August 13th, 2014
April Saam (carrying her daughter Eliza) and Shelby Rector walk their sons Jackson Bingham and Wyatt Mann to their first day of school at South Adams Elementary Tuesday morning. All three county schools opened Tuesday, and their respective boards of education met later in the day.
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Elizabeth J. "Betty" Zerkel, 94 of Wakarusa, formerly of Decatur, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
County officials continue to wait for appraisals for the 162-acre Miller property off Winchester Street in Decatur, a site being considered as the location for a new county jail. A similar wait is under way on appraisals on two properties on 3rd Street in Decatur that are being considered for the site of a new superior court complex, Adams County Attorney Mark Burry informed Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon.
It’s August and for many area governments that means one thing: It’s budget time. The city of Berne is no exception as city council held its first hearing of the 2015 budget Monday evening.
Berne Clerk-Treasurer Gwen Maller laid out the proposed figures for council, reminding the group the figures to this point are only estimates as final numbers from the state are not in yet.
Looks ranging from nervousness to excitement were on the faces of students this morning as classes at all three school districts in Adams County started for a new school year. Students at South Adams School are shown here as they made their way to their classrooms.
The Wrenway Park Wiffleball Warehouse has announced rural Wren resident Darryl “DD” Strickler has been given the honor of throwing out the first pitch of this year’s wiffleball tournament, scheduled to begin with opening ceremonies at 5:45 p.m. Friday.
Bellmont grad Brian Hakes played a major role as the Fort Wayne Johns Jackers captured their second consecutive National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF) Regional championship (all-ages division) over the past weekend.
Brenda L. Frisch, 62, passed away Aug. 8, 2014, after a 27-year battle with Crohns disease.
Born in Decatur, Brenda was a district manager with Fort Wayne Newspapers.
She enjoyed sewing for her family, making blankets for the needy and loved spending time with her grandkids.
Dorothy C. Goelz, 86, Hoagland, passed away Aug. 9, 2014, in the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
She was born April 21, 1928, in Allen County, the daughter of the late Carl “Charles” Knipstein and the late Anna (Molthan) Knipstein.
She married Herbert M. Goelz on Nov. 4, 1951, in St. John Lutheran Church-Flatrock.
Dorothy was a homemaker and a member of St. John Lutheran Church-Flatrock and the Ladies Aid of the church.