September 3rd, 2014
The City of Decatur stands ready to annex the Adams Health Network properties at the southeast edge of the city and, apparently, is going to scoop up some more territory as well.
At its meeting last week, the health network adopted a voluntary annexation petition seeking to have Adams Memorial Hospital and Adams Woodcrest brought into the city. In all, some 140 acres are involved.
The Adams County Commissioners submitted an official letter to the mayor and members of Decatur City Council Tuesday afternoon, asking “for more specifics concerning money, exact demolition costs, purchase price and environmental concerns” in relation to the city’s recent proposal to help the county absorb the expenses involved in locating the planned superior court building on 1st Street at the site of the Schafer building.
A great blue hero was spotted fishing Tuesday in the creek that runs through Hanna-Nuttman Park in Decatur.
PONETO— South Adams earned first place in the Bi-County Conditioner at Southern Wells Tuesday night, while the Bellmont Braves finished second in the unique event.
In what is known at Hokum-Karum style, the schools use runners in pairs alternating each mile for six miles. Scores are compiled using the combined times of each school's top three pairs.
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Tonight the Bellmont Squaws play host to Heritage on the volleyball court at the Teepee. The Squaws' JV will kick off the action at 6 p.m. with the varsity game slated for approximately 7:15 p.m. The coverage from the DDD Webcast will begin at approximately 7:10 p.m. with a pre-game show brought to you by Decatur Dental Services.
To view the gamecast, simply click the link below. Once on the game site, log in using Facebook or sign in with a username and password to enjoy the service for free! Go Squaws!
Phyllis A. (Rauch) DeKoninck, Fort Wayne and formerly of Decatur, died at 11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 2014, with all of her family by her side.
Howard D. “Howdy” Nussbaum, 86, Monroe, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Swiss Village in Berne.
He was born in Adams County March 24, 1928, to the late Edwin and Ora (Baumgartner) Nussbaum. On Jan. 10, 1953, Howdy married Eloise L. (Smith) Nussbaum. The couple enjoyed 61 years of marriage; she survives.
Ferdinand Selking, 83, Decatur, passed away at 3:40 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Ferd was born in Adams County Tuesday, May 5, 1931, to the late Henry and Sene (Thieme) Selking. He married Carol Kurtz Aug. 31, 1958, in St. John Lutheran Church, Lake Township, in Allen County.
Ferd was a lifelong farmer and was employed for 24 years at Navistar in Fort Wayne. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church-Preble.
Thomas Dean Titus, 76, Decatur, passed away at 8:40 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest.
Tom was born in Decatur Thursday, Sept. 16, 1937, the son of the late Thomas Wesley and Margaret Rose (Thomas) Titus. He married Hazel Roberts on June 6, 1959; she passed away Nov. 29, 1965. He married Mary (Woebbeking) Titus Aug. 9, 1969, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne; she survives.