November 25th, 2014
VATICAN CITY — Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend diocese of the Roman Catholic Church was a concelebrant of the 7 a.m. morning Mass Monday with Pope Francis at the chapel in the Domus Sanctae Marthae, where the pope lives. Rhoades read part of the Eucharistic Prayer in Italian.
The bishop is in Rome with a contingency from Saint Mary’s College, who were expected to arrive in Rome for a presentation of a report titled “Voices of Young Catholic Women” to the pope.
Unemployment rates in Adams and surrounding counties inched higher during October, according to the latest report issued Monday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
Adams County’s October jobless rate stood at 4.6 percent, up from 4.3 percent one month earlier. One year ago the county’s unemployment rate was at 6 percent. Jobless rates in the county peaked at 15.2 percent in July of 2010.
Elaine E. (Evans) Lehrman, 75, Decatur, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center in Decatur. She was born in Adams County May 16, 1939, to the late Fred Evans Sr. and Alice Evans Klepper. A graduate of Decatur High School, she later married Carl A. Lehrman on June 29, 1957. He preceded her in death on May 4, 2004. Elaine was a member of East Liberty United Methodist Church in Monroeville.
William L. Alberding 59, Decatur, passed away Friday Nov. 21, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Decatur June 1, 1955, to the late Leo W. and Mary L. (Geimer) Alberding. He married Jackie L.(Eckhart) Feb. 2, 1993.
He worked for Decatur G.E. and then Alberding Woodworking.
The seventh annual Christmas Open House, sponsored by the Decatur Small Business Association, was held Friday and Saturday. Many activities were held Saturday, including a visit from Santa Claus. Above, an uncertain Elih Brown of Decatur takes his turn on Santa’s lap.
Photo by J Swygart
Paul Zurcher, president of Zurcher’s Best-One Tire, was recently presented with a $500 donation for the Northeast Indiana Honor Flight at the annual training day celebration of First Bank of Berne.
The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for their sacrifices by flying them to Washington, D.C. to visit memorials erected in their honor. The flights are offered at no cost to veterans.
Jackie Sanderson of Decatur provided holiday tunes on the piano that served as a pleasing backdrop for shoppers at The Grainery during the annual Christmas Open House.
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For the first time in 22 years, the South Adams Starfires have a shot at a semi-state championship. And the students of South Adams are most definitely caught up in the excitement.
Despite a regular season record of 3-6, many Starfire fans and students were looking forward to the playoffs with hope, remembering last year’s mediocre season which led up to a sectional victory.