November 3rd, 2011
Leland W. Sprunger, 69, of Berne, died Tuesday in South Haven, Michigan.
He was born in Adams County on May 11, 1942, to Arley and Emma I. Cline Sprunger.
Among survivors are his mother, of Berne, and three sons, Toby and Jeff Sprunger of Berne and Aaron Sprunger of Fort Wayne.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne, and a funeral service at 3 p.m. Sunday in First Missionary Church at Berne.
Diana A. Flueckiger, 54, Berne, died Tuesday at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
She was the daughter of Donald and Yukiko Spillner of Fort Wayne.
She was married on October 17, 1980, to Kent Flueckiger, who survives. Other survivors, in addition to her parents, include a son, Landon, of Decatur; a daughter, Ashley Flueckiger of Huntington; and a brother, Michael Spillner of Fort Wayne.
Leland "Lee" Sprunger, 69, Berne, died Tuesday in South Haven, Michigan.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne.
Bellmont Athletics will be pre-selling tickets to the 3A Sectional 19 championship football game between the Braves and the Western Panthers.
The game will be played on Friday, November 4th at 7 p.m. at Western High School.
The Bellmont High School boys soccer team will be holding their annual banquet in the Bellmont cafeteria tomorrow at 7 p.m.
The freshman players are asked to bring pop and the sophomore players are to bring desserts for the dinner. The coaching staff will have the rest of the dinner catered.
All players and their family members are invited for the dinner and a small awards show.
For information, call head coach Bill Meyer at 223-1908.
Decatur police are continuing their investigation into a robbery that took place at a local business at 3:40 a.m. today.
Police said a male entered the Village Deli at 927 S. 13th Street, Decatur, and demanded money. The man showed no weapon, but indicated to the store clerk that he was carrying one.
Leaf collection is in full swing in Decatur.
Leaves should be raked to curbside for collection. City officials said yard waste collection will end next Friday; after that date anyone with yard waste can place those items in the leaf piles or drop them off at the compost site behind the Riverside Center.
When setting out brush for collection, residents are asked to have those items in a separate pile away from the leaf piles.
The process of developing what is described as a powerful economic development tool continued moving toward reality on Tuesday night, getting a green light from Decatur City Council.
The tool is what is known as a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District, which was sought by the city's new redevelopment commission.
The Braves were definitely prepared for Yorktown's strong offensive schemes, while the Tigers were seemed puzzled by some of the new wrinkles put in by head coach Larry Getts and his staff, and executed perfectly by a fired-up Bellmont squad. The result was a 22-7 BHS win over the favored Tigers, who had knocked off second-ranked Eastbrook in the first round of the tourney.
The annual Callithumpian parade was held under mild October skies Monday evening as characters of every description wound their way through the spectator-lined streets of Decatur for nearly 90 minutes.
The top three floats in the parade, as named by the Callithumpian Committee, were: first place, Decatur Daily Democrat; second, United Steel Workers Local 715; and third, Decatur Veterinary Hospital.