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November 22nd, 2010

No. 11 Mat Braves to open

November 22, 2010

    Bellmont’s wrestling Braves, rated No. 11 in the preseason Indiana Wrestling Coaches poll, will open their season at Columbia City Tuesday night
in the annual NHC opener. Veteran coach Brent Faurote, beginning his
23rd season at the helm, welcomes back most of his starting lineup after losing just three senior starters through graduation. However, the Braves may start the season without a regular 103-pounder.

Madison leads Squaws to win; Starfires defeated

November 22, 2010

    Bellmont senior center Madison Schultz continued her inside dominance Saturday night, scoring 15 points to lead Bellmont to a 50-41 victory over Heritage in an area non-conference girls basketball game.
    Dana Kaczmarek scored nine points and Payton Schultz seven for Bellmont.  No other statistical details were released by the school.

November 19th

Shirley Foltz

November 19, 2010

    Shirley Foltz , 82, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, in Fort Wayne.
    Born in Berne, Shirley worked as a bookkeeper with Fort Wayne Poster for 25 years, retiring in 1991.
    Shirley enjoyed spending time with family and friends and looked forward to bi-yearly trips with her husband, Art, to Fort Myers Beach, Florida, where they had many friends.

William C. Foye

November 19, 2010

    William C. Foye, 96, of Berne, died Thursday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

Gilbert O. Hoffman

November 19, 2010

    Gilbert O. "Gillie" Hoffman, 89, a rural Hoagland resident since 1945, died at 8:45 a.m. Thursday at his residence.
    He was born on December 26, 1920, in Adams County to Victor and Pauline Bieberich Hoffman.
    He married Florence L. Aumann on June 17, 1945, in St. John Lutheran Church at Bingen and she survives.
    He was involved in the wire-drawing die industry for 68 years, including Hoosier and Heritage Wire Die, along with others. He also enjoyed farming for 59 years.

Julie A. Johnson

November 19, 2010

    Julie A. Johnson, 51, of Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Decatur, died at her brother’s residence in Bluffton on Wednesday, November 17, 2010.
    Julie was born on March 8, 1959, in Decatur to Richard L. and Josephine A. (McBride) Jackson.
    Julie was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Anchorage. She worked as a travel agent for Sato Travel in Anchorage.

Rosalie McLaughlin

November 19, 2010

    Rosalie McLaughlin, 88, rural Portland, died Wednesday in Jay County Hospital at Portland. She was a former administrator of that facility.
    She was born to Frank and Gladys Benedict Rody.
    Among survivors are two sons, Bruce and Bryce McLaughlin of Portland, and one daughter, Sue McLaughlin of Decatur.
    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Portland, with burial in Green Park Cemetery at Portland. Visiting hours are 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Arnold O. Schueler

November 19, 2010

    Arnold O. Schueler, 89, of Ossian, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at Ossian Health Care.
    He was born on April 22, 1921, in Wells County to Otto and Frieda (Prange) Schueler.
    He was the former owner of A & E Schueler Supply, farmed, and drove school bus. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Deer at the door

November 19, 2010

    "It was wild!" — literally and figuratively.
    That was the reaction by Zack Gagle, an employee of Eichhorn Jewelry in downtown Decatur, about 20 minutes after he witnessed a medium-sized deer, a doe, with her front hooves up on the top of the front door glass.

Arrest made in city holdup

November 19, 2010

    Adams County Prosecutor Chris Harvey has announced that a 19-year-old Fort Wayne man, Devonte M. Jones, has been charged with armed robbery and criminal confinement in regard to alleged crimes at a Decatur business on November 10.
    Jones is in custody in Allen County, Harvey said. A second suspect in the case has apparently not been apprehended.
    The crimes allegedly were committed at the S.M.O.K.E.S. Tobacco Shop on S. 13th St. when Jones and another man entered the store.

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