Joe Johnson III, reinstated by the Adams County Public Defender board last month after a series of legal issues led to the Decatur attorney’s suspension as a member of the public defender’s office, will not return to that office in 2015.
The defender board met Thursday morning in the county commissioners’ room of the Service Complex. The meeting began with an executive session “to discuss an individual’s status as a contract employee,” according to meeting minutes from Auditor Mary Beery.
A major road reconstruction project which has been in the planning stages since 2011 will be coming to fruition next spring.
Fleming Excavating of rural Decatur has been awarded the contract for the East Monroe Street project by the Indiana Department of Transportation. The city of Decatur received a federal grant for the project, but INDOT handles all aspects of it.
Fleming had the low bid of just more than $1.3 million.
This residence in the Stratton Addition in Decatur is all decked out for the season, with colorful lights surrounding the entire property.
Photo by J Swygart
(The following notice is being rerun with additional information.)
Cameron Allen Barnes, 25, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1989, in Decatur, the son of Debra (Rauch) Barnes and Brian Barnes.
Cam was employed in the die cast department at FCC in Berne and had previously worked as a supervisor at Prestress Services Industries in Decatur.
R. Scott Biedermann, 55, of Wolcottville, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, at his home.
He was born Aug. 21, 1959, in Decatur to Walter and Helen (Johnson) Biedermann.
He graduated from Bellmont High School in 1977, followed by a career of over 30 years in the lamination field at both Fleetwood and Dutchmen Manufacturing.
Dale C. Englehardt, 55, Marengo, died Dec. 15.
Among survivors are three daughters, Takoa (Jason) Banter of Berne, Cassi Miller of Bryant, and Kyli Miller of Pennville; three brothers, including Chris (Ginger) Englehardt of Berne; and four sisters.
Funeral services were held in Marengo on Dec. 17. Additional services were held Thursday at Glancy-Downing Funeral Home in Geneva.
Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Bryant.
Eldon Hilty, 53, of Monroe, passed away at 12:23 a.m. on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at his residence in Monroe. He was born on Saturday, Oct.14, 1961, in Monroe. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
He had worked for Hilty Home Sales for several years. Eldon had had a lifelong battle with muscular dystrophy.
Elmira R. Wulliman, 94, Berne, passed away on Dec. 19, 2014, at Swiss Village, where she was a resident. She was born on Aug. 28, 1920, to Herman and Lydia Neuenschwander Lehman in Adams County. She married Harry Wulliman on Feb. 4, 1941.
It was obvious that Tuesday night’s Decatur City Council meeting was the year’s finale, with several year-end matters handled. Among them were a group of reappointments.
Ron Storey, Rex Hinsky and Max Miller were given new one-year terms on the city’s redevelopment commission by Mayor John Schultz. North Adams board member Ben Faurote represents that board on the commission, but is a non-voting member.
Dave Haggard was given a new four-year term on the Board of Zoning Appeals, by the mayor.
St. Joseph School presented “Chimes in the Night” Sunday in the school auditorium. Kindergarten students, fourth graders, the St. Joe Sensations and all middle school choirs performed during the event. Photo provided