April 29th, 2013
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) and the Morning Glories (a craft group) of Zion Friedheim Lutheran Church, Friedheim, combined forces and recently completed 43 dresses for Little Dresses for Africa.
The dresses ranged from sizeS 3 to size 12.
One of the oldest buildings in Decatur has been leveled.
The onetime city light plant and later street department garage, built in 1895, came down Thursday,
Denny's Excavating of Plainfield is the main contractor for the project, which will include abestos removal, the area filled with dirt, and, finally, seeding.
KENDALLVILLE—Bellmont placed third or better in five of the six relays Saturday in the annual John Reed Relays held at East Noble High School and the Squaws finished the day in second place out of a 13-team field.
Several scoring snafus, however, nearly cost the Squaws that position as DeKalb was originally listed in second behind team winner Columbia City with the Squaws a close third.
WOODBURN—In the battle of two teams struggling for wins, Woodlan snuck out a home victory on the strength of a ninth inning wild pitch that scored the Ben Schwartz from third base for a 7-6 Warrior victory.
Schwartz, a freshman, was not even supposed to bat in the game as he was simply a pinch runner for junior Garrett VanBrocklin in the bottom of the seventh inning. When the Warriors managed to tie the game with a run in their half of the seventh, VanBrocklin could not reenter because he had already been subbed for twice.
Donald L. Gase, 75, of Bluffton, died at his residence on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
Don was born on May 7, 1937 in Decatur, to the late Eugene and Frances (Koenig) Gase.
On February 12, 1960, he married Carol J. Schuller; she survives in Bluffton.
Don was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. He worked at Central Soya for 40 years, Hagerman Construction for three years, and Gillig & Doan Funeral Home for two years.
The fourth annual Adams County Run/Walk Challenge series that has been solely sponsored since its inception by the Adams County Community Foundation has recently gained the financial backing of Custom Car Care of Decatur to assist with the costs of timing for the various races in the series, according to an announcement.
Helen A. Newton, 87, Berne, formerly of Worthington, Mass., passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice in Fort Wayne.
Loren U. Sprunger, 84, Berne, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013, at Swiss Village.
Loren was born in Adams County on July 2, 1928, to the late Menno and Mae (Stauffer) Sprunger.
He married Doris Dick on July 4, 1950; she preceded him in death.
Loren was a member of the West Missionary Church. Over the years he taught Sunday School and served as superintendent. He retired from Franklin Electric after 25 years of service.
The number of newborns, surgeries performed, emergency room visits, and total outpatients at Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) jumped significantly in the first three months of 2013 compared to the first quarter of 2012.
At their monthly meeting Wednesday night, the hospital board of trustees learned that 22,462 outpatient registrations have been made compared to just 16,981 in 2012, an increase of 5,481.