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October 12th, 2012

Boy hit on 13th upgraded to fair

October 12, 2012

    A seven year-old Decatur youth, Greyson P. Reed, W. Madison Street, was listed in fair condition this morning at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne where he is a patient after being struck by a pickup truck at 7:16 a.m. Thursday on N. 13th Street.
    The condition listed today by Parkview officials is a huge improvement as the Northwest Elementary School student was initially listed in critical condition Thursday afternoon, suffering from head and back injuries.

Candidates get chance to speak their piece

October 12, 2012

    Eighteen candidates seeking 10 county and political offices participated Thursday evening in a Candidates' Night event hosted by the Decatur Rotary Club. The event, which allowed each of the candidates four minutes to talk about themselves and their candidacies, was broadcast live countywide over WZBD radio.
    Speaking during the event were countywide candidates for coroner, recorder, auditor, treasurer, circuit court judge, two seats on the board of county commissioners and three at-large seats on the Adams County Council.

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.

 

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