October 4th, 2013
Erma Lucille "Lucy" Blair, 82, passed away at 2:38 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Lucy was born on April 20, 1931, in Wells County to Arnold and Gladys (Haughton) Ivins. She married Carl L. Blair on May 12, 1956, in Fountain City. He preceded her in death on July 31, 1993.
Harold B. Miller, 83, former mayor of Decatur, died at Woodcrest Nursing Center on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.
Harold was born on Dec. 30, 1929, in Jay County to the late Perry S. and Fern (Huey) Miller. He married Mary Lou Hofstetter on Oct. 28, 1950. She preceded him in death on Oct. 1, 1995. On March 7, 1998, he married Nancy Pommer, and she survives.
Peggy Robinette, 73, Berne, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She was born in Portland to Evelyn and Ruby (Zeigler) Updike.
Survivors are her husband, Jack F. Robinette; and a son, Charles Robinette, of Decatur.
Visitation will be before the service.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Pennville.
Former Decatur Storm Water Management Director Joan A. Eichhorn, 57, Decatur, pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon to a plea agreement negotiated by her attorney, Stanley L. Campbell, Fort Wayne, and Adams County Prosecuting Attorney Christopher E. Harvey.
Monroe Town Council on Thursday evening heard a presentation from a representative of Gorman-Rupp Pumps on upgrades needed to fix sanitary sewage lines that run from Monroe to Berne’s wastewater treatment plant. The cost for the project has been estimated at $23,000.
Council President Al Lehman used an analogy to describe the predicament the town is in, saying, “We can spend $20,000 to fix an old car, or $20,000 to get a new one. That is the position we are in.”
“It’s a sad day for Decatur,” said mayor John Schultz when informed of the passing of former Decatur mayor Harold Miller, 83, who died Tuesday at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
Schultz said he feels those who step forward to serve the community are greatly unappreciated, and Miller was no exception.
MONROE — For the second consecutive season, Adams Central has cleared the field during the ACAC schedule and earned the conference crown thanks to a three-set sweep of the South Adams Starfires at home on Senior Night 25-19, 25-16, 25-18.
"I think we were more excited about Senior Night and winning it for the girls but going 7-0 in the conference is something we are very excited about," smiled Ashley Beard, the AC coach.
With two council members absent, the remaining three members of Decatur City Council were busier than usual making motions and seconds and issuing approvals on Tuesday night.
With Bill Crone and Ken Meyer unable to attend, Charlie Cook, Matt Dyer and Cam Collier gave the okay to several ordinances and one resolution. Ordinances passed on two readings earlier and approved on Tuesday night included:
Community assistance is being sought by city officials for a scheduled cleanup day at the home of George Craig and his son, George Jr., at the corner of Jackson and Second streets.
It was announced at Tuesday night's city council meeting — attended by the elder Craig —that the work event will be held beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 12.
"Mr. Craig is going to attempt to do something on his property," and the public can help, Mayor John Schultz said.
Directors, officers and staff of First Bank of Berne launched balloons on Wednesday to celebrate the beginning of construction of a new banking center at 222 Heritage Trail in Berne. Each balloon contained a note explaining where the balloon lifted off, and anyone who finds a balloon was invited to write or call the bank to let them know how far the balloon traveled. Joining bank employees were the mayor, city officials and contractors.