February 13th, 2013
By DYLAN MALONE
FORT WAYNE—Blackhawk Christian won the battle of the Braves on Tuesday night defending their home court on senior night against Bellmont, 45-40 in a non-conference game of round ball.
The 1A Braves were led down the stretch by their sophomore point guard Riley Reimschisel who scored on four free throws down the stretch and made a 15-foot jumper to keep pace ahead of Bellmont in the fourth quarter.
Raymond L. Boggs, 80, of Bryant, Ind., passed away at 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2013, at his residence in Bearcreek Township, Jay County.
He was born on Friday, September 9, 1932, in Harlan, Ind., to the late Henry and Martha (Griffin) Boggs.
Raymond married Carolyn Shannon on Tuesday, November 4, 1952, in Van Wert, Ohio; she survives.
Timothy A. Gase, 50, of Decatur, died at his residence on Saturday, February 9, 2013.
Tim was born on July 9, 1962, in Decatur, to Donald L. and Carol J. (Schuller) Gase; they survive.
Tim was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Haven. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Decatur. He worked for Gold Shield for 25 years, and then for R.M. Landscaping in Decatur. He was a 1981 graduate of Bellmont High School.
Margery D. Poole, 60, of Decatur, died on Sunday, February 10, 2013.
Among survivors are three sons, Heath Mendez and Holland Herman, both of Decatur, and Patrick Phillips of Fishers, Ind.; and daughter, Heidi Mendez of Decatur.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 15, also at the funeral home.
Richard W. "Hap" Sprunger, 67, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2013, in the Lutheran Hospital of Indiana.
Hap was born on Sunday, July 29, 1945, in Van Wert, Ohio, to the late Roman M. and Audra E. "Dollie" (Chronister) Sprunger.
He married Martha H. Bleeke on October 14, 1967, in Decatur; she passed away on April 29, 2009. He married Carolyn M. Lambert on November 10, 2012; she survives.
Sewage utility rates in Berne and Monroe will rise by more than 20 percent to pay for an upgrade to the Berne waste water treatment plant as mandated by state environmental officials.
The city is under orders from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to reduce the amount of ammonia contained in waste water effluent that is being discharged from the plant to area rivers and streams. Improvements must be completed by 2015.
A Berne factory which began 2012 with 225 full-time employees and was down to 140 by year's end, now plans to move some of its operations to other plants and is seeking a buyer for the remainder of the business.
It is not clear how the remaining workers at Ficosa North America will be affected, officials said, although it's likely some will lose their jobs.
The movement of the work is expected to be completed by the end of May.
Ficosa is a supplier to the auto industry
The Adams County Commissioners on Monday chose Tyler Technologies of Jasper, Indiana, to perform the county's reassessment this year.
Assessor Don Kuhn told the commissioners he received the following bids: PSC Associates, $41,082.40; Appraisal Research, $34,875; Nexus Group Property Tax Consultants, $43,775; Indiana Assessment Services, $37,320; and Tyler Technologies, $25,800.
At the recommendation of both Kuhn and County Attorney Mark Burry, the commissioners approved the Tyler firm to do the work.
Cody Walburn may have had a premonition about his first round foe at the 75th annual IHSAA State Wrestling Finals.
"Brandon James finished third at New Castle," Walburn noted Saturday after he finished second at the Fort Wayne Semistate 126-pound division. Seconds and thirds square off Friday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in the preliminary round. Winners move on and place on Saturday, losers head to the seats.