April 20th, 2012
The Decatur Police Department has 29 applicants for its single opening and the city's fire department has slightly less than 20 for its post. The numbers were passed on to city council at its meeting this week.
Police Chief Ken Ketzler said aptitude and agility tests are scheduled for the 29 and the field eventually will be winnowed to six candidate to present to the city Board of Works and Safety.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The life of a mutt that’s been on doggy death row for more than a year has been spared by a judge following an outcry from animal lovers and the acceptance of a last-ditch proposal to keep the dog alive.
Now Prada, the 4-year-old pit bull mix that inspired thousands of strangers across the globe to sign a petition to save the dog’s life, could be headed to Animal Planet fame.
Jane C. Aspy, 77, of Decatur, died today in Fort Wayne.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Wanda J. Eyanson, 86, of Decatur, died Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Among survivors are two sons, Tom (Cheryll) Eyanson and Joe Eyanson, both of Decatur; five daughters, including Cheryl Piestosi of Berne; Sue Pickens of Geneva; Angela L. (Daniel) Davis and Rebecca A. (Richard Jr.) Wible, both of Decatur; and two sisters, Marsha Stetler and Shirley Adams, both of Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Eyanson.
MONROE—The Jets started their conference schedule on the right foot by hosting Southern Wells and earning a convincing 10-0 victory thanks to a one-hit shutout hurled by junior Isaac Luginbill.
"Isaac pitched a whale of a game!" praised AC coach Dave Neuenschwander.
The plan to close down the dispatch center at the Decatur police station and have all calls handled through the communications center in the county jail could produce a savings of up to $100,000 for the city, Mayor John Schultz said at Tuesday night's city council meetjng.
Schultz had initially unveiled the plans at Monday's meeting of the county commissioners, where he found support.
It's been something of a long and arduous effort, but the City of Decatur now has a five-year master plan for its parks system to go along with its new comprehensive plan and redevelopment commission.
Park board President Larry Isch and Parks and Recreation Department Director Steve Krull turned over the plan to city council on Tuesday night, a thick document which has been over a year in the making.
An attempt to obtain condition reports on the two people taken to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne after being injured in Tuesday morning's buggy-van mishap revealed the hospital has no record of them in their facility directory.
Citing privacy issues this morning, Parkview officials said they did not have any records on them available for publication. Under federal laws, patients may "opt out," meaning no information on them may be provided..
Bill E. Beard, 75, of Monroeville, passed away at 10:04 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital following an extended illness.
Bill was born on July 21, 1936, in Van Wert County, to the late John W. and Marie M. (Allmandinger) Beard.
He married Shirley A. Adams on November 30, 1958; she preceded him in death on August 28, 2011.
Faye Gibson, 88, of Salem, Ohio, died there Saturday.
She was born in Decatur to Woodson and Laura (Gause) Ogg.
Among survivors are a brother, Richard (Ruby) Ogg of Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Burl Gibson.
Funeral services were held Tuesday.