September 7th, 2011
Thomas J. Alberding, 51, of Decatur, died on Monday, September 5, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Tom was born in Decatur, Indiana, on July 28, 1960, to Leo W. and Mary L. (Geimer) Alberding.
On July 30, 2010, he married Sara E. Webb.
Tom was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and its Holy Name Society. He also was a member of Knights of Columbus Chapter 864 in Decatur, of which he was a past Grand Knight.
Melvin “Dean” Whitesel, 85, of Fort Wayne, died at 3:15 a.m. on September 3, 2011.
Born on July 19, 1926, in Richvalley, Indiana, he was the son of Paul and Ethyl L. (Harwood) Whitesel.
He married Wilma May Clark of North Manchester on January 28, 1946; she died on March 23, 2008.
He attended school at Linlawn of Wabash County and later went to Purdue University at Fort Wayne.
All three Adams County schools were victorious on the volleyball court Tuesday night with both Adams Central and South Adams opening their ACAC seasons with triumphs and Bellmont visiting North Side in Fort Wayne for a three-game sweep.
Chelsea Bollenbacher and Lily Taing provided the momentum for South Adams enroute to a 25-22, 25-9, 25-22 win over Southern Wells.
MONROE—County rivals Adams Central and South Adams squared off on the tennis courts at AC Tuesday night and the Jets swept the doubles competition to squeeze out a 3-2 win over the Starfires in an ACAC varsity match.
A Decatur man who pleaded guilty to burglary and six counts of theft received a 12-year prison sentence on Friday from Adams Circuit Court Judge Frederick A. Schurger.
Gary R. Williams Jr., 24, pleaded guilty to burglarizing a house in Decatur on April 17, stealing a dirt bike from a Decatur business on April 2 and stealing gasoline from two Decatur stations on April 24 and May 12.
The 2011 campaign of the United Way of Adams County will open with a luncheon next Wednesday, September 7, at 11:30 a.m. in the South Adams Boys' and Girls' Club at Berne.
The program will include the announcement of this year's monetary goal to aid 32 local are area organizations and agencies, plus viewing the campaign's promotional video.
Also scheduled is the recognition of the 32 recipients of United Way funds as well as the United Way board and 2011 campaign team.
Now that the Kekionga Festival and the 175th Anniversary Celebration is over, it's time to think ... why, Callithumpian, of course.
And the first announcement from Decatur's Callithumpian Committee about the city's annual fall festival, which will run from October 20-31, has been issued.
The announcement lists three early deadlines.
Thomas J. Alberding, 51, of Decatur, died on Monday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
William S. "Billy" Gravens, 43, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, September 3, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born on April 5, 1968, to William S. and Ann E. McElman Gravens, who are deceased.
Billy was the former manager of the Clark Oil Co. station in Decatur and attended Decatur Church of God.
Rosemary Puterbaugh, 72, of Geneva, died Friday at Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne.
She was born November 13, 1938, in Portland, the daughter of Ivan and Hazel (Whitacre) Beals.
Surviving are two sons, Curt (Melissa) Puterbaugh of Portland and David (Carmen) Puterbaugh of Geneva; one brother Ralph Beals of Florida; and three grandchildren.
She had worked for NAPA in Portland and Berne for 35 years and most recently for the Town of Geneva as deputy clerk-treasurer.