Having fallen substantially over the weekend, the St. Marys River was on the rise in Decatur again today. But, at this time, no major flooding is expected.
Local weather station officials were informed by the National Weather Service this morning that the St. Marys is expected to crest here at 18.7 feet around 1 a.m. Friday.
The river's flood stage is 17 feet, but it causes no significant flooding problems until surpassing 20 feet.
One longtime business has relocated and another will be expanding in connected decisions announced this week.
The changes involve Charlie Brune, owner of Complete Printing Service at 210 S. Second St. since 1992, and Wendell Beer, a barber here for 52 years, much of that time in The Hair-Cut Center at 216 S. Second St., next to Brune's firm. Brune was Beer's landlord.
ROCKFORD, Ohio––A game that Adams Central coach Aaron McClure called "ugly" because it lacked the offensive flow his team displayed in its first two outings still went AC's way at Parkway on Saturday.
The 57-43 victory that made the Flying Jets 2-1 and left the Panthers 0-2 came as the two sides swapped 10-0 runs in the fourth period and featured more fireworks from Jet star Maverick Baumer.
BERNE — South Adams dominated the Spencer Hayworth Invitational Saturday, rolling to 11-0 on the season by taking 57 of 70 matches in posting five convincing victories.
In their biggest challenge of the day, the Starfires thumped Jay County 64-16, winning 11 of the 14 matches. Jay finished the day 4-1 and is now 11-2 on the season.
NEW CASTLE — No. 19 New Palestine won the final three matches by fall, defeating Bellmont 42-33 Saturday at the New Castle Super Dual, and despite a loss to Pendleton Heights the Dragons earned the overall title by scoring the most points on the day.
Eighth-rated Bellmont, now 9-2, defeated Pendleton Heights 33-31 and finished the day 4-1, in a three-way tie at the top. The Braves also downed New Castle 69-12, Franklin County 60-18 and Whiteland 81-0.
Steven J. Geist, 60, of Fort Wayne, died December 1.
He was born to John K. “Dick” and Edna B. (Cosby) Geist.
Survivors include two sisters, Sandy (Rodney) Funk of Roanoke and Susan (Larry) Smith of Elkhart; and two brothers, Larry (Judi) Geist of Fort Wayne and Ric (Bev) Geist (Bellmont choral director) of Fort Wayne.
Ludella L. McDowell, 101, formerly of Decatur, passed away at 1:55 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2011, at Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne.
She was born on November 27, 1910, in Berne to Benhardt and Dinah (Habegger) Lehman.
She married John McDowell on March 23, 1979; he passed away on September 1, 1986.
Eunice Sprunger Suman, 65, of Fairland, Indiana, formerly of Berne, passed away on December 1, 2011.
She was born on June 11, 1946, to Irvin and Norma Agler Sprunger, who are deceased.
Surviving are her husband, John Suman Jr.; two daughters, Marla Thornton and Melissa Price; two grandchildren, Levi and Ava Price; three stepchildren, Trudi Diehm, Stacey Smyser, and Tim Suman; five stepgrandchildren, Eric and Jonas Diehm, Ben Smyser, and Zach and Jade Suman; and one brother, Lee Sprunger of Berne.
Betty J. Patrick, 84, formerly of Monroe, died Thursday in Swiss Village Retirement Community at Berne.
She married George H. Patrick on January 21, 1945, in Van Wert, Ohio; he survives.
Betty was a homemaker who also worked as an aide at Crows Haven Nursing Home in Flint, Michigan.
She was a member of Friends Church at Monroe, of which she was the clerk for 27 years, and also had attended Park United Brethren Church in Bluffton.
Harold E. Myers, 86, of Berne, died Thursday, December 1, 2011, at Chalet Village in Berne.
He was the son of Floyd and Wilma (Tinkham) Myers. Harold was the owner of Myers Furniture in Willshire, Ohio, and had also worked for Sheets Furniture in Decatur. Later, while living in Florida, he was associated with Sambo's and Clock Restaurants.