June 1st, 2012
Walter E.L. Schwartz, 16, Monroe, died on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, due to a construction accident.
He was born to Walter L. and the late Elma Schwartz on April 7, 1996, in Adams County.
He is survived by his father, Walter L. Schwartz; three sisters, Arlene E.L.; Lorene E.L.; and Darlene E.L. Schwartz, all of Monroe; and a brother, Roman E.L. Schwartz, Monroe.
Visitation is from 3-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday at the Ben V. Schwartz residence, 50 S 502 W, Monroe.
Kelly Ehinger, director of the Adams Public Library System, reported this week that hours are being reduced at the Decatur library.
According to Ehinger, the library board at its recent meeting discussed ways to ensure future financial sustainability while continuing to meet library standards and the community’s needs during times of reduced or stagnant revenues.
A suspicious package found next to a Decatur business Wednesday morning brought about a swift response from law enforcement officials and wounded up with an Indiana State Police Bomb Squad (EOD team) being called to investigate.
The package apparently was not a threat, however.
Doug Milligan, executive director of Swiss Heritage Village, has announced that beginning Friday, the village will be open every day, except Sundays and holidays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The facility is open on Saturdays through the month of May.
Chartered in 1985, Swiss Heritage Village covers 22 acres at the northeast edge of Berne. It is touted as the largest outdoor museum in Indiana.
John T. "J.T." Sailors, 87, of Walton, Indiana, passed away at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2012, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
Born March 9, 1925, in Clymers, he was the son of the late Leo J. and Lorena E. Farrer Sailors.
On February 6, 1948, in Logansport, he was married to Marilyn Bishop Sailors; she survives.
Walter E.L. Schwartz, 16, Monroe, died Wednesday morning in a construction accident.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Athletes from both Bellmont and Adams Central are all seeded among the best in their events at the annual IHSAA track and field state finals to be held Friday and Saturday at the Indiana University track stadium in Bloomington.
Funeral services were held today in Rockford, Ohio, for Decatur native Matthew Alan Ford, a Rockford resident who died May 25 at the age of 50.
He was the son of Ronald W. and Jacqueline A. (Snyder) Ford, former Decatur residents now residing in Spring Lake, Michigan.
Matthew Ford also is survived by his wife, Anna, and seven children.
Members of Berne City Council agreed on Tuesday evening to share in the cost of creating a combined network that will allow all law enforcement agencies in the county to instantly have access to each other's criminal records and data bases.
Berne became the final piece in the puzzle that will see police forces in Decatur, Geneva and Monroe enter into an agreement with the Adams County Sheriff's Department to implement the Sunguard Management System network.
Adams County Engineer Tim Barkey told commissioners Tuesday that bridge inspections will underway during the next month.
Inspectors will be looking at bridges in Adams County that are over 20 feet in length, which includes approximately 160 bridges in the county.
In other news, Barkey said work on the Ceylon Covered Bridge is still progressing, with Jutte Excavating, Fort Recovery, Ohio, having finished the first layer of floorboards.