March 28th, 2011
Unemployment in Adams County fell during February to 8.8 percent, down from 9.2 percent one month earlier, according to figures released Thursday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
One year ago, in February of 2010, the county's jobless rate stood at 11.6 percent. County unemployment numbers peaked in July 2009 at 15.2 percent, and the decline since that time has been mostly steady. The highest jobless rate recorded by Adams County during 2010 came in January at 11.8 percent.
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Decatur-area resident Bill Wolfe on Thursday concluded a record-breaking season playing for the Winter Haven Phillies of the Winter Haven, Fl. Senior Softball League.
Wolfe, who pitched in professional baseball decades ago, also for the Philadelphia Phillies, capped another successful winter softball season in Florida with a red-hot final week that enabled the righthanded slugger to lead the league in six offensive categories, setting three all-time league records in the process.
When Ohio State fell Friday night, 67 bracket sheets went into the dead file. When Kansas left the tourney, 45 more sheets died out.
Currently, Mike Meyer, with 89 points and UConn picked to win, and Dane Fuelling, with 81 points and Butler, are both in the driver's seat for the 2011 DDD March Challenge NCAA picking contest.
Also taking UConn are Sam Magnan (77), Tim Zeser (75), and John Selking (75).
Francis Xavier “Frank” Miller, 78, of Decatur, passed away from pancreatic cancer in his residence at 10:40 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on February 22, 1933 in Fort Wayne, the son of Carl and Minnie (Fuller) Miller.
He married Madeleine M. Kelsey on June 15, 1957.
Robert G. Miller, 89, of Berne, died Friday at home.
He was born to Charles O. and Della Ehrsam Miller.
Among survivors are his wife, Louise; three sons, David Miller of Wellsville, New York; Phillip Miller of Summers, Arkansas; and John Miller of Berne; and three daughters, Janet Miller, Mrs. Jack (Sue) Shoaf, and Mrs. Bob (Sara) Sprunger, all of Berne.
Florence L. O'Shaughnessey, 85, of Decatur, died Sunday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
John H. Poorman, 84, a resident of Berne, passed away at 8:40 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2011, at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
John was born on January 10, 1927, in Coles, Illinois, the son of Charles L. and Grayce (Kruger) Poorman.
He married Norma Schindler on February 14, 1947, in the parsonage of West Missionary Church in rural Berne.
Doris L. Ulery, 81, of Lake Jackson, Texas, died March 20 in Texas.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Norm (Susan) Pollock of Decatur, and two sons, Dan Ulery of Pinnacle, North Carolina, and John Ulery of Lake Jackson. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, in the Church of the Brethren at Logansport, where Mrs. Ulery formerly lived.
Local arrangements were by Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
The winter which finally came to a close on Sunday evening left behind one of Decatur's snowiest seasons of all time.
The city received just under 45 inches of snow — 44.75 was the exact measurement — from December through early March, with more than half of that total coming in the month of February, local weather station officials said.
By HASAN DUDAR
and CHARLES WILSON
MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy who was expelled this week opened fire at his central Indiana middle school before classes began Friday, shooting another teen student in the stomach, police said. The incident sparked an hours-long school lockdown as hundreds of panicked parents awaited word on their children.