June 30th, 2014
Becky B. Schwartz, 4, Berne, passed away at 4:20 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 8, 2009, in Adams County, to Chris J. and Bertha L. (Troyer) Schwartz; they survive in Berne.
Becky is survived by two brothers, Enos B. and John B. Schwartz, at home; a sister, Lizzie B. Schwartz, at home; maternal grandparents, David E. and Lizzie Troyer of Monroe; and paternal grandparents, John Q. and Rosie Schwartz of Geneva.
Sheldon L. Harris, 74, Winchester, died Thursday.
Arrangements are pending at Walker Funeral Home.
The Relay for Life annual fundraiser, “Picture a Cure,” was held at Adams Central School Saturday and Sunday. Teams of walkers came together to raise funds for the fight against cancer.
The event kicked off with the Survivor’s Lap, where area residents who have defeated cancer took the first trip around the AC track, celebrating their victory over cancer while being cheered on by other participants who lined the track.
There were activities for both the young and the not so young at Geneva this past weekend, where a car show, waterball tournament and fireworks highlighted the Saturday agenda. Above, children play in the overspray from the waterball battle between Geneva and Portland fire auxiliaries.
2014 MONROE YOUTH LEAGUE TOURNEY CHAMPSâ€”After nabbing fourth place in the regular season, Bank of Geneva took the tournament by storm topping season champs Decatur Dental Services in the championship to win the title trophy in the MYL at Don Ray Memorial Park on Saturday. They are seen above: Front row (L-R): Ethan Brown, Major Spiegel, Kenton Roe, Josh Mosser, Ryan Black. Middle: Kaden Fluenkiger, Dalton Gerber, Malakai Berry, Devin Mayhew, Devin Lotter. Back: coaches Jim Heimann, Jason Spiegel, Jayson Black, Eric Gerber, Dave Mayhew. (Photo provided)
Marilyn J. Sprunger, 84, Decatur, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 6, 1929, in Decatur, to the late Leroy and Jennie M. (Frauhiger) Beer.
She married her husband of 61 years, Burl J. Sprunger, Nov. 16, 1952; he survives.
Dallas G. Neuenschwander, 80, Berne, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014.
Surviving are three sons, Rick Neuenschwander of Berne, Ron (Vicki) Neuenschwander of Kingman, Ariz. and Randy (Michelle) Neuenschwander of Westfield; a daughter, Rhina Neuenschwander of Levitown, Pa.; and a brother, Dwight Neuenschwander of California.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
There’s an old joke that says someone is so unpopular he (or she) couldn’t be elected dog catcher. That, however, is how it all began for one of the most popular police chiefs in Decatur’s history.
Kenneth R. Ketzler took a job as dog warden and process server with the Adams County Sheriff’s Department in January of 1976. A Vietnam veteran, he had worked in retail and in 1973 he and his wife, Linda, moved to Decatur and opened a sporting goods store/bait shop, Sportshaven, on Winchester Street.
State Rep. Matt Lehman was disappointed, but not surprised, when a federal judge on Wednesday struck down Indiana’s ban on gay marriage. But the Berne Republican lawmaker was philosophical about the ruling, saying the state legislature will simply “go back to work on issues important to Hoosiers and let this (gay marriage debate) play its way out through the courts.”
The Geneva Chamber will sponsor a car show from 3-9 p.m. Saturday in downtown Geneva. Registration to participate in the show is $10, with dash plaques given to the first 75 registrants. Cars, trucks and motorcycles are all welcome. Door prizes, food and music will be available.
In conjunction with the car show, the Geneva Fire Department’s women’s auxiliary will sponsor a family fun day from 2-6 p.m., offering a water ball tournament, carnival games, the fire department “smoke house” and a food booth.