Archive - 2010
By J SWYGART
When it comes to landing grants, the city of Berne is on a roll.
Berne was one of nine Indiana communities named late last week as recipients of Downtown Enhancement Grants through the Indiana Main Street program. The grants are administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.
According to an announcement from the office of Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, Berne was awarded $5,000 for new "wayfinding signage" to be placed throughout the community.
BY ERIC MANN
The smallest lake in Indiana with a boat ramp now has a wooden dock by that ramp.
The dock, 19 feet long and 4 feet wide, is courtesy of Greg Larrabee of Decatur, a Bellmont High School senior who built the structure as an Eagle Scout project on Kekionga Lake, by Evergreen Court, off Mercer Ave.
Larrabee, 18, is a longtime member of Boy Scout Troop 70 and thanks his last two scoutmasters, Charlie Brune and Don Hess, for their support.
The Berne Community Development Corporation (CDC) will dedicate the Settlers Monument in the Muensterberg Plaza at the corner of US 27 and SR218 in Berne on Sunday, Oct. 17, beginning at 2 p.m.
Jerome and Barbara Lehman of Terre Haute donated the funds for the monument, officials said in a news release. They and their family members will attend the celebration and will unveil the six foot statue of early settlers wearing 1850s attire, including a man standing with his arms outstretched and a woman holding a baby.
FORT WAYNE — Missing senior captain Kyle Lehrman, the Bellmont boys cross country team battled in the annual Northeast Hoosier Conference race Saturday on the IPFW course and finished sixth with 133 points.
Lehrman suffered a broken leg recently obviously putting him out for the season and that forced BHS coach Randy Hisner to run a no-senior line-up with four of the five harriers being in their first-ever NHC meet and three of those are running cross country for the first time in their career.
BERNE—South Adams claimed its boys' and girls high school cross-country invitational titles on Saturday, winning by wide margins.
The Lady Starfires triumphed over second-place Southern Wells, 42 to 117, and the Starfires were victorious over Northfield, 46 to 80.
The other team scores were Garrett 120, Northfield 124, Monroe Central 141, Adams Central 147, Carroll (at Flora) 154, Cowan 191, Centerville 193, Bluffton 202, Wabash 219, and Alexandria 266.
Kenneth E. "Kenny" Arnold, 90, of Geneva, died Thursday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Geneva on July 29, 1920, to Herbert and Janie Irwin Arnold.
Among survivors are his second wife, Kay; two sons, Jerry Arnold of Bryant and Norman Arnold of Peoria, Illinois; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Dull of Geneva and Mrs. Sam (Patricia) Skinner of Albany,; one stepson, Rick Fravel of Monroe; and two stepdaughters, Becky Heyerly of Berne and Mrs. Mike (Lisa) Roderick of Rosedale, Indiana.
James M. Beer, 47, of Decatur, died Saturday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.
Alexander Jacob Glant, one hour old, of Decatur, died at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis on Friday, October 1, 2010.
He was born to Jeffry A. and Amanda J. (Higginbotham) Glant.
Other survivors include a sister, Addison J. Glant of Decatur; grandparents Ted and Joy Higginbotham of Monroeville and Kevin and Marge Glant of Decatur; and great-grandparents Carol A. Glant of Ft. Wayne and Chester Higginbotham of Keavy, Kentucky.
Rev. Fuhrman P. Miller, 91, of Decatur, died on Sunday at the nursing center in Woodcrest Retirement Community. Arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.