July 30th, 2012
Northeast Indiana residents turned out en masse Sunday to honor the service and memory of Berne native Spc. Nick Taylor, who was killed two weeks earlier while serving with the Indiana National Guard in Afghanistan.
Taylor's body returned to Indiana soil sometime after noon on Sunday, arriving at the 122nd Fighter Wing base adjacent to the Fort Wayne International Airport. Following a private ceremony on the air base, Taylor's body then made the 32-mile trip home.
And he was not alone on that journey.
Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast has announced that it is offering offering 14 courses in Adams County for the fall semester schedule, running from August 20-December 15.
Classes will take place at Adams Central High School, Bellmont High School, and Decatur WorkOne's office on First St.
Individuals are encouraged to register soon as classes fill early.
A recent storm that hit the area was well-documented for the damage that it did to businesses, restaurants, and residences.
Members of the Adams Health Network Board of Trustees were informed of a situation on June 29 that occurred as a result of the storm when total power was disrupted to the hospital's Adams-Heritage nursing home in Monroeville.
Thomas L. Butler, 77, of Decatur, died this morning at Woodcrest Extended Care.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Marvin E. Hart, 87, of Geneva, died on Friday at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
Among survivors are his son, Stanley (Tom) Hart, of Bluffton.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday,.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Geneva.
Mary Alice Kitson, 75, of Decatur, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2012, at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.
She was born on November 6, 1936, in Jay County, to the late Ben D. and Helen I. (Wilhelm) Stratton.
Mary married Herbert F. Kitson on November 20, 1954; he passed away on May 15, 1977.
Dennis W. Williams, 66, of Decatur, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born on November 23, 1945, in Defiance, Ohio, to the late Carl W. and Alverda M. (Collett) Williams.
Dennis married Sandra J. (Sprunger) on February 9, 1999; she survives in Decatur.
He worked for Uniroyal Goodrich Tire, and was a member of Blackhawk Ministries in Fort Wayne.
NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson earned the checkered flag in this year's Brickyard 400, a record-tying fourth victory at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and DDD corospondent Chris McCoy was present taking the festivities, including this shot of Johnson's #48 car.
Evelyn L. Aumann, 88, Decatur, passed away at 1:05 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born July 20, 1924, in Adams County, to the late Fred and Adela (Bohnke) Thieme.
On August 10, 1947, she married Lester W. Aumann in Immanuel Lutheran Church; he survives.
The body of the fallen Army Spc. Nick Taylor is expected to pass through Decatur around 2:30 to 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, according to various officials.
Earlier reports put the pass-through at 3:30.
The body will arrive on the grounds of the 122nd Fighter Wing base of the Air National Guard in Fort Wayne at approximately 2 p.m. Following a ceremony of approximately 15 minutes, the drive on US 27 to Berne will begin, with an escort.