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November 22nd, 2010

Mike Drake

November 22, 2010

    Mike Drake, 67, of Decatur, passed away at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, November 19, 2010 in Shipshewana.
    He was born on November 20, 1942, in Decatur to Charles E. and Doris (Williams) Drake. He married Linda G. Owens on April 29, 1967.
    He is survived by his wife, Linda G. Drake of Decatur; one daughter, Mrs. Shannon (Tom) Bleakney of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren, Mary Anne and Joseph Michael Bleakney of Fort Wayne; and two sisters-in-law, Donna Owens and Carolyn Baumbartner, both of Decatur.

William C. Foye

November 22, 2010

    William C. Foye, 96, a resident of Berne, died November 18, 2010, at the Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne.
    William was born on May 31, 1914, in Chelsea, Massachusetts, the son of Harold H. and Lillian (Foley) Foye, both deceased. He married Winifred Froburg on April, 19, 1941; she survives.

Corrinne V. Moser

November 22, 2010

    Corrinne V. Moser, 84, of Berne, died November 18, 2010, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Corrinne was born on July 13, 1926, in Adams County to the late John H. and Rebecca (Schwartz) Habegger. On November 22, 1946, she married Roger Moser. He preceded her in death on June 16, 1984.

City to celebrate 175th year

November 22, 2010

    1836.
    1936.
    1986.
    2011.
    Question: What do those years have in common?
    Answer: They are all anniversaries not only of Decatur, but also Adams County, since both came into being in 1836, 20 years after Indiana became a state in 1816.
    Decatur held celebrations for the centennial in 1936 and for the sesquicentennial in 1986 and, now, city leaders are gearing up to celebrate the 175th birthday next year.

County getting first woman GP

November 22, 2010

    A new wave in family practice medicine in Adams County is on the horizon as it was learned that the first woman general practitioner in county history will locate her office in Decatur after the first of the year.
    Dr. Crystal Jencks has signed a contract with Adams Memorial Hospital to become the latest physician who is a hospital employee. She will start her practice in the middle of January in suite C of the Physician's Office Building at 815 High Street.

No. 11 Mat Braves to open

November 22, 2010

    Bellmont’s wrestling Braves, rated No. 11 in the preseason Indiana Wrestling Coaches poll, will open their season at Columbia City Tuesday night
in the annual NHC opener. Veteran coach Brent Faurote, beginning his
23rd season at the helm, welcomes back most of his starting lineup after losing just three senior starters through graduation. However, the Braves may start the season without a regular 103-pounder.

Madison leads Squaws to win; Starfires defeated

November 22, 2010

    Bellmont senior center Madison Schultz continued her inside dominance Saturday night, scoring 15 points to lead Bellmont to a 50-41 victory over Heritage in an area non-conference girls basketball game.
    Dana Kaczmarek scored nine points and Payton Schultz seven for Bellmont.  No other statistical details were released by the school.

November 19th

Shirley Foltz

November 19, 2010

    Shirley Foltz , 82, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, in Fort Wayne.
    Born in Berne, Shirley worked as a bookkeeper with Fort Wayne Poster for 25 years, retiring in 1991.
    Shirley enjoyed spending time with family and friends and looked forward to bi-yearly trips with her husband, Art, to Fort Myers Beach, Florida, where they had many friends.

William C. Foye

November 19, 2010

    William C. Foye, 96, of Berne, died Thursday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

Gilbert O. Hoffman

November 19, 2010

    Gilbert O. "Gillie" Hoffman, 89, a rural Hoagland resident since 1945, died at 8:45 a.m. Thursday at his residence.
    He was born on December 26, 1920, in Adams County to Victor and Pauline Bieberich Hoffman.
    He married Florence L. Aumann on June 17, 1945, in St. John Lutheran Church at Bingen and she survives.
    He was involved in the wire-drawing die industry for 68 years, including Hoosier and Heritage Wire Die, along with others. He also enjoyed farming for 59 years.

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