May 23rd, 2012
An apparent glimmer of hope has arise in the case of Kaye Mellencamp, the Berne woman felled by a brain aneurysm on Election Day, May 8.
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette columnist Frank Gray said in an article in Tuesday's edition that the stricken woman opened her eyes on Sunday morning and began following people with her eyes as they moved.
She tried to speak, but couldn't as a breathing tube was still in place.
The North Adams Community Foodservice has announced plans to participate in the federal Summer Food Service Program.
Free meals will be made available to all children 18 years of age and under, and to people over 18 who are in a state-apprved educational program for the mentally or physically disabled.
Locations and dates for food sites are as follows:
Dorothy G. Liechty, 89, of Berne, died Wednesday morning at Adams Memorial Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Robert F. Thomas Sr., 94, of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Heritage Park Health Care Center.
Born in Antwerp, Ohio, he graduated from North Side High School in 1936, where he enjoyed track and cross country, and still holds the state record in the 1.5-mile race.
BUTLER— South Adams had hoped that the third time would be the charm on Tuesday night at Eastside as they played the Lady Jets for a third time this season but fell after a fifth inning meltdown, 7-2.
Perhaps a better phrase for SA would be, "bad things come in threes."
AC got the best of the Lady Stars in a 5-4 contest early in the season and then during ACAC play, the Jets unloaded in a similar fashion knocking off SA, 7-1 earlier in May.
FORT WAYNE—The Bellmont Squaws advanced individuals in four different events to the IHSAA state finals with sparkling efforts Tuesday night at the girls regional track meet at Northrop High School.
The Squaws finished tenth overall as a team out of approximately 40 teams represented at the regional scoring 29 points, an accomplished that tickled coach Carl Risch pink.
Frances L. Heck, 98, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Born in Monroe, Wisconsin, on September 11, 1913, she was a retired bank employee and homemaker.
She is survived by her son, Kevin Heck, and daughter-in-law, Brenda Thomas, both of Decatur; a daughter, Frances (Darrell) Ransom; a granddaughter, Kathleen (John) Mason, of Freeport, Ill.; a nephew, Dick Hamm; and three great-grandchildren, Ryan (Rachael) Hiser, Katie Rausch, and Tori Hanson; and one great-great-grandson, Zach.
Ronald “Robbie” R. Kemezy, 45, of Bluffton, formally of Muncie, died Saturday at his residence.
He was born to Ronald G. (Ann) Kemezy and Patti B. (Gene L.) Ruse; both survive. Other survivors include one brother and three sisters, including Tammy J. Dobbels of Decatur.
A graveside service and burial will occur at a later date at Brookeside Memorial Park, in Montpelier. Arrangements were by Goodwin Memorial Chapel, Bluffton.
Mary E. Smeltzer-Shaw, 66, of Decatur, passed away at 7 a.m. Sunday, May 20, 2012, at her residence, surrounded by her family.
She was born in Wells County on December 4, 1945, to the late Edwin R. and Isabelle M. (Franklin) Smeltzer, Jr.
Lucile A. Trentham, 79, of Decatur, passed away Sunday morning at Lutheran Hospital.
Lucile was born on April l9, 1933, in Butler, Indiana, to the late Gerald and Edna (Greer) Trentham.
She married Tom Trentham, who is deceased.
Lucile attended Mt. Hope of the Nazarene Church near Berne. While staying in DeLand, Florida, she worked as an electronic technician at General Dynamics. Lucile enjoyed NASCAR racing, cooking, baking, working puzzle books, and loved her family.