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October 12th, 2012

Walmart gift cards to be used for classrooms

October 12, 2012

    The Decatur Walmart store recently donated several $50 gift cards to teachers at Northwest Elementary School to help provide much-needed classroom supplies that teachers often pay for out of their own pocket.
    Decatur Walmart Manager Greg Farmer said the company started the program four years ago after seeing teachers buying classroom supplies for students with their own money due to budget constraints in the school systems.

Ruby V. Blazer

October 12, 2012

    Ruby V. Blazer, 93, Decatur, died Thursday at Adams MEmorial Hospital.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Charlene J. Davis

October 12, 2012

    Charlene J. Davis, 75, of Decatur, died at her residence on Thursday, October 11, 2012.
    She was born in Letts, Ind., on January 10, 1937, to the late Lawrence W. and Ida H. (Blain) Pearl.
    On July 19, 1958 she married Carl R. Davis; he survives in Decatur.
    Charlene was a school teacher for 29 years with Fort Wayne Community Schools and was a homemaker. She was a member of the ISTA and Allen County Retired Teachers.

Thelma Lee Flueckiger

October 12, 2012

    Thelma Lee Flueckiger, 86, of Berne, died on Wednesday at Swiss Village.
    Among survivors is her husband, Jerome Flueckiger.
    Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday at the Swiss Village Chapel.
    Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, also at the chapel.
    Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery, Geneva.

Joan Hodle

October 12, 2012

    Joan Hodle, 86, Decatur, died Thursday at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Norder, Schultz celebrate senior night with victory

October 12, 2012

    Bellmont senior Sarah Norder finally earned a point on her last service of the match against Jay County to the cheering of the Squaw faithful at the Teepee Thursday night in a three-set victory on cruise control 25-10, 25-14, 25-13.
    Norder has been out the entire season with a knee injury missing out on her last year in the program but last night was senior night and the Squaw had enough mobility to make an appearance in the serving game on four occasions in the win.

October 11th

Boy, 7, critical; hit on 13th St.

October 11, 2012

    Greyson P. Reed, 7, Madison St., is in critical condition in the pediatric ICU unit at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne this afternoon after having struck by a pickup truck on 13th St. around 7:15 a.m. today.
    Police said the driver of the pickup, Josh Butler, did not appear to be speeding and has not been charged.
    It was still dark at the time of the accident, which occurred near the Madison St. intersection.

Berniece M. Brittsan

October 11, 2012

    Berniece M. Brittsan, 92, of Wren, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    She was born  in Monroeville on Sunday, March 28, 1920, to the late Frank H. and Ethel M. (Van Buskirk) Laudahn.
     Berniece married Russell D. "Pete" Brittsan on November 19, 1939, in Monroeville; he passed away on September 24, 1994.

Robert L. Clark Sr.

October 11, 2012

    Robert L. Clark Sr., 79, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2012, in the comfort of his home.
    He left behind a wife, brother, seven children, 17 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by us all.
    In loving memory of Robert L. Clark Sr., the family and Midwest Funeral Home and Cremation Society of Fort Wayne will conduct a memorial on Saturday, October 13, from 10 a.m.-noon, at the Church of Decatur Lighthouse, 8727 US  27, with a luncheon after the service.

Lady Jets recover for four set win over North Side

October 11, 2012

    FORT WAYNE—With only the Bellmont quad left before sectionals, Adams Central tangled with North Side in a non-conference battle on Wednesday night earning a four-set victory over the Redskins 26-24, 25-12, 25-10, 25-13.
    The Lady Jets found themselves on the wrong end of a slow start in set one that they could not recover from combined with the good play of North Side out of the gate. AC would keep the set close until finally the Lady Redskins pulled out the victory needing an extra point to do so in a 26-24 set one victory.

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