July 30th, 2012
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.
Funeral services were scheduled today for the Indiana National Guardsman killed with Nick Taylor of Berne in an attack in Afghanistan.
Approximately 60 Indiana Patriot Guard riders and local law enforcement escorted the body of Spc. Sergio Eduardo Perez Jr. of Crown Point from Gary/Chicago International Airport to a funeral home in his hometown on Wednesday.
The Berne City Council earlier this week agreed to continue its $3,000 annual stipend to the Adams County Council on Aging in support of the agency's senior transportation system.
Council on Aging Director Sharon Tester made her annual appearance to request continued financial support, which she said is crucial to the agency's continued operation.
Joseph H. Morin, 83, of Maumee, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at his residence.
He was born in Toronto, Ontario, on December 11, 1928, to the late Delphis M. and Margaret (Axson) Morin.
Joe married Marlene Laurent, of Decatur, on May 18, 1957.
He earned his bachelor's degree in music education from The University of Washington and a master's in Music Degree from Bowling Green State University.
2012 JUNIOR LEAGUE SOFTBALL RUNNERS-UP—Rorick Electric ended their season on Wednesday night in second place falling to 1st Class Hoosiers in the championship game at Hannah Nuttman, 3-1. The players are listed here starting with the front left to right: Morgan Shifferly, Emily Selking, Rylie Velez, Meghan Busick, Sarah Noonan, Sarah Enterline, Jessalyn Akers. In the back: Coach Sandy Busick, Coach Amy Gage, Alyssa Selking, Jenna Busick, Kaydee Gage, Gabby Birch, Coach Katie Birch. not present for photo: Alex Reichart. (Photo by Deb Shannon)
The 2012 Iron Kid triathlon, sponsored by the Decatur Parks & Recreation, was held July 21 at Adams Central High School with approximately 50 area children participating in the three event competition.