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September 24th, 2014

Pigskin Picks, week three results

September 24, 2014

   After three weeks of Pigskin Picks, Virginia Haugk sits atop the overall standings at 67 points thanks to a 23-point boost this week. The week three winner was Todd McGill as he correctly guessed the tie-breaker score of 46* points between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. He was also the only entry to miss only one game this week.

Stephen D. Cox

September 24, 2014

    Stephen D. Cox, 30, Decatur, formerly of Germantown, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at the University Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born Aug. 10, 1984, in Kettering, Ohio.
    Stephen was a pharmacist for Adams Memorial Hospital and attended the Germantown United Methodist Church.

Elna C. Fuhrmann

September 24, 2014

    Elna C. (Schaper) Fuhrmann, 88, Hoagland, died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Woodview Healthcare in Fort Wayne.
    Elna was born on Friday, Feb. 26, 1926, in Allen County to the late Gerhardt and Lydia (Witte) Schaper.  She married her husband of 67 years, Gerald Fuhrmann, May 31, 1947, in New Haven; he survives in Fort Wayne.

Axe finally falls on Decatur’s Kmart

September 24, 2014

    The Decatur Kmart store, as well as the last remaining Kmart in Fort Wayne, will close in early December as part of continuing efforts by Sears Holdings — which owns Kmart — to revitalize the company.    
    The stores will begin liquidation sales in early December, according to a company spokesperson.

3rd Street gets commissioners’ nod as court site

September 24, 2014

    Following a lengthy explanation of his position by Adams County Commissioner Kim Fruechte, and a shorter, more direct commentary from Commission Chairman Doug Bauman, the Adams County Commissioners Monday formally agreed to continue to look to the area of 3rd Street in Decatur for the construction of a new superior court complex.
     Asked by Bauman if he was prepared to make a formal motion to that effect, Fruechte responded, “Yes. My motion is to continue the pursuit of locating the superior court on (a) 3rd Street location.”

Scouts, Elks join forces to create directory for local Wall of Honor

September 24, 2014

     Boy Scout Troop 70, which meets at First United Methodist Church in Decatur, has completed a service project resulting in the creation of a directory of names for the new Adams County Veterans’ Wall of Honor monument, located just outside the Adams County Courthouse adjacent to the Peace Monument.  The directory is a result of a joint effort between Troop 70 and Decatur Elks Lodge 993.

Central downs 'Busco tennis

September 24, 2014

    CHURUBUSCO— The Eagles were no match for Adams Central tennis as the Jets completed a 5-0 sweep of Churubusco on Tuesday night.
    The closest match of the night belonged to one doubles where Ben Kahlert and Zach Green went to three sets against Landon and Luke Lillmars 7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2. Kahlert's normal doubles partner, Jared Lehman, sat out Tuesday night.

September 23rd

John ‘Randy’ Everett

September 23, 2014

    John “Randy” Everett, 64, Decatur, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Lexington, Ky. Jan. 8, 1950, to the late Donald C. and Wilma (Bailey) Everett. On Nov. 15, 1975, he married Nan K. Mankey.
    He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Decatur. He was a graduate of Sam’s Electrical Institute. Randy was the systems engineering manager for 27 years at Thunderbird Products before retiring in June of 2014.

Irene Kay Myers

September 23, 2014

    Irene Kay Myers, 87, Monroeville, died at 7:40 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
    She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Saturday, April 23, 1927, to the late Roy H. and Catherine T. (Marquart) Andress. She married Ralph J. “Buck” Myers June 20, 1948; he preceded her in death Oct. 12, 2012.

Group rallies to save Carnegie Library building

September 23, 2014

    More than two dozen local citizens and area officials packed Monday afternoon’s weekly meeting of the Adams County Commissioners to express their desire to save the former Carnegie Library in Decatur from the possibility of demolition to make room for the construction of a new Superior Court building.

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