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July 2nd, 2014

Steven D. Seitz

July 2, 2014

    Steven D. Seitz, 54, Decatur, died Saturday from an accidental drowning following a kayak mishap.
    Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

Remembering ‘the people’s mayor’

July 2, 2014

    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.

Storm Damage at Homestead

July 2, 2014

     Severe thunderstorms that went through the area early Tuesday morning caused “some very extensive damage” in the Homestead Addition, Decatur Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert told city council later that day. Gilbert said crews would be cleaning up debris in the addition for several days.

 

Affolder seeks clerk of courts position

July 2, 2014

    A face familiar to Adams County voters is making a return to the political arena.
    Judy Affolder, former county assessor, has been selected by the Adams County Democratic Party as its candidate for the County Clerk of Courts seat. Affolder has filed the necessary paperwork and will appear on the November general election ballot. She will be opposed by Jim Voglewede Jr., who won a Republican primary race in May.

DDS earns runner-up, season champs in MYL

July 2, 2014

MONROE YOUTH LEAGUE RUNNERS UP—Decatur Dental Services were awarded with their hardware for the best record in the regular season on Saturday. They were also the tournament runners up. They are (L-R), starting in the front:  Payton Bineager, Alex Currie, Bryan Girod, Jaren Hildebrand, Ethan Poling. Middle: Jake Jackson, Matt Jauregui, Luke Egly, Joe Pederson, Ben Plasterer. Back: coaches Mike Hildebrand, Tim Jackson, Jason Egly, & Dan Plasterer. Not pictured: Cayden Schaffer, Logan Uhlman, and coach Eric Uhlman. (Photo provided)
 

July 1st

David L. Brown

July 1, 2014

    David Lee Brown, infant son of Matt and Adrienne (Fusselman) Brown, Huntington, passed away at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014, at University Hospital in Ohio.
    David was born June 26, 2014, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Survivors include his parents; a sister, Jayda Brown of Huntington; maternal grandparents, Ron (Deneen) Fusselman of Huntington and Patty Fusselman of North Carolina; and paternal grandparents, Nancy Brown of Decatur and Dave Brown of Dickson, Ohio.

Pauline Haggard

July 1, 2014

    Pauline Haggard, 87, Decatur, died at Adams Woodcrest.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

Fred R. Isch

July 1, 2014

    Fred R. Isch, 81, former five-term mayor of the city of Decatur, passed away early today at Adams Evergreen.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

Virginia L. Reef

July 1, 2014

    Virginia L. “Ginny” Reef, 86, Decatur, passed away at 6:10 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest, Decatur.
    Ginny was born Thursday, April 26, 1928, in Arcadia, La., the daughter of the late John S. and Nannie L. (Henry) Harrell. 
    She married Ralph L. “Toby” Reef on Jan. 24, 1948, in Decatur; he passed away Sept. 16, 2009.

Missing kayaker’s body found

July 1, 2014

     The body of what local officials believe to be that of a Decatur kayaker missing since Friday has been retrieved from the St. Marys River near Decatur.
    At approximately 10:20 a.m. Monday, the Decatur Fire Department, which was assisting the Indiana Department of Natural Resources in the search efforts, recovered what they believe to be the body of Steve Seitz, 54, who has been missing since the kayak he was operating near Pleasant Mills struck a log jam and overturned Friday.

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