Archive - Jul 2013
On Saturday, the Ladies Golf Association held their annual Ethel May Sanmann golf outing at Cross Creek Golf Course.
The event went on despite a short rain delay and the ladies enjoyed their Florida scramble style nine holes nonetheless.
Elizabeth Ann Kocher Bond, 71, died of ALS on July 16 at her home in Cypress Mill, Texas.
She was born in Decatur on April 7, 1941, to James L. Kocher and Mildred Wolfe Kocher.
Both Ann and her husband Bill were graduates of the class of 1959, DHS, and Indiana University (Bloomington).
An ongoing dispute between the Adams County commissioners and members of the Adams County Park and Recreation board escalated Monday during the commissioners' regular weekly meeting. And while no resolution was reached to lingering conflicts between the two bodies — the biggest centering around personnel and supervision matters — county park board members said they hope to present to the commissioners a concrete plan outlining the future of their department by year's end.
A public hearing held during Monday's regular meeting of Berne City Council on a proposed two-stage increase in sewer rates attracted no comments from city residents, setting the stage for the first of those rate increases to take effect this fall.
The council two weeks ago introduced legislation to put in place the first of two planned sewer utility rate hikes to help finance an estimated $3.9 million upgrade to the city's wastewater treatment plant.
It looks like some nearly ideal weather will be served up to 4-H Fair-goers this evening as the biggest night of the five-day event comes up.
The National Weather Service says chances of rain are just 30 percent, and that's mainly before 5 p.m. Temperatures, meanwhile, should be in the 60s when the fair parade kicks off at 7.
Post-race ceremonies will see the 2013 Royal Ambassador chosen.
A Cancer Shoot Out was held over the weekend at Cross Creek Golf Course to raise money for the fight for cancer.
Officially named the 2013 Whitlock Shootout against Cancer, $665 was raised on Sunday to support the worthy cause. Mark Bixler was the overall winner of the event. Donations were made to Adams County Community Foundation, Dreams to Reality Fund at the Oncology unit, as well as the memorial to Burt and Mary Whitlock whom the tournament was named after.
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.