May 18th, 2012
Cody Walters, who stands about 5-7, was one of the toughest guys on that Bellmont Sectional football championship team last fall. Today, in the eyes of many, he stands much taller than the new World Trade Center building going up in New York City; taller than that "world's biggest" in Dubai.
Within a few days following major surgery for breast cancer, Katie Birch was out and about. She attributes it all to the outpouring of love from the community.
"You know, I've been getting out a lot (since May 1 surgery) and a lot of people have been surprised by that," Birch said on Wednesday. "But I attribute all of that to the community, to the love that I've been shown. It's all been so postitive; I have no room for negative."
Once again, judges Frederick A. Schurger and Patrick R. Miller, along with Sheriff Shane Rekeweg, addressed the Adams County Council this week regarding the ongoing issues with security in the courts. The result was an agreement to add an additional security officer.
Schurger told council members that even though there have been several studies done about possible solutions, so far there has been no action.
Albert Edwin Koehler, 80, of Berne, passed away at 2:15 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at the Swiss Village Retirement Center, in Berne.
He was born on Sunday, May 08, 1932, in New Albany, Indiana.
He married Barbara Sue (Zonker) on Saturday, November 15, 1980, in Berne.
Mr. Koehler retired in 1994 from teaching. He taught at South Adams from 1964 to 1967 and at Jay County from 1968 to 1994. He was a graduate of Purdue University.
Carl L. Lichtenberger, 79, of rural Decatur, died on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
Carl was born in Van Wert County on May 27, 1932, to the late William H. and Ina M. (Finkhousen) Lichtenberger.
On April 18, 1954, Carl married Annabelle M. Shaffer.
Carl was a member of the formal Decatur Missionary Church and attended Mt. Zion U.B. Church in Bobo.
Junk in your yard? Grass not mowed? Dilapidated vehicle out front ... or in the back yard?
If so, you're probably going to be getting a visit from city officials in the near future, and this time — thanks to an amendment to the city's trash and debris ordinance approved on Tuesday night by city council — you're not going to be able to ignore the warning without being subject to penalties.
A lengthy prison sentence was handed out by Judge Fredrick A. Shurger late last week to Decatur resident Deborah L. Delong.
According to court records, Delong, 49, had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery, each a class C felony, and one count of exploitation of an endangered adult, a class D felony.
The Homes for Wounded Warriors Program has announced that an Armed Forces Day benefit will be held Saturday from noon-9 p.m., at the Wet Spot Bar in Decatur to help raise money for the program.
The benefit will be an outdoor event on the street for all ages and will include the American Legion color guard, live music, a corn hole tournament, kids games, tip boards and raffles.
2012 SPRING SPORTS
17-IHSAA Tennis Sectional at Norwell, 4:30 p.m.; IHSAA Boys Track Sectional at Wayne, 4:30 p.m.; BELLMONT-Baseball at Jay County, 5 p.m., Softball at Bishop Dwenger, 5 p.m.
18-IHSAA Tennis Sectional at Norwell, 4:30 p.m.; ADAMS CENTRAL-Baseball at Blackhawk Christian, 5 p.m.; SOUTH ADAMS-Softball at Snider, 5 p.m.
Gilbert Paul Blomenberg, 94 of Seward, Nebraska, died May 13, 2012 in York, Nebraska.
Gilbert was born on January 20, 1918, to Martin Conrad and Esther Johanna (Preuss) Blomenberg at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Shortly after his baptism, his parents moved to the Blomenberg farm located near Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Preble Township, between Decatur and Poe, to reside with his paternal grandparents, Friederich and Wilhemine (Witte) Blomenberg.