April 28th, 2011
Unlike many of his congressional colleagues who have been greeted rudely by constituents in the wake of recent GOP-proposed spending cuts and suggested revisions to Medicare, Indiana Rep. Mike Pence on Wednesday spoke for more than an hour with a well-mannered crowd of some 100 area residents gathered at Decatur's Riverside Center.
Pence, R-6th, opened with some brief introductory comments about recent efforts in the Republican-controlled House to curb federal spending before opening the floor to questions.
Contracts for the $2,096,708 renovation project which will result in the Extended Care Unit currently located at the Adams Memorial Hospital between moved to Woodcrest were awarded Wednesday morning in a special meeting of the Adams Health Network Board of Trustees.
The project has come in slightly under the anticipated cost of $2.15 million and hospital officials were told to expect additional savings as a contingency allowance in the budget as $250,000 should be plenty more than what is needed for additions or changes to the project.
Freddie M. Callow, 76, of Decatur, died at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born on February 15, 1935, in Speedwell, Tennessee, to McKinley and Cora Tinnell Marsee.
She married William D. Callow on May 29, 1954; he passed away on October 2, 2003.
She was employed by the Schafer Co. in Decatur from 1967 to 1996.
Charles W. Small, 76, of Convoy, Ohio, died Wednesday in Van Wert In-Patient Hospice at Van Wert, Ohio.
He was born to Wilbur and Mildred Elmmon Small
Among survivors are three sons, Brad and Chris Small of Convoy and Greg Small of Monroeville, Ohio; a sister; and a brother, Joe Small of Monroeville, Indiana.
Betty J. Tinkham, 85, of Decatur, died at 11:24 a.m. Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital following surgical complications.
She was born on August 30, 1925, in Hoagland to Rufus and Hester Young Werst.
She married Melvin H. Tinkham; he preceded her in death in 2001.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Decatur.
Esther N. Augsburger, 95, of Berne, passed away at 11:35 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2011, in Swiss Village Retirement Community of Berne.
She was born on September 16, 1915, in Geneva to Gee R. and Edith M. Edgar Greene.
Mrs. Augsburger was a teacher with Fort Wayne Community Schools and with Geneva schools. She retired in 1978 after 42 years of service.
Neil W. Highland, 91, Decatur, died on Tuesday in Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne. Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Betty J. Tinkham, 85, of Decatur, died Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
OSSIAN — Bellmont won eight of 16 first places, but the Norwell depth was way too much for Carl Risch's Squaws in an 81-49 NHC loss Tuesday at the Norwell oval.
The Norwell boys won four of five field events to score an 87-45 win over the Braves in that dual.
BHS frosh Holly Hankenson continued her dominating ways with four blue ribbons while sister Bailee had three firsts, as did sophomore sprinter Alexis Harvey.
The Adams Central boys used eight blue ribbons to outscore Woodlan and Bluffton to win an ACAC three-way meet Tuesday, while the AC girls scored seven firsts and added nine second-place finishes to win that three-way meet.
The AC boys tallied 68 points to the 60 of Woodlan and 28 of Bluffton.