February 4th, 2011
Harold D. Smith, 79, formerly of Geneva, passed away at 4:56 p.m. on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, at Swiss Village Retirement Center in Berne.
He was born on Saturday, October 3, 1931, in Adams County to Godfrey and Laura Opal McFarren Smith.
Mr. Smith did construction and brick mason work for his company, Smith & Rodenbeck.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Geneva for 60 years and was head trustee and Sunday School superintendent.
The Jay County Girls Swim Sectional preliminary round, will be held Friday at Jay County instead of tonight, it was noted today by Jay Athletic Director Bob Lutton Thursday morning. The finals will be held on Saturday, as scheduled.
All three county schools will have teams in the meet.
First-year Central coach Patti Sauer feels that her outstanding freestyler, Ali McClain, has the best chance for a top placement from her team.
The four-team Adams Central Team Regional Wrestling Tournament, originally set for last night, will now be held on Wednesday, Feb. 9, it was announced last night by Adams Central Athletic Director Rick Minnich, who has been working this week to find a good make-up date.
Previously, it was announced that make-up dates would be today or Monday. Minnich was in contact with the IHSAA and worked out the Wednesday date, which will obviously be much better for the wrestlers, who compete Saturday in individual regionals.
Residents of Decatur and Adams County were struggling to return to some form of normal today after being battered by the toughest winter blow this season.
Well over 10 inches of snow was on the ground — and huge piles stacked here and there in Decatur by cleanup crews — as the county now has to deal with bitter cold.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Utility crews were braving frigid temperatures today as they work to restore power to thousands of Indiana homes and business following this week’s big winter storm have reduced the number of outages statewide to about 20,000.
Indiana homeland security department spokeswoman Emily Norcoss said Thursday morning that nearly all of the outages in central and southern Indiana are in Duke Energy’s service district, and the rest are rural electric cooperative customers.
Patricia L. Mansfield, 78, of Decatur, passed away at 10:38 a.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at the nursing center of Swiss Village Retirement Community at Berne.
Pat was born in Decatur on July 14, 1932, to Andrew B. and Alice (Kriegel) Appelman.
She married William H. Mansfield on January 6, 1953.
Pat was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and its Rosary Society.
Kayden Andrew Miller of Fort Wayne was stillborn at 9:35 p.m. Monday in Dupont Hospital at Fort Wayne.
He was born to Mark A. and Deidre A. Keller Miller of Fort Wayne.
Harold D. Smith, 79, formerly of Geneva, died Wednesday in Swiss Village Retirement Community at Berne.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.
Barbara J. Thomas, 79, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at Woodcrest Retirement Community's Nursing Center in Decatur.
She was born on March 18, 1931, in Barren County, Kentucky, to Sanford and Ethel (Mansfield) Gravens.
She married George R. Thomas on October 16, 1948; he passed away on September 21, 1984.