June 22nd, 2011
A messy, smelly subject resurfaced for the first time in nearly two years at Tuesday night's meeting of Decatur City Council: horse manure on city streets.
Mayor John Schultz initiated the discussion when he spoke of an "irate" message recently left on his home phone by a city resident.
The caller was complaining about a major mess. Councilman Charlie Cook, who checked on the pile, said it was strung out "for almost 60 feet."
Lounita Bixler, 91, formerly of Berne, died today at Woodcrest Retirement Community in Decatur. Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Martha V. Eicher, 102, of Berne, died today at Swiss Village Retirement Community. Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Chalmer W. Reinking, 71, of Steilacoom, Washington, died on Friday, June 10, at his home.
He was born on November 11, 1939, near Preble to Louis and Esther Merkle Reinking, who are deceased.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon; two daughters, Kari and Dana; a granddaughter, Michelle; and a sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Joan) Roop of Decatur.
One sister, Leota Braun, and one brother, Louis Reinking, are deceased.
Betty A. Rice, 74, of Decatur, died Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born to James I. and Della McGill Wilson.
Among survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Pat (Madella A. "Ellie") Baker of New Corydon, and aa son, Donald E. Geiger of Port Charlotte, Florida.
A service to celebrate her life will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, with visiting hours from 1-5 p.m. Thursday.
Helen "Jeane" Swisher, 63, formerly of Bluffton, died Monday in Ossian Health Care and Rehabilitation.
She was born to Paul T. and Kathryn Kohls Heller.
Among survivors are two sons, Doug Swisher of Decatur and Rob Swisher of Bluffton; a brother; and two sisters, Janelee Yoquelet of Decatur and Paula Heller of Bluffton.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in Goodwin Memorial Chapel at Bluffton, with visitation from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
A total of 67 youngsters participated in the recent Cross Creek Golf Camp according to notes released today by camp director Mike Macke.
Macke said the five-day camp ended with a tournament last Friday and there also was a skills competition last Thursday based on various skills such as putting, chipping, and full swing.
The tournament was broken down into age groups and from different tees. The different ages also played a varying number of holes in their tournament.
Monroe Grain is ready to make a run at Monroe LL leaders Peterson Grain and the Farm Bureau Lifers as the regular season winds down. The tourney will be in full force Thursday, though the seeds have not been decided.
The tourney will open with two games Thursday and two other seeded teams will take on winners of the Thursday games on Friday night. The tourney will pick up Monday and run through June 29, a Thursday. It is a double-elimination tourney.
Ben Beer of Bluffton, who works for USI Consultants at Indianapolis, informed the Adams County Commissioners on Monday that three firms attended a pre-bid meeting last week in regard to the project to rehabilitate and restore the covered bridge in the south end of the county.
The bids will be opened at next Monday's meeting of the commissioners.
USI Consultants has completed the design of the project.
Those who recall David Anspaugh as a youth in Decatur in the 1950s and 1960s would never have attached the title "living legend" to him.
However, decades later, Anspaugh, a veteran film and television director, has reached that level, having been acclaimed as an "Indiana Living Legend."