November 28th, 2012
Zanta M. Butorac, 94, of Decatur, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born in Wells County on June 15, 1918, to the late Ellis and Mae (Comer) Squier.
Zanta married Phil P. Butorac on October 28, 1976; he preceded her in death on February 3, 2002.
Zanta was a homemaker and also worked for Lincoln Life Insurance Company.
Johanna Strahammer, 89, of Bluffton, passed away at 7:10 p.m. Monday, November 26, 2012, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
She was born on October 17, 1923, in Furth im Wald, Germany, to John and Matilda Wurz.
On May 3, 1948, in Chicago, she married Josef V. Strahammer. They shared 54 years of marriage before he preceded her in death in June of 2002.
The Bellmont girls and boys swimming and diving teams both defeated Columbia City on Tuesday at Bellmont High School.
The girls defeated Columbia City 125-52, and the Bellmont boys won, 104-77, in their first meet of the season.
Juniors Sarah Evans and Rachel Klingensmith were double winners in individual races for Bellmont, with Evans winning the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke and Klingensmith winning the 50 and 100 freestyle races.
MONROE—Adams Central doubled up Churubusco in the second half erasing a six-point halftime deficit in their first win of the season, 33-27.
The Lady Jets used a 24-12 advantage in the final two quarters to extract revenge on the Lady Eagles who knocked AC out of the sectionals last season.
With two minutes left in the second quarter, the Lady Jets faced a 15-5 deficit, the biggest of the game for either team. Up until that point, AC was shooting 1-15 from the floor and simply could not buy a basket.
James M. Everett, 65, of Decatur, died on Sunday, November 25, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
James was born in Decatur on November 22, 1947, to Clyde and Treva (Biberstine) Everett.
On July 14, 2008, he married Rebecca L. Hurst.
James was a 1966 graduate of Adams Central. He retired in 2009 from Ruan Trucking after 15 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post 43, the V.F.W. and the local Teamsters Union. He served in the United States Air Force from 1967-1969.
Kathryn K. Knefelkamp, 70, of Monroeville, died Sunday at Ossian Healthcare.
Among survivors are two daughters, Sherri Emenhiser and Vicki Chrisman, and one son, Jay Knefelkamp.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 29, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Monroeville Memorial Cemetery, Monroeville.
Mary Lee Luginbill, 68, of Ohio City, Ohio, passed away at 2:16 p.m. on Sunday, November 25, 2012, in the Van Wert County Hospital Emergency Room.
Mary was born in Indianapolis on Thursday, February 24, 1944, to the late Ralph "Jack" and Mary M. (Stetler) Longenberger.
She married Marvin L. Luginbill on October 19, 1963, in Pleasant Mills; he survives in Ohio City.
Mary was a member of the American Legion Auxillary No. 207 in Willshire, Ohio. She was also a homemaker.
NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana natives who created the basketball move ‘‘Hoosiers’’ are heading into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
Organizers announced Tuesday that ‘‘Hoosiers’’ director David Anspaugh and screenplay writer Angelo Pizzo will be inducted into the hall in March as recipients of the St. Vincent Health Silver Medal for contributions to Indiana high school basketball other than as a player or coach.
In a whirlwind tour of Decatur, six Chinese officials — three of whom are involved in education — visited the city Monday and part of today, getting a closeup look at schools and industry.
Decatur Mayor John Schultz and Economic Development Director Larry Macklin led the guests, who arrived here late Sunday night by vehicles after flying into Indianapolis.
Adams County IT Manager Landon Patterson reported on Monday that the replacement of the phone system in the Adams County E911 Dispatch Center is a problem with the phones that are used by all Adams County government offices, not with the E911 system itself.
Patterson said the issue is that the phones used by Adams County employees, including the dispatch center, have been discontinued by the manufacturer and are now obsolete, meaning if there is a problem Patterson will be unable to fix it.