Roger Bentz, 93, Berne, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Lutheran Life Villages, Fort Wayne.
He was born March 10, 1921, in Adams County to the late Charles and Cora Yake Bentz. He married the late E. Jane Liechty on Dec. 17, 1943.
Barry Kent Ellis, 71, Fort Wayne, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family. He was born on Sept. 18, 1943, in Paulding, Ohio.
Barry grew up in Decatur, where he fell in love with his wife, RuthAnn Soliday. He was a member of Sonrise United Methodist Church. Barry was passionate about the Eagle Marsh Preserve and owned his own financial planning and accounting company.
He loved to fish and was an avid stamp collector.
The potential for a major increase in the cost of road salt was discussed by Adams County Highway Engineer Tim Barkey, Decatur Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert and the Adams County Commissioners at the weekly commissioners’ meeting Monday afternoon.
Responding to a question from Commissioner Kim Fruechte, Barkey indicated he had not yet purchased road salt for the highway department for this winter, but anticipated doing so in the very near future.
The 2014 Adams Central Homecoming Court pictured in front, from left, are Darien Gerber, Madeline Schwartz, Natalie Holley, Whitney Peterson, Leah Agler and Shania Steffen. In back are Eli Hill, Julian Aguirre, Eric Ripley, Noah Quinones, Gavin Kaehr and Clayton Harkless. For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.
A man holds a sign along 13th Street in Decatur advertising savings at the Decatur Kmart store. Kmart’s parent company — Sears Holding — announced last week the Decatur store, and the last remaining Kmart in Fort Wayne, would close later this year. The closing will leave some 50 employees out of work.