January 30th, 2014
Neil R. Hesher, 82, Daytona Beach, Fla., passed away peacefully Jan. 18, 2014, at home after a short battle with cancer.
Neil was born and raised in Decatur where he graduated from Decatur High School. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force in Japan. Neil lived in Decatur before moving to Colorado and then to Florida. He was an entrepreneur who owned several businesses during his life. He was a Master Mason and a member of the Decatur lodge since 1957.
Otto F. Matheny, 78, Dade City, Fla., formerly Decatur, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.
Otto is survived by his wife, Gerri (Schultz) of Dade City.
Private services will be held and his final resting place will be at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.
Funeral arrangements being handled by Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
North Adams Community Schools is the first district in northeast Indiana to elect the “Big Goal” as their official mission statement. Board members approved the goal adoption at the January school board meeting.
The Arctic blast that seems to have taken up Indiana residency this January has wreaked havoc on area school systems, causing six cancellations and seven two-hour delays for all three Adams County school districts so far this year.
Adams County Treasurer Tom Krueckeberg has announced the eGov Payment Center for Adams County property tax payments has been installed, certified and is now operational.
In an attempt to enhance citizen convenience, the county treasurer’s office has launched a new online payment portal where residents may make property tax payments online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Payments may be made using a VISA, MasterCard or Discover credit card, or a business or personal checking account.
NEW HAVEN — Bellmont and Carroll were in a real NHC tug of war Wednesday night. The difference was likely a loose tooth.
The Chargers defended their NHC Tournament crown, topping the Braves 231-226. Carroll got a break in the 145-pound semi-finals when Bellmont's second seeded senior Logan Neher took a shot in the mouth from Carroll's Alex Arney, and the bolt loosened a front tooth. It was just hanging on.
Adams County’s December unemployment rate fell nearly a point from the previous month’s level, and dipped to the lowest point in nearly six years in which the Daily Democrat has kept records.
According to figures released Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the jobless rate for Adams County last month stood at 5.4 percent, down from 6.3 percent in November and well below the rate of 7.7 percent in December of 2012. In December of 2011 the county’s unemployment rate was 8.5 percent.
With all three Adams County schools back in session — albeit on a two hour delay — things may slowly be returning to normal in the Decatur area.
After bone chilling temperatures have kept all but the most hardy hunkered down inside nice, cozy homes and offices, Mother Nature seems to be loosening her grip as temperatures are expected to reach a high of about 20 degrees today.
Kory, a 9-month-old kangaroo, made a visit to Decatur Tuesday, accompanying a veterinarian in whose temporary care he was under into the Eichhorn Jewelry story.
More accolades for Bellmont standout runner Bailey Beery continue to roll in despite the fact cross country season ended three months ago and track season is about two months away.
Beery learned last Sunday evening at the annual Fort Wayne Track Club banquet held at the Hotel Fort Wayne that she was the recipient of the Chris Brown Outstanding High School Female Distance Runner Award a feat that Bellmont cross country and track coach Carl Risch called "a really big deal."