October 4th, 2012
Last month Geneva Marshall Rob Johnson reported during the town's council meeting that there had been an increase in the number of calls to the police regarding items being stolen out of vehicles. At Tuesday's meeting, Johnson reported that those calls have "gone down a bit."
Johnson still warns the community to keep car doors locked to deter this type of crime.
The Adams County Solid Waste Management District, in conjunction with the privately-owned The Recycle Bin firm from Decatur, will sponsor a one-time Electronic Waste Disposal Day from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, at the county transfer station.
The collection is open to Adams County residents only.
Items that will be accepted that day, free of charge, include:
• Computers, laptops and tablets
Kathleen M. Henkel, 81, of Berne, died Wednesday at Swiss Village.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Rick J. Ladd, 60, of Decatur, died October 2, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital.
He was born in Decatur on August 1, 1952, to the late Melvard and Mary (Joseph) Ladd.
On October 19, 1996; he married Diane A. Kline; she survives in Decatur.
Rick was a member of Union Chapel United Methodist Church and formerly worked at Strick Corp.
Harry "Hotch" W. Luginbill, 86, Berne, died Tuesday at Swiss Village.
Among survivors are his wife, Willodyne; daughter, Susan (Robert) Dubach of Geneva and Ronnette (William) Armstrong of Fort Wayne; foster daughter Jeannie Rupp of Anderson; sons Ronald (Sarah) Luginbill of Peru and Gregg (Abby) Luginbill of Markle.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday at Swiss Village Chapel.
Joyce A. Reynolds, 70, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2012.
Born in Fort Wayne, Joyce was a retired eighth grade history teacher from Bellmont Middle School. She enjoyed painting, quilting and reading.
Among survivors are her brother, Ronald (Laura) Reynolds of New Haven; nieces, Amy (Doug) Bailey and Rhonda (Jim) Read, both of Fort Wayne; nephew, Rob (Katie) Reynolds of New York; four great-nieces and one great-nephew.
Both the Bellmont and South Adams boys' soccer teams ended their seasons Wednesday night in sectional play as the Braves were downed by the Knights at Norwell 1-0, and the Starfires were trampled by Heritage at Blackhawk Christian 8-0.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) continues to knock on Decatur's door and as a result the city's sewage rates are going to go up and up over the next three years, it was learned at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
The Geneva Town Council approved a noise ordinance on the first of three readings at its meeting on Tuesday.
The ordinance prohibits unreasonable, unnecessary, excessive and offensive noise from all sources. The ordinance explains that certain levels of noise are detrimental to the health, safety, comfort and repose of the citizens of the town of Geneva.
The newest member of the Decatur Police Department was sworn in Monday by Adams County Clerk-Treasurer Phyllis Whitright.
Decatur native Derek Loshe has been a reserve officer with the police department for the past one and one-half years and worked in the Allen County jail for approximately two years prior to returning to Decatur.