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Milton H. Brown

July 1, 2013

    Milton H. Brown, 74, of Decatur, passed away at his residence on Sunday, June 30, 2013.
    Milton was born on January 14, 1939, in Indianapolis to the late Arthur A. and Mildred R. (Miller) Brown.
    On December 29, 1990, he married Linda K. Litchfield; she survives in Decatur.
    Milton worked as an electronic repair man and was the owner/operator of L & M Communications. He was a member of the Eagles R/C Club, where he served as past president.

Kenneth R. Curtis

July 1, 2013

    Kenneth R. Curtis, 53, of rural Bryant, died Thursday at his residence.
    Among survivors are his wife, Tonya E. (Hirschy) Curtis of Bryant; son, Chris R. (Laura) Curtis of Portland.; daughter, Jackie P. Curtis of Bryant; and sister, Debbie Gibson of Berne.
    Visitation is 2-8 p.m.  today and 2-3 p.m. Tuesday at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva. Funeral Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery in Geneva.

Todd K. Hockemeyer

July 1, 2013

    Todd K. Hockemeyer, 51, of Hoagland, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne following an apparent heart attack at his residence.
    Todd was born Monday, May 28, 1962, in Decatur, to the late Kenneth W. Hockemeyer, who passed away October 1, 2003, and Marjorie (Bultemeier) Price.
    He married Carla Spieth on September 14, 1985, in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Haven; she survives in Hoagland.

Donald F. Snow

July 1, 2013

    Donald Fredrick Snow, 84, of Geneva, died Sunday at Chalet Village Health & Rehabilitation in Berne.
    Among survivors are his wife, Margaret (Cook) Snow of Geneva and two daughters, Lisa (Ed) Neuenschwander of Fort Wayne and Julie Snow of Geneva..
    Visitation will be from 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesday at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Bible Church in Berne. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery in Geneva.

Fireworks are a ‘go’ for Thursday

July 1, 2013

    The green light is flashing for Decatur's annual Fourth of July fireworks display, the 21st year the event will be held here.
    The event on Thursday, July 4, will get under way at 6 p.m. with DJ Rick Teboe providing music. At 8:15, color guards from Decatur and Berne American Legion posts and the Geneva VFW will march in, followed by a welcome given by Mayor John Schultz.
    Chief organizer Adam Equia said the featured speaker will be Command Ssgt. Major Fritz Bultemeyer.

Bunge worker reportedly suffered separated should in Friday silo fall

July 1, 2013

    Several attempts to reach Bunge North America officials before the Daily Democrat's publishing deadline this morning were unsuccessful, but unofficial reports said the main injured in a fall in a silo on Friday was Ben Ellenberger of Decatur.
    Apparently, Ellenberger's only serious injury was a separated shoulder.
    According to reports, Ellenberger was struck by something which knocked him off balance and into the silo where he fell an estimated 12 to 15 feet.

City man hot for new idea: campfire 2 go

July 1, 2013

    A local businessman is campaigning to get a revolutionary new product off the ground.
    Neil Schroeder, owner of Andy's Car Wash, is convinced that Campfire 2 Go could be the next big thing.
    At Neil's Thanksgiving get-together in 2011, his brother, Don, placed his Campfire 2 Go prototype on the ground, lit it, and asked his brother, "What do you think?" Neil replied, "What do I think? I think we need to start a business for it, like ... yesterday!"

Lady Jets softball officially moved to 3A by IHSAA

July 1, 2013

    INDIANAPOLIS (IHSAA)-During its final meeting of the 2012-13 school year, the IHSAA Executive Committee approved the sectional reassignment of several baseball and softball teams and also ruled on coaches proposals in the sports of gymnastics and wrestling.

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