April 1st, 2011
Eileen Sprunger, 84, of Berne, died Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Adams County on January 18, 192 to Marcus and Clara Nichols Sprunger.
Among survivors are her husband, Ernest Sprunger; three sons, Dale, Tom, and Mark Sprunger of Berne; and two daughters, Mrs. Tod (Wendy) Striker of Berne and Mrs. Steven (Becky) Billington of Bryant.
As a doctor specializing in treating emergency room cases, Dr. Jonathan Schmitz of Indianapolis is involved regularly in matters of life and death.
As a graduate of Butler University and Virginia Commonwealth University, making a decision about which team to support in Saturday’s men’s basketball Final Four semi-final game is much easier.
The Decatur 175th Celebration Committee has announced that souvenirs of this year’s anniversary of the city are available at five businesses.
Picture postcards of Decatur and pre-orders for collector books are available at The Home Place, The Next Page Bookstore and More, Ritter’s Flowers and Gifts, and Yvonne Marie’s Antique Mall. Postcards also are being sold at the Back 40 Junction.
Doug Milligan of Geneva, a founding member of South Adams Trails Inc., recently attended a large gathering of people from various trail groups around Indiana.
The event, called a Bike and Pedestrian Trail Network Summit, was held at Carmel and drew some 65 people, Milligan said. Each of the representatives of local groups was allowed to describe the trail in his or her area.
Aloysius "Al" Brite, 78, of Indianapolis, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, March 20, 2011.
He was born on June 30, 1932, in Decatur, Indiana, the son of Julius and Gertrude (Geels) Brite.
Dennis R Wilkinson, 70, of Decatur, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Dennis was born on December 17, 1940, in Allen County.
He married Joyce Tricker on November 26, 1966.
He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and retired from International Harvester in August, 1988, with 30 years of service.
He served in the U.S. Army Reserves.
The Holly Hankenson era is on.
The Bellmont freshman standout easily won both hurdle events, added the long jump and she anchored the winning 1600 relay team to lead Carl Risch's Squaws to a 77-45 win over Bishop Luers Wednesday in the 2011 season track opener at the BHS oval. In the boys meet, Luers scored a 76-48 victory.
Bellmont will go south and will be in the same sectional with Yorktown, while South Adams will be shoved in with nine-time state champion Sheridan as a result of the latest IHSAA two-year realignment plan announced Wednesday afternoon.
New tourney plans were issued for football, as well as the grouping of baseball, basketball, softball and volleyball, and a new two-class soccer tourney was unveiled.
The 2010-11 goal of the United Way of Adams County (UWAC) will be met soon.
That good news was imparted to approximately 40 people at a UWAC celebration event held Wednesday at the South Adams Senior Center in Berne by Ron Storey, president of the United Way board of directors.
Storey, who once headed the United Way in Burlington, Iowa, said any United Way drive cannot succeed "without the many volunteers who get out and do solicitation and, most of all, the people who are so giving to the United Way."
Adams is the 15th healthiest county in Indiana, according to a report compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report, released Wednesday by the Indiana State Department of Health, used a series of statistics as well as individual responses to a series of survey questions to determine the health ranking of all 92 Indiana counties.