July 27th, 2011
Catherine C. “Katie” Ward, 79, of Decatur, died on Monday, July 25, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Adams County to Charley P. and Esther N. (Stevens) Ward.
Katie attended Woodcrest chapel services and retired in 1980 from General Electric after 25 years of service. She was a member of the G.E. Quarter-Century Club and the Retired Ladies of G.E., and was a former member of the Heart Club of Adams County and the Adams County Diabetes Association.
VAN WERT — Noah Macklin rapped a high fastball to right field for the game-winning hit in the bottom of the eighth inning, bringing in Cam Voglewede with the deciding run as the Decatur Thunderbird (10-U) Travel team clipped Delphos, O. 10-9 Monday night.
Sue Kalver took top honors in the annual Whitlock Memorial Shootout against Cancer held Sunday, July 24, at Cross Creek Golf Club in Decatur.
Kalver was one of several group winners. In the playoff for the crown, she advanced to the finals and defeated Chase Ellsworth on the final hole for the overall victory.
Lori A. Beer, 49, of rural Decatur, died at her residence on Saturday, July 23, 2011.
Lori was born on September 28, 1961, in Adams County, Indiana, to Dale Troutner and Carol (Hamilton) McKean.
Lori attended Union Chapel United Methodist Church in rural Decatur, was a member of Moose Lodge 1311 in Decatur, and was a homemaker.
Helen P. Buchanan, 69, of Willshire, Ohio, died at 5:39 a.m. Monday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born on February 3, 1942 in Hyden, Kentucky, to Buck and Mary Ann Sheppard Van Over, who are deceased.
She married J. Alvin Buchanan on April 23, 1961, in Southside Church of Christ at Fort Wayne. He survives.
Helen was a member of Fort Recovery Church of Christ in Fort Recovery, Ohio.
Berne City Council members got their first glimpse of the city's proposed $2.2 million budget for 2012 on Monday evening. The spending outline for next year includes a general fund budget of just over $1.5 million — an increase of just $38,000 over this year's spending blueprint.
"It's a skinny budget," said clerk-treasurer Gwen Maller during a review of the document. "You don't want to spend more than you take in — like some cities do."
Despite a request earlier this year from board members of the South Adams Senior Center for financial assistance from the city for the day-to-day operations of the center, the 2012 budget unveiled before Berne City Council on Monday contained no such appropriation.
A 23-year-old Wells County man who has been living in Berne is in the Adams County Jail this morning, accused of robbing the Walgreen Pharmacy on 13th St. in Decatur on July 18.
Caleb B. Sain turned himself into authorities on Monday.
Contacted by Decatur police Detective Mike Mahan on the telephone, Sain said he would meet authorities at a motel in Fort Wayne. He was picked up and returned here.
No bond has been set for the holdup suspect.
A pleasant day of fishing by a father and son on a quiet lake in northern Wells County last Friday turned tragic when an apparently stray bullet fatally injured the boy, just one month shy of his fifth birthday.
The incident left Jacob M. "Jake" Michuda of Bluffton with a gunshot wound in the head that led to his death early Saturday morning at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was shot around 11 a.m. while he and his father, Matt Michuda, were fishing from a pier.
More than seven months after a vacancy occurred in the Decatur Police Department's detective division, it was formally filled on Friday as veteran patrolman and sergeant Leonard Corral Jr. was given the oath by Mayor John Schultz.
Corral, widely known as "Lennie," has been a member of the department for almost 17 years, having joined the force in August of 1994. He was a patrolman until 2008, when he was promoted to sergeant.