September 18th, 2014
Thomas H. Carpenter, 70, Decatur, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital. He was born to Juanita (Hitchcock) Carpenter on July 19, 1944. He married his wife of 51 years, Diane F. (Black) Carpenter, March 29, 1963; she survives.
Thomas was a 1963 graduate of Decatur High School. He was employed by Decatur Casting and retired after 38 years of service.
Thaddeus Neunam DeWolf, 95, Berne, died Sept. 15, 2014, at Swiss Village.
Survivors include a son, Phillip P. (Mary Jo) DeWolf of Mt. Carmel, Ill.; daughter, Marcia (James) Bosek of Essex Junction, Vt.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Elsie DeWolf of Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Cross Community Church, with Pastor Craig Yoder officiating. Burial is in MRE Cemetery, Berne.
John Jasper Hough, 76, Bryant, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at his residence.
John is survived by his two daughters, Hulda (Roger) Harter of Montpelier and Regina (Keith) Huey of Geneva; two sons, Randy (Rebecca) Hough of Geneva and Earl (Lesley) Hough of Berne; sister, Caroline Jones of Bryant; two brothers, Lonnie (Carolyn) Hough of Indianapolis and Tom (Marilyn) Hough of Geneva; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Ted Ruble, 71, Decatur, died on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at his residence. He was born Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1943, to the late Romey Ruble and Treva (Barkley) Ruble. He married Dorothy E. Schlemmer on Oct. 14, 1961, in Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur; she survives.
Ted was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where he served as a past elder and deacon. He was a lifelong farmer and was a self-employed businessman with his family in machinery and automotive sales.
The City of Decatur took another step toward annexation at its Tuesday night meeting.
It now appears Adams County Hospital and the Woodcrest Retirement Community area will be one of the areas annexed, and the other will be the wetlands along the Greenway Trail in the area south of the former Gerber’s/Community Market building.
South Adams Trails Inc. President Gary Habegger and Vice President Randy Lehman updated the Adams County Commissioners on the status of the first two phases of the rails to trails project at their weekly meeting Monday afternoon.
Members of the Building Trades class at Adams Central High School were busy at the latest Habitat for Humanity house site in Berne recently, shoveling stones to create the base for what will be the garage floor. The location is on the south side of Berne and will be the residence of a Linn Grove couple and their two children. This is the second Habitat home to be erected by the 2014-15 Building Trades students, who come from Bellmont, South Adams and Norwell high schools.
The three county golf teams met up at Cross Creek on Wednesday night playing the front nine on a sunny but cool afternoon tri-meet.
The Squaws came away with the narrow victory over South Adams ending with a team score of 171 strokes, nine ahead of the Starfires with a 180 and Adams Central finished a distant third with 226.
Tonight the Squaws host non-conference foes Northrop at the Teepee starting with the JV game at 6 p.m. The DDD webcast will begin at approximately 7:05 p.m. or immediately after the JV game.
To view tonight's contest online, click the link below. Once on the game site, log in with a username and password or through Facebook. The service is free. Go Squaws!
And now, the decision lies with the commissioners.
If the Adams County Commissioners hoped an appearance before the Adams County Council would help them determine where to locate the new superior court complex, they found that not to be the case following discussions at Tuesday morning’s monthly council meeting.