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June 29th, 2012

Clinton D. Steury

June 29, 2012

    Clinton D. Steury, 88, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday.
    He is survived by his wife, Ruth J. Steury of Fort Wayne; son, Wesley (Cindy) Steury of Fort Wayne; daughters, Ann (Allen) Tomlinson of Merrimack, N.H., and Rhonda (Barry) Culbertson of Fort Wayne.
    Visitation is 3-7 p.m. on Saturday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, and from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, at First Missionary Church, 701 W. Rudisill Blvd, Fort Wayne.

Larry L. Thieme

June 29, 2012

    Larry L. Thieme, 49, of Decatur, was found deceased in his semi-truck in Kilgore, Texas, apparently from natural causes, on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. His death was unexpected.
    He was born on Wednesday, September 19, 1962, in Decatur, to the late Raymond and Esther (Werling) Thieme.
    Larry was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur.

Ruby E. Windmiller

June 29, 2012

    Ruby E. Windmiller, 88, of Decatur, passed away at her residence on Thursday, June 27, 2012.
    Ruby was born in Jay County on October 14, 1923, to the late Virgil V. and Mary Ellen (Orr) Ford.
    She married Donald W. Windmiller in January of 1945; he preceded her in death in May, 1992.

Lifers take MYL title

June 29, 2012

    MONROE—The Farm Bureau Lifers came out of the loser's bracket of the double elimination Monroe Little League tournament to claim the 2012 title by handing Monroe Grain a pair of losses Thursday night.
    Had Monroe Grain, who beat the Lifers earlier in the week, won the opening contest Thursday, the tournament would have been over, but Farm Bureau pounded out a 14-2 win to force a second game. In the nightcap, the Lifers jumped out to a 8-2 lead and then held on for a final 14-10 triumph.

June 28th

High court upholds key part of Obama health law

June 28, 2012

By MARK SHERMAN
Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul.

Ray O. Brown

June 28, 2012

    Ray O. Brown, 77, of Berne, died at his residence on Friday, June 22, 2012.
    He was born on August 22, 1934, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to the late Orlan W. and Laure (Sovine) Brown.
    Ray served in the United States Navy for 20 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 468 in Berne, and VFW Post 6236 in Decatur.

Hospital to take big tax hit

June 28, 2012

    It was a case of the proverbial good news vs. bad news delivered to members of the Adams Health Network Board of Trustees at their monthly meeting on Wednesday night.
    In discussing the financial situation of the hospital, Chief Financial Officer Dane Wheeler gave board members the good news first: Hospital officials recently completed a cost settlement report for Medicare which should net the hospital approximately $759,000 in Medicare money. But it is not known when the dollars will be deposited in AHN coffers.

Geneva is latest to ban fireworks

June 28, 2012

    Geneva has become the latest Adams County community to ban the use of personal fireworks, joining Decatur and Berne.
    The announcement this morning was made by Clerk-Treasurer Bill Warren.
    However, the public fireworks display scheduled for Saturday at the town's ball diamond.will be held, the announcement said. The Geneva Volunteer Fire Department will wet down the area prior to the fireworks and be on site during the display, it was noted.

State under warning for fire danger

June 28, 2012

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Record-breaking heat is headed to parts of Indiana on Thursday and could combine with low humidity and winds gusting up to 30 mph could combine to create combustible conditions, the National Weather Service says.

Monroe League heats up

June 28, 2012

    MONROE—Hunter Lotter finished a brilliant performance on the mound for the Bank of Geneva Tuesday night in the Monroe Little League tournament at Don Ray Field by working out of a bases loaded situation and the Bankers snared a 9-6 win over the Brickhouse.
    Lotter, who got 16 of the 18 Brickie outs via strikeout route, whiffed the final two batters of the game with the sacks loaded. His teammates had just scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth to reclaim the lead in the game.

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