Archive - 2013
Pauline C. “Polly” Huppert, 87, of Decatur, died Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Polly was born August 1, 1925, in Helena, Ark., to the late Paul B. and Virginia M. (Johnson) Collier.
She married Fred R. Huppert on June 18, 1947; he preceded her in death in 1988.
Ned W. Liechty, 62, Berne, died Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Among survivors are his wife, Geney Liechty of Berne; two sons, Nathan (Sheri) Liechty of Bluffton and Luke Liechty of Berne; and a daughter, Elizabeth Liechty of Berne.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at First Missionary Church. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial will follow in MRE Cemetery in Berne.
Michael Razo, 46, of Decatur, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Meadowvale Nursing Home in Bluffton.
Mike was born on May 28, 1967, in Decatur to the late Genaro and Mary (Ortiz) Razo.
Mike was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Msgr. J.J. Seimetz Countil 864. He had worked for Bi-County Services for 25 years.
Monroe vandals beware, Batman is on the case. Fed up a string of vandalism incidents waged against Monroe residents, town Marshall Dio Hernandez is now taking a different approach, one the vandals won't see coming.
Fire Chief John Patch told the Geneva Town Council last week that the fire station has a bell which he would like to be made into a memorial and placed in front of the station. He suggested that it be about four square feet.
Clerk-Treasurer Bill Warren noted that wheelchairs would have to be able to maneuver around it.
Patch offered to present a drawing at next month's meeting, and the request was tabled.
Further details in today's print and e-editions.
As his mother, Jill, held the Bible, Decatur's newest police officer, Trent Busse, took the oath of office from city Clerk-Treasurer Phyllis Whitright this week.
A 2009 graduate of Bellmont High School and a standout member of the school's state championship football team, Busse graduated last spring from Marian College in Indianapolis, having majored in business management and human resources.
Kevin Arvisais, 55, of Decatur, died at 3:19 a.m. Sunday, July 7, in El Paso, Texas.
Among survivors is his mother, Barbara Arvisais of Decatur.
There will be a private family service at a later date.
Ida L. Hodge, 93, of Evansville, Ind., formerly of Decatur, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville.
Ida was born on December 8, 1919, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to the late E.A. and Frances E. (Tomlinson) O’Dell.
On January 21, 1943, she married Aaron S. Hodge, Jr.; he preceded her in death on April 9, 2010.
Dessie M. Neuenschwander, 84, Berne, passed away on July 9, 2013, at the Adams Memorial Hospital.
Among survivors are her husband, Delmar; three sons, Don Neuenschwander, Doug (Joanne) Neuenschwander, both of Berne, and Dave (Christy) Neuenschwander of Warren, Ind.; three daughters, Dana (Kitt) McClung of Portland, Ind., Dian (David) Givens, and Daunita "Jo" (Kurt) Gerig, both of Berne; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
With the loss of the federal grant funding School Resource Officers (SRO) in Adams County, and the falling through of the anonymous donation earmarked to cover the salary costs to keep all three Adams County SROs in the schools, concern over the future of all three SROs has been spotlighted over the past few months.
Both North Adams and Adams Central schools announced in June they would find a way to fund the SRO program, ensuring an officer remains at each school, until another solution could be found.