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December 22nd

Winifred R. Conn

December 22, 2014

    Winifred R. “Winnie” Conn, 88, Van Wert, died at 3:20 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at Hearth & Home of Van Wert. She was born in Decatur Dec. 25, 1925, to the late Martha (Hainey) Shoaf and Roy Shoaf.
    Winnie, a homemaker, was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She and Frank enjoyed many retirement winters together in Florida.
    Her husband, Frank H. Conn, survives in Van Wert. They were married Nov. 26, 1953.

William L. Habegger

December 22, 2014

    William L. Habegger, 95, Berne died Sunday. Arrangements Pending at Yager Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

Rose Ann Steinbrunner-Smitley

December 22, 2014

    Rose Ann Steinbrunner-Smitley, 83, Geneva, passed away at 11:25 p.m., Dec. 17, 2014, at Chalet Village Nursing Home, Berne, IN.
    She was born in Washington Township in Mercer, Ohio Sept. 12, 1931, to John and Zita (King) Steinbrunner. On Oct. 8, 1949, in Bedford, Ky. she married Joyce V. Smitley; they were married for 65 years.
    She worked at General Electric in Decatur, IN., for 35 years before she retired.

Diocese must pay Hoagland teacher nearly $2 million

December 22, 2014

     A federal court Friday ruled in favor of a former language arts teacher at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School who was fired by Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend for undergoing in vitro fertilization.

Visiting with Santa

December 22, 2014

    Isaac Anderson, 5, gave Santa his Christmas wish list Saturday morning at Riverside Center in Decatur during a Breakfast With Santa event, sponsored by the Parks and Rec Department and the Decatur Small Business organization.


Former Decatur train warehouse may get new life

December 22, 2014

    An old train warehouse will be returning to Decatur one of these days ... in pieces, just as it left the city 10 or so years ago.
    The disassembled warehouse was situated along the Erie Railroad tracks, off Winchester Strett and just north of Arnold Lumber Co. It was taken apart years ago by an Amish crew and moved to Geneva, where it has ended up at Limberlost Construction. It has been there for years, and Limberlost owner Mike Schwartz says he is going to get rid of it probably around the first of April.

Central goes 3-2 at Y’town

December 22, 2014

    YORKTOWN— Adams Central won three matches at the tough Yorktown Super Duals Saturday, including a stunning 50-27 reversal of a previous loss to Leo.
    Though the Jets lost to host Yorktown, ranked seventh in the state overall and tops in 2A, the Jets had a big win as senior Kaine Luginbill came off of his back to pin Dillon Jackson.
    The Jets knocked off a solid Floyd Central team, 47-30, lost to Elkhart Memorial, 47-24, then whipped Maconaquah 78-6 before losing to the hosts 55-13.

December 19th

Public defender board fails to add Johnson for 2015

December 19, 2014

Joe Johnson III, reinstated by the Adams County Public Defender board last month after a series of legal issues led to the Decatur attorney’s suspension as a member of the public defender’s office, will not return to that office in 2015.
    The defender board met Thursday morning in the county commissioners’ room of the Service Complex. The meeting began with an executive session “to discuss an individual’s status as a contract employee,” according to meeting minutes from Auditor Mary Beery.

$1.3 mil East Monroe St. contract awarded

December 19, 2014

    A major road reconstruction project which has been in the planning stages since 2011 will be coming to fruition next spring.
    Fleming Excavating of rural Decatur has been awarded the contract for the East Monroe Street project by the Indiana Department of Transportation. The city of Decatur received a federal grant for the project, but INDOT handles all aspects of it.
    Fleming had the low bid of just more than $1.3 million.    

Hard To Miss

December 19, 2014

This residence in the Stratton Addition in Decatur is all decked out for the season, with colorful lights surrounding the entire property.
Photo by J Swygart

    KINGSLAND — Sophomore Bryce Baumgartner won his second NHC crown and...
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    Carl Risch, the 20-year veteran head girls track and field coach at Bellmont...


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