March 21st, 2011
Members of the 175th Anniversary Committee in Decatur have announced that website has been created and two collector books will be printed.
The website is www.decatur175.com and features a schedule of events, a short history of the city, a page on which to shop for 175th anniversary souvenirs, and a "contact us" page so people can say what they think and add ideas to better the celebration.
The committee said the site will be continually updated.
The Adams County Health Department (ACHD) issued an alert today over alleged scam artists posing as Indiana State Department of Health food inspectors in area restaurants.
ACHD Sanitarian Terry Smith said this morning that he has been notified these imposters have been active in at least two area counties.
Max E. Elzey, 72, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011, at his residence.
He was born on May 27, 1938, to Vilas and Florine (Bunner) Elzey.
He married Dianne K. Fulton on November 27, 1958.
Robert C. Enterline Sr., 73, a resident of Decatur for 12 years, died at 7:05 a.m. last Tuesday in The Village of Heritage nursing home at Monroeville.
He was born on October 15, 1937 in Fort Wayne to Charles H. and Mildred B. Baughman Enterline.
He married Lorraine Katie Mahiai Hookano on April 5, 1958 in Hawaii and she survives.
Juanita Emberlin, 88, of Berne, died Friday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born to Odie and Doris Woods Murrell.
Among survivors are A daughter, Joyce Ratliff of Fort Wayne, and A son, Donald Emberlin of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
A private family funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, with burial in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne. Visiting hours are 9-11 a.m. Tuesday.
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.