September 4th, 2012
Dennis C. Boerger, 62, of Decatur died Sunday at his residence.
Arrangements are pending at the Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.
David S. Gravens, 56, of Decatur, died Sunday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Private services will be held.
Arrangements were handled by Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
O. Kathleen (Zerkel) Sauers, 84, of Decatur, passed away on August 31, 2012, in Fort Wayne.
She was born to the late Oliver K. and Marie (Burdg) Zerkel on March 27, 1928, in Decatur.
Kate married Wayne E. Sauers on May 18, 1947; he survives.
She was a member of the Living Water Church, where she was very active as a Sunday School teacher, youth leader, and served on various committees.
COLUMBIA CITY—Untimely penalties and the absence of a "big play" kept Bellmont from staying undefeated on Friday night as they ventured to Columbia City for their first NHC meeting of the year.
The Braves, now 2-1, fell to the Eagles (2-1) 24-13, after being shut down in the second half.
Bellmont coach Larry Getts commented after the game, "We didn't have any consistency in the second half."
Joan Hawkins, 82, of Decatur, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at Chalet Village.
She was born on Tuesday, December 17, 1929, in Decatur, to the late Lavern and Isabel (Peterson) Bowman.
Joan married Forrest Hawkins on January 24, 1948; he passed away on June 18, 1998.
LeRoy W. Yoder, 80, of Berne, met his Lord and Savior at 10:40 a.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born on September 4, 1931, in Adams County, to Raymond and Ida (Habegger) Yoder of rural Geneva.
LeRoy was married on March 6, 1954 to Barbara Lehman. The couple celebrated 58 years of marriage.
MONROE — Abbey Lichtle stroked the ball through the Bishop Luers defense for the final point of the evening, capping a huge Adams Central win in a five-game showdown with the Lady Knights.
"I am very proud of my girls," stated Adams Central coach Ashley Beard.
FORT WAYNE—The first words coach Krull used to describe the Snider/Bellmont game on Thursday night was "intense."
The Squaws got off to another slow start which led to the eventual dropping of game one, but, as Bellmont has shown all season long to this point, when they get warmed up they are hard to beat.
In a four-game battle with the Lady Panthers, Bellmont emerged victorious 20-25, 25-17, 25-13, 25-10.
The second annual Brittany Raymond Arnold Memorial Softball Tournament was held at Hanna Nuttman Park recently, as hundreds of family and friends turned out to honor a woman who lost her life on September 12, 2010.
A scholarship fund has been established in Brittany's memory for a non-traditional student, which was Brittany's status on the day when the vehicle she was driving unexpectedly left the roadway as she was texting.
City offices in Decatur and Berne will be closed next Monday in observance of Labor Day.
Trash collections in both communities will be suspended for the day, with the pickups to be made on Tuesday with the regular run.
County offices in the Service Complex and courthouse also will be closed.
Decatur's compost site will be open Monday and mulch is available, officials said.