November 9th, 2010
Artistic expressions have come home in Van Wert, Ohio, thanks to a man who made a fortune on the road.
The three-year-old Niswonger Performing Arts Center (NPAC) in Van Wert was featured in a presentation given Monday to some 30 people at a Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Woodcrest Retirement Community. The center was built mostly because of the farsightedness and the finances of a man who grew up there, then moved away: Scott Niswonger.
Sunday, November 7, 2010, Robert M. Braden, surrounded by his family, was carried by the angels to Heaven.
Daddy was born on September 4, 1915, the son of Mark C. and Louise (Teeple) Braden. He graduated from Decatur Catholic High School in 1936.
On August 23, 1941, he married our Mother, Gladys (Harvey) Braden.
Ida May (Adams) Fisher Brodbeck, 83, of Decatur, went to be with the Lord at 2:20 p.m. on Monday, November 8, 2010, at her residence after two months of hospitalization in Fort Wayne.
She was born on July 24, 1927, to George and Callie (Gross) Adams in West Liberty, Kentucky.
She married William “Bill” Fisher on December 20, 1947; he passed away on December 14, 1988. On June 6, 1992, she married Walter I. “Ike” Brodbeck; he survives in Decatur.
"Unbelievable!! They were No. 1 in the state and I can't believe we pulled together and beat them in three games," said spirited senior middle hitter Madison Schultz in the celebration after Bellmont's Squaws squelched the bid by Indianapolis Brebeuf Jesuit to claim a second straight 3A State Volleyball Championship Saturday night at Ball State's Worthen Arena.
MUNCIE — A stunned Indianapolis Brebeuf Jesuit Braves volleyball team walked off the floor Saturday at the John E. Worthern Arena on the campus of Ball State University asking the question 'did anyone get the license number of the truck that just hit us?'"
About 2,000 jurors from Adams County had the answer and the license plate number was "1A SQUAWS" as the Bellmont volleyball team convincingly rolled to the class 3A state volleyball title in the IHSAA State Finals over the defending state champs.
Ninety-three years after being placed on an interior wall of the new Kirkland Township High School, the large marble plaque with the names of the school trustee, the advisory board, the Adams County school superintendent, the building architect, and the builders of the school has been removed.
The plaque will be given to Adams Central Community Schools for display purposes, since the Kirkland Township school district was closed some 60 years ago when it became part of the AC district.
Help has come to Operation Help.
The Decatur-based food bank shut down a week ago because of a lack of money and delayed delivery of government-provided groceries. Both problems have been resolved, however, and Operation Help is operating normally again.
Mary Jo Toole, who heads the food bank, said Thursday that the site in the basement of the Adams County Service Complex in Decatur is open today from 1-3 p.m. and will maintain its usual hours, which are 1-3 p.m. each Tuesday and Friday.
Cindy S. Barger-Stapleton, 51, of Decatur, died at 9:07 p.m. last Friday in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home at Fort Wayne.
She was born on March 7, 1959 in Wells County to William K. and Cora V. Lucas Barger. Her father is deceased, but her mother lives in Decatur.
Robert M. Braden, 95, of Decatur, died Sunday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community,
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.