October 6th, 2011
Juanita V. (Walters) Wells, 89, of Decatur, died on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, in her villa at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
Juanita was born in Ohio City, Ohio, on August 31, 1922 to Stanley D. and Frieda C. (Schaadt) Walters.
On August 2, 1947, she married Carlton R. Wells. He preceded her in death.
Juanita retired in March of 1982 with 39 years of service as a clerk for International Harvester in Fort Wayne.
Decatur's 175th anniversary celebration has come and gone, but the city's Operation Cleanup is continuing, Board of Works and Safety member Bill Karbach told city council on Tuesday night.
Karbach, who headed up the months-long program to get the city spruced up for the celebration, said the effort is continuing, although headed in another direction.
"Now we're working with businesses that are violating our ordinances; it's more of a code enforcement thing now," he pointed out.
Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart has announced that the deadline to register to vote in the November 8 general election is next Tuesday, October 11.
Reinhart said people may register to vote online by going to www.in.gov/sos/elections and clicking on "Register to Vote Online" on the right side of the page.
Eligible people also may register at offices of the state Bureau of Motor Vehicles or at the clerk's office in the courthouse in downtown Decatur.
A prison sentence of two years and 325 days was handed down in Adams Superior Court on Tuesday to Marlinda D. Moore, 49, Berne.
Moore pleaded guilty to domestic battery, battery, resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct, and criminal mischief. The new charges also violated the probations she is serving for convictions of resisting law enforcement, intimidation, and invasion of privacy.
GARRETT—Hannah Moore and Evan Liechty added another title to their stories cross country careers at South Adams Tuesday night as both runners claimed first place in the annual ACAC meet held at Garrett High School.
MONROEVILLE — Both the Lady Jets and the Lady Starfires once again found a way to make it interesting in the opening match of the ACAC volleyball tournament Tuesday night, but ultimately put away the Bluffton Lady Tigers and Southern Wells Lady Raiders each in two sets in their respective matches.
Heritage hosted the event and would later play the Woodlan Lady Warriors after the AC-Bluffton match-up. In the Jets' contest, AC managed to hold on to the first set with a gritty 25-21 score despite losing at one point 13-18.
A city crackdown is coming for a group of Yost Woods residents who aren't paying their sewage bills.
Mayor John Schultz raised the issue at Tuesday night's city council meeting, noting that the situation is unique in that the city has no direct recourse if a resident of that area does not pay his/her bill.
It doesn't have a name as yet, such as Save The Depot, but a fund will be set up by the Adams County Community Foundation to which people, businesses, groups, etc. may donate in order to preserve — and put to use — the 99-year-old structure off Seventh St., near Monroe St.
Mayor John Schultz unveiled the plan at Tuesday night's city council meeting, with the notation, "We are asking for donations."
The Callithumpian Committee has announced that the grand marshall for the 2011 Callithumpian Parade will be Eric Mann, a longtime reporter and photographer at the Decatur Daily Democrat who is retiring this year.
Mann, who will turn 62 five days before the October 31 parade, will step down on December 31.
The parade will start at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 31, the final event of the annual Callithumpian celebration.
Johanna C. Rafert Buuck, 97, a former resident of the Decatur area, died at 12:04 p.m. Monday in Van Wert In-Patient Hospice Center at Van Wert, Ohio.
She was born on February 11, 1914, in New Haven to Rev. H.B. and Lydia Boettcher Kohlmeier.
She was married twice: first to Wilfred Rafert on December 25, 1936, who died on November 18, 1963, and then to Erwin Buuck on February 12, 1972, who died on January 3, 1982.