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January 2nd, 2012

Brandon A. Heath

January 2, 2012

    Brandon A. Heath, 21, of Decatur, died Friday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne of injuries suffered when hit by a car while walking across 13th St. in Decatur on December 24.
    He was born to Douglass W. Heath of Van Wert, Ohio, and Cheri Goodwin of Decatur.
    Other survivors are one brother, Dustin W. Heath of Celina, Ohio; two stepsisters, Shawna Mergy and Mandi Fuerst of Van Wert; seven grandparents; and three great-grandparents.

Krystene A. Poper

January 2, 2012

    Krystene A. Poper 60, of Berne, passed away on Friday December 30, 2011, at Chalet Village Nursing Home.
    She was born on February 21, 1951, to the late Larry and Mildred (Backus) Pagley in New Castle, Pa.
    Krystene was a clown for Keystone Clowns in Pennsylvania.

Joyle J. Wilson

January 2, 2012

    Joyle J. Wilson, 91, a resident of Decatur the past six years, but formerly a lifelong resident of Wells County, died at 1:30 a.m. Saturday in her residence at Evergreen Court Apartments.
    She was born on February 3, 1920, in Wells County to Grover and Ida Vesta Sands Denney.
    She married Ralph E. Wilson on January 20, 1940; he passed away on February 14, 2009.

December 30th, 2011

Walter L. Watters

December 30, 2011

    Walter L. (Wally) Watters, 77, of Decatur, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2011, at his residence.
    He was born on February 6, 1934, in Fort Wayne, to the late Herman C. and Agnes U. (Bagley) Watters.
    He married Connie J. Syndram on June 11, 1955.

John Clark IV

December 30, 2011

    John Clark IV, 84, a longtime Decatur resident and a former member of the Decatur City Council, died at 1 p.m. Thursday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    He was born on April 18, 1927, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    He married Carolyn J. Lambert on August 27, 1955, in Fort Wayne. She passed away on December 30, 2003.
    John was a teacher in the North Adams Community Schools for 31 years, retiring in 1988. He previously taught in Huntertown.

Christian D. Wickey

December 30, 2011

    Christian D. Wickey Sr., 78 of Woodburn, formerly of Berne, died Thursday in Adams Memorial Hospital.         He was born to Daniel S. and Mary (Schwartz) Wickey.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine J. (Hilty). Surviving are two sons, Christian D. (Suzanne) Wickey Jr. of Woodburn and Sam C. (Regina) Wickey of Monte Vista, Colo.

Krystene A. Poper

December 30, 2011

     Krystene A. Poper 60, of Berne, passed away on Friday December 30, 2011, at Chalet Village Nursing Home.
    She was born on February 21, 1951, to the late Larry and Mildred (Backus) Pagley in New Castle, Pa.
    Krystene was a clown for Keystone Clowns in Pennsylvania.

Borne: Need probe of 'found' $320M

December 30, 2011

By ERIC MANN
    Adams County Auditor Bill Borne has made public a sharply-worded letter he sent to the two men who represent the county in the Indiana General Assembly about $320 million in state funds that were overlooked and then reportedly found this year.
    Borne, who will close eight years as auditor on December 31, 2012, and is an Auditor of the Year award winner, sent the letter to State Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, and State Sen. Travis Holdman, R-Markle, who will be at work in the state legislature starting in early January.

Elected board No. 3 story

December 30, 2011

    (The top 10 stories of 2011 have been selected by employees of the Daily Democrat. This is No. 3.)

By J SWYGART
    By the end of 2012, the number of appointed school boards in Indiana will decrease, following approval in November by the Indiana Department of Education of a request from the North Adams Community Schools to have an elected board.

Faurote, Ben Baker win titles

December 30, 2011

By JIM HOPKINS
    MISHAWAKA — Senior Bellmonters Brooks Faurote and Ben Baker battled to championships Thursday at the Al Smith Classic, helping the Braves to an 8-2 final day and a sixth-place finish in one of the toughest high school wrestling tourneys in the nation.

   The Jets travel to Heritage tonight for an ACAC clash starting at 7 p.m. To log in,...
   New Haven comes to town tonight in the first NHC volleyball match of the season for...
    The three county golf teams met up at Cross Creek on Wednesday night playing...

 

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