June 7th, 2012
Vaughn Edward "Ed" Merillat, 96, died Wednesday. Among survivors are two daughters, Donna (Roy) Heatwole of Harrisonburg, Va.; and Jeannine (Mark) Starks of Centerville, Ohio.
Funeral services will be at noon Monday in the Swiss Village Chapel, with visitation from 10 a.m. to time of services. Burial will be at MRE Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
The local Shrine lodge will host area Shriners as they participate in a parade in Decatur on Friday.
The parade, due to start at 8 p.m., will feature antique vehicles, tractors, mini-cars, etc.
The parade will form at and also end at the Krueckeberg building (formerly Adams Lumber) on Adams St. The parade will go east on Adams St. to Five Points, north on Second St. to Madison St., west on Madison to Seventh St., and south on Seventh back to Adams St.
True E. Myers, 66, of Monroe, went to meet the Lord on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born in Decatur on April 27, 1946, to the late Melvin D. and Anna A. (Liechty).
On April 10, 1966, he married Barbara (Brubaker).
Aldine B. "Deany" Holle, 90, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at her residence.
Deany was born on Thursday, November 10, 1921, in Adams County, the daughter of the late George and Lydia (Eickhoff) Bultemeier.
She married Donald F. Holle on May 11, 1941, in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Preble; he passed away on December 11, 1999.
Decatur City Council moved forward Tuesday night on redistricting for post-2012 elections.
After each census, cities (and states, etc.) must redraw voting lines to keep something of an even balance in terms of population, with no district having more than 10 percent greater population than any of the others.
Seeking to come into compliance with orders set forth by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), the city of Decatur has informed some downtown businesses and a few residences in other areas that they will have to disconnect their downspouts from the city's sanitary sewer system.
Approximately 25 businesses and homes have received letters spelling out the needed change, according to Ann Butcher, who heads the city's sewage treatment plant and wastewater department.
True E. Myers 66, of Monroe, died Tuesday at the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Adams County resident Brice Hoffman addressed the county commissioners Monday regarding the golf cart ordinance covering their use on county roads.
The Indiana Legislature passed a bill in 2009 allowing cities and towns to regulate golf carts on their streets, but not allowing golf carts to be used legally on county roads and state highways.
John J. Pease, 87 of Bluffton, passed away at 2 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at River Terrace Estates.
John was born on October 4, 1924, in Wells County, Indiana, to Lester R. Pease and Evelyn D. (Speheger) Pease. He married Esther L. (Ginter) in Wells County on April 14, 1946. She preceded him in death on July 27, 2001. John married Phyllis (Barnett) Langel in Adams County on September 24, 2002 and she survives.
A major project is due to begin in Decatur in another week or so: the replacement of some 2,500 street signs.
Michiana Contracting of Plymouth was awarded the contract with a bid of $16;7,472.63. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) administers the federal grant awarded the City of Decatur for the project.
Decatur received $261,900 in federal funds, and with the city's $29,100 match, the total grant amounts to $291,100. The grant covers engineering, inspections, and all other aspects.