January 30th, 2013
Alfred E. “Gene” Fryback, 76, of Decatur, died Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Alfred was born on October 28, 1936, in Allen County to the late Clarence W. and Velma Mae (Hamrick) Fryback.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the American Legion Post 43. He served in the Army National Guard and United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.
Ernest R. "Ernie" Liechty, 78, of Berne, passed away on January 28, 2013, at Swiss Village.
He was born on December 14, 1934, to the late Amos and Della (Nussbaum) Liechty in Adams County.
Ernie married Berdella M. Alt on April 5, 1958; she preceded him in death.
Spring-like conditions rolled into the Decatur area and Indiana on Tuesday, but it won't last long. In fact, temperatures already are heading down ... way down.
The city weather station recorded a high of 66 degrees on Tuesday — double the normal high of 33 degrees for this area on January 29. But the National Weather Service says tonight's low could dip all the way to 19, close to the norm of 17 for the date. And Thursday's high may reach only the low 20s!
The Adams County Spelling Bee was held at South Adams High School Tuesday night. A crowd of about 30 people turned out for the competition, which saw Jadon Evans, an eighth grader at Adams Central Middle School, emerge as champion.
After six rounds, the competition was down to Evans, and Ashley Rhoades, an eighth grader at South Adams Middle School.
Adams County Crime Stoppers is seeking the assistance of the public in locating a fugitive from justice.
In late 2004 or early 2005, Steven Eric Huffman allegedly opened checking and savings accounts at First Bank of Berne, MidWest America Federal Credit Union, and MarkleBank, depositing just enough money to open the accounts, according to Crime Stoppers.
A nearly flawless first 10 minutes of the game Tuesday night at the Teepee found the Bellmont Braves with a huge 17-point lead over a shell-shocked Concordia Cadet team at 27-10 with 6:55 to play.
Unfortunately, however, as the Braves found out, basketball is not a 10-minute game at the varsity level but is a 32-minute affair and the Cadets righted their ship enroute to a 71-47 decision over the Braves in non-conference action.
Bellmont could do virtually no wrong in the opening stanza.
Vernon “Ben” Hebble, Jr., 66, of Decatur, died on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at Chalet Village in Berne.
Ben was born on March 24, 1946, in Adams County to the late Vernon B. Hebble, Sr., and Lois Mae (Straub) Hebble.
On March 8, 1969, he married Teresa R. Heimann.
Ralph E. Kenworthy, 107, of Decatur, died on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Ralph was born in Wyoming, Ohio, on January 6, 1906, to the late Milton A. and Eva (Bunch) Kenworthy.
On August 20, 1938, Ralph married M. Jane Augenbaugh. She preceded him in death.
Ralph retired in 1971 with 30 years of service for Allen Dairy Products in Fort Wayne. He was a member of First Baptist Church.
The city of Berne will submit a preliminary report to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management by Friday's deadline, outlining its plan to enhance the city's waste water treatment process to meet new state mandates.
Bellmont High School's National Honor Society (NHS) has honored a pair distinguished graduates for their work: Pat Lose and Anthony A. (Tony) Frey.
Lose, who graduated with the class of 1971, obtained her Master's degree from Ball State in 1978. She started her career as a substitute teacher before getting a half-year job at St. Joseph School in Decatur, then became a fifth grade teacher in Centerville for 11 years before returning here to work as a fifth grade teacher at Monmouth Elementary.