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June 3rd, 2011

Chelsey Calvin Miller

June 3, 2011

Chelsey Calvin "Cal" Miller, 85, of Monroe, died Thursday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    He was born to Benjamin H. and Alma Halberstadt Miller.
    Surviving are his wife, Helen, and two daughters, Mrs. Tim (Janet) Vogleman of Huntington and Mrs. David (Debra) Bowers of Walkerton, Indiana.
    Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, rural Decatur, with burial in Spring Hill Cemetery of Adams County.

Paul W. Reidenbach

June 3, 2011

    Paul W. Reidenbach, 89, of rural Decatur, died on June 2, 2011 at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton.
    Paul was born on December 2, 1921, in Decatur to Wilbur and Adeline (Bischoff) Reidenbach.
    Paul married Bonnie M. Scott on December 28, 1965. 
    Paul was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Decatur. He was one of the founders of Peace Lutheran Church at Berne, where he served as president and vice-president and was a 41-year charter member.

June 2nd

Paul Reidenbach

June 2, 2011

    Paul Reidenbach, 89, a former rural Decatur resident and a longtime businessman here, died this morning at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

SA board gets one offer for property

June 2, 2011

    There may soon be a new CVS pharmacy store located across from the Muensterberg Plaza and Clock Tower in Berne.
    At a special meeting of the South Adams Schools Board on Wednesday, Superintendent Scott Litwiller announced that the school corporation received only one bid on the former elementary school property. The bid of $650,000 from GKB Enterprises, LLC (owned by Steven J. Kreigh of Decatur and the estate of Ralph E. Biggs) is contingent upon a lease being signed with CVS Corporation.

Decatur, Berne men charged in Wells drug bust

June 2, 2011

    Police in Adams and Wells counties — plus state police, federal marshalls, and state conservation officers, united on Wednesday to make an anti-drug sweep, primarily in Wells County, and arrest 20 people (19 males and one woman) on a total of 44 charges.
    Three others are still being sought.

Violet L. Kreischer

June 2, 2011

    Violet L. Kreischer, 96, of Decatur, died at 9:50 a.m. Monday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    She was born on March 5, 1915, in Adams County to Welker E. and Nora A. Hoffman Woodruff.
    She married H. Darrel Kreischer on August 24, 1935, in Covington, Kentucky; he passed away on July 10, 1980.
    Violet was a homemaker, a member of First United Methodist Church in Decatur, and a former member of the Ladies of the Moose.

Edwin D. Purk

June 2, 2011

    Edwin Dale "E.D." Purk, 83, of Van Wert, Ohio, died at 3:50 a.m. Sunday, May 29, 2011, in Van Wert County Hospital at Van Wert.
    He was born on May 5, 1928, in Allen County, Indiana, to Harley O. and Agnes C. Beauchot Purk.
    He married Ruth Heath on April 17, 1948 in Dixon, Ohio; she died on August 25, 1990.
    He worked for International Harvester Corp. in Fort Wayne for more than 33 years, retiring in 1981, and was a longtime member of Local 57 in Fort Wayne.

Dorothy M. Putman

June 2, 2011

    Dorothy Mae Putman, 85, of Panama City Beach, Florida, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2011, at her home in the arms of loving family members under the direction of Covenant Hospice.
    She was born on October 4, 1925, in Willshire, Ohio, Blackhawk Township, Mercer County, to William Glenn White and Glendola Fern Case White.
    She graduated from Pleasant Mills High School in Adams County and was a member of the Methodist faith.

Sheriff dials up some big phone-bill savings

June 2, 2011

    Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg has saved the county $22,110 in telephone charges that were inadvertently double-billed by the CenturyLink firm.
    At Tuesday's meeting of the county commissioners, Beth Stratman, an account manager at the Warsaw office of CenturyLink, reported that Rekeweg did a fine job of studying the telephone records and discovering that the sheriff's office had been double-billed $1,842.50 per month for 12 months for the 911 emergency telephone system.

Memorial Day parade at Woodcrest

June 2, 2011

    For the first time in Decatur's history, two Memorial Day parades were held.
    On Monday, the traditional parade occurred downtown, and there was also a procession at Woodcrest Retirement Community that included six golf carts, 25 wheelchairs, at least one woman in a wheeled walker, and dozens of United States flags.
    A number of residents of the nursing home participated.

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