June 27th, 2011
Herbert J. Pearson, 80, of Decatur, died at 8:10 p.m. Thursday at his residence. He was born on November 12, 1930, on Huntington to Edward Cary and Ruby Josephine Bailey Pearson.
He married Jeannine L. Simon Wright on August 4, 1989, in Fort Wayne and she survives.
Herbert retired from the Erie Railroad with 35 years of service as a signalman. He was a member of American Legion Post 43 in Decatur and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6751 in Geneva.
Meri Everett, 28, has been chosen as one of the two honorary co-chairs by the Adams County Relay for Life Committee to walk the first lap around the Adams Central track at the event on Friday.
Meri is a Bellmont High School graduate and the daughter of Kim Stoppenhagen and Jim and Becky Everett, all of Decatur. She said she is willing to share her journey of her cancer survival with others because, "If my story can help even one person, it would truly be a blessing."
Officials from CELL — the Center for Excellence in Leadership of Learning — have given the final stamp of approval for Bellmont High School's transformation into one of the few Early College High School's in the state of Indiana.
Bellmont Principal Scot Croner received notification earlier this week of the approval.
The problem or horse manure came up at this week's meeting of Decatur City Council, and so did another animal-related problem: dogs at events like the just-concluded Motorsports Festival.
Councilman Matt Dyer raised the issue, explaining how he had seen a woman and her child become frightened by a dog with someone attending the car show. He questioned what, if anything, can be done.
Ralph E. Jackson, 81, of Decatur, died Thursday in Englewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
All four Decatur teams advanced in the quarter-final round of the Hoosier East Baseball Alliance Mays Tournament, held at three sites Thursday night.
In Decatur, Decatur Dental Service scored five runs in the second inning, but still had to come from behind to nip Box and Pallet of Monroeville 9-7, and Hull Lift Truck exploded for a 16-1 in over the Fleming Rays (Monmouth). At Monroeville, league champ Kintz Insurance downed the Monmouth Cubs, while at Monmouth, Bixler Insurance, the second seed, bounced Heyerly's Ice Angels 12-2.
Louneta Bixler, 90, formerly of Monroe, died Tuesday at Woodcrest Retirement Community in Decatur.
She was born on October 25, 1920, in Adams County to Osia and Mathilda "Tillie" Von Gunten.
Among survivors are two sons, Sheldon Bixler of Fort Wayne and Von Bixler of Decatur, and one daughter. Mrs. Rick (Raelene) Hirschy of Monroe.
Martha V. Eicher, 102, of Berne, a member of the chorus for "Messiah" performances at First Mennonite Church in Berne for more than 65 years, died on Wednesday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
She was born in Adams County on April 21, 1909, to Emil and Pauline Leichty Eicher.
Among survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Walter G. (Helen) Fox of Berne and Mrs. Syril (Mary) Bruns of Alexandria.
The Decatur Dirty Birds baseball team downed the Warsaw Indians, 5-0, at South Bend recently to take over second place in their conference. The Birds bested the Indians 2-1 in a three-game series.
Ryan Leugers got the win, beating former minor league hurler Adam Augustine, who only lasted four innings. Leugers went seven innings, with two strikeouts and one walk. Ian Clay threw two innings of scoreless relief for the Birds.
Here's how the Dirty Birds scored:
The United Steelworkers will open the H.E.B.A. Clemente tourney tonight versus the F.O.P. Cardinals at 6 p.m. at Monmouth. The winner will play top seed Bleeke Electric on Friday at 6 p.m. at Monmouth. The V.F.W. Orioles will meet Murphy USA in the second game at 7:15 at Monmouth Friday.
In Decatur games, slated for Field 4, Haggard, Sefton and Hirschy will meet SportForm at 6 p.m. Friday in a rematch of their extra-inning affair from Wednesday, and the Grover Co. Indians will meet Adams Memorial Hospital in the 7:15 p.m. game.