March 18th, 2014
The duplicitous nature of Indiana county government is causing some staffing problems for Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg.
Rekeweg appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon to ask their permission to replace two full-time jail officers who have recently submitted their letters of resignation. One officer has already left his staff, Rekeweg told commissioners, and the second will spend his last day on the job Friday.
Students at Saint Joseph Catholic School celebrated St. Patrick’s Day Monday with green eggs and ham. Family members were invited to join the children for brunch. The Cat in the Hat also took pictures with students, including Henry Wright and his sister, Sophia, shown in the photo above.
Photo by Ashley Thieme
Alice L. Baumgartner, 83, Berne, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Chalet Village, Berne, where she resided since August 2011.
Alice was born Tuesday, May 6, 1930, in Willshire, Ohio, the daughter of the late John H. and Helen (Reichard) Young.
She married Dale F. Baumgartner Feb. 24, 1951, in Monroe; he passed away May 22, 1993.
Lieu Ann Maxwell, 83, Geneva, died Sunday at Swiss Village in Berne.
Arrangements are pending at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home.
Kimberly Lynn Nussbaum, 57, Columbia City, died Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne.â€¨
Kim is survived by her daughter, Victoria Plemons of Columbia City; and four brothers, Charles Burris of Columbus, Ohio, Don Burris and Mike (Mary) Burris of, both Bluffton, Ohio and Bob (Sheryl) of Rushville, Ohio.
Graveside services will be held at a later date at the Knoll Cemetery in Columbia City.â€¨
RuthAnn Penrod, 68, Decatur, passed away at 1:22 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, following a brief illness.
RuthAnn was born July 30, 1945, in Decatur, the daughter of Harold C. Hoffman, who died April 17, 2006, and Myrtle M. (Schrock) Hoffman, who died Jan. 5, 1965.
She married Richard L. Penrod April 6, 1979, in Washington D.C.; he survives.
RuthAnn was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints-Mormon, in Decatur.
Sack & Save supermarkets in Decatur, formerly Community Markets, will close its doors for good in the near future, according to a press release issued by the supermarket’s parent company, Fresh Encounter.
A spokesperson for the Findlay, Ohio-based company said an inventory reduction sale will run while supplies last. Everything in store will be reduced 30-50 percent until inventory is exhausted. Some exclusions apply, company officials said.
The traditional Irish music band FullSet performed to an appreciative and nearly packed house Saturday night at Arts Place, Portland Center, in a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.
Junior Achievement of Adams County held a bowling fundraiser Saturday afternoon at Villa Lanes Bowling Alley, Decatur. The event lane sponsors were Adams Memorial Hospital, Century Link, Dolco and Thunderbird. Teams participating in the fun were First Bank of Berne, Thunderbird, Adams Central schools and Fruechte Farms. Pictured bowling is Lucas Harvey.
ANDERSON—The Bellmont Squaws appear to be poised to defend their 2013 small school state indoor track championship this coming Saturday at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion following another stellar performance in a state qualifier held Saturday at Anderson University.
The Squaws qualified individuals in 10 of 11 events to be held after nearly two dozen qualifiers were held across the state in recent weeks and BHS coach Carl Risch, never one to go overboard in tooting his team's horn in advance, admitted