February 1st, 2011
Lavera A. Fickert, 92, of Decatur, died on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born on February 14, 1918, in Berne to Andrew and Clista (Reusser) Habegger.
Lavera married Homer “Buck” Fickert on June 7, 1952.
Lavera was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Decatur and its Women’s Guild and Friendship Circle.
TONIGHT'S COUNTY SPELLING BEE IS POSTPONED. ALL SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED. ALL RED GOLD SHIFTS ARE OFF.
Decatur received four and a half inches of snow overnight, but the big one apparently is yet to come.
The National Weather Service said one to two inches of snow is possible in the Decatur area today, followed by another two to four inches tonight.
How bad is it going to get?
On Monday, the day before a vast winter storm bore down, the head of emergency management in Adams County, John August, told the county commissioners that the county's emergency operations center (EOC) would be opened today at 8 a.m. Tuesday to prepare for perhaps two days of work to deal with the weather.
The EOC is located in the basement of the county jail and will be staffed at all times for as long as required, according to August.
All Adams County schools were closed today with four and one-half inches of new snow on the ground and more on the way. Tonight's county spelling bee has been postponed until Tuesday, Feb. 8, starting at 6:30 p.m. in St. Joseph Catholic School in Decatur. All three shifts at Red Gold in Geneva have been cancelled.
Bellmont earned four championships and advanced 12, rolling up 266.5 points to hold of a solid effort by South Adams Saturday at Jay, winning a 21st straight sectional wrestling crown and a spot across from Yorktown in Wednesday's Team Regional.
"We had to have every thing go perfect to have a shot, and everything went pretty well and we still fell quite a bit short," stated South Adams Coach Eric Myers, whose Starfires stacked up 228.5 points.
Basketball pairings for the 36th annual high school girls state basketball tournament were drawn Sunday evening by officials at the Indiana High School Athletic Association with both Adams Central and Bellmont drawing into the bye game of their respective tournament.
At least 50 people showed up for a legislative discussion on Saturday morning in Decatur with the two men who represent Adams County in the Indiana General Assembly, State Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, and State Sen. Travis Holdman, R-Markle.
The biggest issues, dominating half of the hour-long event, were educational, such as charter schools vs. public schools and teacher vs. school board contract negotiations.
From the beaten path to the eatin' path is what you could call the latest vision of downtown Decatur business owner Charlie Brune and his wife Jean.
The Brunes, who operate Complete Printing Service on Second St., recently branched out into the ice cream field by buying a building less than a half-block away at the corner of Second and Jefferson Sts. that had been Beavers Creamery, an ice cream shop, for several years.
Margaret L. Chamberlain, 81, of Wolcottville, died Thursday evening in Parkview Hospital at LaGrange.
She was born on February 4, 1929, in Kenton, Ohio, to William and Louise Sheldon Johnson.
She married Albert L. Chamberlain on August 2, 1947; he preceded her in death on May 4, 2010.
She was a homemaker.
Alexander Gene and Dexter Thomas McCullough, twin sons of Thomas J. and Melissa D. (Irwin) McCullough of Decatur, were born on Thursday, January 27, 2011, at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne and died at 8:40 a.m.