of having a one-campus North Adams school was submitted to the North Adams School Board Tuesday night by the NA Facilities Study Committee.
Trois Hart represented the committee, many members of whom where present in the audience, in making the report which was tabled by the board members so they could, as board president Tim Ehlerding noted, "absorb the information" and study the proposal.
Adams Central staff received a reprieve Tuesday evening, at least temporarily, from a proposal that called for a reduction in general leave days for all employees and for custodians to be dropped as 12-month employees.
Tuesday's Board of Education meeting drew a large crowd as several AC staff members waited to hear Superintendent Mike Pettibone's proposal for cutting costs at the school.
Because South Adams School Board Member Tony Mellencamp was recently elected to fill an at-large seat on the Adams County Council, board members are preparing for a vacancy.
Viola M. Ray, 95, of Muncie, passed away Monday, November 12, 2012, at Albany Health and Rehabilitation Center after a short illness.
She was born in BoBo, Ohio, on December 11, 1916, to the late Dennison and Daisy L. (Gause) Krick.
Viola moved to Muncie in 1944. She was a member of Southside Church of the Nazarene.
The Squaws fell to 1-2 on the season after falling to Bishop Dwenger at the Teepee on Tuesday night, 47-34.
Scoring once again came at a premium for Bellmont who, for the first time this season, could not keep their opponent in check defensively. One reason for the change...Ally Christman.
The senior poured it on the Squaws all night long finishing with 21 points on 7-10 shooting from the field including a blistering 4-5 from beyond the arc.
Mary H. Werling Melching, 104, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2012, at 2:02 a.m. at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born in Hillisburg, Indiana, on August 22, 1908, to the late James F. Halberstadt, Sr. and the late Flava Ploughe.
Mary married Dorus D. Werling on January 22, 1927, in Decatur; he passed away on June 29, 1931.
She then married Edward T. Melching on August 15, 1936, in Columbia City; he passed away on April 8, 1985.
Jessie James Osborn, 79, of Poneto, passed away at 2 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born in Wells County on June 19, 1933, to the late Charles Curtis and Beulah Belle (Folk) Osborn.
Actual demolition of the former Dwayne's Sweeper Shop/Holthouse Drug Co. building in downtown Decatur is expected to begin late Wednesday afternoon and continue during a couple of nighttimes.
Decatur Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert said late Monday morning that Fleming Excavating will work Wednesday and Thursday night in bringing down the upper portions of the building.
The annual Veteran's Day service was held Monday morning at the American Legion Post 43 in Decatur, with several local veterans and their families in attendance.
The service opened with the American Legion Color Guard presenting the flags, followed by Ryan Hirschy singing the National Anthem.
Former Judge James Heimann was the featured speaker during the indoor portion of the event and he told of the hardships that many veterans face, both while serving their country and upon returning home.