January 12th, 2011
Voters in the North Adams school district will be asked in May to approve a general fund referendum tax levy which, if successful, would generate $1.25 million annually for seven years to support the financially-struggling district.
Decatur and Adams County were digging out today from Tuesday's snowstorm, and the good news is that no more snow is likely for the foreseeable future.
Officials at the Decatur weather station reported a 4 1/2-inch snowfall.
The National Weather Service said there was a 30 percent chance of further snow here today, and none tonight or Thursday. Chances of snow are pegged at 20 percent Thursday night and through Friday, and at 40 percent for Saturday.
Discussion continued at Tuesday's meeting of the South Adams Schools Board regarding plans for selling the former Berne elementary school property.
Acting Superintendent Scott Litwiller noted that the school corporation has hired the surveyor and appraisers necessary to move forward with the process.
Today's snow storm has affected athletic events for tonight, according to officials from both Bellmont and Adams Central High School.
The annual ACAC boys and girls basketball tournament slated for tonight at Adams Central against Bluffton has been postponed until Wednesday night. The boys will play at 6 p.m. and the girls at approximately 7:30 p.m. ACAC tourney games at three other sites, including South Adams at Woodlan, scheduled for tonight have also been delayed until tomorrow.
Lorna M. Bultemeier, 84, formerly of Fort Wayne, died January 6 in Bossier City, Louisiana.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Robert L. Aspy, 95, of Hartford City, a longtime resident of Geneva, died Sunday in Hartford City.
He was born in Geneva on April 14, 1915, to Floyd and Kathryn E. Cook Aspy.
Surviving are a son, William Aspy (and wife Teresa) of Hartford City; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Kevin Alan Brantly, 52, of Decatur, died at his residence on January 4, 2011.
Alan married Laura Bieberich on January 29, 1995.
He is survived by his wife, Laura Brantly of Decatur; three daughters, Mrs. Scott (Tara) Watkins of Florence, Mississippi; Mrs. Daniel (Kelly) Walker of Decatur; and Mrs. Doug (Vicky) Jackson of Monroe; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at a later date.
Dorothy Lucile Korte, 80, of Decatur, died at 8:45 a.m. Monday at her residence, following a 10-year battle with cancer.
She was born on November 28, 1930, in Convoy, Ohio, to Herman and Muriel Scaer Etzler.
She married Edwin Korte on June 27, 1953, in Convoy; he survives.
Sam H. Yager, 92, of Berne, died Monday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
He was born in Adams County on March 6, 1918, to William and Lucinda Hocker Yager.
Among survivors are his wife, Frieda; a son, Glen Yager of Berne; and two daughters, Mrs. Max (Miriam) Reinhard and Mrs. John (Bernice) Augsburger of Berne.
"As we stand on the threshold of a new decade, we can all take great pride in what we have accomplished this past year and look with great enthusiasm to Decatur's future."