June 25th, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Dora J. Beery, 92, Decatur, died Monday.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton at Hirschy Funeral Home.
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, 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.
If at first you don’t succeed...
Just as he did last week, Adams County Community Corrections Executive Director Ian Gilbert appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday to again ask their permission to restructure his staff in the wake of the resignation of Field Officer Kevin McIntosh. This time, however, his request was unanimously approved.
After a nearly two-week dance with state environmental officials, during which time the state twice changed its advisory opinion surrounding financing for a Berne waste water treatment plant upgrade, city officials on Monday approved an ordinance authorizing the issuance of $7.9 million in sewage works improvement bonds.