January 8th, 2013
Bearcreek Farms has announced that this will be the final year it will be in operation.
In addition, notable changes are planned for 2013, it was stated in a news release.
The property will only be open to the public when there are scheduled events, the announcement said. Such events will include a limited number of concerts and reservations for retreats, private events and conventions. The scheduled concerts will be released yet this month.
Adams County Attorney Mark Burry informed the county commissioners on Monday that he had received a proposal from Dave Sholl of Schenkel and Shultz Architecture, for a "study on a new structure to house the Superior and Circuit Courts along with the Clerk's Office."
The proposal breaks down the steps needed for said study, as well as the fee for the work — $3,400 plus reimbursements — which could probably be finished by the end of January.
The steps in the proposal are as follows:
At the weekly commissioner's meeting on Monday, Sheriff Shane Rekeweg announced that he has appointed a new chief deputy, Eric Beer.
Eric Meyer, who had been serving as chief deputy, resigned the position at the end of December, as his wife had been transferred to the Orlando, Florida, area in June 2012 and Meyer joined her.
FORT WAYNE – With Homestead and Carroll’s boys’ and girls’ swimming and diving teams dominating first and second place at the Northeast Hoosier Conference meet on Saturday, but the real story was how the rest of the teams stacked up.
The Indiana High School Swim Coaches Association ranks Carroll in seventh and Homestead in 16th on the boys’ side, and Homestead at ninth and Carroll at 16th in the girls’ poll.
Norma M. Agler, 86, of Cape Coral, Fla., passed away December 29, 2012.
Arrangements are being handled by Nation Cremation & Burial Society.
Mark A. Russell, 56, Uniondale, passed away on December 15, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital.
He was born in Marion on July 16, 1956, to the late Carl E. Russell and the late Shirley R. McBride.
Mark married Claudine (Bleeke) Russell on May 2, 1981, in Bluffton.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1974-1977, then worked as a store detective for Ames Department Stores before becoming disabled in 1991.
Maurice C. Gase, 79, Markle, formerly of Decatur, died January 5.
Among survivors are his children, Christine (Michael) Fergusan of Ossian, Carrie L. West of Bluffton, Steven A. Gase of Bluffton, and stepsons Trevor (Michelle) Zell and Ben Zell, both of Fort Wayne.
A memorial sevice will be held on Wednesday, January 9, at 6 p.m. at Goodwin-Cale & Harrish Memorial Chapel, with a family gathering from 2 p.m. until time of service.
Henry J. Shetler, 86, of Berne, passed away at 2:55 a.m. on Monday, January 7, 2013, at his residence.
He was born in Adams County on November 5, 1926, to the late Jacob and Amanda (Hershberger) Shetler.
Henry married Marie Hilty on November 3, 1949; she survives.
He was a member of the Old Order Amish and was a minister in the church for 58 years. He was also a farmer.
Joyce A. Spitler, 67, Berne, died Saturday at Swiss Village.
Among survivors are her daughter, Amanda L.(Paul) Zerby, and son, David (Natalie) Spitler, both of Berne.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Geneva.
The North Adams Community School's board of education will meet for the first time of 2013 — and for the first time with its new seven-member format — at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the district administration building.
New members Mark Bulmahn and Al Converset will be seated on the board to start the new year, joining incumbents Tim Ehlerding, Michelle Stimpson, Ben Faurote, Deb Bergman and Stacey Bussel.