August 6th, 2013
Chad Allan Everett, 46, of Burlington, Ky., passed away August 3, 2013. Born September 20, 1966, Chad was the youngest son of Shirley and the late Glen Everett of Pleasant Mills.
While attending Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Chad made a visit to Indiana University in Bloomington, where he met Kelly Mansfield. The couple married on August 24, 1991, and four adored sons soon followed.
Donna F. (Venis) Rothgeb, 75, of Decatur, died Monday, August 5, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Donna was born June 15, 1938, in Decatur to the late Alva Raymond and Verona Verdella (McClymonds) Venis.
Donna was a member of Hope United Methodist Church. Her favorite pastimes were watching for hummingbirds, collecting angels and playing cards with friends.
As August arrived and the start of another bowling season is just around the corner, Mike Miller said he looks back on the first two years since the doors of Villa Lanes and Molly’s reopened after three plus years of being vacant.
Miller, the only operator the bowling center has had since reopening, said he wanted to express his gratitude to all the people and businesses that have supported and patronized the establishment.
A mobile mammography coach visited downtown Decatur on Monday as part of a collaborative public-private partnership with one goal — giving women early detection in the fight against breast cancer.
The mammography coach travels throughout northeast Indiana each year and has performed some 30,000 screenings since 2005, according to Debi Kennedy, community outreach coordinator at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
The county commissioners announced at Monday's meeting that they have appointed Mark Wynn of Berne to be the new director of zoning, planning and building, starting in September.
Wynn, a member of Berne City Council, is the current owner of Marquis Builders in Berne, which he has put up for sale since receiving the news, and he will be taking over for Neil Ogg.
Author Geneva (Gene) Stratton-Porter likely would have felt back at home in southern Adams County on Friday evening as local residents and visitors alike celebrated the native Hoosier's 150th birthday.
An event dubbed Geneva’s Geneva was held at the Limberlost State Historic Site in the town that bears her name to celebrate the life and legacy of the author, naturalist, photographer and movie producer who for 25 years called the town of Geneva her home.
The new fire station in Monroe is "coming along well," according to Monroe Fire Department Chief Russell Cook.
Cook told the Monroe Town Council last week that the new station, located on the northwest side of Monroe near the water tower, is expected to be completed on schedule, if not a little before. Cook declined to give a date, but said work is progressing quickly.
State Sen. Travis Holdman, R-Markle, is a statement released this week, has announced that Adams County will see an increase of more than $1.4 million in transportation funding for 2014 and 2015.
Holdman said the General Assembly's biennial state budget, approved during this year's session, increased transportation funding statewide by $210 million during each of the two years covered. Adams County is slated to receive $5,730,199 in highway funds during that time, the state lawmaker said, an increase of $1,448,000.
Ellen L. Butcher, 81, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013.
Ellen was born November 8, 1931, to the late Charles L. and Dorothy D. (Caves) Herman in Adams County.
On February 25, 1951 she married Robert L. Butcher; he passed away January 25, 2006.
Ellen was a lifelong resident of Adams County. She was a homemaker who retired in 1991 from C.T.S. Corporation in Berne, and was a member of the Decatur Church of God.
Alice G. Fullenkamp, 94, of Decatur, died Friday, August 2, 2013 at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Alice was born November 29, 1918, in Adams County to the late Fred E. and Amelia R. (Kohne) Baker.
On May 5, 1945, she married Ernest B. Fullenkamp; he preceded her in death on July 4, 1975.