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June 27th, 2011

No new jail now, but in future...

June 27, 2011

    The primary requirement of the "judicial needs study" performed by the Schenkel Shultz architectural firm of Fort Wayne was to advise local officials what to do about the future of Adams Superior Court and the county probation department, located in an old and inadequate building in downtown Decatur.
    However, the study also looked a number of years ahead to when a new county jail would be required to replace the current one, which opened in 1980 in Decatur.

Collector coin sales to boost 175th party

June 27, 2011

    Leaders of Decatur's 175th anniversary celebration have announced that another souvenir is available: a collector coin in a choice of two metals, antique bronze and pure silver.
    The coin has one side with words saying, "Blazing the location of Decatur, Indiana" and an image of Samuel L. Rugg, the city's founder, and a friend, Thomas Johnson, blazing an oak tree on June 23, 1836. On the other side of the coin is the 175th anniversary logo.

Siera Bracamonte

June 27, 2011

    Siera Bracamonte, 63, passed away on June 12, 2011.
    Siera was born on January 2, 1948, in Indiana. She was one of four children born to the late Robert and Rosemary Bennett and was the beloved wife of Alfonso Bracamonte for more than 34 years.
    Siera was the proud mother of Nicholas Bracamonte (and wife Alegra), devoted stepmother to Yolanda Bracamonte and Lenny Bracamonte (and wife Jamelle), and grandmother of Liselle, Aidan, Mikael, and Roman.

Ralph E. Jackson

June 27, 2011

    Ralph E. Jackson, 81, of Decatur, died at 5:16 p.m. Thursday in Englewood Nursing Home at Fort Wayne.
    He was born to Rolla R. and Oda Gay Jackson.
    He retired in 1969 from General Electric Corp. after 40 years of service and was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-53.

Eulogia Serna

June 27, 2011

    Eulogia "Logie" Adalpe Serna, 78, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2011, at Woodcrest Retirement Community's Nursing Center in Decatur.
     Logie was born on March 11, 1933, in Pearsall Texas.
    She was married to Jesus Zavala Serna for 64 years, wedded on May 13, 1947, in Crystal City Texas.
    Logie was a homemaker and was very involved in the community.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Decatur and its Mothers' Study Club.

Herbert J. Pearson

June 27, 2011

    Herbert J. Pearson, 80, of Decatur, died at 8:10 p.m. Thursday at his residence.    He was born on November 12, 1930, on Huntington to Edward Cary and Ruby Josephine Bailey Pearson.
    He married Jeannine L. Simon Wright on August 4, 1989, in Fort Wayne and she survives.
    Herbert retired from the Erie Railroad with 35 years of service as a signalman. He was a member of American Legion Post 43 in Decatur and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6751 in Geneva.

June 24th

Everett shares journey to help others

June 24, 2011

    Meri Everett, 28, has been chosen as one of the two honorary co-chairs by the Adams County Relay for Life Committee to walk the first lap around the Adams Central track at the event on Friday.
    Meri is a Bellmont High School graduate and the daughter of Kim Stoppenhagen and Jim and Becky Everett, all of Decatur. She said she is willing to share her journey of her cancer survival with others because, "If my story can help even one person, it would truly be a blessing."

It’s now official: BHS an Early College School

June 24, 2011

    Officials from CELL — the Center for Excellence in Leadership of Learning — have given the final stamp of approval for Bellmont High School's transformation into one of the few Early College High School's in the state of Indiana.
    Bellmont Principal Scot Croner received notification earlier this week of the approval.

Dogs at events can create problems

June 24, 2011

    The problem or horse manure came up at this week's meeting of Decatur City Council, and so did another animal-related problem: dogs at events like the just-concluded Motorsports Festival.
    Councilman Matt Dyer raised the issue, explaining how he had seen a woman and her child become frightened by a dog with someone attending the car show. He questioned what, if anything, can be done.

Ralph E. Jackson

June 24, 2011

    Ralph E. Jackson, 81, of Decatur, died Thursday in Englewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

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