November 29th, 2010
Despite a slower than average previous month that caused a $232,254 drop in revenues at the Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH), hospital trustees recently learned that the hospital still is $318,791 in the black for the 2010 year.
"Most rural hospitals our size would be tickled pink to have the financial picture we do," pointed out Adams Health Network (AHN) Executive Director Marvin L. Baird after the financial report was delivered to trustees by Dane Wheeler, AHN chief financial officer.
Five members of a Fort Wayne family were injured in a car-buggy mishap at 6:53 p.m. Friday on U.S. 27.
An Adams County Sheriff's Department report said the accident occurred when a buggy driven by John V. Shetler, Jr., 19, rural Geneva, pulled out of a driveway near C.R. 300S onto U.S. 27 into the path of a car driven northbound by Brad A. Canter, 38, Fort Wayne.
The occupants of the Canter vehicle were injured in the resulting collision and taken to area hospitals.
Elvira W. Fuelling, 95, of Decatur, died at 2:15 a.m. Thursday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born on August 4, 1915, in Allen County to William and Clara Thieme Hockemeyer.
She married Louis H. Fuelling on November 27, 1937, in St. John Lutheran Church (Flatrock) of rural Decatur; he passed away on May 12, 1972.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. John Lutheran Church and its Ladies' Aid organization.
Chloe D. Myers of Berne died Friday in Adams Memorial Hospital, one day before her 87th birthday.
She was born in Adams County on November 27, 1923, to Fred and Ida Smith Kauffman.
Among survivors are her husband, J. Robert Myers, and three daughters, Mrs. Larry (Cheryl) Leistner of Berne, Mrs. Deryll (Carol) Liechty of Berne, and Mrs. Mark (Myra) Moore of Linn Grove.
Clara Louise Scherer, 89, of Hoagland, died at 7:25 a.m. Saturday in Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne, with her family by her side.
She was born on January 21, 1921, in Fort Wayne to Paul Wadsworth and Louise Bolman Wonderly.
She married Ray Scherer on August 2, 1947, in Trinity English Lutheran Church at Fort Wayne; he is deceased.
The Wayne General ruined a strong early effort by Bellmont with a 13-2 run in the third period and then continued its attack in the final period to score a 59-46 victory Wednesday night in the opening boys varsity basketball game of the season for both teams.
South Adams opened its 2010-11 wrestling season Tuesday with a 49-28 win at ACAC-foe Woodlan.
Scoring falls for the Stars were: Isaac Werst at 171, Cody Conner at 189, Todd Batt at 125, Gabe Sprunger at 135, Charlie Hirschy at 140, and Josh Ehr at 152.
Frosh Maverick Morningstar opened his heavyweight career, taking a forfeit for the Stars. LJ Moser scored a decision at 112 for the winners while T.J. Burnfield ton 6-2 over Cody Zink at 145 pounds.
Purdue plays its final home football game of the 2010 season this Saturday and if you wander around the tailgating which will be in evidence, you may see the famed Boilermaker Hearse.
It comes from Decatur and it has become famous enough to make a special national tailgate list produced earlier this season by The Associated Press.
The turkeys who survived Thanksgiving 2010 in Indiana may have drowned before the holiday was over.
Heavy rains hit the state Wednesday and Thursday, bringing flash flood warnings in many counties.
Officials at the Decatur weather station said this morning that a total of 2.36 inches of rain fell in the city over the two days, swelling the St. Marys River to 11.4 feet at 7 a.m. today — an 8-foot rise since a 3.4-foot reading at the same time Wednesday.
Paul E. Cornett, 54, of Decatur, died at 10:21 a.m. Tuesday at his residence.
He was born to Willie and Betsy Mae McQueen Cornett, who are deceased.