February 7th, 2011
Kenneth D. Reinking, 44, of Decatur, died Friday at home after a long battle against cancer.
He was born in Decatur on March 18, 1966, to Donald C. and Lorene E. Bohnke Reinking.
Surviving are his mother, who lives in Decatur; two sisters, Mary Reinking and Mrs. Sam(Deborah) Schultz of Decatur; and two brothers, David and Mark Reinking of Decatur.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Paul Lutheran Church, near Preble, with burial in the church cemetery.
Ronald G. Seats, 49, of Indianapolis, passed away on February 2, 2011.
He was born on November 6, 1961, in Indianapolis to Nick W. and Patricia Love Seats.
Ron graduated from T.C. Howe High School in Indianapolis in 1980 and attended Vincennes University at Vincennes, Indiana.
He worked for 15 years as a skilled machinist for the Rolls-Royce Co. and was a member of Southside Knights of Columbus at Indianapolis.
South Adams A.D. Mike pries has announced the slate for the 2A South Adams Girls Basketball Sectional slated next week in Berne. He also notes some changes made in the athletic slate because of the weather.
The first game of the SA tourney will feature one of the top teams in the state in Bishop Luers. They will meet Bluffton at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8.
With the Team Regional rescheduled for next week, Bellmont coach Brent Faurote can worry about getting the most wrestlers he can through to semistate.
The Team Regional is scheduled for the Wednesday after sectional, then the teams don't compete again until after the State Individual Finals, over three weeks.
"I don't know what the rush is about," said the BHS Coach. "I think it should be the following Wednesday. We have plenty of time to get it in."
Fighting back tears on more than one occasion, veteran banker and community activist Larry Isch on Thursday evening accepted the 2010 Stephen Decatur Award, presented annually by the Decatur Chamber of Commerce for outstanding civic contributions.
Mayor John Schultz presented the award, which Isch termed "a great honor." The recipient then paused briefly in an attempt to get his emotions in check.
Decatur and Adams County were about back to normal today — normal being amid huge piles of snow — albeit on the frigid side.
School systems were in operation on normal schedules for the first time since Monday and all weather code alerts have been called off. Adams County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director John August announced at noon Thursday that the county was "back to normal operations."
William F. “Bill” Baker, 86, of Decatur, a former Adams County Commissioner and Decatur City Councilman, died on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, in the extended care unit at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Bill was born on July 2, 1924, in Decatur to Fred E. and Amelia R. (Kohne) Baker.
He married Mildred I. “Millie” Blythe on February 19, 1944; she died July 23, 2001. He married L. Marie Schwartz on October 7, 2006.
Roy H. Bleeke, 85, of Fort Wayne, died at 5:52 p.m. Tuesday in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home.
He was born on November 17, 1925, in Decatur to Fred and Lydia Ehlerding Bleeke.
He married Pauline L. Hannie; she preceded him in death on March 23, 2002.
Roy was the self-employed owner of Bleeke Oil Co., which conducted dust-control measures for gravel roads for more than 30 years.