November 18th, 2010
Dorathea Hoffman, 82, of Decatur, died at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community. She had been in the nursing center for three years.
She was born on April 10, 1928, in Fort Wayne to Herman and Bertha Scheumann Moellering.
She married Werner E. Hoffman on June 4, 1949, in Zion Lutheran Church (Friedheim); he passed away on May 31, 2004.
Julie Johnson, 51, of Bluffton, a former Decatur resident, died Wednesday at home,
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.
Harold J. “Lucky” Siefring, 81, of rural Decatur, died on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Harold was born on December 5, 1928, in Sharpsburg, Ohio, to John J. and Rose (Kramer) Siefring.
On August 23, 1950, he married Pauline M. Phlipot.
Bishop Dwenger jumped out to a 29-21 lead at the half and then held off a late Bellmont rally to post a 47-39 non-conference girls varsity basketball win at the Teepee Tuesday night.
It was opening night of the season for the Squaws who had to push back the start of their girls season due to the state championship volleyball run. The fact that "we're still not in basketball shape" and "first game jitters" were noted as factors in the BHS loss by coach Tory Fuelling.
HARTFORD CITY — Adams Central's girls swim team, under new coach Patti Sauer, topped Blackford but fell to a strong Norwell team in a triple-dual Tuesday held at Blackford.
The Knights tallied 167 points to the 97 of AC and 58 of the hosts.
Only Adams Central results were reported.
Ruby Shelton Swickard, 89, retired elementary teacher for Muncie Community Schools, died November 8.
She began her teaching career in North Adams Schools, 1954-1969, before moving to Muncie.
A free-lance writer who had over 300 articles published, she was a recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash Award in 2003 from Gov. Frank O'Bannon, given for her lifetime commitment to education, writing and outreach to the community.
The 98-year-old, onetime Pennsylvania Railroad depot on Seventh St. hasn't been forgotten.
The empty building is in line for some future repairs and it could even get an occupant before long, Mayor John Schultz said at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting.
Andy's Coney Bar will hold a fundraiser from 5-9 p.m. this Friday at the Knights of Columbus Pavilion, 1703 High St., Decatur.
Andy's —a new business in Decatur to hopefully open the first of the year — will be serving coney dogs, chili and old-fashioned root beer on Friday. Also planned, organizers said, are sales of cotton candy, children's activities, a silent auction, raffles and more.
Dorathea Hoffman, 82, of Decatur, died on Tuesday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community. Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.