Archive - 2013
Various events, including the Sweet Chariots Car Show, are scheduled for Saturday, July 9, at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, US 224 West.
Organizers said approximately $3,000 was raised during last year's event and distributed to St. Mark's missions, such as St. Mark’s Food Pantry, Adams-Wells Crisis Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, Love INC. and the church's Red Bird Mission Team.
The Clemente league championship trophy was played for on Tuesday night at Hanna Nuttman Park by the two remaining squads including Bleeke Electric out of the loser's bracket and Sportsform the team who put them there earlier in the tourney.
In game one, Bleeke defeated Sportform by a score of 25-20 forcing a second contest.
Dennis "Denny" Michael Atkinson, 64, of Montpelier, died Monday at Markle Health Care in Markle.
Among survivors are his mother, Norma “Joan” Lodge of Marion; wife, Martha Atkinson of Montpelier; son, Dennis Wygant of Berne; two daughters, Julie Wygant and Favor Stanford, both of Berne; and stepson, Shawn Uptgraft of Fort Wayne.
Per his request, there will be no viewing or services.
Arrangements are being handled by Walker & Glancy Funeral Home in Montpelier.
James F. “Jim” Klenk, 74, of Decatur, passed away Monday, June 25, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.
Jim was born on April 19, 1939, in Decatur to the late Ferdinand and Frances Josephine “Jo” (Hall) Klenk.
On September 5, 1981, he married Sandra L. Dewells; she survives in Decatur.
Thomas E. Levy, 60, Fort Wayne, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center in Bluffton.
Born in Logansport, Ind., Tom was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. When he was in school, he ran track and was very involved in sports. Tom graduated from Snider in 1971 and was accepted into the pharmaceutical program at Purdue upon graduating. He loved to play cards and fish. Tom absolutely loved celebrating every holiday on the calendar.
Ruben M. Schwartz, 70, of Berne, died Tuesday at his residence.
Among survivors are his wife, Ada E.(Wickey) Schwartz of Berne; son, Leander A.R. (Mandy E.) Schwartz of Berne; six daughters, Mary A.R. (Solomn S.) Wickey of Auburn; Lucy A.R. (Jacob E.R.) Girod and Judy A.R. (James N.) Girod, both of Berne; Ruth A.R. (Reuben E.J.) Schwartz, Elma A.R. (Enos E.J.) Schwartz, and Ada A.R. (William L.) Christner, all of Bryant; 74 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Carmen Justice Wilks, 79, of Warren, Ind., passed away on June 24, 2013, at her residence.
Carmen was born in Marion, Ind., on November 12, 1933, to the late Enos and Olive (Heal) Justice.
John W. Wittwer, 57, of Monroe, died Monday, June 24, 2013, at Bluffton Regional Hospital.
John was born on August 24, 1955, in Decatur, to the late Wayne T. and Dolores M. (Beard) Wittwer.
On May 31, 1974 he married Janice R. Ross; she survives in Monroe.
Adams County Attorney Mark Burry presented to the county commissioners at their meeting on Monday the letter he has drafted to dissolve the county's agreement with Decatur's parks and recreation department, as the department will soon undergo major changes.
The commissioners approved the letter, emphasizing a need to meet with Mayor John Schultz, potentially to discuss a new agreement.
Berne City Council, during an informal discussion near the end of Monday evening's regularly-scheduled meeting, voted to direct its rate consultant to draft a two-phase increase in city sewage utility rates.
Jeffrey Rowe from Umbaugh and Associates, the city's rate consulting firm, earlier this month presented several rate options for city officials to consider in conjunction with a state-mandated upgrade to Berne's waste water plant.