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Archive - Sep 2013

September 26th

‘Slick’ Leonard, a DDD reader?

September 26, 2013

    Former Indiana Pacers head coach Bobby “Slick” Leonard reportedly is an occasional reader of the Decatur Daily Democrat.
    The photo above shows Leonard, a resident of Carmel, enjoying a story in the Aug. 30 edition of the Democrat.
    The story, written by Mark Bennett of the Tribune-Star, focused on an upcoming documentary on Leonard’s life by award-winning filmmaker Ted Green. It appeared on Page 1 of the Democrat, with Bennett’s permission.

September 25th

Bradbury named to setter honor for third time

September 25, 2013

    BRENTWOOD, TN — Eastern Illinois sophomore Marah Bradbury nabbed her third career Ohio Valley Conference 'Setter of the Week' award this week as she helped lead Panther volleyball to runner-up team honors at the KSU Golden Flashes Classic last weekend.
    The Decatur native dished out a season-high 53 assists and hit .833 (5-of-6, with zero errors) in EIU's four-set victory over Binghamton, as Eastern also swept Midwest foe Illinois-Chicago before falling to host Kent State in the championship match.

Jonas J. Graber Sr.

September 25, 2013

    Jonas J. Graber Sr., 69, rural Geneva, died Sept. 24, 2013.
    He was born to Jonas Graber and Margaret Schwartz on Feb. 26, 1944 in Adams County. He married Mattie Lambright on March 31, 1966 and she survives.
    Jonas was a member of the Old Order Amish Church where he was bishop in the East Amish Church. He was a carpenter by trade.
    Among survivors are 15 children; 115 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Marjorie M. Stucky

September 25, 2013

    Marjorie M. Stucky, 94, Berne, died on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    She was born Aug. 11, 1919, to Henry and Mary (Reineck) Dotterer in Bluffton. She married the late Earl M. Stuckey on Oct. 12, 1940, in Monroe.
    Marjorie graduated from Bluffton High School in 1937. She was a homemaker and assisted her family with operating the Stucky Furniture store in Monroe. She was a member of Apostolic Christian Church.

Community Market Day

September 25, 2013

In the photo above, Decatur Optimist Club member David Bracey and Jodi Eads of Adams County Healthy Families agency bagged groceries Tuesday at Community Market in Decatur as part of the United Way of Adams County’s annual fundraiser.
Photo by Jannaya Andrews

Changes made to county’s health plan

September 25, 2013

    In anticipation of the full impact of health care reform associated with the Affordable Care Act affecting Adams County government in January of 2014, the Adams County Commissioners have instituted some changes to the county group health plan. Insurance rates will increase $10 per two-week pay period for both those utilizing the Lutheran Preferred plan as well as the Three Rivers plan.

Halloween events planned in Berne

September 25, 2013

The annual Halloween parade is a go in Berne now that city council has approved the request for road closures, additional police support and all the loose ends that go with putting on the annual event.
The Halloween parade will be held Oct. 29, a day after the annual Callithumpian parade in Decatur.     Several Halloween events were approved during the Monday meeting:
• During the parade Main Street will be closed to traffic and Berne police will provide additional support for the event.

September 24th

Beery dominates pack at Blackhawk; Squaws finish 2nd

September 24, 2013

    FORT WAYNE—Fremont and Bellmont dominated the action in the annual girls Blackhawk Christian Cross Country Invitational Tuesday with the Eagles sweeping spots two through six to win the event with just 20 points in a six-team field.
    The coveted top position, however, went to Bellmont's Bailey Beery who had no problems in going on cruise control to win by 2:11 over Fremont's Makenna Cade (18:49 to 21:00).

East Noble @ Bellmont, volleyball webcast

September 24, 2013

    To view tonight's contest between the visiting East Noble Knights and the Bellmont Squaws simply click on the link below. Once onto the free site, log in with a username and password and enjoy the game. 

https://new.livestream.com/accounts/2267246/events/2425375?help=true

Jets sweep Bluffton, 5-0

September 24, 2013

    BLUFFTON — Adams Central tennis finished off their regular season sweep of all sectional opponents they may face at Norwell on October 2 when they handed the Bluffton Tigers a 5-0 beating on Monday night on the road.
    Andy Oliver had the match of the night against Bluffton's Aaron Sturgeon defeating the number three singles player in three sets 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 2-6.

    KINGSLAND— It took four sets for Adams Central to find their groove on a...
    FORT WAYNE—As she has been getting accustomed to, Bellmont's Bailey...
    A week after nearly toppling Homestead, Bellmont is rewarded with a visit from the...

 

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