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Archive - Oct 31, 2012

Latest South Adams land deal falls through

October 31, 2012

    The most recent purchase agreement for the former South Adams Elementary School property has fallen through.

Interim elementary assistant added

October 31, 2012

    Jim Schwarzkopf has been hired as the interim assistant South Adams Elementary School principal for the remainder of the school year. According to Superintendent Scott Litwiller, his main responsibility will be the supervision of elementary students and staff. The decision was made unanimously by school board members at a special meeting on Tuesday (Tony Mellencamp was absent).

Circuit court judge gets challenge

October 31, 2012

    Democrat incumbent Frederick Schurger and political newcomer Chad Kuklehan, a Republican, are the candidates for the Adams County Circuit Court judge seat on November 6.
    Schurger, a rural Decatur resident, was appointed as judge of the Adams County Circuit Court by former Gov. Frank O’Bannon on Aug. 2, 1999. He was elected in 2000 and re-elected in 2006.
    Kuklehan, who resides at 227 N. 13th St., has been a practicing attorney for the last 10 years. He is making his first bid for elected office.

Lingenfelter release new line of concept cars

October 31, 2012

    DECATUR, Ind. - Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE) has turned their LTA concept car into reality by debuting the first production Lingenfelter LTA at the 2012 SEMA Show.

Ethel E. McKinley

October 31, 2012

    Ethel E. McKinley, 89, of Bluffton, died Tuesday in Bluffton.
    Among survivors are her husband, Victor McKinley; daughter Vicki (Lynn) DeArmond of Berne; foster son Michael (Tracy) Harmon of Findlay, Ohio; foster daughter Denise Harman Thompson of Orrville, Ohio.
    A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Mt. Hope Church, rural Berne, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Titusville, Pa.

Alfredo Mendez

October 31, 2012

    Alfredo "Freddie" Mendez, 53, Decatur, died Sunday at Woodcrest Nursing Home.
    Graveside services were held today at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
    Arrangements were handled by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.

Jack W. Kirk

October 31, 2012

    Jack W. Kirk, 68, passed away Monday, October 29, 2012 at Lutheran Hospital.
     Born in Laporte, Ind., Jack was a diesel truck mechanic with Ryder Truck Rental for 28 years before retiring. He then worked for INDOT for nine years before retiring in 2004. He enjoyed gardening, working on cars, movies, classic rock music, woodworking, and spending time with family.

Naomi V. Von Gunten

October 31, 2012

    Naomi V. Von Gunten, 94, of Berne, died Tuesday at Swiss Village.
    Among survivors are a son, Roger (Bonnie) Von Gunten of Berne; a foster son, Richard Sudduth of Fort Loramie, Ohio; and daughters Neva (Derryle) Pharr of Berne and Sueann (John) Alter Von Gunten of Elkhart.
    Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Saturday at the Swiss Village Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at First Mennonite Church, with visitation one hour prior to services.

 

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