October 9th, 2012
Ruth Freed, 84, of Decatur, died at her residence on Monday, October 8, 2012.
She was born in Youngstown, Ohio, to Naomi and Hugh Easton on March 15, 1928.
Ruth married Russell E. Freed on June 11, 1954, at Pleasant Grove United Presbyterian Church in Youngstown. Russell preceded her in death on November 5, 1971.
On Sunday, October 7, 2012 , Marguerite L. "Kitty" Von Gunten, 92, of Berne, went to be with her heavenly father on her 92nd birthday.
She was born to the late Frank and Joanna (Suman) Kitson on October 7, 1920.
Kitty married Paul Von Gunten on September 12, 1941; he survives.
She was a member of the First Mennonite Church where she taught Sunday school, was a member of Women in Mission, and was on the charter committee that started children's church.
Decatur industrialist Vic Porter has been named grand marshall of this year's Callithumpian Parade, according to an announcement by the Callithumpian Committee.
The parade will be held on Monday, October 29.
Love in the name of Christ (Love, INC) has announced that it is able to remain open after some financial concerns and has begun the Emmanuel Project 2012, which helps children of low-income families to receive Christmas gifts, according to a news release.
Applications are now available to families in Adams County who are on the free- or reduced-price lunch program at schools. An application must be submitted for each child and delivered to the Love INC office, 1735 Patterson Street, no later than November 12.
Beth Ralston of the Adams County Boys and Girls Club spoke Monday at a Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon regarding the new smoke-free air law that took effect July 1, 2012.
The new law states that smoking is prohibited in most places of employment and public places, and within eight feet of a public entrance to these facilities, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.
The volleyball sectionals are set for 2012 as Bellmont seeks to defend their title, while AC and South Adams co-exist in the same 2A bracket for county bragging rights and beyond.
Bellmont drew the toughest team in the sectional in the Norwell Knights, but a three-set sweep in their NHC meeting earlier in September saw the Squaws getting the best of their adjacent county foes 25-21, 25-18, 27-25.
MONROE—An Adams Central and St. Joseph team were crowned county champs over the weekend at the Hangar during the annual middle school tournament between the four schools Bellmont, AC, South Adams, and the Commodores.
At the eighth grade level, St. Joe's came away with the trophy after knocking off the Squaws in game one, then besting South Adams in the final.
Marjorie L. (Gase) Sardella, 82, a resident of Woodcrest Nursing Home, went to be with the Lord this 6th day of October, 2012.
She was the daughter of Anthony P. and J. Edna (Miller) Gase.
Marjorie was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and she retired from United Telephone Company in 1978 after 30 years of service.
Looking back at Decatur's initial Sculpture Walk, Mayor John Schultz remains excited about the experience and its future.
"Wow! What a great event the first Decatur Sculpture Walk opening turned out to be," the mayor said recently. "Being the first attempt at such an endeavor, you really don’t know how the event will actually turn out. I believe the entire sculpture committee was very pleased with how everything fell into place and my thanks are extended to each member of the committee."
Marguerite L. “Kitty” Von Gunten, 92, of Berne, died Sunday at Swiss Village.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.