January 10th, 2012
As usual, the first Saturday of January was full of challenges for Adams County wrestlers, and for the most part they did great.
While Adams Central was winning it's own Super Dual — dabbling in the criteria chapter to get it done — South Adams was winning a 17-team invitational in Troy, Ohio, and Bellmont ... well, the Braves were put to the fire in what has to be the toughest one-day Super Dual in the state.
FORT WAYNE — State powers Homestead and Carroll duked it out as expected for honors in both the boys and girls swim titles in the annual NHC meet Saturday at Homestead with Homestead winning both events.
At his annual State of the City address given Monday at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Mayor John Schultz focused on the steps being taken to continue to improve the city of Decatur and encourage economic growth.
Schultz announced that Prime Inc. has begun operations at the Industrial Park III location located just north of Walmart, and said he is confident this will encourage more businesses to move into the area within the next few years.
Tony Mellencamp of Berne has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for one of three at-large seats on the Adams County Council. The filing period began Wednesday and runs through Feb. 7.
Jim Voglewde Jr. has formally announced his candidacy for Adams County Recorder on the 2012 Republican ticket.
The rural Decatur resident has served as Deputy Recorder to Connie Moser since the beginning of her first term in January of 2005. Moser is prevented from seeking a new term due to term limits.
Myron C. Brown, 59, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born on May 15, 1952, in Fort Wayne, to Charles E. and Ramona E. (Hine) Brown.
Charles Edward "Ed" Dunno, 85, of Van Wert, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on June 25, 1926, to Charles and Pearle (Snyder) Dunno, in Elwood, Indiana.
He married Lois Charlene (Stenger) on March 19, 1949, in Van Wert. She preceded him in death on September 4, 2007.
Although born in Elwood, Ed moved with his family to Van Wert in 1935. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II in Germany from 1943-1946, as a Military Policeman.
Wilma M. Funk, 88, of Lovington, Illinois, left this life surrounded by family on Friday, January 6, 2012, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Illinois.
Mrs. Funk was born on June 4, 1923, in Craigville, the daughter of Orval and Edith Barger.
She married Farrell B. Funk in November of 1945, in Noblesville, Ind. He preceded her in death on February 9, 1980.
Levi A. Hilty, 52, of Monroe, passed away at 2:12 a.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
He was born on Monday, December 7, 1959, in Adams County, to Andrew and Amanda Hilty, of Monroe.
Mr. Hilty was a part owner of Hilty Home Sales in Monroe and suffered from Muscular Dystrophy.
He was a member of the Old Order Amish community.
Elizabeth E. “Ebbie” Kolter, 80, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She was born on November 30, 1931, in Chicago, to the late Clinton and Elizabeth (Mondhank) Hersh.
She married Karl Kolter on November 18, 1951.