November 28th, 2012
Berne's Lehman Park will take on a fresh look next spring with the addition of new, modern playground equipment to replace outdated equipment that has been in place for decades and in some cases has been deemed unsafe.
Profits from three annual Fall Harvest festivals, coupled with private donations, left the Berne Park Board with $19,500 in its park equipment fund earlier this month, board president and city councilman Ron Dull told city council members Monday evening.
Friday is the deadline to apply for either of two vacancies on the seven-member South Adams School Board.
Interested applicants should mail a cover letter and resume to Arlene Amstutz, Board President, 1075 Starfire Way, Berne, IN, 46711. Candidates must live within the city limits of Berne at least one year before November 6 and be at least 21 years of age.
Frederick W. "Fritz" Berning, 90, of Hoagland, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2012, at New Haven Care & Rehabilitation.
He was born in Allen County on Tuesday, February 21, 1922, to the late Fred C. and Marie M. (Grote) Berning.
He married Florence M. Siebert on September 16, 1951.
Zanta M. Butorac, 94, of Decatur, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born in Wells County on June 15, 1918, to the late Ellis and Mae (Comer) Squier.
Zanta married Phil P. Butorac on October 28, 1976; he preceded her in death on February 3, 2002.
Zanta was a homemaker and also worked for Lincoln Life Insurance Company.
Johanna Strahammer, 89, of Bluffton, passed away at 7:10 p.m. Monday, November 26, 2012, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
She was born on October 17, 1923, in Furth im Wald, Germany, to John and Matilda Wurz.
On May 3, 1948, in Chicago, she married Josef V. Strahammer. They shared 54 years of marriage before he preceded her in death in June of 2002.
The Bellmont girls and boys swimming and diving teams both defeated Columbia City on Tuesday at Bellmont High School.
The girls defeated Columbia City 125-52, and the Bellmont boys won, 104-77, in their first meet of the season.
Juniors Sarah Evans and Rachel Klingensmith were double winners in individual races for Bellmont, with Evans winning the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke and Klingensmith winning the 50 and 100 freestyle races.
MONROE—Adams Central doubled up Churubusco in the second half erasing a six-point halftime deficit in their first win of the season, 33-27.
The Lady Jets used a 24-12 advantage in the final two quarters to extract revenge on the Lady Eagles who knocked AC out of the sectionals last season.
With two minutes left in the second quarter, the Lady Jets faced a 15-5 deficit, the biggest of the game for either team. Up until that point, AC was shooting 1-15 from the floor and simply could not buy a basket.
James M. Everett, 65, of Decatur, died on Sunday, November 25, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
James was born in Decatur on November 22, 1947, to Clyde and Treva (Biberstine) Everett.
On July 14, 2008, he married Rebecca L. Hurst.
James was a 1966 graduate of Adams Central. He retired in 2009 from Ruan Trucking after 15 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post 43, the V.F.W. and the local Teamsters Union. He served in the United States Air Force from 1967-1969.
Kathryn K. Knefelkamp, 70, of Monroeville, died Sunday at Ossian Healthcare.
Among survivors are two daughters, Sherri Emenhiser and Vicki Chrisman, and one son, Jay Knefelkamp.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 29, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Monroeville Memorial Cemetery, Monroeville.
Mary Lee Luginbill, 68, of Ohio City, Ohio, passed away at 2:16 p.m. on Sunday, November 25, 2012, in the Van Wert County Hospital Emergency Room.
Mary was born in Indianapolis on Thursday, February 24, 1944, to the late Ralph "Jack" and Mary M. (Stetler) Longenberger.
She married Marvin L. Luginbill on October 19, 1963, in Pleasant Mills; he survives in Ohio City.
Mary was a member of the American Legion Auxillary No. 207 in Willshire, Ohio. She was also a homemaker.