March 29th, 2012
Gasoline prices reached what is believed to be an all-time high in Decatur on Wednesday, when prices jumped some 30 cents a gallon to $4.15 and $4.16.
Similar prices were seen in Fort Wayne.
Meanwhile, most experts expect higher prices as we move toward the peak summer driving season.
Prices rose to a nationwide average of $3.90 per gallon on Monday, having gone up 17 cents so far this month.
Glen E. Dubach, 89, Berne, died Wednesday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Patricia A. Hain, 88, of Decatur, passed away on March 28, 2012, at Swiss Village Retirement Center.
She was born on November 8, 1923, in Decatur, to the late Fred and Esther (Sheets) McConnell.
She married Simeon J. Hain on July 29, 1945.
Patricia was a lifetime resident of Decatur and worked as a homemaker and the operating manager for the family business. She was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church and was also the past president of Tri Kappa Sorority.
Helen Neuenschwander, 84, of Berne, died Wednesday at Parkview Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne.
What was intended to be the routine purchase of a new vehicle for the city police department is proving slightly more problematic than anticipated for Berne City Council.
The City of Decatur is accepting applications for three openings.
SELLERSBURG, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana woman who lost parts of both legs while protecting her two children from a tornado is home.
Stephanie Decker of Henryville was released from a southern Indiana rehabilitation hospital on Monday.
The 36-year-old woman tells The Courier-Journal said she was excited to go home and not remain stuck in a bed.
Stewart W. McMillen, Jr, 76, of Kerrville, Texas, passed away at his residence Saturday, March 24, 2012.
He was born in Fort Wayne in 1935, the son of the late Stewart and Elizabeth McMillen.
He graduated from Culver Military Academy and attended Purdue University. He was in the Air Force as an Aviation Cadet. He drove race cars for 12 years and had a cattle ranch in Wyoming. He retired from Emergency Management and moved to Kerrville in 1990.
Loren W. Myers, 83, of Monroe, passed away on Monday March 26, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center in Decatur.
He was born on July 20, 1928, to the late Frank and Minnie (Foreman) Myers, in Adams County.
On August 1, 1953, Loren married Norma J. (Funk) Myers.
Wayne E. Pope, 73, of Hoagland, passed away at 4:19 p.m. on Monday, March 26, 2012, at his residence following an extended illness.
Wayne was born on Tuesday, May 17, 1938, in Wells County, the son of the late Fred T. and Vivian C. (Olson) Pope.
He married Rosemary Bechtel on September 21, 1958, in Plum Tree, Indiana; she survives.
Wayne was a member of the Hope United Methodist Church, where he led praise and worship.