July 5th, 2012
Fern L. Lough, 65, of Decatur, passed away at 6:15 p.m. on July 3, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital.
She was born on August 12, 1946, in Adams County, to the late Theodore and Treva (Rash) Mihm.
Fern married John W. Lough on November 2, 1966; he died on November 1, 2007.
Ruth E. Schwartz, 91, of Berne, died Wednesday at Swiss Village.
Among survivors are daughters Jocelyn (James) Blum and Amy (Ken) Troutman, both of Fort Wayne, and a son, Ted (Lana) Schwartz of Berne.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4-7 p.m. in Swiss Village Chapel, and one hour prior to services on Monday at 11 a.m., also in the chapel.
Burial will be at MRE Cemetery, Berne.
Arrangements were by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Colquest took second place in the tournament after winning the season title in the MYL. The championship game, played last Thursday, went into eight innings and was played in 100+ degrees. The members are: front L to R: Owen Johnson, Cashton Reynolds, Micah McClure, Sam McKean, Gavin Cook. Back L to R: Cesar Roggerio, Ethan Brown, Kam Brown, Jake Haviland, Blake Heyerly, Aiden Roggerio. (Photo provided)
By MARTHA WAGGONER
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andy Griffith, who made homespun Southern wisdom his trademark as the wise sheriff in ‘‘The Andy Griffith Show’’ and the rumpled defense lawyer in ‘‘Matlock,’’ died Tuesday. He was 86.
Griffith died about 7 a.m. at his coastal home, Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie said in a statement.
With special precautions in place, Decatur's Fourth of July fireworks event — the 20th annual — got a green light this week from Mayor John Schultz.
The city of Berne largely escaped the brunt of Friday's storm, although another round of thunderstorms late Sunday afternoon dropped .8 of an inch of badly-needed rainfall on the community.
"We were lucky," said Berne Mayor Bill McKean of the relatively light damage suffered in the city.
"All in all, I'm very pleased with the cleanup; it's going pretty well," Decatur Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert said this morning.
City cleanup crews were "nearly halfway through the first pass (of the city)," he said, noting that once completed, a second pass will be made to pick up smaller debris.
People are urged to move their storm debris to curbside to facilitate the cleanup.
Calvin E. Beitler, 86, of Berne, died Sunday in Fort Wayne.
Among survivors are his wife, Alberta (Schenkel) Beitler; sons, David (Diane) Beitler of Berne and Thomas (Cindy) Beitler of Plymouth, Wisc.; and daughters, Rebecca (Joe) Liechty of Fort Wayne, and Jill (Tony) Miller of Richmond, Ind.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, and one hour prior to services. Funeral services are Friday at 10:30 a.m.
Burial will be in the MRE Cemetery.
Melvin G. Bixler, 86, a Berne businessman, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, July 2, 2012, at his residence.
He was born in Geneva to the late Benjamin and Iva Belle (Harden) Bixler on May 5, 1926.
Melvin married Joan (Baumgartner) Bixler on June 16, 1946; the couple recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.
Lois A. Ball, 69, of Decatur, passed away at 12:12 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on July 4, 1942, in Allen County, to the late Ralph I. and Esta B. (Trader) Otis.
She married Jesse P. Ball on January 1, 1959; he died on February 14, 1988.
She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. Lois operated her own local cleaning service.