August 26th, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s top education official proposed Thursday that the state assume control of four troubled high schools and a middle school in what would be the state’s first takeover of underperforming public schools under a 1999 law.
Charles S. DeKoninck, 76, of Monroeville, died at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at The Village of Heritage nursing home.
He married Shirley A. Sorg on August 31, 1957, in St. Joseph Catholic Church at Hessen Cassel; she passed away on September 14, 2001.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church at Hessen Cassel, a lifelong farmer (including dairy cattle), and the previous co-owner of Sunshine Florist in Decatur for 23 years (1981 to 2004).
Dale R. Workinger, 76, of Berne, formerly of Monroe, died on Wednesday at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
He was born on November 26, 1934, in Adams County to Glenn and Mary Wechter Workinger.
Surviving are a brother, Charles E. Workinger of Monroe, and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. in Swiss Village, with calling from 5-7 p.m. Burial will be in Ray Cemetery, rural Monroe.
Dale R. Workinger, 76, of Berne, a former resident of Portland, died on Thursday at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Wendell Lloyd Abbott, 85, of Decatur, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday at home of Parkinson's Disease, following an extended illness.
He was born on August 22, 1926, in Adams County to Clark C. and Lola L. Gerber Abbott.
He married Imogene M. McFarland on November 7, 1953, in Decatur; she survives.
Micah Louise Farmer, 34, of Decatur, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Hospice Home on Homestead Rd. in Fort Wayne.
She was born on September 4, 1976, in Terre Haute to Michael W. and Karen M. Reynolds Wing.
Micah was a social worker for Meridian Services at Richmond. She attended the Indiana-Purdue campus in Fort Wayne, Ball State University in Muncie, and the Indiana-Purdue campus in Indianapolis and received a master's degree in social work.
Menno W. Schwartz, 82, of rural Monroe, died at home on Wednesday.
He was born on August 21, 1929, in Adams County to Joe L. and Elizabeth Wickey Schwartz.
With three coaches switching sidelines Friday night at Bob Worthman Stadium, it would make sense that the normal level of intensity at a Bellmont-South Adams football game would increase a bit.
Not so say both head coaches, Larry Getts, who replaced Rick Burkhalter at Bellmont, and Jason Arnold, who recruited Burkhalter to lead his offense at South Adams.
"Our plan is to keep their offense off the field by moving the ball ourselves," stated Union County football coach Rich Padgett on the strategy that his Patriots will use in facing Michael Mosser's No. 6 Adams Central Jets for the first time this Friday night.
The game will take place at Union County, which is located three counties south, 80 miles, and it will begin at 7:30 p.m.
More than 100 vendors will be involved in the downtown Decatur sidewalk sale this Saturday, scheduled from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Decatur Small Business Association and is part of the city's 175th anniversary celebration.
Numerous other 175th Celebratin activities are scheduled on Saturday, including:
• Food and beverage sellers set up on Madison St.
• Craft show on Madison St.
• Flea market on Jackson St.