March 5th, 2013
Adams County and area residents of all ages, as well as Norwell's Youth for Christ group, packed the Erekson Theater at Bellmont High School Monday night for an evening with Indianapolis Colts player Chandler Harnish and Marine Corporal Josh Bleill, a Colts community spokesperson.
Harnish, 24, and a backup quarterback for the Colts, took the stage and told the story of his journey from Norwell athlete to NFL player, giving all credit to God.
At the county commissioners' weekly meeting on Monday, probation department head Tom Fox presented an agreement with Cedar Bridge, a juvenile detention facility in Muncie, which would hold juvenile defenders for Adams County until the county decides what to do with them.
Indiana's new lieutenant governor, Sue Ellspermann, will be the keynote speaker at this year's annual Lincoln Day dinner held by the Adams County Republican Party.
The event will be held on Thursday, April 11, at the Elks Lodge, 327 N. Second Street in Decatur.
Reservations are recommended for the dinner, a news release said. To make a reservation or for more information, contact party treasurer Jerry Walker by phone, 589-2208, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gertrude E. Dickerson, 97, of Decatur, passed away at 5:46 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Gertrude was born on Tuesday, May 25, 1915, in New Orleans, La., to the late Louis G. and Lillian (Johnson) Webert.
She married Glen Dickerson on October 10, 1949, at Zion Lutheran Church, Decatur; he passed away on February 19, 1982.
Danny Stephen Watts, 61, Decatur, died Saturday at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Among survivors are a son, Joshua Michael Watts of Portland, and a daughter, Kimberly Sue (Jason) Williamson of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 2-3 p.m. Thursday, at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Geneva.
Frank A. Whitacre, 74, of Decatur, passed away at 10:20 a.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born on October 21, 1938, in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Frank E. and Rosella H. (Elder) Whitacre.
Frank married Marie L. Tricker on August 4, 1962; she survives in Decatur.
MONROE—Bellmont Middle School continued an impressive season on the mat at the Adams Central Invitational over the weekend topping the field of 11 teams with 51 points.
Former County Auditor Bill Borne was elected on Saturday as the new chairman of the Adams County Republican Party. Borne, a longtime GOP precinct committeeman, bested former county commissioner Steve Baumann in voting among Republican precinct committeemen and vice-committeemen.
Adams County Democrats reorganized on Saturday, with all sitting officers re-elected.
Handed new four-year terms were party chairwoman Barb Engle, vice chairman Mike Snyder, treasurer Judy Affolder and secretary Glenda Inniger.
Engle is a former member of Decatur City Council and previously served as a member of the Indiana General Assembly. Snyder is a union leader at Bunge Corp. and was a candidate last year for a seat in the Indiana House of Representatives.
Funeral services are pending at Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home for Frank Whitacre, longtime Decatur City Council representative who died Sunday morning.
Whitacre, 74, had been active in numerous civic causes as well as St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church.