October 1st, 2014
Barry Kent Ellis, 71, Fort Wayne, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family. He was born on Sept. 18, 1943, in Paulding, Ohio.
Barry grew up in Decatur, where he fell in love with his wife, RuthAnn Soliday. He was a member of Sonrise United Methodist Church. Barry was passionate about the Eagle Marsh Preserve and owned his own financial planning and accounting company.
He loved to fish and was an avid stamp collector.
The potential for a major increase in the cost of road salt was discussed by Adams County Highway Engineer Tim Barkey, Decatur Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert and the Adams County Commissioners at the weekly commissioners’ meeting Monday afternoon.
Responding to a question from Commissioner Kim Fruechte, Barkey indicated he had not yet purchased road salt for the highway department for this winter, but anticipated doing so in the very near future.
The 2014 Adams Central Homecoming Court pictured in front, from left, are Darien Gerber, Madeline Schwartz, Natalie Holley, Whitney Peterson, Leah Agler and Shania Steffen. In back are Eli Hill, Julian Aguirre, Eric Ripley, Noah Quinones, Gavin Kaehr and Clayton Harkless. For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.
A man holds a sign along 13th Street in Decatur advertising savings at the Decatur Kmart store. Kmart’s parent company — Sears Holding — announced last week the Decatur store, and the last remaining Kmart in Fort Wayne, would close later this year. The closing will leave some 50 employees out of work.
OSSIAN—Bellmont "set the tone" early Tuesday night in their varsity volleyball match with Norwell according to coach Craig Krull and thus a quick three-set match fell into the Squaws' win column by scores of 25-16, 25-16, and 25-11.
A familiar name with a different face has been added to the medical staff of the Adams Memorial Hospital, according to AMH officials.
Dr. Aaron C. Coats, brother of AMH orthopaedic surgeon Dr. David Coats, has joined the surgical staff at Adams Memorial Hospital and will specialize in orthopaedics and sports medicine.
Adams County Historian and Librarian Louise Wolpert, representing the group Friends of the Carnegie Library, appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon to inform the county officials of an upcoming public meeting to save the former Carnegie Library building and invite them to attend. And she came with reinforcements.
Friends members Betsy Dickerson and Janet Torson also appeared before the commissioners.
Work began this week on the demolition of the former General Electric plant in Decatur. Crews from Brandonberg Excavating are performing the work.
KINGSLAND— It took four sets for Adams Central to find their groove on a sluggish, Monday night volleyball contest, but in set five the Lady Jets dominated Norwell on the road to earn a big non-conference victory 25-20, 25-22, 24-26, 24-26, 15-4.
"It was definitely a Monday game," said AC coach Ashley Beard. "We came out flat and did not play very well tonight."
VIDEO:: Wayne's Big Day Helps Colts Rout Titans 41-17
Andrew Luck and Reggie Wayne were back in sync for Indianapolis on Sunday. The 25-year-old quarterback threw for 393 yards and four touchdowns, while the 35-year-old Colts receiver had seven catches for a season-best 119 yards and his first TD of the season, leading the Colts to a 41-17 rout over Tennessee.