January 5th, 2012
Berne Mayor William McKean has named James Beitler as the city attorney to top a list of appointments announced this week by the incoming mayor.
Beitler, a longtime attorney in Berne, is a partner with David Baumgartner in the law office of Baumgartner and Beitler. He formerly served as city attorney under the tenure of Mayor Blaine Fulton. He will take over the position from Bob Biberstein, who served for more than six years in the administration of former mayor John Minch.
Without a storm water management director since the mid-December resignation of Joan Eichhorn, it now appears Decatur soon will be without its storm water committee, too.
At its meeting on Tuesday night, city council moved to dissolve the committee and place the storm water department under the direction of the city's board of works and safety.
Duane (Dean) Ingmire, 59, of Decatur, passed away Tuesday, January 3, at his residence following a house fire.
He was born on July 2, 1952, in Fort Wayne to Chester and Gladys (Ohneck) Ingmire.
Mr. Ingmire was a second-shift dispatcher for the Decatur Police Department for 16 years. He was also employed by Hitchcock Concrete in Decatur and a respected firearms, tactics, and self-defense instructor for multiple law enforcement agencies and individual civilians throughout the state of Indiana.
LEO-CEDARVILLE — Adams Central heavyweight Joe Fuelling fought for some leverage then chucked the bigger Bryce Hager to the mat twice in the final minute for a 9-6 win Wednesday, igniting a seven-match win skein as the Jets dumped ACAC rival Leo 56-21.
The win put the Jets clearly in control of the ACAC regular-season race with a 5-0 mark. A victory tonight over Heritage would clinch the crown for the Jets, now 19-2 overall.
Nick Fuelling is this week's Athlete of the Week after a career-high performance against county-rival South Adams leading the Braves to a 68-56 win. Fuelling had 26 points on a nearly flawless 11-for-12 shooting performance from the floor owning the paint for the entirety of the game. Nick also led the team with seven rebounds and swatted a shot in the contest.
Services are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home for Duane (Dean) Ingmire, 59, a 16-year reserve officer and a 14-year dispatcher with the Decatur Police Department who died Tuesday morning in a fire inside his home in Roe Acres, north of Monmouth.
Among Ingmire's survivors are two sons.
It is believed that smoke inhalation was the cause of death, although that has yet to be determined by the coroner.
It confounds and disappoints Decatur Fire Chief Les Marckel and the entire Decatur Fire Department: a department which had gone 20 or more years without a fatality in a home fire has now had five in a little more than 26 months. Dean Ingmire, a longtime member of the Decatur Police Department, is the latest, having died in a fire in his home early Tuesday morning.
It now appears the possibility of a joint city-county building being built in Decatur will be placed before Adams County voters next fall.
That possibility came to light near the end of Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting when new councilman Cam Collier asked Mayor John Schultz the status of the ongoing discussions.
Schultz replied that monthly meetings are being held, with the next one coming up soon, and it appeared that the matter would be taken to the voters in the fall.
Troy L. Dailey, 38, of Berne, died Monday at his home.
He was born to Darrell Dailey and Diane Rhoades in Van Wert, Ohio.
Among survivors are his father, Darrell, of Bryant; his mother, Diane, of Greenville, Ohio; two sons, Quinn A. and Cajun K. Dailey, of Berne; and a daughter, Audrey Dailey, of Berne.
Visitation is Thursday from 2-8 p.m. at the First Missionary Church in Berne.
Charles E. Wulliman, 94, Berne, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2012 at Swiss Village.
He was born to Mennis and Pauline (Sprunger) Wulliman on Januay 17, 1917, in Adams County.
He married Lavon (Lehman) Wulliman on February 4, 1941; she survives.