March 21st, 2011
Janice E. Miller, 62, of Geneva, diedMarch 17 in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
She was born in Wabash Township of Adams County on December 13, 1948n to Darrol and Phyllis Smitley, who live in Geneva.
Other survivors are her husband, David A. Miller; a son, Scott A. Miller of Camby, Indiana; a sister, Mrs. Gerald (Carol) Tonak of Berne; and a brother, Rodney Smitley of Glendale, Missouri.
Elizabeth M. "Beth" Reiners, 80, of Berne, died today at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Enos R. Schwartz, 33, of rural Monroe, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born on April 25, 1977, in Adams County to Amos R. and Maryann G. (Schwartz) Schwartz.
Chalmer R. Sorgen, 90, of Berne, died Sunday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born to Carl and Firsta Feasby Sorgen.
Surviving are a sister, Arleda M. Sorgen of Berne, and two nieces, Sally Stucky of Fort Wayne and Mari J. Muselman of Phoenix, Arizona.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, with burial in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne. Visiting hours are 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Mary Alice Whitright, 88, of Decatur, passed away at 8:08 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born November 29, 1922, in Adams County to John A. and Mary (Bernard) Kintz.
She married Harold E. “Beany” Whitright on July 12, 1943; he passed away on October 1, 1991.
Bellmont won the recent Northeast Hoosier Middle School Conference Wrestling Tournament, piling up 16 placements and 332.5 points to beat Indian Springs by 20 points.
Taking titles for Bellmont were: Jordan Amacker at 95 pounds, Brett Baker at 155, and heavyweight Jacob Wooster.
Bellmont track coach Carl Risch reports that only 27 are out for girls track, but he's still smiling.
"We have some real quality this year," said Risch, noting the return of sophomore sprinter Alexis Harvey, 800 runner Jessica Brewer, who went to state two years ago, and some promising freshmen.
"The numbers are down a little, but we definitely are going to score some points," said Risch.
A unanimous vote of the Adams Central School Board on Thursday followed a strong vote by AC's teaching staff as a contract was ratified to make several changes in provisions that will remain in effect until August of 2013.
However, according to AC Superintendent Mike Pettibone, the school board and the Adams Central Classroom Teachers' Association (ACCTA) will renegotiate salary and health benefit issues this summer.
A fact sheet from school officials lists the following provisions in the contract:
The annual Kids Against Hunger campaign will be boosted again this year by people working in Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School north of Decatur.
An announcement said the event on Saturday, April 16, will have two shifts to pack more than 40,000 meals, two-thirds of which will go to needy people in Adams, Wells, and Allen counties. The other third will go to other countries.
Donald C. Barkley, 81, of Decatur, died at 9:24 a.m. Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital after an illness lasting one year.
He was born on January 14, 1930, in Allen County to Alpha M. and Florence A. Foust Barkley.
He married Linda L. Smalley on October 24, 1958, in rural Berne; she survives.
He retired as an auto salesman for Morningstar Auto Sales in Decatur following many years of service. He was a member of Mt. Zion United Brethren Church.