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Archive - Apr 15, 2013

Time to call in the lawyers - Park boards merger talks tabled

April 15, 2013

    Call in the lawyers.
    That was about all on which the Decatur Park Board and the Adams County Park Board could agree during a brief joint meeting on Thursday afternoon.
    The two boards had met independently three days earlier, and each group heard a proposal to incorporate the two bodies into one board that would oversee the city-county parks and recreation department.

Collier given highest honor

April 15, 2013

    Longtime Adams County businessman, volunteer, and 50-year scouting enthusiast David Collier was the surprise recipient of a Sagamore of the Wabash award from Indiana Governor Mike Pence on Thursday night'.
    The award was presented to Collier at the annual Adams County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann on behalf of Gov. Pence and she noted, "You could not have picked a better Hoosier for this award. I'm proud to be with you here tonight."

'Midsummer' for BHS spring play

April 15, 2013

    What happens when you take Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and replace some of the characters with people from the Jersey Shore?  You get Ken Ludwig’s "Midsummer/Jersey," the Bellmont High School spring play production, a school announcement said.
    The spring play is being directed by Jeannie Smith with set design by Rick Smith. Over 30 Bellmont High School students are involved in the production as actors and/or tech crew. 

Dorothy L. Brandenburg

April 15, 2013

    Dorothy L. Brandenburg, 91, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center Extended Care Unit.
    She was born on Thursday, May 5, 1921, in Detroit, Mich., to the late Harlan E. Williams and the late Lillie May (Sprayberry) Mitchell.
    She married William G. Brandenburg on May 30, 1946, in Mount Clemens, Mich.; he passed away October 4, 1999.

Evelyn Espich

April 15, 2013

    Evelyn (Christener) Espich, 92, of Decatur, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    She was born on Tuesday, July 27, 1920, in Monroe to the late Harvey and Nellie Marie (Worden) Bovine.
    Evelyn married John Christener, Jr., on October 13, 1936, in the Monroe Friends Parish; he passed away December 19, 1974.

Lyncoln A. Hess

April 15, 2013

    Lyncoln Ann Hess, 7 weeks years old, of Decatur, passed away suddenly at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2013.
    Lyncoln was born on Thursday, February 21, 2013, in Fort Wayne, to Jesse Hess and Alicia Hirschy, both of whom survive.
    Lyncoln was a member of Zion Lutheran Church-Decatur, along with her parents. Her father works at Selking International and her mother works at Fairway Deli Marathon.

Lorena Hockemeyer

April 15, 2013

    Lorena Hockemeyer, 91, of Decatur, passed away at 2:14 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Lorena was born on Thursday, May 19, 1921, in Allen County, to the late Fred C. and Emelia (Melcher) Hockemeyer.
    Lorena was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur and was a former member at St. John Lutheran Church-Flatrock, rural Monroeville.
    Lorena worked as a nurse's aide for 23 years at Adams Memorial Hospital.

Donald G. Moore

April 15, 2013

    Donald Gibson "Don" Moore, 87, Berne, died April 11, at Swiss Village in Berne.
    Among survivors are a son, John B. (Linda) Moore of rural Portland, and a daughter, Genette Kay Moore of Decatur.
    Visitation was held in Swiss Village Auditorium on Sunday, and the funeral was at 10 a.m. today, also at the auditorium. Burial was in M.R.E. Cemetery, with full military rites by the Berne American Legion Post 468.
    Arrangements were by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

Janet K. Tharp

April 15, 2013

    Janet K. Tharp, 67, of Decatur, passed away Friday, April 12, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital.
    Janet was born December 28, 1945, in Decatur, to the late John E. and Nola Faye (Mauller) Meyer.
    On November 16, 1964, she married William J. Tharp, Sr.; he survives in Decatur.
    Janet was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. She was a homemaker and also worked for Dolco for 10 years and Duo Marine for two years.

SA earns a pair over Lincoln, Tri

April 15, 2013

    CAMBRIDGE CITY—The Starfire baseball team made a 140-mile round trip on Saturday playing a pair of games in between to make it worth their while going 2-0 on the day to improve their record to an even 3-3 on the season.
    The Stars began their day with a six inning rout of the host school Cambridge City Lincoln Golden Eagles, 10-0 led by the one-hit pitching effort of their senior ace, Alex Augsburger. The hurler had three strikeouts with three walks but allowed just one hit all day to the Golden Eagles facing 20 batters officially.

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