Archive - 2014
MENTALLY TOUGH—Lucas Van De Weg (green shirt) stands with his family as he accepts the Don Ray Mental Attitude Award given out to one little leaguer every year in Monroe. Lucaas stands with (L-R) his father Ryan, mother Kristaa, Payton Binegar (Don Ray’s grandson), Louis Ray (Don’s wife), and Don’s daughter Chastity. (Photo provided)
Steven D. Seitz, 54, Decatur, was found Monday, June 30, 2014, after an accidental drowning following a kayak mishap.
He was born Aug. 22, 1959, in Decatur, to Vernon D. and Carol A. (Baumgartner) Seitz.
Steve was a 1978 Bellmont High School graduate. He was a former manager at CVS and Clark Oil Co.
Decatur’s annual Fourth of July celebration will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday at Riverside Center and will culminate some four hours later with the traditional fireworks display.
Decatur Mayor John Schultz announced today the city of Decatur has received permission from the office of Indiana Governor Mike Pence to fly all flags at half-staff in honor of the passing of five-term Mayor Fred Isch.
Schultz is requesting all of Decatur residents and businesses to lower flags to half-staff from Friday morning to Sunday evening.
The public is invited to a bald eagle program, a special Independence Day program, from 2-3:30 p.m. Friday at the Limberlost State Historic Site Visitor Center in Geneva.
Visitors will be able to see a live bald eagle, provided by Soarin’ Hawk Raptor Rehab of Fort Wayne, and attend a PowerPoint presentation in the Visitor Center classroom.
The event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted.
Ercell C. Elliott, 84, Houlton, Maine, died Tuesday, June 29, 2014.
Survivors include a son, L. James (Linda) Elliott of Grand Manan Island, Canada; and a sister, Maxine (Joe) Jauregui of Decatur.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Bowers Funeral Home, Houlton, Me.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Pauline Haggard, 87, Decatur, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born July 29, 1926, in Adams County to the late Walter and Lela (Johnson) Brintzenhofe.
Pauline married Myron “Hank” Haggard March 14, 1953; he preceded her in death on June 18, 1996.
Pauline was a member of St. Luke Church, a lifelong resident of Adams County and a homemaker.
Fred R. Isch, 81, passed away early Tuesday morning, July 1, 2014, at Adams Evergreen.
He was born Aug. 5, 1932, in Adams County to the late Ralph S. Isch and Opal L. (Walters) Isch Lillich.
Fred married Nola Grandstaff on June 7, 1953; she preceded him in death on April 12, 2009.
Fred was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. He was a 1950 graduate of Decatur High School. He served in United States Army during the Korean War.
Steven D. Seitz, 54, Decatur, died Saturday from an accidental drowning following a kayak mishap.
Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Fred Isch’s list of accomplishments in support of his community is seemingly endless, and began well before he served 20 years as mayor. It was his time as mayor, however, which will forever imbed his name and memory into the lifeblood of Decatur, Indiana.
A mostly-unknown fact, though, is that Fred came extremely close to never running for mayor; maybe 72 hours or so close.