Archive - 2014
Lehnford L. “Bud” Bohnke, 78, Decatur, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
He was born Sept. 27, 1935, in Decatur, to the late Herman and Louise (Bienz) Bohnke.
Bud was a self-employed farmer. He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church-Fuelling and a member of the D.H.I.A. Dairy Association. He sold and produced milk for Allen Dairy, which became Prairie Farms Dairy, for more 50 years.
Superintendent Brent Lehman gave the annual State of the School address Monday during a Decatur Chamber of Commerce lunceon at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
“What makes North Adams such a great school district is the level of teamwork, and the relationships between parents, staff, administrators and students,” Lehman emphasized.
Following the appearance of Vinnie’s Bar owner Chris Faurote last week before the Adams County Council to announce his displeasure with the proposed location of a new judicial center on 1st Street, Adams County Attorney Mark Burry offered a response on the part of the Adams County Commissioners at their regular weekly meeting Monday afternoon.
Business is booming for Smith Brothers of Berne, and controller Dave Burson went before city council Monday to request an approval of the annual tax abatement form CF-1 that states the company is in compliance with the terms of the abatement originally filed in 2005.
Tonight's county-rivalry contest on the softball field between the Lady Jets and Squaws will begin roughly at 5 p.m. The DDD pre-game show will tentatively start at 4:45 p.m. and fans are encouraged to follow the link below to the game cast website. To view the game, log in with a username and password. The service is free so enjoy the game!
Lucy N. (Baker) Filips, 91, Orlando, Fla., Formerly of Decatur, passed away April 11, 2014, at her daughter’s residence in Orlando.
Lucy was born Thursday, July 6, 1922, in Adams County to the late Fred E. and Amelia R. (Kohne) Baker.
She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and was an active volunteer at church. Lucy was employed and volunteered at Adams Memorial Hospital for many years.
Kae Linnet Sprunger, 76, Berne, died Friday, April 11, 2014, at Swiss Village.
She was born to Vincent and Miriam (Yeoman) Sprunger Sept. 11, 1937, in Adams County.
Surviving are Jon Garth Sprunger of Leonidas, Mich.; Michael (Carolyn) Sprunger of Linn Grove; Alice Coblentz of Berne; Eric (Jean) Sprunger of Berne; Rebecca Sprunger of New York; and Jared (Jerri Hoffman) Sprunger of Fort Wayne.
Students regcognized at celebration honoring the completion of the Skill-Link program last week at BHS included: Kurt Waugh, Smith Brothers of Berne; Jeremy Miller, Bluffton Motor Works; Aaron Voirol, FCC (Adams); Eric Hirschy, Smith Brothers; Gary Paxson, Bluffton Motor Works; Brock McPeek, Micromatic LLC; and Joe Cawel, All American Homes. A graduate not pictured was Anthony Tappy, Alexin. Skill-Link is a Northeast Indiana Works collaborative initiative that provides certification-based training of incumbent workers to elevate their skills.
North Adams Community Schools will not hold classes in observance of Good Friday this year, but in future years the day could be used as a make-up day if another severe winter forces the cancellation of an excessive number of school days.
Members of the North Adams school board expressed varying opinions at last week’s board meeting about Good Friday being a school-observed holiday. Many board members, as well as residents in attendance, were in favor of using the holiday as a make-up day.
Ethan Tumbleson enjoyed his cotton candy at the Serving All Families Everyday — or SAFE — carnival Saturday at Riverside Center. The event drew a large crowd of youngsters who were treated to carnival games, prizes, cotton candy and popcorn.
Photo by Ashley Thieme