September 6th, 2012
Villa Lanes of Decatur and Haworth Lanes in Berne have announced registration for youth leagues this fall.
Tomorrow evening from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., both bowling alleys will be set up for parents to come register their youth for either Friday night or Saturday morning leagues. The age divisions will be separated 4-7 year-olds for the Bumper League, 8-13 year-olds for the Bantam League, and 14-19 for Junior League.
It's likely to be April of next year when work begins on demolishing the former city garage, an obviously elated Decatur Mayor John Schultz pointed out at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
It was announced last Friday that the city was awarded a $400,000 federal Community Development Block Grant to raze the 116-year-old structure which sits between the police station and city swimming pool.
The city will pay 20 percent of the estimated $500,000 demolition project cost, or approximately $103,000.
Geneva Marshall Rob Johnson reported during the town's council meeting on Tuesday that there has been an increase in the number of calls to the police regarding items being stolen out of vehicles.
Johnson said, "We encourage people to keep their car doors locked" to avoid becoming a victim of this increasingly popular crime. He also said to make sure to report any theft to the Geneva Police Department as soon as possible because, "We will go out of our way to check it out."
Dennis C. Boerger, 62, of Decatur, passed away unexpectedly and from natural causes on Monday, September 3, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Wednesday, September 21, 1949, in Decatur, to the late Herbert A. Boerger and LaVerne M. (Busick) Boerger.
Dennis was in the last graduating class of Monmouth High School in 1967. He received a bachelor's degree in computer science from Ball State University in 1971.
A Geneva man, Harold J. Bailey, 50, died at 10:37 p.m. Sunday at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, as a result of injuries he suffered during a 1:51 p.m. accident on July 13 in Wells County.
The Wells County Sheriff's Department said Bailey was eastbound in the 4900 east block of S.R. 124 when a 2004 Chevrolet truck driven by Jennifer R. Owens, 29, Arcanum, Ohio, allegedly crossed the center line and collided with the Bailey vehicle. The impact caused both vehicles to spin off the road and they ended up in a nearby yard.
Jane M. Summerset, 88, died Tuesday at Swiss Village.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Bellmont moved its record to 11-2 for the season in varsity volleyball Tuesday night after delivering a three-win win over non-conference foe Fort Wayne North Side at the Teepee.
The Squaws steamrolled their way to a 25-9 triumph in the first game that started with a 1-0 BHS lead before the first serve of the game when North Side was called for an illegal alignment. After a sluggish start in round two, Bellmont came on to easily take a 25-13 verdict from the Redskins, but the third game was anything but in the bag for the Squaws.
Leader of the Veteran's Gift Card Project, and Pastor of Redkey and Dunkirk Mt. Tabor United Methodist churches, Randy "McRandy" Davis began his campaign to give $5 McDonald's gift cards to veterans in 2011 after taking a friend who had been diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gerig's disease, to the Marion VA hospital.
The city of Decatur has been awarded a $400,000 federal Community Development Block Grant to help pay for the cost of demolishing a former street department building that has been deemed a public hazard and an eyesore.
The grant, announced Friday by Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, was made available through the Indiana Community Focus Fund and is administered through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA). Decatur was one of 38 Hoosier communities to share in CFF grants totaling $16,248,626.
Adams Central High School is holding Homecoming activities this week, culminating with the crowning of the king and queen Friday night.
Following is the schedule:
Today, Powder Puff football, 7 p.m. Farmer Olympics will take place between games.
Wednesday, Sledgehammer volleyball, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Homecoming crowning, 6:30 p.m. Student dance to follow football game.