September 1st, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — ‘‘Survivor’’ all-star contestant Rupert Boneham may run for governor of Indiana.
Boneham formed an exploratory committee Monday to possibly seek the Libertarian Party’s nomination for governor.
He said on his campaign website that the current field of candidates doesn’t understand the problems average Hoosiers face. He cited his extensive charity work on behalf of troubled teenagers as his chief qualification.
Veteran Daily Democrat sports editor Jim Hopkins is a patient at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne after suffering a heart attack Monday afternoon.
Hopkins underwent a cardiac catheterization on Tuesday morning and results showed some damage to his heart but doctors are optimistic about his recovery. He said he was feeling much better and he was hoping to be discharged from the hospital today or Friday at the latest.
BCI Remodeling won the league championship of the Cross Creek Men’s Golf Association Sunday taking out Hi-Way Service with a gross score of 320-361 and after the handicap was figured in BCI held a 289-307 advantage.
Leonard (Lennie) R. Jaurigue, 60, of Fort Wayne, passed away on August 28, 2011.
He was born February 25, 1951 in Decatur. He was the son of Robert and Bernice Jaurigue of Decatur.
He was employed for 25 years at the Fort Wayne Foundry, enjoyed cooking and was an avid Notre Dame fan. Most important was spending time with his family, children and grandchildren.
Delbert D. Sprunger, 83, of Decatur, a longtime civic leader in Berne, passed away on Saturday, August 27, in Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born on September 1, 1927, in Adams County to Clarence and Lorine Habegger Sprunger.
He married Ida Irene Zuercher on September 22, 1946; she preceded him in death on April 11, 2009.
Delbert and his wife owned the Musik Haus in Berne for 30 years and he was widely known in a 50-mile area as piano-tuning technician.
Audley David Turner, 68, a longtime resident of Willshire, Ohio, died at 1:58 p.m. Monday in Community Health Center at Coldwater, Michigan.
Dave had been a member of several American Legion posts in the area.
A tight defensive battle was broken by a great offensive play by the Bellmont in the second half and the Squaws captured a 1-0 win over Norwell in Northeast Hoosier Conference girls soccer to remain unbeaten on the season.
The 5-0 Squaws had a decided ball possession edge in the first half but Norwell's defense focused on keeping the offensive combination of Taylor Kennedy, Sarah Gerke, and Madison Gephart quiet by keeping five players back and most of the time were double teaming the BHS forwards.
In a hotly contested county match Tuesday, the Bellmont varsity boys tennis team beat Adams Central 3-2 to remain unbeaten at 5-0. Senior Payton Selking lost to Nathan Barger 1-6, 4-6 at number one singles. This was only Selking’s second lost this year including invitationals dropping his record is 6-2.
Phil Bauman, now 7-1, beat Conner Lengerich 6-1, 6-2 while Nick Faurote, who just recently won a spot on varsity, lost to Jacob Weil 2-6, 2-6.
The turnout was slim, and comments were few, during a public hearing held Tuesday evening for a proposed U.S. 224 highway improvement project in Decatur.
With only two dozen area residents in attendance, officials from the Indiana Department of Transportation detailed the construction plans for an estimated $3.5 million project that would elevate the state highway by as much as seven feet from the St. Marys River to just east of the U.S. 224 intersection with Jackson Street.
Construction would begin in 2015.
The Adams County Work-Release Center, located beside the jail, has been in operation for more than 12 years and, now that its floor has been releveled, additional work is required to complete renovations before separate space is created for men and women.
Sheriff Shane Rekeweg attended Monday's meeting of the county commissioners with 10 price quotations for varied jobs, all of which were taken under advisement until next Tuesday's commissioners' meeting, a day later than usual due to the Labor Day holiday.