Archive - 2013
Helen A. Newton, 87, Berne, formerly of Worthington, Mass., passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice in Fort Wayne.
Loren U. Sprunger, 84, Berne, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013, at Swiss Village.
Loren was born in Adams County on July 2, 1928, to the late Menno and Mae (Stauffer) Sprunger.
He married Doris Dick on July 4, 1950; she preceded him in death.
Loren was a member of the West Missionary Church. Over the years he taught Sunday School and served as superintendent. He retired from Franklin Electric after 25 years of service.
The number of newborns, surgeries performed, emergency room visits, and total outpatients at Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) jumped significantly in the first three months of 2013 compared to the first quarter of 2012.
At their monthly meeting Wednesday night, the hospital board of trustees learned that 22,462 outpatient registrations have been made compared to just 16,981 in 2012, an increase of 5,481.
A 32-year-old Decatur man has been handed prison time after pleading guilty in Adams Superior Court to three separate charges.
Randy Holmes, 32, Decatur, will be serving two-plus years, or a total of 950 days, and he owes $1,356.50 in court costs and fees.
After pleading guilty to violating probation by consuming alcohol and incurring new charges, Holmes saw 200 days of his previously suspended sentence revoked by Judge Patrick R. Miller, the time to be served in prison.
Bellmont used a seven-run fourth inning to boost their way to their first win of the season against the North Side Redskins on Thursday night at the Teepee, 9-4.
Bellmont, now 1-6, has been slowly progressing at the plate starting the year with double digit strikeouts in games but fell only twice on strikes against the Redskins' pitcher, Kailee Stuller, who went six innings in a losing cause.
When members of the Adams Health Network (AHN) Board of Trustees adopted the hospital budget for 2013, they anticipated they might be as much as over $200,000 in the red at the end of the first quarter.
The news the trustees received from Chief Financial Officer Dane Wheeler Wednesday night at their monthly meeting was a pleasant surprise because the hospital is nowhere near that figure; in fact, it is $845,142 in the black!
The demolition of the onetime city light plant and later street department garage apparently is going smoothly.
Six days after Denny's Excavating of Plainfield began the effort, this is the way the building looked on Wednesday (end view is below). All debris taken from the site is going to the Jay County landfill.
The building was constructed in 1895, but hasn't been used in several years and was considered a safety hazard. (Photo provided)
The Indiana University School of Education has named eight Indiana public school teachers — including Katie Isch of Adams Central — as the Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Teacher Educators for the 2013-14 school year.
In earning the prestigious honor, these teachers have an opportunity over the next year to participate in professional development opportunities and work with IU faculty and students studying to be teachers, the university said in an announcement..
John Norval Fuhrman, 72, of New Brighton, Minn., formerly of the Decatur area, passed away April 21, 2013.
John graduated in 1959 from Monmouth High School.
Among survivors are his wife, Joyce Fuhrman, of New Brighton; five children; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Roy (Maryann) Fuhrman, of Denver, Colo.; brother-in-law, Robert Mernin; and many loving family and friends.