May 8th, 2013
Anyone who says there's nothing to do in Decatur should have been sitting in on Decatur City Council's meeting on Tuesday night.
A previous event returning and three new ones all came to light. Those are in addition to upcoming fun fests like the ABATE Mayor's Ride, the Sculpture Walk Tour, the Kekionga Festival, various parks and rec events, etc.
The new ones include a film festival, an ABATE fundraising cycle ride, and a ceremony honoring the Peace Monument on the courthouse square.
At the Geneva Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Marshall Rob Johnson presented the results of the meeting he'd held during the last week of April with the Safety Board, the mayor, South Adams Superintendent Scott Litwiller, and the town council in regards to the funding for School Resource Officers (SROs) being cut.
NEW HAVEN—Bellmont put runners on base in every inning on the road against the New Haven Bulldogs on Tuesday night but could not quite get the big time plays to get on the scoreboard and the home team earned a 7-0 victory.
Heading into the bottom of the sixth frame, the Bulldogs held firm to a 2-0 advantage over the Braves during the NHC meeting but five big runs on five hits against starter Matt Chronister broke the game wide open.
Mary Lou Prater, 76, of Winona Lake, Ind., passed away at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at her residence.
Mary Lou was born on July 15, 1936, in Decatur, to the late Herbert “Pete” and Cladie (Ramsey) Irwin.
She married George Prater on February 29, 2012, in Warsaw; he survives in Winona Lake.
Estina M. Veit, 86, of Fort Wayne, and a former longtime resident of Hoagland, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013.
Estina married Paul C. Veit on June 6, 1948; he died November 26, 1993.
Estina was an accomplished musician and played the accordion for “Touch of Music” for 18 years.
The Adams County Commissioners held the first reading of the revised wind ordinance, as proposed by the plan commission, at their weekly meeting on Monday.
Approximately 20 residents came to hear the commissioners' responses.
The county council joined the county commissioners on Monday for a brief meeting to discuss forming a superior court project committee, which would include members of each body.
Commissioner Doug Bauman announced that all three commissioners had volunteered to be on the committee. He then expressed his belief that with an actual committee dedicated to the project, it will move along much more efficiently.
Derek Loshe, rural Decatur, is one of the newest officers on the Decatur Police Department.
A 2002 graduate of Bellmont High School, he received a degree in criminal justice from ITT. Loshe graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy last March 22.
Loshe, the son of Cheryl (William) Bosch and Richard Loshe, is married to Amanda Murdock-Loshe; they have two children, Canaan (1) and Reese (6).
The Bellmont softball team trailed 3-0 after just two innings against visiting New Haven on Monday, and didn't have enough oomph to overcome the Lady Bulldogs in a 4-2 loss.
Bellmont got off to a rough start in the first, giving up two runs on two hits. Squaws pitcher Janaya Wilder walked the first New Haven batter, and threw one past the plate.
Irena Sprunger, 94, Berne, died Thursday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Among survivors are two stepsons, Charles (Geraldine) Sprunger of Trappe, Penn., and Wilmer (Kenlyn) Sprunger of Berne; two stepdaughters, Jeannette (Thomas) Bechtel of Goshen, and Shirley (Vernon) King of Boiling Springs, Penn.; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.