June 26th, 2012
The 2012 Adams County Golf Championship took place over the weekend, beginning Saturday at the The Golf Club of the Limberlost in Geneva and finishing up Sunday at Cross Creek Golf Club in Decatur.
In the ladies division, defending champion Brenda Shifferly won her 13th Adams County trophy with rounds of 78 & 75 (153) over both courses.
"I scored really well over the past two days," Brenda stated afterwards. "It was a gratifying win."
Honorary co-chairs Lou Koning and Katie Birch, along with Lou's wife, Vicky, got things started Saturday as they walked the ceremonial first lap during the Relay for Life held at Adams Central's football stadium.
Others participating included young cancer survivor Ebony Fawcett, who walked with her mom, Beth Ann, and another young cancer survivor Halle Williams-Seip, who walked with her mother, Ciera Williams, and aunt Sydnie Williams (see accompanying photo).
A lasting memorial to workers of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) is the initial goal of the Friends of Ouabache State Park, according to an announcement.
At a meeting of the Ouabache Friends group held June 19, the organization decided to pursue placement of a statue at the park in Wells County to honor those who helped build the park more than 80 years ago.
Lewis "Lou" W. Koning of Decatur was one of two honorary co-chairs chosen by the Adams County Relay for Life Committee to walk the first lap at this year's event, held Saturday and Sunday at Adams Central's football stadium.
Carl W. Elliott, 71, of Decatur, died Sunday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Lee H. Wefel, 53, of Monroe, passed away at 1 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
He was born on Sunday, August 10, 1958, in Decatur, to the late Donald Wefel and the late Patti (Hamilton) Fuelling. On May 18, 1991, he married Cynthia L. Lovellette in Decatur; she survives in Monroe.
Lee retired in 1998 from Fleetwood Motor Homes in Decatur after 20 years of service.
Doyle M. Winteregg 85, of Berne, passed away Saturday June 23, 2012, at Swiss Village.
He was born in Berne on April 9, 1927, to the late Raymond and Pearl (Yoder) Winteregg.
Doyle married Phyllis A. (Hoffman) Winteregg on October 4, 1946; she survives in Berne.
The daughter of Paul and Kathy Gross, Marykate "Katie" Birch, 38, has been chosen as one of two honorary co-chairs by the Adams County Relay for Life Committee for the 2012 event, slated to start at 12 noon Saturday at Adams Central's football stadium.
Katie graduated from Bellmont High School and lives south of Decatur with her family: children Isaac, 18; Maverick, 16; and Gabrielle, 11; and her husband, Matt Birch.
The $291,100 project to replace most of Decatur's approximate 2,500 street signs is moving along more rapidly than expected, Street/Sewer Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert told city council on Tuesday night.
Michiana Contracting of Plymouth is doing the work, mostly funded through a federal grant, and had already replaced some 500 signs, Gilbert said Tuesday night.
Decatur received its first significant rainfall of the month on Thursday when an early-evening storm dumped 8-10ths of an inch here, according to officials at the city weather station.
Only 3-10ths of an inch had been recorded in the first 20 days of the month.
A high in the 90s was recorded for the fourth day in a row, but highs here are expected to drop back into the 80s today and the 70s by the first of the week.