January 4th, 2013
Decatur City Council and the city administration had an outstanding former college football player in its midst on Wednesday, but it wasn't until later that, upon checking, it was discovered just how good the visitor was during his career.
Ross Pospisil, 25, a friend of Councilman Cam Collier, sat in on the meeting as an interested observer. He was introduced by Collier to various city officials on hand for the meeting.
FORT WAYNE — Bellmont lost three of the first four matches, including the first setback of the season for third-rated 182-pounder Brad Busse, then ran the table on the host Homestead Spartans, winning 10 straight Thursday night to secure a 59-13 NHC rout.
The Braves closed out the loop season at 5-2, while Homestead, led by first year coach Justin Wight, slipped to 2-5 in the league and 5-10 overall.
Vera Andress Dusseau, 87, Berne, died Wednesday.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer.
Berniece I. Frauhiger, 95, of Decatur, died January 1, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born in Berne on June 24, 1917, to the late Alfred and Aldulla (Mathys) Hannie.
On May 20, 1939, she married Harry R. Frauhiger. He preceded her in death on September 2, 1971.
Berniece was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, the church choir, Martha Circle and Keenagers. She was a homemaker and also worked for J.J. Newberry’s and Val Corp for 15 years.
Dan R. Kirkendall, 71, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on Monday, March 10, 1941, in Indianapolis.
On July 8, 1978, he married Carolyn R. Ontrop in Portland; she survives in Decatur.
Dan served his country in the United States Army from 1963-1965.
He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Monroeville, where he was a former Eucharist minister.
Richard E. Lothridge, Jr., 59, of Geneva, died on Wednesday at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Among survivors are his wife, Jackie (Bailey) Lothridge, Geneva; five sons, Richard T. Lothridge, Portland; Thomas Lothridge, Geneva; Clayton (Casey) Lothridge, Decatur; Chad Lothridge, and Jason Lothridge, both of Indianapolis; and daughter, Autumn Lothridge, Geneva.
Robert L. Teeple, 83, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013.
He was born in Decatur to the late Leo and Bessie (Martz) Teeple.
Robert was owner and operator of Teeple Truck Lines. He was a member of New Haven's St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Eagles Lodge, Moose Lodge, American Legion Post 330, and Fort Wayne Traffic Club.
Duane Orville Whisman, 79, passed away at his home in Decatur on December 20, 2012, after a short illness. He was with his family when he passed.
A longtime Decatur resident, Duane was born May 20, 1933, to Bernard and Irene (Lightheart) Whisman of Harrison, Ill.
Duane graduated from Hononegah High School, Rockton, Ill., where he lettered in football and track.
The City of Decatur is making a commitment to shore up both the downtown flower and Christmas lighting funds headed by the Chamber of Commerce.
At Wednesday night's city council meeting — the first of the new year and a day later than usual due to New Year's Day falling on a Tuesday — it was decided that the city will provide up to $2,500 in matching funds for each program.
The idea had been briefly touched upon at previous meetings, but last night the commitment was finalized.