May 13th, 2011
Virgil D. Henschen, 98, of Wakarusa, Indiana, died Wednesday at home.
He was born in Decatur on April 2, 1913, to Charles and Elta C. Ginter Henschen.
Among survivors are his second wife, Bessie. His first wife, Ruth, died on November 28, 1992.
Other survivors are a son, Gene Henschen of Nappanee; two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Sandra) Loucks of Nappanee and Mrs. Bill (Karen) Jessup of Goshen; and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Phil (Linda) Nusbaum of Elkhart.
Olive M. Morrison, 86, of New Haven, a former longtime Decatur resident, died at 8:40 a.m. Thursday in the residence of granddaughter Dana Morrison in New Haven, where she had lived for the past year.
She was born in Willshire Township of Van Wert County, Ohio.
She married Charles W. Morrison on May 12, 1943, in Wren, Ohio; passed away in December of 1996.
She worked at the former General Electric Co. plant in Decatur during World War II and was a homemaker most of her life.
South Adams Schools Superintendent Scott Litwiller said during this week's school board meeting that there have not been any bids submitted on the former Berne elementary school property.
Bidding was opened May 2 for the entire tract of real estate which totals 4.815 acres. Bidding will close at 3 p.m. on June 1. After the open bidding period ends, board members will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. that day to review the bids and to possibly accept a bid.
The Adams Central school board authorized paying a $1,007,102.83 check for the school's construction and renovation project at the May meeting of the board, then heard a progress report from Barry Ehinger, the overseer of the work.
The money goes to Weigand Construction of Fort Wayne, prime contractor for the design-build project.
Sister Margaret Rose Donnelly, SSND, 76, of Decatur, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Her body will be received at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 16, 2011, immediately followed by the reciting of the Holy Rosary.
Carroll won boys' varsity and reserve golf matches on a steamy Wednesday at Cross Creek Golf Club.
The varsity score was 157 to 162 and the JV score was 162 to 201.
In the varsity match, Carroll’s No. 1, Oliver Gibson, shot a one-under 35 for medalist honors. Alex Cahill added 40 while Cam Brower and Alex Ramsey both shot 41 to pace the winners.
Richard G. Brown, 62, of Decatur, died on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born in Marion, Indiana, on May 17, 1948, to Harry G. Brown Jr. and Margaret M. (Hix) Brown, who are deceased.
On March 23, 1981, he married Sharon M. Springer.
Richard served in the United States Air Force and retired from Central Soya in Decatur.
Less than two years following a controversial reconfiguration of classrooms throughout the North Adams school district — and the closure of one elementary school building — a member of the North Adams school board has proposed another realignment of building uses.
Three surveys of 1,136 people in the Adams Central area were recently taken by AC's curriculum director, Anna Spalding, to gauge the reaction to the policy begun last August of delaying the start of school each Wednesday for 30 minutes so teachers can have a weekly 45-minute professional development period.
Caylie Yoder last summer saw first-hand the lingering devastation caused by the 2008 hurricane on the island nation of Haiti. She will be returning next month as part of a contingent from South Adams Schools that is traveling to Haiti with a water purification system that will improve the lives of residents there.
Yoder, a senior at South Adams, went to Haiti last summer with a group from the Bridge Community Church. She told members of the Berne City Council at their May 9 meeting of the lack of basic sanitation and clean water.