August 27th, 2012
Doris M. Sprunger, 81, of Berne, died on Saturday at Swiss Village.
Among survivors are her husband, Loren Sprunger; son, Fred Sprunger of Bluffton; daughters, Wanda (Steven) Roush, of Fishers and Patti (Jeff) Kiel of Raleigh, N.C.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Friday, August 31, at Swiss Village Chapel, and one hour prior to services on Saturday. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 1, also at the chapel.
Burial will be at St. Luke's Cemetery.
OSSIAN—Yogi Berra once redundantly noted "it was deja vu all over again."
That was the case Saturday at the Adams-Wells County Cross Country Invitational at Norwell High School as the same two teams that won the Bellmont Conditioner meet last Tuesday again won titles with the Bellmont girls edging out Norwell while South Adams stormed to an easy triumph in the boys meet.
YORKTOWN—For the first time all season, the Squaws have a number other than "0" in their loss column after surviving the always brutal Yorktown Invitational.
Bellmont coach Craig Krull wouldn't have it any other way, though. The Squaws' leader's philosophy has always been to play the toughest teams during the regular season so that come sectional time and beyond, his team is seasoned and ready.
A six-person race for the District 2 (rural area) on the new North Adams School Board became a reality with a wave of filings in the final hours before Friday's noon deadline.
No less than five people — Mark Bulmahn, Cassie Hammond, David Smith, Daniel Strickler and Jim Vogelwede Jr. — jumped into the field in the final hours. The only previous candidate, prior to Friday, was Deb Bergman, a board incumbent.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an account by Tony Mellencamp of Berne of the events that nearly took the life of his wife, Kaye, earlier this summer.)
There are certain events that happen in our lives that we always remember where we were at, what time it was, and what we were doing. One such event for me is 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Our lives changed at that moment.
Three-dimensional pieces of original art went on display in downtown Decatur Thursday evening as kick-off ceremonies were held for the first-ever Decatur Sculpture Walk.
The event attracted a sizable crowd which gathered around the courthouse for the unveiling festivities and later strolled throughout the downtown area to view the 12 works of art on display.
The living history village will open to the public at 4 p.m.today in Riverside Park as the Festival of the Kekionga shifts into high gear.
The fourth annual Mayor’s Challenge will begin at 6 p.m., with Decatur Mayor John Schultz opposed by a new foe, first-year Berne Mayor Bill McKean.
From 6:30 to 8 p.m., games for children will be held in Riverside park.
WATERLOO—The Bellmont boys tennis team ventured to DeKalb High School for an eight-team tennis invitational Saturday in what would end up being their first true test of the season.
The Braves ended up fourth as a team with feelings that they, "could have done better," according to Bellmont coach Joe Selking.
Several slots have been filled by candidates seeking spots on the North Adams, Adams Central and South Adams school board. But with the filing deadline but a short time away, some seats remained without candidates to fill them.
Two businessmen from China toured Decatur and Adams County this week.
Decatur Mayor John Schultz and Adams County Economic Development Director Larry Macklin said the visit is another positive result from a trade mission to China in June by Schultz and Macklin as part of an Indiana contingent led by Lt. Governor Becky Skillman and Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership CEO John Sampson.