June 9th, 2013
KOKOMO—About an hour away from their Lady Jet counter-parts battling for a 2A state title in softball, the men from Adams Central were in a struggle of their own to get back to the state title game for the first time since 2001.
The Jets ran into a brick wall named Ryan Keaffaber, however, as the Northfield Norsemen ended Adams Central's fantastic road to the state title game in a 5-1 victory.
More alignment shifting was approved by the remaining six teams in the former Northeast Hoosier Conference on Thursday as the schools welcome Leo and Huntington North to the list coming in 2015-16.
Norwell principal Mark Misch who is also the president of the NHC, made the announcement concerning more news on the yet-to-be-named conference coming in a few years.
Ala Nova Fuelling, 76, of Grabill, Ind., passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Born in Fort Wayne, Ala Nova "Novie" worked as a Registered Nurse with Parkview for 20 years, then at Fort Wayne Developmental Center for 15 years, retiring in 1994. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Among survivors are her spouse, Arlen L. Fuelling of Grabill; sister, Naza Vita Wright of Fort Wayne; and five nephews, Dennis, Steven, Douglas, Mark, and Michael Wright.
Decatur's long-awaited Sculpture Tour Festival, greatly expanded from last year's first such event, will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday.
A large turnout is likely for the event which will see the unveiling of 19 new sculptures. The tour is expected to take 60 to 90 minutes.
Also Saturday, food vendors will be set up on Madison St., between Second and Third streets, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Now that work on the new fire station in Monroe has begun, with the official groundbreaking ceremony to take place this evening at 6, the question of what to do with the town's current fire station/City Hall building has come to the front.
Council members said Thursday they believe the obvious answer would be to sell the building, which is owned by the town. However there may be an unusual tangle of red tape involving the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) that may put off potential buyers of the property.
The Adams County Regional Sewer District board, with four of its seven members present, voted on Thursday evening to issue up to $2.4 million in tax-free municipal bonds to finance the county's first-ever rural sewer endeavor. Bond anticipation notes will be sold in advance of the bonds as the district inches toward the start of a project that has been several years in the making and filled with controversy along the way.
Larry E. Hawkins, 51, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday morning.
Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.
Donald P. Jeffrey, 90, of Decatur, passed away at 1:27 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in the Adams Memorial Hospital Emergency Room.
Donald was born Sunday, August 13, 1922, in East Grand Forks, Minn., to the late John Isaac and Alice Elive (Gauthier) Jeffrey.
He married Olga Schueler on March 17, 1946, in Decatur; she passed away February 25, 2003.
Gerald A. Stefanek, 67, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Born in Fort Wayne, Gerald worked as an engineer with Dana, retiring in 2008. He loved spending time with his family and friends and being on the water, especially Lake Michigan.
It now appears likely that the "ugly wall" left after the demolition of the longtime building at the corner of Monroe and Second streets in downtown Decatur will be covered by brick.
A comment launched near the end of Tuesday night's city council meeting turned into some hard decisions, the result being the strong probability that a brick wall will eventually cover the eyesore.