April 15th, 2011
They came, they met, they celebrated.
That was Thursday evening's annual meeting of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, at which five awards were presented. More than 40 people attended.
A lengthy moment of silence was observed for influential banker and civic linchpin James D. Briggs Jr. who died, at age 89, in Adams Memorial Hospital a short time before the meeting.
Mattie Wickey, 97, of rural Berne, died Wednesday at home.
Among survivors are a son, David N. Wickey of rural Berne, and five daughters,Mrs. Joe (Maryann L.) Hilty of rural Monroe; Mrs. Mose E. (Christine) Schmidt of rural Salem; Josephine Schwartz of rural Milroy, Indiana; and Mrs. Jake B. (Mattie) Schwartz and Mrs. Jonas (Mandy) Schwartz of rural Berne.
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Jonas Schwartz home, 2828 W. County Rd. 500 South, with burial in Schwartz Cemetery, rural Monroe.
Marian Lucille (Sprunger) Zuercher, 88, a resident of Berne, passed away at 5:30 p.m. on April 12, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
She was born on April 12, 1923, in Woodburn, Indiana, the youngest child of Alvin and Sylvia (Lochner) Sprunger. At three years of age she was orphaned and was subsequently reared by Hiram and Rufina (Liechty) Sprunger of Berne, cousins of her father.
On April 8, 1944, she married Christian Walter Zuercher, who preceded her in death on April 7, 2001.
FORT WAYNE—Bellmont assaulted Bishop Luers pitching for 14 hits including a pair of home runs Wednesday night and fashioned a 13-2 victory over the Knights at the Indiana Tech field in varsity baseball.
Matt Stidam and D. J. Wilder cleared the fence with home runs
for the Braves while Landon Baker kept his hot hitting going with a three-for-four performance including a double and five RBIs after getting three hits and six RBIs on Tuesday. Will Busse and Gunnar Cale both tripled while Brian Hakes cashed in a two-bagger.
BERNE—South Adams head wrestling coach Eric Myers has been selected as the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association (IHSWCA) Regional Coach of the Year it was recently announced.
This is an award voted on by other wrestling coaches from across the area. Myers will receive a plaque at the IHSWCA state spring clinic on April 22 at Wabash College in Crawfordsville.
A 25-year-old construction worker from Fort Wayne died Wednesday at Adams Memorial Hospital a short time after being hit while on the job by the wheels of a tractor-trailer truck at a highway project at S. 13th St. and Winchester St.
City police, who investigated the tragedy, said Ryan D. Zimmerman was pronounced dead at the hospital after being rushed there from the scene by Adams County Emergency Medical Service. EMS personnel performed cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on him during the ambulance trip.
Tighter state requirements governing school nutrition guidelines have forced North Adams Community Schools to boost lunch prices for the 2011-2012 school year.
Erin Ripley, food service director for the school district, addressed the changes — some of which are already in place, and others which are expected to be imposed — during Tuesday evening's meeting of the North Adams school board.
Information provided for the obituary of Francis J. Geels, 86, of Decatur, who died on Monday, omitted the name of a deceased brother: George Frederick "Fred" Geels.
M. Lucille Zuercher, 88, of Berne, died Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
One lone applicant for a soon-to-be-vacant seat on the North Adams school board will be interviewed on April 26 by the four remaining board members.
With the term of sitting board member Juan Gutierrez to expire on June 30, the board earlier had announced it was accepting applications from persons interested in filling that pending vacancy. The deadline for submissions was last Friday.