February 27th, 2014
The Decatur Fire Department Water Rescue Unit was dispatched to assist the Adams County Sheriff’s Department about 10 a.m. Wednesday after an unidentified man attempted to drive his vehicle onto the ice of C.R. 225N, which is currently flooded. A spokesman for the department stated sheriff’s deputies were able to rescue the man from the ice before the rescue unit arrived.
Photo by Jannaya Andrews
A proposed ordinance may soon allow all terrain vehicles and utility vehicles to operate on Berne roadways along the same scope of golf carts.
Under the proposed amendment to the golf cart ordinance currently in place in Berne, ATV and UTV riders at least 18-years-old would be allowed to drive on Berne city and rural streets with the same regulations as golf carts.
Floodwaters have escaped their banks along the St. Marys River in all the usual places — including S.R. 101 just outside Pleasant Mills, as shown in the photograph at left taken Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service predicts the river will fall below flood stage at around 1 a.m. Thursday. The Wabash River was expected to fall below flood stage overnight.
Teacher. Coach. Athletic administrator. Mentor.
Herb Resler has earned all those titles through his five decades of service to Indiana students. He was honored recently for his dedication and tenure during a ceremony at Adams Central High School, where he remains involved with the athletic program.
Sherry Winget, 29, of Decatur, passed away at 6:53 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at her residence.
She was born Tuesday, April 24, 1984, in Grandberry, Texas. She married Eric Winget on July 31, 2011, in Decatur, and he survives.
Also surviving is a son, James Brock, and a brother, Chris Mays, of Fort Stockton, Texas.
Robert J. Solik, 81, of Decatur, passed away on Feb. 22, 2014, at his residence. He was born March 16, 1932, in Chicago to the late Joseph F. and Mary (Kostalansky) Solik. On May 29, 1954, he married Shirley M. Mulryan; she passed away on Jan. 28, 2007.
Robert was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society. He worked for Central Soya and served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard.
R. Timothy “Tim” Krueckeberg, 66, of Decatur, Indiana, passed away at 6:44 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at his residence following an apparent cardiac event.
Tim was born on Thursday, May 15, 1947, in Fort Wayne, the son of the late Edgar Krueckeberg and the late Leonora (Bruick) Krueckeberg. Tim was united in marriage to Norma Kraner on Nov. 20, 1970, in Van Wert, Ohio and she survives.
Berne business is about to get a booster shot in the way of a planned expansion of Mid-America Foundation Co., doing business as Poseidon Barge, which will bring approximately 42 new skilled jobs to its new Berne location.
MAFC, which manufactures barges and is headquartered in Fort Wayne, plans to expand its business base in Berne with the purchase of a part of the former Ficosa Complex, located at 725 Parr Road.
Adams County Data Processing Director Landon Patterson found the Adams County Commissioners a more receptive audience for the upgrading of the county’s integrated technology system than he had at recent county council meetings. The commissions approved the purchase of software to expand the capabilities of the county’s geographic information system, used by both the county treasurer and the county building/planning and zoning commission.