Archive - 2013
Herbert B. Boukater, 80, Portland, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Celina Manor in Celina, Ohio.
Among survivors are his wife, Joyce Brotherton; two sons, Kenny Boukater of Fort Myers, Fla. and Eddie Boukater of Fla.; two daughters, Debbie Oberlies of Fla. and Laura Kelly of Miami, Fla.; two step-sons, Robert Brotherton of Portland and Mark Brotherton of Dunkirk; four step-daughters, Julie Furby of Winchester, Teresa Affolder of Portland, Shelley Heaps of Fort Worth, Texas and Diana Burkhart of Monroe.
Janet Lloyd Dague, 67, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 2, 2013. She was born in Grant County on Sept. 13, 1946, to Earl and Mary (Cunningham) Lloyd.
She attended Berne Elementary and high school, graduating in 1964. She married Larry Dague on Sept. 4, 1965, and he survives.
Harold B. Miller, former Mayor, 83, Decatur, passed away on Oct. 2, 2013, at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
Mildred C. Wendel, 84, Decatur, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital.
Among survivors are her son, Don E. Wendel of Decatur; and daughter, Joyce M. (Glenn) Leach of Angola.
Visitation is from 9 - 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at St. Mary's Parish Hall. Mass of Christian Burial will follow, also at the church.
Burial will be at a later date in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
KINGSLAND — Both the Bellmont Braves and the defending sectional champion Adams Central Jets advanced on Wednesday night fending off their opponents to advance to the semi-finals.
The Norwell-hosted sectionals kicked off with the Jets taking a 4-1 win knocking off the Bluffton Tigers, while on the other five courts, Bellmont handled Huntington North by the same score, 4-1.
Gregory L. Drake, 62, Berne, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at his home after a year-long battle with cancer.
Gregg was born in Adams County on June 20, 1951, to Max and the late Virginia (Heller) Drake. He married Kathi Rich on June 2, 1973 and she survives.
John Paul McAhren, 72, Bakersfield, Calif., entered Heaven's gates to be with his Savior on Sept. 20, 2013.
John was born in Fort Wayne on Dec. 28, 1940 to the late Paul and Geraldine (Parrish) McAhren. John married Joyce (Daniels) on Oct. 19, 1961 and she survives.
John graduated from Decatur High School in 1959 and continued on to receive an undergraduate from Fort Wayne Bible College and a masters degree from Huntington University.
Mildred C. Wendel, 84, Decatur, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
An Indiana Department of Transportation plan to elevate U.S. 224 in the area at the Bellmont High School entrance to a short distance south of the East Monroe Street intersection continues to raise concerns among some residents.
Brad McBride, owner-operator of McBride & Son Welding at the intersection of Jackson Street and U.S. 224, was on hand for Tuesday night’s Decatur City Council meeting, along with three other men, to discuss the matter.
Geneva Town Council accepted the introduction of five new village ordinances and passed the 2014 approved budget ordinance at Tuesday night’s monthly meeting.