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Archive - Apr 19, 2013

River stays under flood stage here

April 19, 2013

    Despite well over an inch of rain in the past 24 hours, the St. Marys River remained under its flood stage this morning.
    Officials at the city weather station measured the river at 15.85 feet at 7 .m., still under its 17-foot stage. The river stood at 13.05 feet 24 hours earlier.
    The weather station recorded 1.25 inches of rain on Thursday at this morning, up to 7 a.m.
        Further details in today's print and e-editions.

Old building going down

April 19, 2013

    Demolition of the antiquated former street department building between the police station and city swimming pool got under way on Thursday.
    Denny's Excavating of Plainfield, general contractor for the project, began by tearing down the garage attached to the west side or the original building, which is well over 100 years old and is considered a safety hazard.
    The entire structure could be down by Saturday or the first of next week, officials said. (Photo by Jannaya Andrews)
 

Chambers to host an econ forum

April 19, 2013

    The Decatur and Berne chambers of commerce, in conjunction with First Merchants Bank, will host an Economic Outlook Forum on Tuesday, April 30, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    The forum will be moderated by John Stafford, the director of IPFW's Community Research Institute. Panelists will include State Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne; Adams County Commissioner Doug Bauman, representing agriculture; Josh Krueckeberg, real estate; Larry Macklin, economic development; Brad Lichtenberger, industry; and Dane Wheeler, health care.

Roger W. Burkhart

April 19, 2013

    Roger W. Burkhart, 66, of Decatur, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness over the last year.
    Roger was born Thursday, August 1, 1946, in Decatur, to the late Charles F. and Helen M. (Stewart) Burkhart.
    He married Harriet S. Bercot on March 1, 1986, at Decatur Church of God; she survives in Decatur.
    Roger was a member of the Salem Community Church and was a lifelong farmer in the Salem area.

Ronald L. Holcomb

April 19, 2013

    Ronald Laveral Holcomb, 79, of Kingman, Ariz., died at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at his residence.
    Ronald was born May 8, 1936, in Boaz, Ala., to the late E. C. and Elizabeth Holcomb.
    He married Ruth Gail Clark on September 24, 1955; she preceded him in death.
    Ronald worked for International Harvester in Fort Wayne for many years until his retirement.

Robert L. Litwiller

April 19, 2013

    Robert L. Litwiller, 78, Berne, died Thursday evening.
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

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