May 2nd, 2011
Wayne R. Derrickson, 89, of rural Geneva, died April 28 in Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Ceylon on March 20, 1922, to Frank and Nellie Pickett Derrickson.
Among survivors are his wife, June, and two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Janelle) Nuding of Celina, Ohio, and Janene Dubach of Newfield, New Jersey.
Funeral services were held this morning in Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, with burial in Riverside Cemetery at Geneva.
Paul R. Hamrick, 82, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Monroe, passed away at 3:20 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011, at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne.
He was born on March 10, 1929, in Adams County to Samuel L. and Nora V. (Frank) Hamrick.
He married Janice A. Oliver on March 18, 1950.
Neil W. Highland, 91, of Decatur, died on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Born on June 6, 1919, in Hinsdale, Illinois, he graduated from Decatur High School, where he met his beloved wife, Jeanette Winnes Highland. They were married for 54 years.
He worked for the Nickel Plate Railroad as a station agent and telegraph operator for 40 years.
Neil was an avid golfer, recording three holes-in-one at the Decatur golf course.
Orville H. Kline, 87, of New Haven, passed away at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011, at The Lamplight Inn in Fort Wayne.
He was born on July 15, 1923, in Allen County to Henry and Mary (Girardot) Kline.
He was married to Ruth I. Myers; she passed away on January 21, 1981.
Ronette E. Roe, 54, of Decatur, died Saturday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born to Ronald D. and Barbara McBride Roe. Her father is deceased; her mother lives in Decatur.
She was a 1976 graduate of Adams Central High School and attended Decatur Church of God.
Darrell E. Ross, 61, of Decatur, died today at home.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Jack E. Ross, 73, of Decatur, passed away at 5:55 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Englewood Health and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne.
He was born on October 18, 1936, in Sedalia, Missouri, to Zeke and Nadine (Wear) Ross.
He married Kay Grubb on June 27, 1959.
Using two charts to illustrate his points about the federal budget, U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman told some 110 people at Thursday's Republican Lincoln Day dinner in Decatur that the GOP plan keeps the budget under control, but the Democratic plan will double the national debt to $28 trillion.
The St. Marys River apparently crested at approximately 21 feet in Decatur this morning, and with at least 24 hours of dry weather forecast, this week's steady rise may ease.
The possibility of more rain exists Saturday night and Sunday, though, but the good news is that the National Weather Service's (NWS) extended outlook sees no precipitation for this areaa the first half of next week.
While it appears Bellmont High School may be on the verge of hiring a new football coach to replace the recently resigned Rick Burkhalter, it was learned Thursday that another major sport coach has resigned.
Bellmont girls varsity basketball coach Tory Fuelling has confirmed he has submitted his resignation as coach to athletic director Dale Manis noting "I've been doing this (coaching girls basketball) for 11 years, seven as an assistant and four as head coach. It's time now to take a look at doing something else."