Archive - Dec 5, 2012
Alberta V. Gerber, 89, of Decatur, died on Monday, December 3, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born in Montgomery, Ohio, on September 27, 1923, to the late Walter and Sadie (Keller) Stump.
On October 5, 1962, she married Robert D. Gerber; he preceded her in death on October 30, 2005.
Alberta was a homemaker and a former member of the Women of the Moose 1311.
Marvin L. Manley Sr., 55, of Leo, died Tuesday.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Reginald K. Myers, 77, of Berne, died Monday.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Joe T. Schwartz, 61, of rural Berne, died today at his home.
Among survivors are his father, Christie M. Schwartz; and stepmother, Katie Schwartz.
Visitation will be 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thursday, and 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday at the residence, 6736 S 300 E, Berne. Funeral services will be held Saturday,at 9 a.m., also at the residence.
Burial will be in Bunker Hill Cemetery, Geneva.
Arrangements were made by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
A bit of a love affair is about to be renewed in Decatur this summer: The ABATE motorcycles will be returning.
It will be the third appearance here for the bikers and the first two, in 2010 and 2009, proved extremely popular with both the group and city residents.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s voter turnout in this year’s general election fell off this year when compared to 2008’s level of 62 percent.
Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson said recently that 58 percent of Indiana’s 4.5 million registered voters — about 2.7 million — cast ballots in the General Election. That matched the 58 percent turnout in 2004.
Lawson says Wells County in northeastern Indiana had the highest turnout in the state at 72 percent.
Christmas lights that are showing their age and a downtown flowers program that is in a financial hole sparked a discussion at Tuesday night's meeting of Decatur City Council.
Councilman Matt Dyer raised the issue, noting that some business people have complained to him that not all the lights are functional.
Mayor John Schultz noted that the holiday lights are a Chamber of Commerce program, and that the city provides no funding for the lights.
NEW HAVEN—Bellmont is still figuring out how to win during this young wrestling season.
On the road Tuesday night, the Braves took down the Bulldogs in an NHC battle but not by the dominant score fans are accustomed to seeing. Coach Brent Faurote's green squad earned a 40-27 victory over New Haven.