August 25th, 2011
Wendell Lloyd Abbott, 85, of Decatur, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday at home of Parkinson's Disease, following an extended illness.
He was born on August 22, 1926, in Adams County to Clark C. and Lola L. Gerber Abbott.
He married Imogene M. McFarland on November 7, 1953, in Decatur; she survives.
Micah Louise Farmer, 34, of Decatur, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Hospice Home on Homestead Rd. in Fort Wayne.
She was born on September 4, 1976, in Terre Haute to Michael W. and Karen M. Reynolds Wing.
Micah was a social worker for Meridian Services at Richmond. She attended the Indiana-Purdue campus in Fort Wayne, Ball State University in Muncie, and the Indiana-Purdue campus in Indianapolis and received a master's degree in social work.
Menno W. Schwartz, 82, of rural Monroe, died at home on Wednesday.
He was born on August 21, 1929, in Adams County to Joe L. and Elizabeth Wickey Schwartz.
With three coaches switching sidelines Friday night at Bob Worthman Stadium, it would make sense that the normal level of intensity at a Bellmont-South Adams football game would increase a bit.
Not so say both head coaches, Larry Getts, who replaced Rick Burkhalter at Bellmont, and Jason Arnold, who recruited Burkhalter to lead his offense at South Adams.
"Our plan is to keep their offense off the field by moving the ball ourselves," stated Union County football coach Rich Padgett on the strategy that his Patriots will use in facing Michael Mosser's No. 6 Adams Central Jets for the first time this Friday night.
The game will take place at Union County, which is located three counties south, 80 miles, and it will begin at 7:30 p.m.
More than 100 vendors will be involved in the downtown Decatur sidewalk sale this Saturday, scheduled from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Decatur Small Business Association and is part of the city's 175th anniversary celebration.
Numerous other 175th Celebratin activities are scheduled on Saturday, including:
• Food and beverage sellers set up on Madison St.
• Craft show on Madison St.
• Flea market on Jackson St.
There were almost as many "thank yous" as there were dollars raised for a playground at American Legion Park in Decatur when the new play area was dedicated on Wednesday.
One of the chief organizers of Mothers Of Preschoolers (MOPS), Abby Dyer, told a large crowd that the MOPS committee has raised more than $52,000, which was used to buy the expansive and expensive playground equipment plus several large loads of mulch to spread around the play area.
Building progress for the new medical office building for the Adams Memorial Hospital remains on schedule and the facility should be completed by the first week of September, according to information delivered Wednesday night to members of the Adams Health Network (AHN)Board of Trustees.
FORT WAYNE — Aided by a pair of crucial "in the net" calls during the latter stages of game five, No. 5 Concordia outlasted No. 1 Bellmont 16-14 for the 3-2 victory in a clash of area volleyball titans Tuesday night at a stuffy Concordia gym.
The Lady Cadets rallied to win the first game 26-24, then took game two 25-20. Bellmont stormed back to dominate game three, 25-17 and won a tough game four 25-23 to set the stage for an exciting game five.
South Adams runners fared well in the annual Bellmont Cross Country Invitational Tuesday afternoon with Evan Liechty and Brody Shane placing one-two in the boys race and Hannah Moore and Kristen Muselman going three-four on the girls side.