January 2nd, 2013
For the second time in three years the military death of a young county resident was voted as the Daily Democrat's top news story of the year.
Nick Taylor of Berne was killed July 16 in Afghanistan while serving as a member of the Indiana National Guard.
Spc. Sergio Eduardo Perez of Crown Point, also died in the attack that included rocket-propelled grenade fire and small arms fire in the Kandahar Province during a mounted route clearance patrol.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese says its retired bishop has been diagnosed with cancer for a second time.
The diocese says 80-year-old Bishop Emeritus John D’Arcy (DAHR’-see) was diagnosed after he came down with nausea and a severe headache while in Boston for the holidays visiting family and friends.
It stood there tall and somewhat overpowering at one of the main downtown intersections. In its heyday, when the downtown was vibrant, full of retail shops and shoppers, the corner building at Second and Monroe streets was alive with hustle and bustle.
Holthouse Drug Co. was the place where one could purchase a greeting card, writing materials, "notions" and just about anything imaginable. And, of course, you could get your prescriptions filled with a smile from people like Louie Jacobs and Bob Holthouse and Dan Freeby.
December 30th, 2012
By JOE SPAULDING
A proposed budget for the 2013 calendar year was adopted at the recent meeting of the Adams Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees.
Chief Financial Officer Dane Wheeler told the trustees the budget "is a very conservative estimate, very tight. One major catastrophe could throw the whole budget out of whack."
The Daily Democrat its taking its annual look at the year's top stories, as chosen by employees of the newspaper. This year, we've decided to stretch out the usual Top 10 to a Top 12 — or 12 in '12.
The unauthorized involvement of a convicted sexual predator in the girls basketball program at South Adams was voted as the Daily Democrat's No. 4 story of 2012.
MISHAWAKA — Brad Busse took the 182-pound championship while Bellmont teammates Daniel Gunsett and Logan Neher finished sixth in the annual Al Smith Wrestling Invitational Friday. The Braves, normally finishing in the top five, finished 10th overall as Penn won 215 to 214 over Merrillville.
Busse pinned Tony Rodriguez of Hobart in 4:28 of the semi-final match, then took the title as No. 1 seed Tanner Adams of Jimtown forfeited because of injury in the championship round. Adams was suffering a severe migraine headache.
Kent R. Freeby, 55, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, following a brief battle with cancer.
He was born in Decatur on Saturday, September 7, 1957, to the late Daniel R. Freeby, who died on December 23, 1992, and Eileen (Bieberich) Freeby, who survives.
He married Teri A. Chin on May 25, 1985, in Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur; she survives.
Carl J. Geimer, 88, of Angola, died Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
He was born on June 5, 1924, in Decatur to Herman F. and Matilda (Heiman) Geimer.
Carl married Marceille E. Denny on July 8, 1972, in Fort Wayne; she preceded him in death on June 30, 2006.
Alta L. Lautzenheiser, 94, of Decatur, passed away at 2:20 p.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born on June 17, 1918, to the late Earl R. and Elsie M. (Harmon) Haines.
Alta married Glen A. Lautzenheiser on February 12, 1944; he passed away on February 12, 1974.