July 9th, 2012
Only a portion of a downtown Monroeville building remained standing this morning after a devastating fire broke out Thursday night.
One side of the building, last occupied by a Dollar Dan business over a year ago, was still standing. Firefighters reportedly had the other half of the building knocked down in order to prevent rekindling. The structure is owned by Roger Gerardot, at 107 Summer St., across from the American Legion post.
No monetary estimate of damage was available.
Joan L. Conn, 84, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at her home in Fort Wayne.
Born in Adams County, Joan worked at Parkview Hospital for 21 years, retiring in 2000. She was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church. She was a skilled seamstress, loved to read, knit, crochet and make afghans; which were donated to the church, to the homeless and to shelters.
Ernest Fennig, 90, of Berne, died Sunday evening.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Erma L. Sliger, 82, of Decatur, passed away at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Erma was born on June 22, 1930, to the late Frank and Lillian (Hunter) Morrison in Rocky Point, Missouri.
On February 11, 1950, she married Donald E. Sliger; he passed away on June 18, 2010.
Adrian Sprunger, 92, of Auburndale, Florida, died on Saturday.
Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Edward L. Summers, 98, of Decatur, passed away at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Saturday, June 20, 1914, in Decatur, to the late Lloyd E. and Rose E. (Hoffman) Summers.
Ed married Kathryn L. Reef on August 4, 1948; she passed away on July 27, 1992.
Doris J. Terveer, 87, of Upland, California, formerly of Decatur, passed away on July 1, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born on October 28, 1924, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late William P. and Rose A. (Bialkowski) Derichs.
She married John B. Terveer, M.D., on October 30, 1948; he died on October 7, 1997.
Weather experts are saying Decatur-area residents could be getting some relief from the oppressive heat by Sunday — if highs in the upper 80s are relief. The way it's been going of late, that could be a dip of 10 to 15 degrees!
The temperature topped out at 99 degrees at the city weather station on Thursday, the ninth consecutive day when the high hit 89 or more. And the National Weather Service is saying highs could be in the triple digits today and Saturday.
Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert asked for patience as his department and others in the city received considerable praise at this week's city council meeting for their cleanup efforts in the wake of last week's storm. Gilbert said the city workers were in the process of making one "pass" through the city, and when that is completed, a second one will be made for the smaller cleanup tasks.