September 26th, 2011
Decatur firefighters were called out on Saturday to assist at a farm silo fire in southern Adams County and were sent this morning to a small blaze at the Bunge North America complex in the city.
The Saturday fire, which was first dispatched to the Berne Fire Department, occurred at the Kent Werst farm, 2570 W. County Rd. 750 South. The Decatur department sent its aerial platform truck, which can be extended to more than 100 feet and was used to reach the top of the silo.
DeWayne L. Beer, 74, of rural Berne, a former superintendent of the Adams County Highway Department, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born on June 22, 1937, in Adams County. His parents were the late Marcella Beer Meshberger and his stepfather, the late Chris Meshberger.
He married Alice Stauffer on July 4, 1957, in Berne; she survives.
Kenneth P. Birch, 82, of Decatur, died at home on Sunday.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Carl D. Hofstetter, 77, of Geneva, died at home on Sunday.
He was born in Adams County on May 14, 1934, to Ernest and Twila Hofstetter.
Among survivors are two sons, John E. Hofstetter of Bluffton and DeWayne Hofstetter of Geneva, and two brothers, Calvin Hofstetter of Geneva and Jerry L. Hofstetter.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, with burial in West Lawn Cemetery, Geneva. Visiting hours are 2-8 p.m. Wednesday.
Ann Marie Mawhorr, 70, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, September 23, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Born in Fort Wayne, she graduated from Central Catholic High School and Marquette University at Milwaukee.
She married James K. Mawhorr on October 3, 1964.
Jack F. Whitacre Jr., 59, of Berne, died on Saturday in Chalet Village Health Care Center.
He was born to Jack F. Whitacre Sr., who is deceased, and Mildred Whitacre, who lives in Berne.
Other survivors include two sons, Aaron Whitacre of Decatur and Ernie Whitacre of Bryant, and two sisters, Mrs. Bill (Carol) Schabacker of Ossian and Mrs. Cliff (Jo) Moser of Portland.
WARSAW— It was a smooth waltz to the finals for the Squaw volleyballers, but the action heated up instantly when Muncie Burris took the court and defeated Bellmont by the slimmest of margins in two games, 23-25, 23-25 to take the title at the annual Warsaw Invitational.
Ranked #1 in 2A, Muncie Burris came into the tourney, along with Bellmont, as one of the favorites and it came down to the two powerhouses in the final match.
MONROE—For the first time in the history of the ACAC tennis tournament, a team (Adams Central) advanced all seven players to the third round and the Jets finished with a claim to the doubles championship and runner-up in singles play.
Adams Central repeated at the top of the doubles competition with Derek Roe and Keaton Fiechter beating South Adams' Scott Hoeppner and Derek Schwartz in the finals 7-6 (4), 6-4. Roe was a member of the winning AC team last year as well.
NHC volleyball powers Bellmont and Carroll collided on the court at the Teepee Thursday night in a match that, despite the fact it was only the third of seven conference matches of the year for the two teams, was one that will more than likely determine the championship of the NHC.
That title, which has been owned by Bellmont for nearly a decade, will once again likely reside with the Squaws as they polished off the Chargers in three straight games 25-21, 25-18, 25-22 in a match that was anything but easy for either team.
Monroe— The Lady Jets of Adams Central found themselves back over .500 for the season with an impressive win against the Blackhawk Christian Braves last night in a non-conference volleyball match-up.
The Lady Jets, now 8-7 (3-2 in conference), made a clean sweep of things in front of their home crowd at the Hanger by defeating the visiting Braves in three games, 25-17, 25-23, 25-19.