July 27th, 2012
2012 JUNIOR LEAGUE SOFTBALL RUNNERS-UP—Rorick Electric ended their season on Wednesday night in second place falling to 1st Class Hoosiers in the championship game at Hannah Nuttman, 3-1. The players are listed here starting with the front left to right: Morgan Shifferly, Emily Selking, Rylie Velez, Meghan Busick, Sarah Noonan, Sarah Enterline, Jessalyn Akers. In the back: Coach Sandy Busick, Coach Amy Gage, Alyssa Selking, Jenna Busick, Kaydee Gage, Gabby Birch, Coach Katie Birch. not present for photo: Alex Reichart. (Photo by Deb Shannon)
The 2012 Iron Kid triathlon, sponsored by the Decatur Parks & Recreation, was held July 21 at Adams Central High School with approximately 50 area children participating in the three event competition.
The body of Spc. Nicholas A. Taylor will return to Indiana soil on Sunday, with a private ceremony to be conducted on the grounds of the 122nd Fighter Wing base of the Air National Guard in Fort Wayne at approximately 2 p.m. A family spokesman said Taylor's body will then be escorted to Berne and is expected to pass through Decatur at approximately 3:30 p.m.
When a business has total operating revenue of $20,409,965 for the first six months of the year, a figure of $18,127 seems like small potatoes.
But, for Adams Memorial Hospital, that small number was how much the facility was in the black for the month of June — and for the year the hospital has taken in $147,235 more than what has been spent for expenses.
Drought conditions may be lingering, but rainfall in Decatur in recent days has been normal ... or maybe above normal.
Tuesday's rain pushed the city's total for the month of July to nearly three inches; 2.96 to be exact.
Decatur received 1.04 of an inch on Tuesday, and in a seven-day period through Tuesday had accumulated 2.33 inches after going the first 17 days of the month with slightly more than half an inch.
David G. Girod, 1, of Berne, died at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at his residence.
Among survivors are his parents, Samuel W. and Josephine J. (Schwartz) Girod.
Visitation is 9 a.m.-8 p.m. today and 7:30 a.m.-noon on Friday at the Samuel W. Girod residence, 1662 E. 650 S., Berne. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, also at the Samuel W. Girod residence.
Burial will take place in the Schwartz Cemetery.
Elizabeth C.M. Loveday, 78, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2012.
Born January 15, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Doc and Stella (Roach) Stinnett.
She married Earl F. Loveday on Dec. 25, 1953; he preceded her in death.
Among survivors are a daughter, Teresa (Raymond) Bodle; sons Earl F. (Judy) Loveday and James J. (Amy) Loveday; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
A day after surviving Eichhorn's Jewelry in the semi-finals, undefeated 1st Class Hoosiers faced another challenge in the championship when they edged Rorick Electric in a pitcher's duel, 3-1.
Rorick had just beaten West End in the other semi-final, 10-1 and were definitely playing their best softball after 1st Class had been virtually unopposed all season long.
On Wednesday, August 1, at approximately 9 a.m., the Decatur Police Department will no longer dispatch calls for service from the police station at 521 N. Third Street, according to an announcement by Chief Ken Ketzler.
A Monroeville man who was convicted of child molestation was arrested this week in Noble County, where he currently lives, after it was discovered he was working at South Adams High School as a volunteer basketball scout, according to court reports.
Paul David Baker, 48, volunteered for the South Adams High School girls basketball team during the summer of 2011 and during the 2011-12 basketball season, which violates the terms of being a registered sexually violent predator, according to a probable cause affidavit.