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June 25th, 2014

Dora J. Beery

June 25, 2014

    Dora J. Beery 92, Decatur, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014, at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation.
    She was born March 16, 1922, in Portland to the late Walter and Berniece (Burger) Wilkinson.
    Due to the death of her parents at an early age, Dora and her three siblings were raised at Mooseheart Home for Children.
    She married Donald W. Beery July 5, 1946; he passed away Jan. 8, 2013.
  Dora was a homemaker and a member of the Moose Lodge 1311 in Decatur.

Dahlia C. Wilferling

June 25, 2014

    Dahlia C. Wilferling, 88, Decatur, passed away at 7:50 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest Nursing Center, where she had resided since April 2013.
    She was born Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of the late Paul and Francis (Bork) Sonntag. She married the late Carl H. Wilferling Nov. 19, 1949, in Chicago; he passed away June 1972.
    Dahlia was a homemaker.

Michael E. Sommer

June 25, 2014

    Michael (Mike) Sommer, 63, Yorktown, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. 
    He was born June 16, 1951, in Adams County to the late Rufus Sommer and Martha (Zimmerman) Sommer. He married Pam Lambert Nov. 20, 1977; she survives.
    Mike was a 1969 graduate of Adams Central High School and graduated from Ball State University with a degree in landscape architecture. 

Newly-named Decatur police chief, assistant issued oaths

June 25, 2014

    Two members of the Decatur Police Department were issued oaths of office Tuesday in recognition of their new positions within the department. Deputy Police Chief Greg Cook and Detective Lieutenant Mike Mahan have been promoted to chief and assistant chief, respectively, in a move precipitated by the pending retirement of long-time city police chief Ken Ketzler.

Fire truck purchase is ok’d in Berne

June 25, 2014

    Mayor Bill McKean called it an “exciting time.”
    “This is not something we do every day,” the mayor said shortly before members of the Berne City Council authorized the purchase of a new fire truck for the community.

Work on bike trail near Geneva tentatively set for September ‘15

June 25, 2014

Monroe Trophy tops Miller's

June 25, 2014

    In Junior League play at Don Ray Memorial Park, Monroe Trophy won the season finale against Miller's Land Surveying last week, while Manley Meats lost an exciting opening tourney game against Miller's over the weekend as well.
    Lilly Kintz pitched a gem for Trophy going six innings and allowing just one run on four hits with 10 K's and three walks for the win, while Kaitlyn Hawkins also went the distance for Miller's allowing seven runs on five hits with nine K's and two free passes in a loss.

June 24th

Dora J. Beery

June 24, 2014

    Dora J. Beery, 92, Decatur, died Monday.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton at Hirschy Funeral Home.

Jack Andrews

June 24, 2014

    Jack Andrews, 88, rural Decatur, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at his residence.
    He was born Aug. 8, 1925, in Adams County, to the late Harrison and Hattie Mae (Hoffman) Andrews.
    On Sept. 23, 1950, he married Patricia A. Myers; she preceded him in death June 5, 2006.
    Jack was a member of St. Luke Church. He was a farmer and bus driver for Adams Central Schools. He was a lifetime member of Moose Lodge 1311 and a member of the Indiana Bus Driver Association.

Dahlia C. Wilferling

June 24, 2014

    Dahlia C. Wilferling, 88, Decatur, passed away at 7:50 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest Nursing Center, where she had resided since April 2013.
    She was born Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1925, in Chicago, the daughter of the late Paul and Francis (Bork) Sonntag. She married the late Carl H. Wilferling Nov. 19, 1949, in Chicago; he passed away June 1972.
    Dahlia was a homemaker.

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