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April 19th, 2013

Old building going down

April 19, 2013

    Demolition of the antiquated former street department building between the police station and city swimming pool got under way on Thursday.
    Denny's Excavating of Plainfield, general contractor for the project, began by tearing down the garage attached to the west side or the original building, which is well over 100 years old and is considered a safety hazard.
    The entire structure could be down by Saturday or the first of next week, officials said. (Photo by Jannaya Andrews)
 

Chambers to host an econ forum

April 19, 2013

    The Decatur and Berne chambers of commerce, in conjunction with First Merchants Bank, will host an Economic Outlook Forum on Tuesday, April 30, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    The forum will be moderated by John Stafford, the director of IPFW's Community Research Institute. Panelists will include State Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne; Adams County Commissioner Doug Bauman, representing agriculture; Josh Krueckeberg, real estate; Larry Macklin, economic development; Brad Lichtenberger, industry; and Dane Wheeler, health care.

Roger W. Burkhart

April 19, 2013

    Roger W. Burkhart, 66, of Decatur, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness over the last year.
    Roger was born Thursday, August 1, 1946, in Decatur, to the late Charles F. and Helen M. (Stewart) Burkhart.
    He married Harriet S. Bercot on March 1, 1986, at Decatur Church of God; she survives in Decatur.
    Roger was a member of the Salem Community Church and was a lifelong farmer in the Salem area.

Ronald L. Holcomb

April 19, 2013

    Ronald Laveral Holcomb, 79, of Kingman, Ariz., died at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at his residence.
    Ronald was born May 8, 1936, in Boaz, Ala., to the late E. C. and Elizabeth Holcomb.
    He married Ruth Gail Clark on September 24, 1955; she preceded him in death.
    Ronald worked for International Harvester in Fort Wayne for many years until his retirement.

Robert L. Litwiller

April 19, 2013

    Robert L. Litwiller, 78, Berne, died Thursday evening.
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

April 18th

Concordia Lutheran @ Bellmont, softball

April 18, 2013

       Tonight the Squaws play host to the Concordia Lutheran Cadets on the softball diamond. To view the webcast of the game, simply follow the link below and log in to the free service with a username and password. Enjoy the game (weather pending). 

 

https://new.livestream.com/accounts/2267246/events/2039313?help=true

Adams County under tornado, flood watch

April 18, 2013

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Adams County until 5 p.m. today. A tornado watch means conditions are favorable to produce a tornado.
    Adams County also remains under a flood watch from 2 p.m. this afternoon through Friday morning.
    We will update this information throughout the day should any new watches or warnings be issued.

Roger W. Burkhart

April 18, 2013

    Roger W. Burkhart, 66, of Decatur, died Wednesday.
    Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.

Irene Krueckeberg

April 18, 2013

    Irene Krueckeberg, 84, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, in Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Irene was born on Monday, October 15, 1928, in Stuttgart, Germany, to the late Richard and Luzie (Kuhnen) Weber.
    She married Robert H. Krueckeberg on September 25, 1953, in Stuttgart, Germany; he survives in Decatur.

Michael D. Lemmon

April 18, 2013

    Michael D. Lemmon, 48, of Fort Wayne, departed his earthly home Monday, April 15, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital following a brief illness.
    Michael was a lifelong Fort Wayne resident, Northrop High School graduate, and IUPU graduate. He was a 19-year employee of Press-Seal Gasket Corporation of Fort Wayne. He was an extrusion operator. Michael loved video gaming, was a lover of Christ, and of Christian music. He was the most kind and loving man, husband and father.

 

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