July 6th, 2012
Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert asked for patience as his department and others in the city received considerable praise at this week's city council meeting for their cleanup efforts in the wake of last week's storm. Gilbert said the city workers were in the process of making one "pass" through the city, and when that is completed, a second one will be made for the smaller cleanup tasks.
Bids were opened for the resurfacing of Polk Street Thursday evening by the Monroe Town Council.
A bid of $85,591.51 was received by Lica, Berne; $85,435 from Wayne Asphalt, Fort Wayne; and $96,238 from Brooks Construction, Fort Wayne.
Council voted 3-0 to take the bids under advisement and will meet in a special session at 6:30 p.m. on July 9 to render a decision.
Harriett Maxine Perry, 84, of Fort Wayne, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at New Haven Health & Rehab.
Born in Harlan, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mabel Loucks.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Theodore “Ted” Perry; daughters, Linda (Charles) Ellis of Fort Wayne, and Connie (Bill) Landrum and Wendy (Paul) Miller, both of Decatur, and Roxana (Warren) Imbody of Churubusco.
Timothy P. Reidenbach, 58, of Bluffton, passed away suddenly on Thursday morning, July 5, 2012, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
Tim was born on May 25, 1954, to Paul W. Reidenbach & Bonnie L. (Nash) Reidenbach. He graduated from Bluffton High School with the class of 1972, where he played football, basketball and ran track. He was the owner/operator of T.P.R. Enterprises for the last 30 years.
Doris J. Terveer, 87, of Upland, California, formerly of Decatur, died on July 1.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Julia J. "Judy" Wenger, 81, of Decatur, passed away at 3:15 a.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2012, at her residence, following a month-long illness.
Judy was born on Thursday, November 13, 1930, in Denver, Colorado, to the late Calvin and Catherine (Case) Smith.
She married Norman Wenger on June 18, 1949, in Bluffton; he survives in Decatur.
Masters Heating & Air, with a sterling 13-2 record, earned the top seed in the Hoosier East Baseball Alliance Reese (12-U) Tournament, which begins Monday with games at Monmouth and Decatur.
Trupointe of Monroeville will meet Oetting Insurance of Monmouth in the 8 p.m. game at Monmouth on Monday. Erie Haven (8-7) will meet Miller Land Surveying (5-9) in a first round game, also at 8 p.m. Monday, at Rube Wynn Field.
2012 MONROE MINOR LEAGUE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS— Wendy’s pulled out the tournament championship over Colquest last week in an eight-inning affair performed in the 100+ degree weather. Names were not provided for the team pic. (Photo provided)
Full-time City of Decatur workers will be getting a two percent pay boost next year, marking the second year in a row they've received an increase after going the two previous years without.
Mayor John Schultz recommended the two percent hike at Tuesday night's city council meeting and council readily agreed.
Although fireworks were banned in Decatur by city officials over a week ago, there has been some question whether the city had the authority to do so. It now appears that most doubt is gone following the passage of an emergency proclamation at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
Probably two-thirds of Indiana counties have instituted burn bans during this summer of drought, and many communities have banned the use of fireworks.