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February 28th, 2012

Berne takes initial steps to Safe Routes to Schools

February 28, 2012

    Berne City Council on Monday evening authorized the execution of a pair of contracts with state highway officials as the first step in implementing the city's Safe Routes To School program.
    Berne last fall was named as a recipient of more than $300,000 in transportation department grant funding to implement the national program, which provides planning grants through the U.S. Department of Transportation for programs designed to encourage students to take part in a healthier lifestyle by walking and biking to school.

Tackett gets 10-year term years in prison

February 28, 2012

    ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A former Indiana State Police post commander has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing more than $91,000 in state money.
    The Elkhart Truth reports that an Elkhart Superior Court judge sentenced former Indiana Toll Road post commander Dallard Tackett to 20 years in prison on Monday, with 10 years suspended.

Rev. Fr. Lawrence Heiman

February 28, 2012

    Rev. Fr. Lawrence Heiman, C.PP.S., 94, of St Charles Center in Carthagena, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2012.    Fr. Larry was born on August 24, 1917, in Decatur, to the late John and Anna Heimann. 
    He was a member of the order of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood and was a Dr. of Music and Art at St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Ind. 

Dorothy E. Poling

February 28, 2012

    Dorothy E. Poling, 67, of Decatur, died at 5 p.m., Monday at the Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.

February 27th

Ethan William Enyart

February 27, 2012

    Ethan William “Cowboy” Enyart, 22, of Van Wert, Ohio, passed away Saturday afternoon at Riverside Hospital, in Columbus,Ohio.
    He was a senior accounting major at Ohio State University.
    He was born November 19, 1989, in Coldwater, Ohio, and is survived by his parents, Lionel F. (Lisa VanWynsberghe) Enyart of Van Wert; and Keri J. (Lou) Schwaller,of Monroe.

Steven R. Hurst

February 27, 2012

    Steven R. Hurst, 60, of New Corydon, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2012, in Ball Memorial Hospital, located in Muncie, following an extended illness.
    He was born on Saturday, May 26, 1951, in Adams County, the son of Richard and Ruth (Suman) Hurst.
    He married Vickie Yoder on October 24, 1970; she passed away on December 16, 1977.
    Steve was a former employee of the Adams County Highway Department and the Berne Ready Mix.

Lester E. Manley

February 27, 2012

    Lester E. Manley, 77, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2012, in St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    He was born on Thursday, July 5, 1934, in Adams County, the son of the late Chauncey O. and Mary M. (Julian) Manley.    He married Audrey E. Gephart on October 9, 1955, in Adams County.
    Lester was a 1953 graduate of Pleasant MIlls High School and he attended Pleasant Mills United Methodist Church.

Mary Maxine Nine

February 27, 2012

    Mary Maxine (Speakman) Nine, 82, of Fort Wayne, died Friday.
     Among survivors are her sister, Jean Goldner, of Decatur.
    Services will be at 4 p.m., Monday at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, with visitation starting at 2 p.m.    Private burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens.

Frederick H. Scheimann

February 27, 2012

    Frederick “Fred” H. Scheimann, 77 years old, of Simsonvill, S.C. and formerly of Ossian, died Thursday, February 23, 2012, at his residence after an extended illness. 
    Fred was the widower of Nira Shirley Miller Scheimann.    Fred was born in Decatur, the son of the late John L. and Margaret J. (Elliott) Scheimann.  

Thomas Norton Sefton

February 27, 2012

    Thomas Norton Sefton, 86, of Decatur, passed away at his residence on Saturday, February 25, 2012.
    He was born on January 5, 1926, in Anderson, Ind., to the late E. M. “Pete” and Kathleen (Norton) Sefton.
    He married Mary E. “Peg” VanHoy on October 29, 1955, and she preceded him in death on January 14, 2010.

 

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