November 28th, 2014
A tradition continued in Geneva on Thanksgiving day.
And, judging by the enthusiasm in the voices of many of the two dozen or so volunteers on hand, the event’s future is in good hands.
The 31st annual free Thanksgiving meal was prepared and served or delivered to some 250 area residents Thursday, courtesy of the giving spirit of area merchants and individuals and selfless volunteers. The community event has taken place since 1983.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The state health commissioner is urging Indiana residents to get flu shots, saying it helps prevent many from getting sick. Dr. Jerome Adams says influenza is unpredictable, but it claims several thousand American lives every year.
Influenza is a viral infection of the respiratory tract that is spread by respiratory droplets from close contact with infected people or contact with contaminated surfaces or objects.
Tracie Fuhrman and Kayden Hunter, students at Southeast Elementary, show how to plant a fish with corn seed. Students read poems and books about Thanksgiving and earlier this week followed a recipe for creating pudding cups. The students crumbled Oreos on top for dirt and planted their (candy) corn seed and added a (Swedish) fish for the fertilizer, just as the Indians taught the Pilgrims.
Bernhard P. Kahlert, 87, Berne, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest. Bernhard was born in Jauer, Germany July 4, 1927, to the late Bernhard and Anna (Brier) Kahlert. He married Doris A. Nevil Dec. 28, 1991.
Bernhard was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. He worked for M.W. Habegger Construction from 1954-1961 and Hardware Wholesalers from 1961-1981. He retired in 1981. He served during World War II in the German Army.
Richard F. Thompson, 71, Geneva, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at Ossian Health & Rehab Center in Ossian. He was born in Fort Wayne Tuesday, April 27, 1943.
Despite reportedly lower unemployment rates and rebounding economy, the number of people in need this holiday season is great, and compassion has moved many to help.
Compassionate Ministries, 164 N Jefferson St. in Berne, is a poverty relief organization serving southern Adams County. Started in 1986, the organization has been led by Rev. Don Sauls for several years.
In 1983, Geneva Pizza King owners Ruth Brown and Connie Lunn came up with the idea of offering a free Thanksgiving meal to residents of Limberlost Apartments who didn’t have a place to go for the holiday to enjoy a good, hearty feast.
The Daily Democrat once again this year will publish a Thanksgiving Day edition and subscribers will receive their papers early Thursday morning.
The newspaper’s business office will be closed Thursday to allow employees to spend the holiday with their families.
Thanks also go out to subscribers for their patience and understanding during our current carrier shortage.
Greg Coyne made a big stride to the overall top of the standings with this week's win as he was the only bracket to guess all 10 games correctly. Missing just one game, Mike Jauregui took second place. He was off by just one of the tie-breaker score (50), while Sharon Grim took third place with one wrong as well and a guess of 51. While both Mike and Sharon were one off the tie-breaker score, Mike's name was drawn out of the hat for the second place prize. The overall standings are at the bottom.
Thursday Night Football Nov. 20
Oakland (1-10) 24 vs
Kansas City (7-4) 20