Archive - 2014
Gloria M. Kuhn, 81, Berne, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Woodcrest of Decatur.
Survivors are a daughter, Nancy Kuhn of Berne; two sons, Gene (Tricia) Kuhn and Kurt Kuhn, both of Berne; a sister, Rosemary (Garth) Wiederkehr of Berne; a granddaughter, Carla (Joel) Miller of Decatur; and a great-grandson, Hudson Miller.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bethel Brethern Church, with Pastor Joe Nass officiating.
Burial will be in MRE Cemetery, Berne.
KINGSLAND— All three Adams County schools will be taking part in the tennis sectional semi-finals today along with Huntington North thanks to the results Wednesday in the opening round at Norwell High School.
The Bellmont Squaws defeated the Norwell Knights by a 3-2 margin rectifying a loss earlier this year to their NHC foes, while South Adams also earned a sectional win for the first time in several years by downing Bluffton 3-2.
A year on the demolition derby track couldn’t prepare 15 year old freshman Kevin Oetting for the amount of adrenaline he would feel last month at Bellmont High School. And his quick thinking and fast actions may have prevented a bad situation from becoming even worse.
On April 29, two high school students were involved in a physical confrontation, the reported result of a love triangle and social media.
It was a long, tough winter, as everyone knows, but just how tough on the City of Decatur was unveiled in rather stark terms at Tuesday night’s city council meeting.
Bottom line is this: The city usually spends anywhere from $20,000 to $25,000 to get through a winter – overtime for workers, salt, fuel, etc. — but the one now, thankfully, behind us was a record setter: $82,000-plus in expenses.
That staggering sum is likely to cut out some other city projects as the year continues.
The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus will present two shows in Berne June 2 at the northwest intersection of U.S. 27 and U.S. 218. See today’s print or online edition for additional information.
Michael J. Magsamen, 62, Decatur, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital.
Mike was born July 7, 1951, in Decatur, to the late Victor F. and Evelyn (Shaw) Magsamen.
He married Vicki S. Zurcher March 19, 1977; she survives.
Mike worked as a lineman, line crew supervisor and dispatcher for American Electric Power Co. He was a member of the Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. 993 and Moose Lodge 1311.
Josephine A. Jackson, 91, Decatur, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Josephine was born Aug. 22, 1922, in Christian County, Ill., to the late E. Guy and Teresa (Richardson) McBride.
She married Richard L. Jackson June 23, 1945; he preceded her in death Sept. 19, 1991.
Joyce L. Heckman, 84, Decatur, passed away at 11:25 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born Saturday, Oct. 12, 1929, in Wells County, the daughter of the late Herman H. and Esther E. (Graft) Werling.
She married Delmar Heckman June 5, 1949, at Zion Lutheran Church-Friedheim; he survives.
Joyce was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church-Friedheim, the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and the Altar Guild of the church. Joyce was a homemaker.
Rose I. (Habegger) Matthew, 95, Berne, died Tuesday.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
The Decatur Police Department is not only looking to moving into a new station, possibly by the end of this year, but the department is also going to be taking on a new personnel look at the top.
Mayor John Schultz announced at Tuesday night’s city council meeting that Deputy Chief Greg Cook will takeover as chief next month. Detective Lt. Mike Mahan will assume Cook’s role as second in command.