November 26th, 2014
In 1983, Geneva Pizza King owners Ruth Brown and Connie Lunn came up with the idea of offering a free Thanksgiving meal to residents of Limberlost Apartments who didn’t have a place to go for the holiday to enjoy a good, hearty feast.
The Daily Democrat once again this year will publish a Thanksgiving Day edition and subscribers will receive their papers early Thursday morning.
The newspaper’s business office will be closed Thursday to allow employees to spend the holiday with their families.
Thanks also go out to subscribers for their patience and understanding during our current carrier shortage.
Greg Coyne made a big stride to the overall top of the standings with this week's win as he was the only bracket to guess all 10 games correctly. Missing just one game, Mike Jauregui took second place. He was off by just one of the tie-breaker score (50), while Sharon Grim took third place with one wrong as well and a guess of 51. While both Mike and Sharon were one off the tie-breaker score, Mike's name was drawn out of the hat for the second place prize. The overall standings are at the bottom.
Thursday Night Football Nov. 20
Oakland (1-10) 24 vs
Kansas City (7-4) 20
The St. Joe sixth grade boys and girls recently hosted the Barney Schultz Commodore Classic with both teams finishing as champions.
In the girls bracket, St. Joe defeated Bethlehem Ossian in the first game where Isabel Wilson led the way with 16 points and Rosie Bauman followed with four points.
Ellen Marie Suman, 85, Ashland, Ky, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at Kingsbrook Life Care Center in Ashland.
Ellen was born in Willshire, Ohio, June 22, 1929, to the late Harold and Ethel Bebout.
She will be remembered by all that knew her as a fun-loving person, a devoted mother and friend to many. Ellen was a great part of her husband’s pastoral ministry.
At last week’s Adams County Commission meeting, a number of local residents appeared before the board to asked them to consider moving the proposed new superior court building away from the children of St. Joseph School and Sonrise Daycare Center to the 162-acre tract of land recently acquired off Winchester Road south of Decatur for the construction of a new county jail.
VATICAN CITY — Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend diocese of the Roman Catholic Church was a concelebrant of the 7 a.m. morning Mass Monday with Pope Francis at the chapel in the Domus Sanctae Marthae, where the pope lives. Rhoades read part of the Eucharistic Prayer in Italian.
The bishop is in Rome with a contingency from Saint Mary’s College, who were expected to arrive in Rome for a presentation of a report titled “Voices of Young Catholic Women” to the pope.
Unemployment rates in Adams and surrounding counties inched higher during October, according to the latest report issued Monday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
Adams County’s October jobless rate stood at 4.6 percent, up from 4.3 percent one month earlier. One year ago the county’s unemployment rate was at 6 percent. Jobless rates in the county peaked at 15.2 percent in July of 2010.
Elaine E. (Evans) Lehrman, 75, Decatur, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center in Decatur. She was born in Adams County May 16, 1939, to the late Fred Evans Sr. and Alice Evans Klepper. A graduate of Decatur High School, she later married Carl A. Lehrman on June 29, 1957. He preceded her in death on May 4, 2004. Elaine was a member of East Liberty United Methodist Church in Monroeville.