November 25th, 2011
Walter Wiegmann, 85 years old, of Decatur, entered into eternal life at 1:50 p.m. on Thursday, November 24, 2011 at his residence.
Walter was born on Tuesday, April 27, 1926, in Fort Wayne, the son of Henry Wiegmann and Minnie Oetting Wiegmann.
Walter was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church–Preble in rural Decatur.
He was a graduate of the New Haven High School Class of 1944 and a graduate of Reppert Auction School in Decatur in 1945.
Jobless numbers in Adams County rose slightly during October to their highest level since July, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
The annual Cops for Kids event to help needy children in Adams County buy gifts at Christmastime is under way, with monetary donations being collected and names of children up to age 12 being assembled, according to an announcement from Adams County Chapter 127 of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Applications for children to shop during Cops for Kids are available at the Decatur Police Department, 521 N. Third St., The deadline to apply is Monday, December 5.
Despite a shift that sent five wrestlers up a weight division, Bellmont scored six falls, took two forfeits and won nine of 12 matches to dump NHC foe Columbia City 58-15 in the season opener Tuesday night at the Teepee.
It was also a somber night as Bellmont dedicated a new wrestling mat in honor of the late John Friedt, one of the organizers of the Decatur Wrestling Club and a coach at Bellmont for over 30 years. The mat will be used for both varsity and middle school meets.
Mabel M. Stoneburner Hoover, 94, of Richmond, formerly of New Paris, Ohio, died on Monday, November 21, 2011, at Golden Rule Living Center in Richmond.
She was born on October 7, 1917, in Kirkland Township of Adams County, the youngest of four children born to Amos K. and Mary Leona Stoutenberry Stoneburner.
Mabel was a loving and devoted wife and mother.
LaVerne L. Hilty, 60, rural Berne, died on Sunday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born on May 14, 1951, in Adams County to Jacob K. and Lydiann Schwartz Hilty.
Among survivors are his mother; his wife, Rachel; three sons, Lonnie Hilty of rural Monroe, Timothy Hilty of rural Monroe, and Jonathan Hilty of rural Berne; and three daughters, Mrs. Henry D.L. (Barbara Ann) Schwartz of rural Monroe; Mrs. Alvin L. (Naomi) Miller of rural Berne, and Kristine L. Hilty of rural Berne.
Scott D. Brown, 48, of rural Convoy, Ohio, died Friday in Van Wert County, Ohio
He was born in Decatur on August 26, 1963, to Marvin D. and Rosemary M. Coyne Brown. His father is deceased; his mother lives in Van Wert, Ohio. Other survivors are a daughter, Ashley N. Brown of Delphos, Ohio; three sons, Travis S. Brown of Delphos and Bronson J. and Chandler D. Brown of Rockford, Ohio; and the mothers of his children: Paula I. Brown of Delphos and Leslie S. Shindeldecker of Rockford , Ohio.
By DYLAN MALONE
It was not a night to remember for the Squaws on Monday evening when they hosted the South Side Lady Archers and were blown away by their pressure defense early and often, suffering a 78-38 loss at the Teepee.
BY ERIC MANN
They call him "The Matrix," but he's still known in Decatur as Evan DeLong, a graduate of Bellmont High School in 2007.
DeLong, 24, now of Fort Wayne, is in his fourth year as a professional fighter in mixed martial arts (MMA), with a pro record of 9-6 and a brief amateur record of 10-3.
Officials of the Adams County chapter of Love In the Name of Christ have announced that 32 more sponsors for local needy children are being sought for the annual Emmanuel Project.
The project, which provides Christmas gifts to needy children in the county, has 432 sponsors, but 464 children on the list, according to Claudia Karges, executive director of Love INC.
Any person, business, organization, church, etc. may be a sponsor. To apply, call Love INC (728-4503) as soon as possible, officials said.