Gertrude I. Hendricks, 86, of Decatur, died Saturday, December 22, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Adams County on April 8, 1926, to the late Lawrence and Marie (Andrews) Banning.
On August 21, 1943, she married Richard E. Hendricks; he preceded her in death on June 3, 1985.
Gertrude was a homemaker.
Jack Edson Reiff, 89, of Decatur, passed away at 6:05 a.m. on December 14, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He had been a resident the past two years at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Jack was born in Bluffton on April 12, 1923, to the late Johnnie and Gladys (Quick) Reiff.
Jennifer Beth Shaw, 67, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died at 2:45 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2012, at the Court House Manor Nursing Home, where she had been a patient since December 13.
Jennifer was born in Berne on February 24, 1945, to the late Horace and Hulda Sommer Lehman.
She was a 1963 graduate of Berne-French High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. She later achieved a master’s degree in health administration.
Hobert M. Spencer, 89, of Preble, died Friday, December 21, 2012, at Oakbrook Village in Huntington.
He was born in Decatur on April 7, 1923, to the late Harry A. and Sina R. (Johnson) Spencer.
Hobert married Vera L. Affolder on June 27, 1942; she survives in Preble.
He attended Salem United Church of Christ in Magley. He was a member of the American Legion Post 43 and the Masonic Lodge 571, and served during World War II in the U.S. Air Force.
Helen M. Stucky, 98, Berne, died Tuesday at Swiss Village. Among survivors are a daughter, Sandra (David) Flueckiger of Berne, and a son, Kerry (Darlene) Stucky of Naperville, Ill.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Friday at Swiss Village. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, also at Swiss Village, with visitation one hour prior.
Burial will be in MRE Cemetery, Berne
Arrangements were by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Light snow began in falling in Decatur shortly after 7 a.m. today as the city and Adams County hunkered down awaiting the first major blast of winter.
Snow accumulations of four to six inches are possible here, the National Weather Service (NWS) said. Blustery winds had already arrived, with 20-25 mph blowing and gusts up to 35 mph.
This area remained under a winter storm warning.
The Adams Central Board of Education will accept applications through Monday, December 31, for an open position on the board.
The board will meet on January 7 to interview applicants and will appoint a new member on January 14, according to an announcement.
Those interested in applying for the position may submit letters of interest to the Board of School Trustees, Adams Central Community Schools, 222 W. Washington St., Monroe, IN 46772.
The Daily Democrat is taking its annual look at the year's top stories, as chosen by employees of the newspaper. This year, we've decided to stretch out the usual Top 10 to a Top 12 — or 12 in '12.
The Adams County sheriff’s and Berne police departments in mid-September collaborated to quickly arrest four suspects in attacks on members of the Amish community in the Berne area. The story was voted as the Number 7 story of the year by employees of the Daily Democrat.
The Decatur Daily Democrat Sports Department would like to officially announce the launch of webcasting for Bellmont sports.
On Saturday night the Braves' boys basketball team will be hosting the Adams Central Flying Jets at the Teepee. Starting at approximately 7 p.m. the game can be seen online via a webcast produced by the DDD.
In an effort to ease some of the apprehension of returning to school, the Connecticut Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is spearheading a nationwide snowflake campaign for the students of Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The goal is to hang individual paper snowflakes throughout their temporary school location as a surprise for the children when they reconvene in January, according to a news release.