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Archive - Aug 2011

August 9th

Michael C. Schwartz

August 9, 2011

    Michael C. Schwartz, seven days old, of rural Decatur, died Monday in Dupont Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    He was born on August 1 to Joseph S. and Rebecca S. Christner Schwartz.
    Aside from his parents, survivors include six brothers, Paul, Neal, Nathan, Merlin, Matthew, and Sam Schwartz, all at home.

Jets to host Eastside; events slated at BHS

August 9, 2011

    Adams Central will host Eastside in a football scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 12,  at 6 p.m. while Bellmont will play host to Jay County and South Adams will travel to Norwell.
    Admission will be $2 at Adams Central. All-sport passes will be sold at this event, it was noted by athletic officials.
    Admission at Bellmont will be a food item, or $2 will the proceeds going to the St. Mark’s United Methodist Food Pantry.

Redkey man charged in Berne CVS holdup

August 9, 2011

    A 25-year-old Redkey man has been charged with a variety of crimes stemming from Sunday's attempted robbery at the CVS pharmacy in Berne.
    Adams County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Harvey said in a statement released late Monday morning that Seth T. Curtis faces multiple charges in connection with the incident, in which gunshots were fired inside the pharmacy.

Details laid out on two key projects

August 9, 2011

    Reports were received by the Adams County Commissioners on Monday on two county building projects: repairing the upper parts of the courthouse and a proposed city-county office building in downtown on Madison St. across from the courthouse.

Man rescued on trail

August 9, 2011

    Rescuers from several local agencies flocked to the east side of the Wendell Macklin Memorial Bridge on Monroe St. (US 224) late Monday afternoon after an unusual incident occurred.
    Paul Wilferling, 60, of Decatur, was moving himself in a wheelchair on the Rivergreenway Trail when he lost his balance and fell from the chair about 15 feet down a rocky embankment.

August 8th

Suspect named in Berne robbery

August 8, 2011

    A 25-year-old Redkey man has been charged with a variety of crimes stemming from the Sunday attempted robbery at the CVS pharmacy in Berne.
    Adams County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Harvey said in a statement released late Monday morning that Seth T. Curtis faces multiple charges in connection with the incident, in which gunshots were fired inside the pharmacy.

Rex E. Bovine

August 8, 2011

    Rex E. Bovine, 75, of Decatur, died at his residence on Thursday, August 4, 2011.
    Rex was the son of William E. and Jeanette (Hunt) Bovine. He was born on March 24, 1936, in Adams County.
    Rex worked for Zollner Piston Co. in Fort Wayne for 38 years and retired in 1998. He served his country in the United States Army from 1954-1956 and was a member of American Legion Post 43, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6236, and Elks Lodge 993, all of Decatur.

Larry L. Couch

August 8, 2011

    Larry L. Couch, 68, of Union City, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2011, in Union City Care Center after a short illness.
    He was born on November 25, 1942, in Bainbridge, Ohio, to Grant and Vivian Elliott Couch, who are deceased.
    He worked for Applegate Steel and Fence Co. and was also a carpenter.

William H. Via

August 8, 2011

    William H. Via, 90, of Portland, died on Thursday in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare.
    He was born to Walter and Ruth Collier Via.
    Among survivors are his wife, Pauline; a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Linda) Zimmerman of Portland; and two sons, Dennis Via of Decatur and Danny Via of Monticello, Kentucky.
    A private family funeral service will be held, with burial in Salamonia Cemetery. Visiting hours are 1-3 p.m. Sunday in Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Portland.

Brock S. Walker

August 8, 2011

    Brock Steven Walker of Decatur was stillborn at 5:44 a.m. Friday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    He was born on August 5 in Fort Wayne to Kyle and Mercy Klarke Walker, who live in Decatur.
    Other survivors are two brothers, Jack and Holt Walker, at home; the maternal grandmother, Angela R. Klarke of Bluffton; and the paternal grandparents, Rev. Steven and Nancy Walker of Fort Wayne.
    A private family service will be held at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

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