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August 25th, 2014

Eunice L. Feaster

August 25, 2014

    Eunice L. Feaster, 93, Berne, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne.
      Among survivors are her daughters, Leota (Doug) David and Janice Wolford, both of Geneva; son, Alfred (Linda) Feaster Jr. of Berne; brother, Bernhard (Connie) Wilson, N.C.; and sisters, Mary Allendorff of Indianapolis, Beluah (Nathan) Gray of Portland, Ore. and Melva (Lester) Garcia, Ohio.

Joseph E. Shaw

August 25, 2014

    Joseph E. Shaw, 66, Berne, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Margie A. Thieme

August 25, 2014

    Margie A. Thieme, 80, Decatur, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital.
    She was born in Fort Wayne Saturday, Nov. 18, 1933, to the late Richard T. and Thelma G. (Spry) Fawley. She married Leo E. Thieme April 26, 1953, in Convoy, Ohio; he survives.
    Margie was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where she was active in the Ladies Aid and a former member of the American Legion Post 43 Auxiliary. She was also a former Adams County 4-H leader.

City's boil advisory is lifted

August 25, 2014

     A drinking water boil advisory for the city of Decatur was lifted Sunday after two consecutive water samples tested by the state showed no impurities in the city’s drinking water supply.
The city had been under the advisory since late Friday afternoon following a water main break on the city’s south side. Jeremy Gilbert, operations manager for the city of Decatur, said the advisory was lifted by 9:20 a.m. Sunday.

Kekionga Festival draws large crowds over the weekend

August 25, 2014

     Addelyne Jordan takes aim with a compound bow as part of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s JAKES event Saturday. The outdoor-themed event was part of the annual Decatur Kekionga Festival.
See today's print or online editions to see more photos from the festival.


Kekionga Festival goers get close-up of wildlife

August 25, 2014

     Malakelea Lamons, held by Audrey Lee, makes friends with a goat at the Bellmont FFA petting zoo during Saturday's activities at the Kekionga Festival.

Berne pavilion dedicated Saturday

August 25, 2014

A new pavilion on the grounds of the Meunsterberg Plaza in Berne was dedicated Saturday evening. The pavilion will provide needed restroom facilities to the site, as well as picnic opportunities and a focal point for other gatherings. Following the dedication, the Summit City Barbershop Quartet performed in concert.

August 22nd

Bellmont @ Adams Central, football webcast

August 22, 2014

     Tonight's historic contest between the Bellmont Braves @ Adams Central is the first football meeting of the two teams since 1978. Cheer on your time by clicking on the link below!

    The webcast will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. with a pre-game show brought to you by the Decatur Daily Democrat. Once you have clicked the link below, log in with a username and password to view the game for free. 

Nina Duella Dealey

August 22, 2014

    Nina Duella Dealey, 89, Convoy, passed away at 3:42 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert.
    She was born  in Van Wert County April 21, 1925, to the late Francis and Duella (Krauter) Krick. On Aug. 2, 1941, she married Oliver Henry Dealey; he preceded her in death July 21, 1995.

Hazel Fifer

August 22, 2014

    Hazel Fifer, 96, Decatur, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest.
    She was born in Jay County Saturday, Jan.12, 1918, to the late Bert E. and Emma (Kunkle) Smith. She married William W. Fifer Dec. 13, 1940, in Monroeville; he preceded her in death Sept. 14, 1986.

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