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April 27th, 2012

Betty M. Beitler

April 27, 2012

    Betty M. (Leimenstoll) Beitler, 87, of Decatur, died Friday, April 27, 2012, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
    Betty was born in Adams County, on July 17, 1924, to the late John and Irene (Denny) Myers.
    On November 8, 1953, she married Lloyd Leimenstoll; he died March 10, 1975.
    She married Harry Beitler on August 5, 1981; he died May, 1991.

Buggy crash claims 3rd life

April 27, 2012

    Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg announced Friday that there has been a third fatality resulting from the April 17 accident involving an Amish buggy and a van on SR 124 near CR 400W.
    Rekeweg said Jerry M. Schwartz, 17, who has been hospitalized since the accident, has died as a result of his injuries.
    No information regarding the condition of Mary M. Schwartz, 44, who was transported by helicopter to a Fort Wayne hospital, has been released.

Quick rebuild of complex seen

April 27, 2012

    Residents of Oakwood Terrace Apartments in Berne who survived a devastating fire this week surveyed the damage and tried to salvage some of their belongings on Thursday afternoon.
    Jeremy Weaver, a friend of apartment complex owner/manager Keith Hansel, said, "Demolition is expected to begin on Tuesday." He added that after the burned-out building is razed, rebuilding will begin immediately and should take about two weeks to complete.

IPFW official: McKee ‘had so much promise’

April 27, 2012

    Zachary McKee, a 27-year-old Ossian resident, was about to graduate from IPFW in May with a political science degree and begin working at the Indiana Statehouse. Four years as a distinguished U.S. Marine was on his resume.
    Then he tragically died in an unusual accident near Chicago on Sunday.

Complex leaking solutions eyed

April 27, 2012

    Dave Meyer of the county buildings and grounds department reported to county commissioners Monday that he received a quote of $58,631 from Atlas Building Services to add window flashing to the third floor windows across the front of the Service Complex.
    Alternately, Atlas quoted a price of $16,736 to clean the area and add a water repellant to the windows.
    There has been a problem with leakage at the complex for quite some time, according to Meyer.

George Lacatis

April 27, 2012

    George Lacatis, 83, of Decatur, passed away at 9 a.m.Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    He was born September 20, 1928, in Dearborn, Michigan, to the late Flore and Catherine (Cosma) Lacatis.
    George retired from General Motors in 1989 after 30 years of service in Ypsilanti, Mich.

Catherine K. Schwartz

April 27, 2012

    Catherine K. Schwartz, 77, of Monroe, passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at her residence. 
    She was born on Wednesday, September 12, 1934, in Adams County, to the late Sam K. and Sylvia (Springer) Schwartz.  
    She married Atlee M. Schwartz on Thursday, March 21, 1957.
    Mrs. Schwartz was a member of the Old Order Amish.

April 26th

Braves topple #4 Norwell, 7-3

April 26, 2012

    OSSIAN—Bellmont kept their bats hot as they traveled to Norwell to face off against the #4 ranked team in 3A according to the IHSBCA poll, pulling off the upset, 7-3 on Thursday night.
    Bellmont, now 10-3 and on the honorable mention list in the same poll, came into the contest hitting the cover off of the baseball of late.
    For five innings it was a pitchers dual for the Braves and Knights between Bellmont senior Phillip Bauman and Norwell's Johan Patten.

Lingenfelter Camaro breaks 10 second mark

April 26, 2012

    DECATUR, Ind. - The experts at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE) have powered the 2012 ZL1 Camaro to its first run in the 10s, making an impressive 10.79 quarter-mile pass at 134.36 mph at Muncie Dragway in Albany, Ind.

Many children among displaced

April 26, 2012

    Four families with perhaps as many as 12 children lost nearly all their belongings and were displaced by Tuesday's devastating fire at the Oakwood Terrace Apartments on Interlaken Drive at the east edge of Berne, off SR 218.
    Immediate needs of the famliies seem to have been taken care of, Pastor Donald Sauls of Compassionate Ministries said Wednesday afternoon. But, of course, long-term needs are a much larger picture.

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