September 22nd, 2014
Gerald “Jerry” G. Knittle, 35, Decatur, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Jerry was born in Decatur Dec. 12, 1978, to Gerald D. and Bonnie L. (Whittenbarger) Knittle.
Among survivors are his parents, Gerald and Bonnie Knittle of Decatur; and numerous aunts and uncles and their families.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home, with Pastor Carol Tumbleson Evans officiating. Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery.
Ruth E. Crosby, 84, of Decatur, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was born in Fort Wayne Thursday, April 10, 1930, to the late Walter F. David and Dora M. (Hanke) David. She married Charles F. Crosby in Fort Wayne April 18, 1953; he survives.
Ruth was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church-Fuelling and a longtime member of the choir. She retired in 1990 from Central Soya after 25 years of service.
Bellmont volleyball hosts Bishop Luers tonight at the Teepee in a rare, non-conference Monday match. The JV will kick off the action with their match at 6 p.m. with the varsity contest to follow about half an hour after its conclusion.
The DDD webcast of the contest will begin at approximately 7 p.m. To view the game online, click the link below. Once on the game site, log in with a username and password, or else connect with Facebook, and the service will be free of charge. Go Squaws!!
Prompted by opening comments from Councilor Dennis Bluhm, members of the Adams County Council embarked on a discussion surrounding the subject of Tax Increment Finance districts prior to the start of Tuesday's monthly meeting.
Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has announced a new mobile voter registration app in conjunction with National Voter Registration Day. The app allows Hoosiers to register to vote, along with many other services, via their smartphone.
Lawson said Hoosiers are encouraged to register to vote using the new app for National Voter Registration Day Tuesday, a massive 50-state effort to encourage civic participation.
Another successful St. Marys Catholic Church Festival has come and gone. Pictured are deflated amusement rides as the annual event was dismantled late Sunday afternoon. Severe storms that passed through the area Saturday evening kept attendance down slightly at the festival.
BLUFFTON— Bellmont's girls golf team won their first sectional title in school history on Saturday morning defeating the field of 12 at Timber Ridge Golf Course in Bluffton by one stroke at 359 amidst windy conditions.
Daniel May Jr., 61, Berne, died at 4:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Jay County Sunday, April 19, 1953, to Daniel and Marjorie May.
Daniel worked at Smith Brothers of Berne for 41 years. He was a graduate of South Adams High School and enjoyed watching movies, sports and listening to music.
Howard F. Steiner, 90, Berne, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Swiss Village Retirement Community. He was born in Adams County Oct. 20, 1923, to the late Homer and Magealena (Zurcher) Steiner. On November 19, 1949, he married Roselle Haines and after 54 years together she passed away on Dec.12, 2003.
He was a self-employed farmer and worked at Berne Furniture for 25 years. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1945- 47.