Jack W. Kirk, 68, passed away Monday, October 29, 2012 at Lutheran Hospital.
Born in Laporte, Ind., Jack was a diesel truck mechanic with Ryder Truck Rental for 28 years before retiring. He then worked for INDOT for nine years before retiring in 2004. He enjoyed gardening, working on cars, movies, classic rock music, woodworking, and spending time with family.
Naomi V. Von Gunten, 94, of Berne, died Tuesday at Swiss Village.
Among survivors are a son, Roger (Bonnie) Von Gunten of Berne; a foster son, Richard Sudduth of Fort Loramie, Ohio; and daughters Neva (Derryle) Pharr of Berne and Sueann (John) Alter Von Gunten of Elkhart.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Saturday at the Swiss Village Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at First Mennonite Church, with visitation one hour prior to services.
Adams Central's Squadron of Sound will be returning to Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indiana State Music School Association (ISSMA) marching band State Finals.
The Squadron will perform at 5:09 p.m. Saturday. Adams Central made its last trip to the finals in 2009, placing ninth.
The AC group was one of 10 bands emerging from last weekend's Class D Semistate competition at Franklin High near Greenwood. A total of 20 bands took part there.
It wasn't the largest crowd for a Callithumpian Parade, but given the weather, it was a good one.
Estimates of Monday night's turnout for the annual parade were in the 5,000 range, not bad at all considering the weather predictions that included big gusts of wind. The temperature stood at 44 degrees when the parade kicked off around 7 p.m., with wind-chill readings in the mid-30s.
The decision by long-time Republican Kenyon Sprunger not to seek re-election to the Adams County Council this year assures that at least one new member will join that body in 2013. If county Democrats have their way, there will be as many as three new faces on the council.
Surviving a crowded May primary and advancing on to the November general election were incumbent Republican councilmen Randy Colclasure and Dennis Bluhm. Joining them on the ballot will be fellow Republican Tony Mellencamp.
Ronald L. Luginbill, 61, a lifelong resident of Decatur, passed away on Monday morning, October 29, 2012, at his residence.
Ron was born in Decatur on Saturday, January 27, 1951, to the late Robert L. Luginbill and Patricia L. (Beery) Luginbill.
Maria J. Hochadel Stuckey, 91, of Fort Wayne, died Saturday, October 27, 2012.
Born in Germany on April 15, 1921, she was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
Among survivors are her husband, Paul; children, Josephine (Gerd) Moser of Germany, Christine George of New Hampshire, Barry (Beckie) Stuckey of Decatur, and James (Cindy) Stuckey of Fort Wayne; sisters, Lina Buchtela and Anna Hofstetter of Germany; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A major project was completed recently with final blacktopping in the Anthony Wayne Meadows addition.
Throughout last summer and earlier, a combination of city workers and local contractors addressed numerous concerns within the addition, such as drainage problems, curbing, poor condition of asphalt, and ADA (American Disabilities Act) compliance.
Six candidates are vying for two seats from District 2 on the North Adams Community Schools’ board of education in the first-ever public elections for board seats.
The top vote-getter in the District 2 voting will receive a four-year term that will start Jan. 1, 2013. If an incumbent board member is the top vote-getter, that person will automatically earn a new term on the board, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Their vacated seat would then be filled by a vote of the school board.
Anyone interested in a prime spot of real estate in downtown Decatur with access to a state highway and plenty of free parking?
The Adams Health Network (AHN) doesn't have a bridge to sell you, but it does have a landmark building in Decatur to offer, having recently announced it plans to sell its former Health Services Complex at Second and Monroe streets downtown. Prior to the hospital owning the building, it was for many years occupied by the First State Bank of Decatur.