Archive - 2013
Kenneth W. Pancake, 71, Decatur, passed away at 7:40 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Tuesday, March 3, 1942, in Fort Wayne, the son of the late Virgil I. and Velma G. (Parks) Pancake. He married Barbara J. Borror April 7, 1962, in Decatur; she survives.
Ken was a member of First United Methodist Church in Decatur. He was a 1961 graduate of New Haven High School and attended Ivy Tech College.
David “Dave” Charles Reed, 72, Coldwater, Mich., lost his fight with cancer Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at home.
He was born Oct. 8, 1941, in Decatur, the son of the late Ralph and Rose Mary (Omlor) Reed.
Adams County Sheriff’s Department Confinement Officer James McCullough used “excessive force” in the treatment of an inmate, according to the official finding of the Board of Adams County Commissioners.
No Swiss, no theme, no approval. That’s what businesses looking to build in Berne may hear if a proposed ordinance requiring new firms and current businesses to have a Swiss-themed building is approved by the Berne City Council.
Under the proposed ordinance, a committee made up of two council representatives, two representatives of the city plan commission, the mayor and two citizens appointed by the mayor would have final approval of any future business design in the city of Berne.
Officer Corey Hamm of the Decatur Police Department was among several law enforcement officers from throughout Adams County to take part in the Fraternal Order of Police’s annual “Shop with a Cop” event to benefit needy children in the community. In total, 33 county youngsters were selected to participate in the shopping spree, held Sunday at the Decatur Walmart store.
Photo by J Swygart
BERNE — With only five experienced wrestlers in the lineup, and yielding 24 points worth of forfeits in each round, Barry Humble's South Adams wrestlers went a respectable 2-3 in the 13th annual Spencer Haworth Invitational Saturday.
Delta, after a surprising 44-43 win over Jay County, took top team honors at 5-0. Jay lost just the one time while Union City and Woodlan both went 2-3 and Eastbrook 0-5.
Raymond L. Gibson, 75, Monroeville, passed away at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness, however his death was unexpected.
Ray was born Monday, Aug. 22, 1938, in Monroeville, the son of the late Lloyd and Dorothy (Baker) Gibson. He married Mary Jo Weaver Oct. 19, 1957, in Auburn; she survives.
Joseph E. Kipfer, 90, Bluffton, passed away at 4:40 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Christian Care Retirement Community.
Joseph was born Feb. 5, 1923, in Adams County, the son of the late Aaron and Mary (Steffen) Kipfer. He married Marie E. Gerber Jan. 19, 1947, in Bluffton; she passed away Jan. 31, 2004.
Sarah M. Mendez, 81, Monroeville, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Adams Heritage in Monroeville.
Arraignments pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.