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Archive - Jun 2011

June 3rd

Friends honor Rick Koester

June 3, 2011

    Eight young people who volunteer to work at Andy and Friends Coney Bar in downtown Decatur were among numerous people who recently gathered at that business to hold a thank-you party for Rick Koester, a teacher for decades at Bellmont Middle School.
    The young people were his students a few years ago and they join many other current a former students in holding Koester in high regard for his career.

Farmers market returns

June 3, 2011

    Flowers were one of the lead products for sale as the third year of local farmers markets opened in Decatur on Thursday.
    A total of 17 vendor booths were stationed on the parking lot of Riverside Center, where the market is being held this year for the first time.
    The market will be open each Thursday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. into the fall to sell homegrown foods, flowers, plants, etc. as well as handmade craft items.
    Food and beverages are also available.
 

Three graduations in county on Sunday

June 3, 2011

    Three hundred and 81 high school seniors in Adams County are eligible for graduation this Sunday at Bellmont, Adams Central, and South Adams high schools.
    All three ceremonies will start at 2 p.m.
    Bellmont has 210 candidates for graduation, Adams Central 84, and South Adams 87.
    Tuesday was South Adams' final day of classes.  Adams Central's last day for students was Thursday, with teachers due today for the final time this school year.

Chelsey Calvin Miller

June 3, 2011

Chelsey Calvin "Cal" Miller, 85, of Monroe, died Thursday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    He was born to Benjamin H. and Alma Halberstadt Miller.
    Surviving are his wife, Helen, and two daughters, Mrs. Tim (Janet) Vogleman of Huntington and Mrs. David (Debra) Bowers of Walkerton, Indiana.
    Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, rural Decatur, with burial in Spring Hill Cemetery of Adams County.

Paul W. Reidenbach

June 3, 2011

    Paul W. Reidenbach, 89, of rural Decatur, died on June 2, 2011 at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton.
    Paul was born on December 2, 1921, in Decatur to Wilbur and Adeline (Bischoff) Reidenbach.
    Paul married Bonnie M. Scott on December 28, 1965. 
    Paul was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Decatur. He was one of the founders of Peace Lutheran Church at Berne, where he served as president and vice-president and was a 41-year charter member.

June 2nd

Paul Reidenbach

June 2, 2011

    Paul Reidenbach, 89, a former rural Decatur resident and a longtime businessman here, died this morning at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

SA board gets one offer for property

June 2, 2011

    There may soon be a new CVS pharmacy store located across from the Muensterberg Plaza and Clock Tower in Berne.
    At a special meeting of the South Adams Schools Board on Wednesday, Superintendent Scott Litwiller announced that the school corporation received only one bid on the former elementary school property. The bid of $650,000 from GKB Enterprises, LLC (owned by Steven J. Kreigh of Decatur and the estate of Ralph E. Biggs) is contingent upon a lease being signed with CVS Corporation.

Decatur, Berne men charged in Wells drug bust

June 2, 2011

    Police in Adams and Wells counties — plus state police, federal marshalls, and state conservation officers, united on Wednesday to make an anti-drug sweep, primarily in Wells County, and arrest 20 people (19 males and one woman) on a total of 44 charges.
    Three others are still being sought.

Violet L. Kreischer

June 2, 2011

    Violet L. Kreischer, 96, of Decatur, died at 9:50 a.m. Monday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    She was born on March 5, 1915, in Adams County to Welker E. and Nora A. Hoffman Woodruff.
    She married H. Darrel Kreischer on August 24, 1935, in Covington, Kentucky; he passed away on July 10, 1980.
    Violet was a homemaker, a member of First United Methodist Church in Decatur, and a former member of the Ladies of the Moose.

Edwin D. Purk

June 2, 2011

    Edwin Dale "E.D." Purk, 83, of Van Wert, Ohio, died at 3:50 a.m. Sunday, May 29, 2011, in Van Wert County Hospital at Van Wert.
    He was born on May 5, 1928, in Allen County, Indiana, to Harley O. and Agnes C. Beauchot Purk.
    He married Ruth Heath on April 17, 1948 in Dixon, Ohio; she died on August 25, 1990.
    He worked for International Harvester Corp. in Fort Wayne for more than 33 years, retiring in 1981, and was a longtime member of Local 57 in Fort Wayne.

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