May 16th, 2011
MONROE—Adams Central was on the short end of 4-3 and 6-1 tallies in a varsity softball doubleheader played Saturday against Angola at the AC diamond.
The opening game went extra innings with Meghan Schwartzengraber's two-out double scoring the game-winner in the top of the eighth. Schwartzengraber also homered for Angola in a three-run fourth off losing AC hurler Sydnee Peterson and went the distance on the mound to collect the win with seven strikeouts.
The Decatur Baseball Association officially kicked off its season Saturday with Opening Day festivities. Besides two official games and a practice game, pictures were taken of most of the teams, and Courtesy Motors General Manager Jim Kelley attended and tossed out the first ball.
Through a national Chevy Youth Baseball Program, Courtesy Motors of Decatur is backing Decatur Baseball with equipment, a monetary contribution, and through the sale of raffle tickets for two automobiles and other prizes.
The Adams County Sheriff's Department at 9:25 a.m. today released a report on last Friday night's fatal traffic accident on Piqua Rd. in the rural Decatur area.
Drake T. Hill, 21, of Wren, Ohio, was pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner.
Adams County Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help in solving acts of vandalism at the Monmouth baseball fields during the weekend of May 6-8.
Backstop nets were cut down, other nets were stretched and moved, a backstop was broken into pieces, and a pitcher's block was dented. Officials also said a batting cage frame was bent and the men's bathroom door was damaged when someone threw a large concrete block at it.
Drake Thomas Hill, 21, of Wren, Ohio, died Friday night following a traffic accident on Piqua Rd. near State Rd. 101 in Adams County.
He was born on August 17, 1989, on Decatur. His father is Thomas J. Hill (and fiance Jaime Zimmerman) of Monroe and his mother is the former Tonya J. Hirschy, now Mrs. Jeff Hoffman of Bluffton.
Sister Margaret Rose Donnelly, SSND, 76, of Decatur, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She was born Barbara Ann Donnelly on September 14, 1934, in Detroit, Michigan, into the Irish-Catholic home of the late William Thomas and Margaret (Robine) Donnelly.
Charles A. "Butch" Fisher, 68, of Decatur, died at his residence on Thursday, May 12, 2011.
Charles was born in Decatur on April 9, 1943, to Homer and Agnes (Garner) Fisher, who are deceased.
Charles was a self-employed barber, working in the Westland Mall at Fort Wayne. He attended Common Ground Church in Decatur and was a member of the American Legion Post 43 in Decatur.
What a welcome to Decatur for Nate Andrews, and his family, received Tuesday night when he attended the North Adams School Board meeting. Wow!
I wish I could say I was surprised. The way things have gone for this school board, something like this was almost predictable.
Bellmont softball fans should get their hiking boots out, Norwell has once again been awarded the area girls softball sectional.
Bellmont will take on Maconaquah in the semi-final round of the Norwell 3A Softball Tournament on Tuesday, May 24, at 5:15 p.m.
Norwell (6-12) will meet Peru in the only quarter-final contest on Monday, May 23, 5:15 p.m. and that winner will meet Fort Wayne Wayne in a semi-final contest on Wednesday, May 25, also at 5:15.
Virgil D. Henschen, 98, of Wakarusa, Indiana, died Wednesday at home.
He was born in Decatur on April 2, 1913, to Charles and Elta C. Ginter Henschen.
Among survivors are his second wife, Bessie. His first wife, Ruth, died on November 28, 1992.
Other survivors are a son, Gene Henschen of Nappanee; two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Sandra) Loucks of Nappanee and Mrs. Bill (Karen) Jessup of Goshen; and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Phil (Linda) Nusbaum of Elkhart.