Archive - Oct 2012
The most recent purchase agreement for the former South Adams Elementary School property has fallen through.
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).
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.
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, 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 "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, 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, 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.
Adams Central's Squadron of Sound will be returning to Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indiana State Music School Association (ISSMA) marching band State Finals.
The Squadron will perform at 5:09 p.m. Saturday. Adams Central made its last trip to the finals in 2009, placing ninth.
The AC group was one of 10 bands emerging from last weekend's Class D Semistate competition at Franklin High near Greenwood. A total of 20 bands took part there.
It wasn't the largest crowd for a Callithumpian Parade, but given the weather, it was a good one.
Estimates of Monday night's turnout for the annual parade were in the 5,000 range, not bad at all considering the weather predictions that included big gusts of wind. The temperature stood at 44 degrees when the parade kicked off around 7 p.m., with wind-chill readings in the mid-30s.