Archive - 2013
Lorena Hockemeyer, 91, of Decatur, passed away at 2:14 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Lorena was born on Thursday, May 19, 1921, in Allen County, to the late Fred C. and Emelia (Melcher) Hockemeyer.
Lorena was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur and was a former member at St. John Lutheran Church-Flatrock, rural Monroeville.
Lorena worked as a nurse's aide for 23 years at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Donald Gibson "Don" Moore, 87, Berne, died April 11, at Swiss Village in Berne.
Among survivors are a son, John B. (Linda) Moore of rural Portland, and a daughter, Genette Kay Moore of Decatur.
Visitation was held in Swiss Village Auditorium on Sunday, and the funeral was at 10 a.m. today, also at the auditorium. Burial was in M.R.E. Cemetery, with full military rites by the Berne American Legion Post 468.
Arrangements were by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Janet K. Tharp, 67, of Decatur, passed away Friday, April 12, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital.
Janet was born December 28, 1945, in Decatur, to the late John E. and Nola Faye (Mauller) Meyer.
On November 16, 1964, she married William J. Tharp, Sr.; he survives in Decatur.
Janet was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. She was a homemaker and also worked for Dolco for 10 years and Duo Marine for two years.
CAMBRIDGE CITY—The Starfire baseball team made a 140-mile round trip on Saturday playing a pair of games in between to make it worth their while going 2-0 on the day to improve their record to an even 3-3 on the season.
The Stars began their day with a six inning rout of the host school Cambridge City Lincoln Golden Eagles, 10-0 led by the one-hit pitching effort of their senior ace, Alex Augsburger. The hurler had three strikeouts with three walks but allowed just one hit all day to the Golden Eagles facing 20 batters officially.
Adams County's first ever rural sewer project will move forward.
That was the unanimous decision Thursday evening of the seven-member regional sewer board, which voted to proceed with plans to construct a rural sewer system to serve an estimated 233 households in the outlying areas of Monmouth, Bobo, Pleasant Mills and Arcadia Village.
The annual Adams County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner was held Thursday evening at the Decatur Elks Lodge featuring a spirited address by Hoosier Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann.
National Weather Service officials this morning informed officials at the Decatur weather station that the St. Marys River is expected to crest around 20.6 feet here tonight.
Although the river's flood stage is 17 feet, it causes no significant problems until getting beyond 21 feet.
Dorothy L. Brandenburg, 91, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center Extended Care Unit.
She was born on Thursday, May 5, 1921, in Detroit, Mich., to the late Harlan E. Williams and the late Lillie May (Sprayberry) Mitchell.
She married William G. Brandenburg on May 30, 1946, in Mount Clemens, Mich.; he passed away October 4, 1999.
James H. Hitner, 54, of Decatur, died Wednesday at the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
Among survivors are his wife, Paula Hitner of Decatur; three daughters, Shelley (Mike) Campbell of Fort Wayne, Christina (Don) White, and Becky Eyanson, both of Decatur; three sons, Dan Hitner of Chicago, Ill., Jim Hitner, and Nick Hitner, both of Ohio; stepson, Alex Cox of Fort Wayne; two ste-daughters, Lauren Cox and Mallory (Red) Relyea, both of Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren.