May 16th, 2011
Adams County Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help in solving acts of vandalism at the Monmouth baseball fields during the weekend of May 6-8.
Backstop nets were cut down, other nets were stretched and moved, a backstop was broken into pieces, and a pitcher's block was dented. Officials also said a batting cage frame was bent and the men's bathroom door was damaged when someone threw a large concrete block at it.
Drake Thomas Hill, 21, of Wren, Ohio, died Friday night following a traffic accident on Piqua Rd. near State Rd. 101 in Adams County.
He was born on August 17, 1989, on Decatur. His father is Thomas J. Hill (and fiance Jaime Zimmerman) of Monroe and his mother is the former Tonya J. Hirschy, now Mrs. Jeff Hoffman of Bluffton.
Sister Margaret Rose Donnelly, SSND, 76, of Decatur, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She was born Barbara Ann Donnelly on September 14, 1934, in Detroit, Michigan, into the Irish-Catholic home of the late William Thomas and Margaret (Robine) Donnelly.
Charles A. "Butch" Fisher, 68, of Decatur, died at his residence on Thursday, May 12, 2011.
Charles was born in Decatur on April 9, 1943, to Homer and Agnes (Garner) Fisher, who are deceased.
Charles was a self-employed barber, working in the Westland Mall at Fort Wayne. He attended Common Ground Church in Decatur and was a member of the American Legion Post 43 in Decatur.
What a welcome to Decatur for Nate Andrews, and his family, received Tuesday night when he attended the North Adams School Board meeting. Wow!
I wish I could say I was surprised. The way things have gone for this school board, something like this was almost predictable.
Bellmont softball fans should get their hiking boots out, Norwell has once again been awarded the area girls softball sectional.
Bellmont will take on Maconaquah in the semi-final round of the Norwell 3A Softball Tournament on Tuesday, May 24, at 5:15 p.m.
Norwell (6-12) will meet Peru in the only quarter-final contest on Monday, May 23, 5:15 p.m. and that winner will meet Fort Wayne Wayne in a semi-final contest on Wednesday, May 25, also at 5:15.
Virgil D. Henschen, 98, of Wakarusa, Indiana, died Wednesday at home.
He was born in Decatur on April 2, 1913, to Charles and Elta C. Ginter Henschen.
Among survivors are his second wife, Bessie. His first wife, Ruth, died on November 28, 1992.
Other survivors are a son, Gene Henschen of Nappanee; two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Sandra) Loucks of Nappanee and Mrs. Bill (Karen) Jessup of Goshen; and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Phil (Linda) Nusbaum of Elkhart.
Olive M. Morrison, 86, of New Haven, a former longtime Decatur resident, died at 8:40 a.m. Thursday in the residence of granddaughter Dana Morrison in New Haven, where she had lived for the past year.
She was born in Willshire Township of Van Wert County, Ohio.
She married Charles W. Morrison on May 12, 1943, in Wren, Ohio; passed away in December of 1996.
She worked at the former General Electric Co. plant in Decatur during World War II and was a homemaker most of her life.
South Adams Schools Superintendent Scott Litwiller said during this week's school board meeting that there have not been any bids submitted on the former Berne elementary school property.
Bidding was opened May 2 for the entire tract of real estate which totals 4.815 acres. Bidding will close at 3 p.m. on June 1. After the open bidding period ends, board members will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. that day to review the bids and to possibly accept a bid.
The Adams Central school board authorized paying a $1,007,102.83 check for the school's construction and renovation project at the May meeting of the board, then heard a progress report from Barry Ehinger, the overseer of the work.
The money goes to Weigand Construction of Fort Wayne, prime contractor for the design-build project.