September 15th, 2014
Wallace E. “Wally” Hertel, 91, Decatur, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest Retirement Community.
Wally was born in Burlington, Wis., Friday, April 13, 1923, to the late Frederick W. and Anna (Schroeder) Hertel. He married Wanda M. Busse Dec. 13, 1947, in Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur; she survives.
Wally served his country in the United States Navy during World War II, where he served in the Western Pacific.
Nolan Dean Koons, 76, Linn Grove, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Fort Wayne.
Survivors include his wife, Annette Nona (Gerber) Koons; three sons, James (Marsha) Koons of Ossian, Jeffrey (Sondra) Koons of Berne, Jason (Lisa) Koons of Huntington; two daughters, Jeralynn (Stanley) Reiber of Minneola, Fla. and Jolene (Mark) Letanosky of Avon Lake, Ohio; brother, Norman (Liz) Koons of Decatur; and 13 grandchildren.
Court documents filed in the case of Michael A. Motter — charged last week with single counts of rape and sexual battery and five counts of child molesting — allege the defendant engaged in unwanted sexual acts with two young girls in Berne.
South Adams science and chemistry teacher Michael Baer has been chosen to receive an Excellence in Education award, sponsored by the national organization AdvanceED, South Adams High School Principal Trent Lehman reported at last week’s monthly school board meeting.
Adams County Clerk of Courts Gayla Reinhart appeared before the Adams County Commissioners last week, seeking permission to break the county hiring freeze and create a part-time position within her department.
Reinhart stated new federal regulations allow members of the public to view records kept by her department, requiring the redaction of all personal information contained in more than 2,800 cases on file with the clerk of courts office.
John A. Kintz, 79, Decatur, died this morning. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Steven S. Sprunger, 75, Berne passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at Chalet Village.
Survivors include three sons, Carl D. Sprunger of Pennville, Daniel J. Sprunger of Stuart, Fla. and Steven (Stephenie) Sprunger of Berne; sister, Jane Mann of Berne; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, with Pastor Larry Eads officiating. Burial will be in MRE Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Tonight the Braves put their 3-0 record on the line when they welcome cross-county rival Norwell to town for their home opener at Worthman Stadium. The game is slated for a 7 p.m. kick-off and the DDD pregame show is set to start around 6:45 p.m.
To view tonight's contest, click the link below. Once on the game site, log in with a username and password or else with Facebook. The service is free to enjoy. Go Braves!
The Adams County Regional Sewer District’s board of directors Thursday evening tentatively approved exemption requests from six property owners, allowing those homeowners to delay hooking into the county’s planned first-ever rural collection system. Ten similar exemption applications were rejected by the board.
Troubled students at Adams Central Schools may face a new method for out-of-school suspension next year after the board of education on Tuesday moved to look at a less expensive alternative to the RISQ program used by the school.