October 16th, 2012
Finally some good news regarding the renovation project on the Adams County Courthouse. After initially believing contractors were going to need to replace an additional 500-700 bricks, that number has been dropped to approximately 50 bricks, according to Dave Meyer of building maintenance.
Loren L. Stauffer, 70, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2012, at Woodcrest.
He was born to the late Everett Stauffer and Eileen (Steiner) Stauffer on March 3, 1942.
Loren married Doris Daniel on April 14, 1965; she survives.
He was a member of the Berne Evangelical Church. He was employed at Indiana University, Bloomington and later at Berco in Berne.
The Adams Central High School Marching Band is now ranked among the top 20 Class D bands in the state and has qualified for the Indiana State Music School Association (ISSMA) Semistate competition.
Last Saturday, marching bands from throughout Indiana competed in regional ISSMA contests at four sites: Chesterton High School, Center Grove High School in Greenwood, Evansville Central High School and Lafayette Jefferson High School.
Who maintains which roads in the Decatur area should now be a lot less confusing.
Decatur City Attorney Tim Baker, Adams County Highway Department Superintendent Mark Mitchel, and the city's Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert met with the Adams County Commissioners Monday to discuss giving certain streets that currently belong to the county over to the city.
The Northeast Hoosier Conference has released just before sectionals the all-conference volleyball teams and as expected it is filled with Squaws and Chargers.
Carroll knocked Bellmont off the pedestal earlier this season giving them their only conference loss of the season and the Chargers earned the regular season crown with an undefeated slate (7-0).
Ruby V. (Rambo) Blazer, 94 of Decatur, went to be with her Saviour on Thursday, October 11, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Convoy, Ohio, on October 10, 1918, to the late George E. and Charlotte M. (Kreischer) Ladd.
Ruby first married Glenn Rambo in July 1934; he died on January 21, 1967. She then married Fred Blazer on January 6, 1968; he died on October 11, 2011.
Prison sentences were handed down recently in Adams Circuit Court, including two to Decatur residents.
Wesley A. Lanning, 23, Portland, received prison time after recently pleading guilty in Adams Circuit Court to child molesting.
He was sentenced to four years in prison, with two years suspended, by Judge Fredrick A. Schurger.
Joan Hodle, 86, of Decatur, died Thursday, October 11, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born in Wells County on September 20, 1926, to the late Harold S. and Dorothy Elizabeth (Maddox) Nash Sr.
On February 14, 1946, she married Paul N. Hodle; he died on November 13, 1991.
Joan was a member of the Monroe United Brethren Church. She worked for Shaffer Glove Factory and Alma Plastics. She also delivered Fort Wayne newspapers in Monroe for several years.
An anonymous donor recently presented Adams Central with a $10,000 donation meant to be used to help AC families in need, according to Superintendent Mike Pettibone.
Pettibone told the Adams Central Board of Education Tuesday that he is "continually impressed with generosity and compassion of the Monroe community."
Eric R. Mies, 41, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Decatur, died Thursday, October 11, in Cancun, Mexico.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.