Archive - Jun 27, 2014
Marilyn J. Sprunger, 84, Decatur, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 6, 1929, in Decatur, to the late Leroy and Jennie M. (Frauhiger) Beer.
She married her husband of 61 years, Burl J. Sprunger, Nov. 16, 1952; he survives.
Dallas G. Neuenschwander, 80, Berne, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014.
Surviving are three sons, Rick Neuenschwander of Berne, Ron (Vicki) Neuenschwander of Kingman, Ariz. and Randy (Michelle) Neuenschwander of Westfield; a daughter, Rhina Neuenschwander of Levitown, Pa.; and a brother, Dwight Neuenschwander of California.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
There’s an old joke that says someone is so unpopular he (or she) couldn’t be elected dog catcher. That, however, is how it all began for one of the most popular police chiefs in Decatur’s history.
Kenneth R. Ketzler took a job as dog warden and process server with the Adams County Sheriff’s Department in January of 1976. A Vietnam veteran, he had worked in retail and in 1973 he and his wife, Linda, moved to Decatur and opened a sporting goods store/bait shop, Sportshaven, on Winchester Street.
State Rep. Matt Lehman was disappointed, but not surprised, when a federal judge on Wednesday struck down Indiana’s ban on gay marriage. But the Berne Republican lawmaker was philosophical about the ruling, saying the state legislature will simply “go back to work on issues important to Hoosiers and let this (gay marriage debate) play its way out through the courts.”
The Geneva Chamber will sponsor a car show from 3-9 p.m. Saturday in downtown Geneva. Registration to participate in the show is $10, with dash plaques given to the first 75 registrants. Cars, trucks and motorcycles are all welcome. Door prizes, food and music will be available.
In conjunction with the car show, the Geneva Fire Department’s women’s auxiliary will sponsor a family fun day from 2-6 p.m., offering a water ball tournament, carnival games, the fire department “smoke house” and a food booth.