May 22nd, 2013
Ruth Nicodemus, 90, of Decatur, passed away at 4:10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at her residence.
Ruth was born Monday, January 8, 1923, in Adams County to the late Frank and Allie (Myers) Knittle.
She married Noble Nicodemus on September 16, 1950, in Decatur; he survives.
Ruth was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Decatur and American Legion Auxillary Post 43. Ruth was a homemaker, and had worked at Decatur General Electric, Decatur Casting, CTS in Berne
The biggest piece of news to come out of Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting had nothing to do with ordinances, sewers, fire protection and the like. Instead, it was the pending retirement of the city's water superintendent for the last 17-plus years, Jim Inskeep.
Inskeep is stepping down effective May 31, after 41 years with the department.
He joined the department under Mayor Harry Hebble, making a little over two bucks an hour, and replaced Wayne Carpenter as superintendent in 1996.
A large group of police officers, armed with warrants, picked up several people in Adams County on drug-related charges this morning.
The officers met around 5 a.m. at the Adams County Jail for a meeting, then began looking for suspects and making arrests.
Names of those arrested were being processed this morning and will be released later, likely today, by the sheriff's department.
Decatur Sculpture Tour officials have announced that the second-year event will launch with day-long activities, including a new event, a film competition, which integrates sculptures from the tour.
The tour will be held on Saturday, June 8. Sculptures on the tour now total 16 created from artists locally and around the country. The sculptures will be on display until May of 2014.
FORT WAYNE—The Bellmont girls track team qualified athletes for the IHSAA state finals track meet in eight events Tuesday night and established five new school records en route to a huge second place team finish in the regional meet at Northrop High School.
"Good performances all around the board," exclaimed a pumped-up coach Carl Risch, as he analyzed the work his team put forth at the regional.
Firefighters from Decatur and Monroe were among several departments battling a house fire near Wren on Tuesday afternoon. See Wednesday's print and e-editions for further details. (Photo by Jannaya Andrews)
Judith L. Doctor, 68, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 5 a.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, following an 11-year battle with cancer.
Judy was born on Thursday, August 10, 1944, in Decatur, to the late Edward L. Selking and Esther (Remenschneider) Selking, who survives.
She married DeWayne Doctor on April 27, 1968, in St. John Lutheran Church-Bingen; he survives.
Melissa V. Lunn, 51, Pennville, died Friday at her home.
Among survivors are her mother, Barbara, and stepfather, James Sprunger, of Bishopville, S.C.;a son, Michael S. Lunn of Columbus, Ohio; and daughter, Crystal M. Lunn of Fort Wayne
Visitation is from 3-8 p.m. today and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in MRE Cemetery.
The Adams County Solid Waste Management District will not increase fees for the disposal of trash through 2014 and possibly beyond.
Tim Baker, attorney for the solid waste district, reported during a Monday meeting of the district's board of trustees that the district "has a very healthy cash balance" which will allow it to keep rates at their current levels for individual customers as well as for municipalities.
A joint Adams County Memorial Day observance will be hosted by the Decatur American Legion Post 43 and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6236, along with the Berne American Legion Post 468 and Geneva VFW Post 6751 on May 27.
The program will begin at the Decatur Catholic Cemetery at 8:30 a.m., where a short memorial service will be held, followed by a second service at the Decatur Cemetery.