Archive - 2013
The fall harvest is in full swing in Adams County. Local farmer Bruce Barger said his family began harvesting soybeans Monday evening and “we expect the early beans to be real good.” Barger said yields are averaging in the mid-60’s (bushels per acre) with moisture content measured at 13 percent, which Barger called “perfect.”
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.
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., 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, 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.
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
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.
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.
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).