October 24th, 2012
Donald L. Bollenbacher, 85, of Decatur died Tuesday at his residence.
Arrangements pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.
The annual Autumn Health Fair will once again be offered by the Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) at the South Adams Senior Center in Berne on Friday, November 2, from 7-10 a.m.
The health fair will allow people of all ages to receive a variety of lab tests and a flu shot as well as a chance to review educational booths and displays, an announcemente said.
Dale E. Hoffman, 94, of Elkhart, passed away of natural causes at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at Hubbard Hill Estates, in Elkhart.
He was born in Decatur on December 22, 1917, to the late Otto and Verna (Owens) Hoffman.
Michael J. Lehman, 73, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Berne, passed away Monday, October 22, 2012, at Parkview North.
Among survivors are his daughter, Pamela (George) Pulliam of Cumming, Ga.; two sons, Carl Lehman of Fort Wayne and Bruce (Tina) Lehman of Woodburn.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. on Friday at the Maplecrest Mennonite Church, Fort Wayne. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the First Mennonite Church Chapel, Berne, with visitation one hour prior to services at the church.
Melvin Scott Rynearson, 75, of Decatur, passed away October 19, 2012, at his residence.
He was born April 10, 1937, in Auburn to the late Ronald and Irene (Wallace) Rynearson.
Melvin worked for Central Soya in Decatur for 28 years before retiring in 1998. He was a member of the American Legion Post 0207 of Willshire, OH, Eagles Lodge of Decatur and the Moose Lodge in Decatur.
YORKTOWN—For the second time in less than a week, a Yorktown Tiger team ousted a Bellmont squad from IHSAA post season tournament play as Tuesday night the number one rated Tigers knocked off the number two Squaws in the regional by a 25-18, 25-16, 21-25, 25-20 count.
Yorktown also defeated Bellmont in football last Friday by a 31-20 score.
MONROE—Adams Central and Southwood are destined to intertwine twice in this fall's high school playoffs.
The Jets' football squad prepares for Friday's sectional semi-final on the grid-iron and after winning last night's regional volleyball championship, the Lady Jets will battle the #8-ranked Lady Knights at Bremen High School on Saturday in the first round of semi-state.
Leslie Fender had a doctor's appointment. Just your routine post-surgery evaluation. But his route, and method, of keeping that appointment have been anything but routine.
Most patients likely would have made the trip from Texas to Royal Oak, Michigan, by plane. Or even by car. Few would have kept that appointment by horseback.
"But what fun would that be?" asked the 54-year-old Fender as he plodded on horseback down a 13th Street sidewalk in Decatur Monday morning.
Enos Bontrager, 62, of Berne, died Monday at his residence.
Visitation will be from 2- 4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Fairhaven Mennonite Church, 13513 State Road 4, Goshen. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, also at the church.
Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery, Goshen.
Arrangements were handled by Miller-Stewert Funeral Home.
A Decatur woman is listed in critical condition this morning at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne following a single-vehicle mishap at 7:30 p.m. Monday. In another incident, a woman was struck by a driver later cited for driving while intoxicated.
In the 7:30 mishap, a witness told the Adams County Sheriff's Department he observed a car headed southeast on Salem Road near U.S. 33 suddenly leave the road and enter a ditch; he said the vehicle flew sideways approximately 10-15 feet in the air, according to the department's report.