Archive - 2011
Kevin A. Brantly, 52, of Decatur died on Tuesday at home. Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.
Walter E. “Wally” Henkel, 80, of Berne, died Thursday, December 6, 2011, at home.
He was born to Edward and Margaret Schroeder Henkel.
Among survivors are his wife, Kathleen; one son, Kurt Henkel of Fremont, Ohio; and two daughters: Mrs. Kenneth (Denise) Nedimyer of Tavernier, Florida and Elise Schrock of Decatur.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Ernest Roe, 83, of Decatur, died Wednesday. January 5, 2011, in Adams Memorial Hospital. He was born on August 23, 1927 in Adams County to Fred J, and Daisy Galloway Roe.
He married Betty Lee Fickert on September 28, 1957 in Ohio City, Ohio and she survives.
He retired in 1992 after 49 years at Central Soya Co.
He also served in the United States Army from 1950-54, during the Korean Conflict.
Margaret Scherer, 87, formerly of Decatur, died Wednesday, December 5, 2011, at The Village of Heritage nursing home in Monroeville.
She was born on June 13, 1923 in Allen County to Charles F. and Caroline Droege Schroeder.
She married Wilfred C. “Wiff” Scherer on April 25, 1942 in St. John Lutheran Church at Bingen, but he passed away on June 2, 1992.
Margaret was a member of St. John Lutheran Church at Bingen.
Wendell J. Seaman, 92, of Decatur, died Thursday, December 6, 2011, in Adams Memorial Hospital. His death was unexpected and followed a brief illness.
He was born on April 29, 1918 in Wells County to Luchus and Dora Hartup Seaman.
He married Harriet Ruth Clark on December 15, 1939 in Markle, Indiana and she survives.
With five of the top 10 teams in the state coaches poll, five of 14 No. 1 rated wrestlers and 29 ranked matmen overall ... Bellmont's "Main Event MMXI" set for Saturday will definitely produce previews of next month's state championships to be settled at Canseco Fieldhouse and Center Grove High School.
Bellmont fullback Daniel Meyer has been named to the Regional 3 All-Star team, it was announced today by the Indiana Football Coaches Association.
Those named to the Region 3 Team will be nominated for a spot on the North All-Star team for the annual game held in July in Indianapolis.
Bellmont has had three players involved in that contest over the past two seasons.
A fire, still under investigation, struck around late Thursday night outside the Dolco Packaging Corp. plant in Decatur's Industrial Park, bringing four fire departments to the scene.
The fire destroyed a semi-trailer loaded with polystyrene egg cartons that was parked at a loading dock and led to eight employees suffering smoke inhalation, although all were treated and released at Adams Memorial Hospital.
At the January session of the Monroe Town Council, Jeremy Brown, the town's legal counsel, reported that he and clerk-treasurer Rachel Burkhart have worked out "a more streamlined process" for dealing with delinquent water and sewer bill payments.
Brown said there are two parts to the plan. Sewer bills that are unpaid by Monroe residents will be attached as liens on their property. When the site is sold, the sewer payment must come to the town from the proceeds of the sale.
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.