January 4th, 2012
It confounds and disappoints Decatur Fire Chief Les Marckel and the entire Decatur Fire Department: a department which had gone 20 or more years without a fatality in a home fire has now had five in a little more than 26 months. Dean Ingmire, a longtime member of the Decatur Police Department, is the latest, having died in a fire in his home early Tuesday morning.
It now appears the possibility of a joint city-county building being built in Decatur will be placed before Adams County voters next fall.
That possibility came to light near the end of Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting when new councilman Cam Collier asked Mayor John Schultz the status of the ongoing discussions.
Schultz replied that monthly meetings are being held, with the next one coming up soon, and it appeared that the matter would be taken to the voters in the fall.
Troy L. Dailey, 38, of Berne, died Monday at his home.
He was born to Darrell Dailey and Diane Rhoades in Van Wert, Ohio.
Among survivors are his father, Darrell, of Bryant; his mother, Diane, of Greenville, Ohio; two sons, Quinn A. and Cajun K. Dailey, of Berne; and a daughter, Audrey Dailey, of Berne.
Visitation is Thursday from 2-8 p.m. at the First Missionary Church in Berne.
Charles E. Wulliman, 94, Berne, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2012 at Swiss Village.
He was born to Mennis and Pauline (Sprunger) Wulliman on Januay 17, 1917, in Adams County.
He married Lavon (Lehman) Wulliman on February 4, 1941; she survives.
Braves’ senior forward Nick Fuelling was a near-perfect 11-for-12 from the field en route to a career high 26 points in the 68-56 win against the Starfires of South Adams at the Teepee last night.
Fellow senior Payton Selking also managed 20 points in the win along with an impressive five assists and five rebounds to boot. The two managed to hound the Stars’ defense the entire night from the inside out as most of Fuelling’s points came in the paint and Selking drained four of Bellmont’s five three-pointers.
MONROE—The Adams Central girls basketball team learned the hard way Tuesday night in a 44-38 setback to Lakewood Park that a period in varsity action lasts an entire eight minutes, not 7:57.
Duane (Dean) Ingmire, 59, a 16-year reserve officer and a 14-year dispatcher with the Decatur Police Department, died this morning in a fire inside his home in Roe Acres, north of Monmouth.
Firefighters were sent to the home at 217 W. Roeville Road at 8:36 a.m. when the 911 center at the Adams County Sheriff's Department received a call from a neighbor of Ingmire's who saw smoke coming from the home.
All those mild holiday conditions went by the wayside in Decatur and Adams County on Monday as Old Man Winter took a swipe at the area to begin the new year.
The coldest temperatures of the season combined with a fresh one inch of snow to slicken streets in the city and county, leading to a number of slideoffs yesterday. An Adams County Sheriff's Department spokesman said this morning there were no known injuries.
The Braves and Starfires tip off tonight at the Teepee in what should be an excellent match-up of two teams with similar stories this season.
Beverly J. Bassett, 78, of Monroe, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital.
Beverly was born on May 21, 1933, in Decatur, to the late Walter and Helen (Ross) Lister. On September 6, 1953, she married James R. “Jim” Bassett. He preceded her in death on July 14, 2010.