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November 12th, 2012

Kent D. Whitacre

November 12, 2012

    Kent D. Whitacre, 64, of Monroe, passed away at 2:36 p.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2012, in the Adams Memorial Hospital following a three-year battle with cancer.
    Kent was born in Decatur on Friday, November 14, 1947, to the late DeVon and Alberta (Weil) Whitacre.
    He married Jill Berryman on January 10, 1970, at North Highland Church of Christ in Fort Wayne; she survives in Monroe.

November 9th

Squaws squeak out win against Woodlan

November 10, 2012

 

After Bellmont's shaky start on Tuesday was followed by a mediocre first half against Woodlan at the Teepee on Friday night, it seemed as though the Squaws were doomed to a long season.

That all changed with a 17-6 advantage in the third quarter eventually leading to a nail-biting 42-41 victory over the Woodlan Warriors for Bellmont's first win of the season.

Ruth F. Houser

November 9, 2012

    Ruth F. Houser, 77, of Bryant, died Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at her residence following an extended illness.
    She was born in Bryant on October 14, 1935, to the late Raymond and Veronica (Minch) Wagner.
    Ruth was married June 17, 1955, to Richard Houser; he survives.
    She retired from Bing Lear in 2004 and worked on the family dairy farm. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Bryant and a 1953 Bryant High School graduate.

Major traffic changes set downtown -- Building demolition will start on Monday

November 9, 2012

    Some major changes in traffic patterns will be seen in downtown Decatur starting Monday, as Fleming Excavating begins the task of demolishing the former Dwayne's Sweeper Shop/Holthouse Drug Co. building.
    Traffic will not be allowed in the half block of Second St. from Monroe St. south to the first alley, and the half block of Second St. from Monroe St. north to the first alley.
    That, of course, means that traffic traveling on Monroe St. will not be able to turn onto Second St.

Police seeking suspect in death at Rockford, Ohio

November 9, 2012

    Mercer County, Ohio, Sheriff Jeff Grey scheduled a news conference this morning in Celina to update information on a homicide in Rockford, Ohio, some 25 miles southeast of Decatur.
    Just before 11 a.m. Thursday, the Rockford Police Department was called to a home at 509 W. North St. in Rockford. Police Chief Paul May found the body of Melinda Shinn, 26.
    It was apparent that the woman had been shot, reports said. Her son, 9, reportedly called police.

Waterloo officer shot in face back on duty

November 9, 2012

    WATERLOO, Ind. (AP) — A police officer from a small northeastern Indiana town who was shot in the face 11 months ago while responding to a call is back at work.
    The Auburn Star reported that 48-year-old Waterloo Deputy Marshal Steve Brady returned to work this week. 
    He was shot on Dec. 15 by a man fatally shot by police about three hours later after pointing a gun at officers.

November 8th

Lady Stars lose defensive battle in opener, 23-21

November 9, 2012

    BERNE—Reminiscent of Bellmont/Concordia on Tuesday, South Adams' opener felt a lot like a pre-season affair against the Daleville Broncos with plenty of missed shots, turnovers, and slow offense.
    When the rust settled after the final horn, the Broncos escaped with a 23-21 victory over the Lady Starfires ruining first-year coach Brett Freeman's debut.

Late filing costs Geneva

November 8, 2012

    Geneva Clerk-Treasurer Bill Warren told council members at Tuesday's council meeting that he was informed by the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) that the proposed 2013 town budget will not be approved for the requested amount of $574,767.
    Warren said he missed a technical "growth factor" deadline which was for a property tax review form for non-binding review. The deadline was Sept. 4, but Warren submitted the information on Sept. 5.

Activities honoring veterans coming up

November 8, 2012

    A special event to honor veterans will be held Saturday morning at the Decatur Walmart store, with public participation encouraged.
    Starting at 9 a.m., veterans who work at the store as well as veterans of the community will be honored. "We would like to thank them all for the service that they have done for all of the people of America," a Walmart news release said.

‘Hoosiers’ gym is in need of repairs

November 8, 2012

    KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. (AP) — An effort is under way to upgrade one of the most prominent tourism destinations in Henry County.
    The Hoosier Gym Community Center seeks to raise funds for a new roof over the lobby of the facility.
    While the 90-year-old gym itself is intact, water damage is visible in the lobby from the leaky roof. The lobby is where historic photographs and movie memorabilia are kept.

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