January 3rd, 2011
Ann Mankey, 84, of Decatur, died at 2:58 a.m. Thursday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
She was born on April 26, 1926, in Munich, Germany to Klements Wechs and Anna Maria Greindl Burger Wechs.
She married Glen E. Mankey on August 3, 1948; he died on February 2, 1983. Ann was a World War II bride.
She was a homemaker and also worked for Dr. Harold Zwick and wife Helen and for Dr. H.S. Lee and wife Antoinette.
Thelma M. Ritchie, 89, of Geneva, passed away at 3:20 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 2010, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
She was born on Sunday, February 13, 1921, in Fairmount to Murl and Minnie Reiman Nelson
Mrs. Ritchie was a homemaker and a farmer. She also retired from Kerr Glass at Dunkirk.
She formally attended Church Of Christ South Side at Portland.
Clayton Anthony Shuck, 4, of Geneva, entered into eternal life on December 29, 2010.
He was born on November 14, 2006, to his loving parents. He is the oldest son of Jason A. and Theresa L. (Smith) Shuck.
Visitation will be on Sunday, January 2, 2011, from 1-5 p.m. at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home in Decatur, with calling one hour prior to services at Trinity Episcopal Church, 611 W. Berry St. in Fort Wayne.
Paul E. Strickler, 94, of Decatur, passed away at 10:24 a.m. on Friday, December 31, 2010, at his residence.
He was born on April 23, 1916, in Adams County to Clarence G. and Goldie G. (Shoaf) Strickler.
Paul married Kathryn R. Pyle on September 2, 1939.
December 30th, 2010
MISHAWAKA — Bellmont's John Mahlan tripped LaPorte's Alex Stewart at the edge of the mat as the final seconds ticked off the clock in the 160-pound match to advance, and he latched onto Stewart's leg, earning the buzzer-beating takedown to secure one of five BHS spots in the semi-finals in the Al Smith Wrestling Classic.
The Braves have four more wrestlers on the consolation side and led the 32-team tourney after the first day with 128 points to the 123 of Penn and 121 of host Mishawaka.
Did you feel it?
Many Adams County residents did, starting their day with an event of seismic proportions as the rumblings of an earthquake were felt locally. A spokesman with the U.S. Geological Survey organization confirmed a magnitude 4.2 earthquake occurred in Indiana at 7:55 a.m. today and was felt in Adams County and the surrounding area.
The brief event was highlighted by a mild rumbling. And then it was over.
Charlie Abel, coach of the Bellmont High School rifle team throughout its 50 years of existence, was honored at halftime of Tuesday's boys baskeball game with the presentation of a plaque.
An open house was held at the range following the game.
An estimated 40 to 50 current and former members of the rifle team were on hand for the presentation of the plaque which noted Abel's 50 years of dedication to the sport and the school.
Herman E. Fox, 74, of Fort Wayne, died on Monday, December 27, 2010, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Born on August 24, 1936, in Berne, he was the son of Milo and Mary Fuchs.
He was a registered certified public accountant and owned and operated the Dairy Queen at Clinton St. and Washington Center Rd. in Fort Wayne, retiring in 2004. He was previously head controller at Industra Products and had been an accountant at Peter Eckrich and Sons, both in Fort Wayne.
Joan F. Fuhrman, 74, of Payne, Ohio and formerly of Decatur, died on Monday at Dallas Lamb Nursing Home in Payne, where she had resided for the past year.
She was born on September 6, 1936, in Monroeville to Noble and Cecil Burkhead Comment.
She is survived by two sons, Mike Fuhrman of Monroeville and Frank Fuhrman of Decatur.
Graveside services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are by Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Clayton A. Shuck, 4, of Geneva, died Wednesday at home.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.