January 6th, 2011
Maxine J. Hakes, 80, of Decatur, died on January 4, 2011 at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Adams County on March 15, 1930 to Bernard and Frieda (Black) Keller.
On May 20, 1950, she married Paris Hakes. He preceded her in death on December 25, 2000.
Maxine attended Decatur Church of God and was a homemaker.
Ernest Roe, 83, of Decatur, died on Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Margaret Scherer, 87, formerly of Decatur, died on Wednesday in The Village of Heritage nursing home at Monroeville. Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur.
Raymond L. Zurcher, 77, of Berne, died on Wednesday at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
He was born in Adams County on July 22, 1933 to Christian F. and Martha Ebnit Zurcher.
Among survivors are his wife, Marjorie; one son, Dwight Zurcher of Berne; and two daughters: Mrs. Brian (Susan) Culy of Linn Grove and Mrs. Mike (Elaine) Liechty of Berne.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in First Mennonite Church at Berne, with burial in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne.
At Tuesday’s meeting of the Adams County Commissioners, Commissioner Doug Bauman reported that the county’s payroll in 2010 came to more than $6 million, which, he said, makes the county “an economic driver” locally.
However, the $6,049,283.51 total covers only those people paid by the county, not the two judges and the prosecutors.
Both judges and the prosecutor each get more than $100,000 per year and there are several deputy prosecutors.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A test treatment has not been completely effective against a cause of the toxic algae that led to warnings and a decline in tourism at a major Ohio lake this summer.
Aluminum sulfate, or alum, spread over test areas appeared to have no impact on phosphorous at one site in Grand Lake St. Marys, The Columbus Dispatch reported Friday. The phosphorous levels in the water were reduced by 50 to 60 percent at two other sites.
"The super dual at Calumet is very good, but this one is definitely one of the very best, with six out of the eight ranked. You can't get much tougher," stated Bellmont coach Brent Faurote on Saturday's annual wrestling feast, the Bellmont Super Dual.
Bellmont can complete a perfect NHC season tonight as the Braves travel to Homestead.
The host Spartans are 4-2 in the NHC and 11-5 overall. Bellmont enters 16-2 and 6-0 in the league. Carroll is 5-1 in the NHC and could still be co-champions of the regular season if Bellmont falls to the Spartans. Bellmont has lost only one NHC match since the conference was formed in 1989.
Robert Boknecht, 81, of Highland Falls, NC, died unexpectedly on January 2, 2011, at his residence.
Born and raised in Decatur, he graduated from Valparaiso University in 1951 with a double major in psychology and geography.
He was Vice President of Employee Relations for Standard Oil until his retirement.
Survivors include his sons, Mark (Rita) and John, both of Atlanta, GA; four grandchildren; brother Ed (Dorothy) Boknecht of Fort Wayne; and niece Dianne (Steve) Koch.
Mary Diaz, 85, of New Lenox, Illinois, died Monday in a hospital at Joliet, Illinois.
She was born to Lewis and Julia Alonzo Flores.
Surviving are her husband, Edward Diaz; one son, Robert L. Diaz of South Holland, Illinois; two daughters, Gloria Tomchek and Dorothy F. Marnell of New Lenox; and one sister, Margie Solano of Berne.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, with burial in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne.