September 24th, 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.
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.”
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
The unemployment rate in Adams County during August was at or near historic lows, according to the monthly report issued Monday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
The latest state report show the county’s jobless rate stood at 4.4 percent in August, down from 5.1 percent in July and well below the 6.3 percent rate from one year earlier. Five years ago, in August of 2009, the county’s unemployment rate stood at 14.1 percent.
Events are planned throughout the week as part of Homecoming Week at Bellmont High School. The activities kicked off Sunday with the annual mud volleyball game. The winning team, pictured above, was comprised of, in front from left, Bailey Highlen, Ashten Worth and Miranda Lockwood. In back are Dakota Massman, Conner Hess and Jeremy Razo. Additional photos are on Page 12A of today’s Democrat.
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