Archive - 2013
Lois J. Franz, 87, of Decatur, passed away at 4:03 p.m. onSaturday, May 25, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Lois was born Tuesday, February 9, 1926, in Adams County to the late Simon A. and Frances E. (Emenhiser) Lehrman.
She married Arthur E. Franz on June 4, 1949, at East Liberty United Methodist Church in rural Monroeville; he passed away on March 29, 1989.
Maxine (Girard) Grimm, 94, of Decatur, died Monday, May 27, 2013.
Maxine was born April 5, 1919, in Paulding, Ohio, to the late Adrien J. and Genevieve Girard.
She was a 1942 graduate of St. Joseph Hospital of Nursing; she retired from nursing after 35 years. Her proudest achievement was in establishing the Berne Nursing Home.
Among survivors are a son; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a great-grandson (expected in July); and a host of cherished nieces and nephews.
Leo F. Miller, 90, of Decatur, died Monday, May 27, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Leo was born on April 27, 1923, in Decatur to the late Casper and Margaret (Omlor) Miller.
He married Elizabeth M. “Betty” Koors on June 18, 1955; she preceded him in death on February 12, 2012.
FORT WAYNE—The Jets won their third sectional in four years on Wednesday night when they posted a 10-4 victory over the Bishop Luers Knights at Indiana Tech Field.
The Knights entered the game as the defending champs after topping South Adams in the championship last season. Luers had to go through the Stars again to get to the Jets as well as Eastside in the semis. AC topped Churubusco 13-10 in the second semi game on Tuesday night.
Qualifying industries looking to locate or expand in Berne will now have the opportunity to earn 100 percent freedom from all real and personal property tax liability for up to five years for such projects.
Petitions currently are being circulated in the Monroe Township portion of the town of Monroe seeking approval of residents there to join the Adams Public Library System (APLS).
The petition process was initiated by the APLS board of directors and, if 20 percent of the registered voters in the target area — which lies south of State Route 124 and includes the majority of residents in the town — sign the petitions, the area identified as Monroe/Monroe would become the third library district in Adams County.
The commissioners received a proposal from Dave Sholl of Schenkel & Shultz Architecture at Tuesday's meeting regarding the superior court project.
In the event a new building would be located at the northeast corner of Third Street and Madison Street, which is one of the locations being considered, Sholl has submitted a quote of $44,160 to serve with Cory Miller — a Decatur native — as architects for the project.
MONROE—Adams Central freshman Kara Keller wasn't quite sure what she had done when she hit the ball hard in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday night in the class 2A IHSAA girls softball regional 18 tournament at Adams Central against Bremen.
"Then I saw the runners in front of me start to slow down and suddenly I realized the ball had cleared the center field fence," she said.
"I just thought he needed it more now than I did," said Andrea Braun Irwin after she became a major sidebar story on Sunday to one of the most popular victories in the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Seemingly always followed by a black cat at the Speedway, popular Tony Kanaan ended 11 years of frustration by winning the 500 on his 12th try. And when it was over, amid waves of jubiliation, he displayed in Victory Lane two medals, one of them given to him by Andrea Irwin.
Memorial Day was a wet one in Adams County, but just cold and damp as Memorial Day services were held at the Veterans Memorial at the Berne American Legion post.
A joint observance was held by the Decatur American Legion Post 43 and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6236, Berne American Legion Post 468 and Geneva VFW Post 6751.
Featured speaker was Guy Gruters, an F-100 fighter pilot, small business owner and corporate executive vice-president.