May 24th, 2013
Velma S. Zelt, 98, of Fort Wayne, formerly of rural Decatur, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home.
Velma was born on August 22, 1914, in New Haven to the late John D. and Julia L. (Bradtmiller) Hemsoth.
On May 22, 1937, she married Alfred H. Zelt; he tragically died on November 17, 1952.
The state's third-ranked Norwell Knights had a battle on their hands Thursday night for the first six innings in the class 3A baseball sectional at Bellmont as they led by just a 3-2 count over the Braves in the opening round of tourney play.
However, in the top of the seventh, the Knights, now 27-3 on the year, showed the merit of their ranking battering Bellmont pitching for six runs on five hits and two walks and advanced to the next round with a 9-2 decision over Bellmont.
Just in time for Memorial Day came the announcement at this week's Decatur City Council meeting that the city will be getting a memorial to honor six city residents who were killed in the line of duty during the Vietnam War.
Mayor John Schultz said at the meeting that the memorial is being sponsored by the local VFW and American Legion posts, and that members of those organizations would like to place it somewhere near the gazebo along the walkway at Riverside Center.
Among area Memorial Day events is the military exhibit in Willshire, Ohio.â€¨ In its third year, store owners Bill and Aleta Weiss have completely transformed the entire Willshire Home Furnishings store, at 318 State Street in downtown Willshire, into a military museum to bring to the public an exhibit that will offer endless lessons in history, a news release said.
North Adams Community Schools held an open house at the administration building on Wednesday to honor the retirement of five employees.
Retirees include Superintendent Dr. Wylie Sirk, who has been with North Adams for 19½ years; Mike Thieme, a bus driver for 40 ½ years; teacher Rick Koester, 38 years; and Cindy Wass, a paraprofessional for 27 years.
Also retiring is Nancy Ulman, a custodian for 25½ years.
Marie I. Rupp, 95, Berne, died Tuesday at Swiss Village.
Among survivors are four daughters, Nancy (Don) Sharp of Berne, Lois (Terry) Guerin of Van Buren, Sarah (Ron) Luginbill of Peru, and Rebecca (Benny) Sgaggero of Mapletown, R.I.; and two sons, David "Larry" (Jean) Rupp of Berne and Peter (Colleen) Rupp of Berne.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Springhill Church, rural Berne.
Adams Health Network (AHN) interim CEO JoEllen Eidam revealed to AHN trustees Wednesday night at their monthly meeting that the hospital has successfully recruited another surgeon to join Dr. Anthony Nigliazzo in the practice of general surgery.
Eidam said Dr. Lindsay B. Hardley will be starting her surgical practice at Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) in September as she will be finishing her surgical residency program at Doctors Hospital (Ohio Health) in Columbus, Ohio, in August.
Early Wednesday morning, a group of police officers arrested eight people in Adams County for a variety of drug violations.
Arrest warrants were issued for the operation by the Adams Circuit Court after covert informants allegedly purchased a variety of controlled substances, including methamphetamines, prescription medications, and marijuana.
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana factory where 165 workers build ambulances will be shut down by its new owner in a decision announced a week after the same company said it would close a nearby recreational vehicle plant with about 500 workers.
SJC Industries has notified the state Department of Workforce Development that it will start terminating employees in July from the ambulance factory in Elkhart as it completes production work there.
BUTLER—After years of waiting for a sectional title at Adams Central, coach Cary Blake now has two in a row as the Lady Jets held on for dear life against a fiery Eastside squad in eight innings, 4-2.