April 18th, 2012
Norma Jean C. Byerley, 78, of Yoder, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Ossian Health Care.
She was born on April 3, 1934, in Ossian to the late Emil and Margaret (Hinck) Springer.
She was a lifelong homemaker, and was a member at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Thiele Road. She enjoyed spending time with, and caring for, her family.
Josephine M. Christner, 92, of rural Geneva, died Monday in her home.
She was born to the late Jacob F. and Margarette (Schwartz) Schwartz.
Among survivors are sons Samuel J. (Emma) Christner of Monroe; Jacob J. (Mary) Christner of Berne; Levi J. (Martha) Christner of Geneva; Margaret (Tobe) Wickey of Geneva; Lizzie (Martin) Schwartz of Geneva; Fannie (Menno N.) Schwartz of Monroe; and Rebecca (Jacob L.) Wickey of Decatur; 76 grandchildren and 253 great-grandchildren.
Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman met with local Berne officials to tour the Munsterberg Clock Tower on Tuesday.
Skillman, who visited Berne in 2005 to discuss the city's plans for the tower, stated that she was very impressed with the new tower and the ambition with which the city approached the project.
Wanda J. Eyanson, 86, of Decatur, died at 1:55 a.m., today in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
The Bellmont girls won the events they expected to win Tuesday evening in a Northeast Hoosier Conference track triangular with Homestead and East Noble at Bob Worthman Stadium but they still fell far behind the other teams in the final score.
With seven first place finishes, Homestead squeaked past East Noble 66 to 62.5. Despite six blue ribbons, the Squaws managed just 38.5 points (30 coming on the first place finishes). Bellmont did not get any second place ribbons while picking up three thirds and three fourth place spots.
The Adams County Sheriff's Department was at the scene of a fatal crash this morning involving a van and an Amish buggy. (http://www.decaturdailydemocrat.com/content/serious-accident)
At a little after 8 a.m., a van driving east on Hwy 124, just west of 400 W, failed to see a buggy also traveling east and crashed into the rear of the vehicle, according to Sheriff Shane Rekeweg.
Harley L. "Pete" Bergman, 77, of Decatur, died at his residence on Monday.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Samuel E.S. Schwartz, 48, of Willshire, Ohio, passed away at 9:50 a.m., on Monday, April 16, 2012, at his family's residence in Berne.
He was born on Wednesday, July 17, 1963, in Adams County.
Mr. Schwartz was a member of the Old Order Amish and was a carpenter.
Dispatch transmissions that currently go to the Decatur Police Department may soon be routed instead to the Adams County Sheriff's Department's communications center if a proposal by Decatur Mayor John Schultz is accepted by the Adams County Commissioners and Decatur City Council members.
Schultz, accompanied by Police Chief Ken Ketzler and Sheriff Shane Rekeweg, met with the commissioners Monday to discuss the possible change, noting that all 911 communications are already handled by the sheriff's office.
A Decatur man spent a scary hour or so at the Indianapolis International Airport Saturday after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents checking his bag discovered a loaded gun.
Dave Schnitz, 57, owner of Schnitz Racing, N. Third Street, Decatur, was briefly taken into custody around 5 a.m. after TSA personnel charged him with entering an airport with a weapon. He was taken to the Marion County Arrestee Processing Center, but was later released and charges are not going to be filed.