Archive - Jul 22, 2013
Delores E. Landis, 88, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Delores was born October 30, 1924, in Adams County to the late Victor and Alta (Barger) Byerly.
She married Harvey E. Landis on June 21, 1947; he died on August 20, 1990.
Meghan Manley was crowned 2013 Miss Adams County as the county 4-H Fair opened its five-day run Sunday night at the Monroe Fairgrounds.
Numerous fair-goers were on hand for the various activities held on a warm Sunday.
First runnerup was Amanda Reynolds, with Corrinne Bussel named second runnerup. The contestants chose Erica Bluhm was Miss Congeniality, and Manley received the Viewers' Choice Award.
Further details in today's print and e-editions.
Ted D. Lehman, 81, lifelong resident of Berne, died Friday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Among survivors are his wife, Gloria, of Berne, and a daughter, Rosemari (Tad) Sinnock of Indianapolis.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Mennonite Church. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Burial will follow in MRE Cemetery in Berne.
The Peace Monument is Decatur’s largest public monument and also the first built in the United States to be dedicated to peace.
It was constructed in 1913 and dedicated on October 30 of that year by Indiana Governor Samuel Ralston. The memorial was built to honor Adams County veterans that had served in the wars prior to its construction but was dedicated to the peacetime following each conflict.
Work to reinstall a waterfall fountain on the north side of the Peace Monument in Decatur is scheduled to begin next week as the date for the monument's rededication draws ever nearer.
Joe H. Construction of Berne is the general contractor for the project, supported by subcontractors Don R. Myers Plumbing & Heating of Berne, Kiess Electric of Decatur and Berne Ready Mix. The latter has already measured the monument for the addition of the limestone.