June 3rd, 2014
There’s a new player in the game.
After several months of eliminating nearly a dozen potential sites for the proposed new county jail/court complex and narrowing the location to several blocks of 1st Street in downtown Decatur, a new site was back-handedly revealed by the Adams County Commissioners at their weekly meeting Monday afternoon.
The Berne Chamber of Commerce brought the circus to town Monday night. The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus gave two performances under the Big Top, with tight rope walkers, unicycle riders, ponies, lions clowns and contortionists delighting the crowds.
“The Old 27 Film Festival” will be held in coordination with the installation and unveiling of the Decatur Sculpture Tour June 13-14.
The Old 27 Film Festival encourages film artists, novice and professional alike, to create films that include certain aspects of the sculpture tour and the city of Decatur while they carry their own distinct storyline or message. There is no charge for participation in this event.
Dean R. Singleton, 64, rural Decatur, died Monday at the Adams Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Joseph Francis Kohne, 73, Monroe, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born Aug. 24, 1940, in Decatur, to the late William and Elizabeth (Kintz) Kohne.
Joe married Karen K. Zimmerman Feb.10, 1962; she died May 24, 2000.
He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Msgr. J.J. Seimetz Council 864. Joe was a member of the American Legion Post 43. He was a self-employed farmer.
Parker Alexander Nash, infant son, was stillborn Friday, May 30, 2014 in Fort Wayne.
He is survived by his parents Jarud N. and Jennifer L. (Steenburg) Nash of Markle; a brother, Logan J. Nash of Markle; and grandparents, Paul and Lynn Steenburg of Geneva.
He was preceded is death by his grandmother, Amy Nash.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the MRE Cemetery, Berne with Pastor Jerry Flueckiger officiating.
Emma K. “Kate” Burkhart, 90, Decatur, died Friday, May 30, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born April 6, 1924, in Geneva, to the late Edward and Myrtle (Fogle) Fennig.
She married Lester Burkhart on April 6, 1947; he preceded her in death May 7, 2012.
Emma was a member of Zion United Church of Christ where she served on the Women’s Guild. She was a homemaker and worked at General Electric in Decatur and C.T.S. in Berne.
Mary C. Weber, 91, Decatur, died Thursday, May 29, 2014, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 8, 1922, in Adams County, to the late Groce W. and Artis M. (Welker) Tope.
She married her husband of 48 years, Joseph "Joe" A. Weber Nov. 25, 1965.
Mary was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Elks Lodge Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors are a daughter, Kristina M. (Tim) Adams of Decatur; and four grandchildren.
There was no question how these young ladies felt as graduation ceremonies at Adams Central High School were held in the Hanger.