July 11th, 2012
Citing family illness reasons, Don Elder has submitted his resignation from the North Adams school board. The surprise announcement came at the end of Tuesday night's regular monthly board meeting.
Elder was appointed exactly one year ago to what has commonly been called the "swing" seat on the board. Representation for that seat alternates every four years between residents of the city of Decatur and rural residents.
After hours of discussion and consideration at public meetings and work sessions over a period of two months, the South Adams Schools Board denied a request by Pastor Mo Hodge to use the school facility in Berne as an extension of The Bridge Community Church's Decatur campus. Nearly 50 people packed the choir room at Tuesday's meeting to hear the board's decision.
Ernest Frederick Fennig, 90, of Berne, died on July 8, 2012.
Among survivors are his wife, Florine Fennig, and sons, Jeffrey Fennig (Paula) and Joel Fennig.
Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at Swiss Village, Berne. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, also at Swiss Village.
Adrian B. Sprunger, 82, died on July 7, 2012, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale, Florida.
Adrian was born on December 13, 1929, in Berne, to the late Noah and Amelia (Badertscher) Sprunger.
On June 10, 1950, he married the former Mary Lou Barger.
Keturah M. Wickey, seven weeksold, died Tuesday at Riley Hospital, Indianapolis.
Among survivors are her parents, Leroy M. and Josi D. (Schwartz) Wickey of Monroe.
Visitation will be today from 1-8 p.m. and on Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Wickey residence, 2406 S. Salem Rd, Monroe. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m., also at the Wickey residence.
Arrangements were by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Top seeds Courtesy Motors of Decatur and Ossian White opened their Adams-Wells Koufax Baseball Tournament quests Tuesday night after completion of the first round of games Monday.
Alberta E. Schaper, 87, of Decatur, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012, at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
Born in New Haven, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Hortense Fiedler.
Marcel R. Welling, 89, of Bryant, died July 9, 2012, at his home.
He was born January 16, 1923, in Bryant, to the late Henry and Elizabeth (Schaefer) Welling.
On June 24, 1950, he married Mary Ellen (Lengerich) Welling; she survives.
He was a retired dairy farmer and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of St. Joseph's Men's Sodality of the church, Knights of Columbus, Decatur, Bryant Senior Citizens, and Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bryant.
No candidates were named to fill vacancies for county offices on the November general election ballot, according to an announcement Monday by Rob Noetzel, chairman of the Adams County Republican Party.
Republicans and Democrats had until June 30 to fill any openings in their slate of candidates for the fall. July 2 was the deadline for any independent candidates to file petitions with the clerk of courts office.
Democrats had four vacancies for major local offices.
Adams County residents are now able to drive golf carts on county roads and streets, thanks to an ordinance passed by county commissioners Monday.
Under the new ordinance are the following conditions:
• Those driving golf carts on county roads or streets must have a valid driver's license.
• All passengers must be seated in factory-installed seats during operation of the golf cart.