April 1st, 2014
Spring break ended abruptly for members of the Bellmont track team Monday as it was back to training in a big way. The student-athletes were forced to scale the large hill — used for sledding in the winter — as part of their conditioning.
Photo by Jannaya Andrews
Nola M. Ellenberger, 86, Geneva, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Swiss Village in Berne.
She was born Friday, Feb. 03, 1928, in Jefferson Township, Adams County to the late Eugene Clinton and Iva May (Irwin) Charleston.
She married the late Kenneth W Ellenberger Sunday, May 05, 1946, in Geneva.
Nola was a homemaker and a charter member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxillary in Geneva. She loved flowers.
Lonnie D Fravel Sr., 63, Geneva, passed away at 12:32 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
He was born Thursday, Dec. 14, 1950, in Decatur to Charles Fravel of Geneva and the late Rosella Fravel.
Lonnie was a 1969 graduate of Geneva High School. He was a carpenter who ran a remodeling and construction business in Geneva.
William (Bill) Emerson Gamble, 82, Willshire, Ohio, was called home to be with the Lord at 5:58 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center.
Bill was born in Van Wert County, Ohio Feb. 7, 1932, to the late Neil E. and Ruth (Michael) Gamble.
He married Margaret (Craine) Gamble June 9, 1951; she survives.
Richard F. Linn, 89, Decatur, died Saturday at Woodcrest Nursing Center. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Aileen H. (Bradtmueller) Witte, 91, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2014, at Lutheran Life Villages Pine Valley.
She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Adolph and Viola (Nuoffer) Bradtmueller.
Aileen was a graduate of Concordia Lutheran High School and Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing.
She married Norman H. Witte in 1947. The couple lived in Decatur for 16 years before returning to Fort Wayne.
Due to the need for more youth girls to join, the Decatur Girls Softball will hold one late registration on Saturday, April 5.
The late registration will be held from noon until 2 p.m. at Bellmont High School in the gym lobby.
The cost of the leagues is $60 for Junior and Senior Leagues, and $50 for Beginner and Advanced Beginner Leagues. This fee covers the fundraiser tickets.
For more information, go to www.decaturgirlssoftball.com or contact Deb Shannon at 692-2661.
When it was announced March 19 the city of Decatur was was one of six finalists for a Stellar Communities grant which, if awarded, would pump millions of dollars into local community improvement projects, the excitement in the air was palpable.
Staff photographer Mike Lamm and I arrived in Delphi Wednesday about 45 minutes early for our scheduled meeting with Mayor Randy Strasser. It was by design, as we had left ourselves a little extra time to absorb the “flavor” of the small city before meeting with its chief executive to discuss his experience in landing a Stellar Communities grant.
A beautiful Sunday afternoon led to a case of "Spring Fever" for many area residents. Families were seen walking, riding bikes and strolling with their pets. Pictured riding down Briarwood Trail in Decatur is Dreyton Achleman, leading the way for his mother Crystal and little brother Tylor.
Photo by Ashley Thieme