Archive - Apr 18, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Adams County until 5 p.m. today. A tornado watch means conditions are favorable to produce a tornado.
Adams County also remains under a flood watch from 2 p.m. this afternoon through Friday morning.
We will update this information throughout the day should any new watches or warnings be issued.
Roger W. Burkhart, 66, of Decatur, died Wednesday.
Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.
Irene Krueckeberg, 84, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, in Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Irene was born on Monday, October 15, 1928, in Stuttgart, Germany, to the late Richard and Luzie (Kuhnen) Weber.
She married Robert H. Krueckeberg on September 25, 1953, in Stuttgart, Germany; he survives in Decatur.
Michael D. Lemmon, 48, of Fort Wayne, departed his earthly home Monday, April 15, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital following a brief illness.
Michael was a lifelong Fort Wayne resident, Northrop High School graduate, and IUPU graduate. He was a 19-year employee of Press-Seal Gasket Corporation of Fort Wayne. He was an extrusion operator. Michael loved video gaming, was a lover of Christ, and of Christian music. He was the most kind and loving man, husband and father.
Dora R. "Becky" (Burgess) Tarkington, 81, of Berne, formerly of Geneva, passed away at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Swiss Village in Berne.
Becky was born Saturday, January 2, 1932, in Huntertown, Ind., to the late Harlow C. Hart and Pearl Eash-Hart-Shaver.
She worked for the Berne Police Department as a dispatcher and had also worked as a bookkeeper for the Adams Co. Highway Dept.
MONROE—Adams Central ended another foe in under seven innings on Wednesday night as they handled Winchester in five frames, 11-0.
Jaron Bittner tossed from the mound for his first varsity start and did not disappoint throwing five full innings of three-hit baseball allowing no runs in the shut out.
The long-awaited demolition of the former city street department garage got under way early this morning.
Street/Sanitaiton Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert said at Tuesday night's city council meeting that the entire project is likely to be completed in some 36 days, by May 17, or possibly earlier.
The main building could be down as soon as the first of next week, he said.
Further details in today's print and e-editions.
Nothing stays the same, the old saying goes, and Decatur City Council is proving that adage by eliminating the storm water department it created only nine years ago, in 2004.
There are good reasons, laid out by City Attorney Tim Baker at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
Over 30 Bellmont students are involved in the production of "Midsummer/Jersey," which will be presented on the stage of the schools' Erekson Theater this Saturday and Sunday.
Students are involved in the production as cast and/or crew members. Many students actors are playing more than one role.
The curtain goes up at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Reserved seats are $7 for adults, $6 for students and seniors citizens, and are in the lower sections of the theatre.