April 24th, 2013
Donald David Grabner, 90, of Monroeville, passed away at 9:45 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2013, at his residence.
Don was born on Friday, May 5, 1922, in Monroeville, to the late Grover C. and Leona (Leonard) Grabner.
He married Mary Kathryn Beauchot on July 28, 1945, in Fredericksburg, Va.; she passed away December 15, 2011.
Loren U. Sprunger, 84, Berne, died Monday at Swiss Village.
Among survivors are two daughters, Wanda (Steven) Roush of Indianapolis and Patti (Jeff) Kiel of Raleigh, N.C., and a son, Fred Sprunger of Berne.
Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Saturday and 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sunday at Swiss Village. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Swiss Village.
Burial will follow in St. Luke's Cemetery, rural Decatur.
MONROE—It was gloom and doom for the Jets on their home field Tuesday night as Adams Central suffered their first loss of the season hosting the Woodlan Warriors in a losing battle, 11-1.
The Warriors avenged a six-inning loss to the Jets two weeks back amidst the rainy conditions when AC won by the same score on Woodlan's field.
County Historian Louise Wolpert and Maintenance Head Dave Meyer came before the county commissioners on Monday to give a report and make a request on behalf of the Peace Memorial Committee.
Wolpert reported that the Peace Memorial by the courthouse might well be the first of its kind, and is approaching its 100th anniversary, in October. She said that the committee believes this deserves to be celebrated.
Decatur's second Town Hall meeting, led by Mayor John Schultz and the city council, was pretty quiet Tuesday night. Approximately 20 people were in attendance.
The mayor began the discussion by asking for ideas on what they would like to see for the old bank building the city bought from the hospital.
Wade R. Crone, 26, in jail here since early March, was served a warrant with new charges on Monday.
Crone was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, and visiting a common nuisance.
The 26-year-old who had been residing on W. Madison St., already was facing charges of criminal confinement and battery resulting in bodily injury.
Further details in today's print and e-editions.
A blaze at the home of Lois Bleeke, 6158 N. Piqua Rd., sent firefighters from Decatur and Preble scrambling into action Monday as they attempted to save the home.
Decatur firefighters were dispatched at 11:24 a.m. after passersby witnessed smoke coming from the home.
That "ugly wall," as Mayor John Schultz describes it, may be shedding some of its ugliness one of these days.
The wall in question, of course, is the big one left facing Monroe St. once the Holthouse Drug/Dwayne's Sweeper Shop was demolished several months ago,
The mayor noted at last week's city council meeting that the local Sculpture Tour Committee has asked permission to place some sort of temporary mural on the wall to get it through this year's tour, scheduled for June 8.
The "ugly wall," empty lot and old bank building may be topics posed by city residents tonight as city council and Mayor John Schultz hold a town meeting at 6 at Riverside Center.
All topics are open for discussion, but no decisions will be made, officials said.
This will be the second of four quarterly town hall meetings planned for this year.
Alvera Eady, 86, of Decatur, died on Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Alvera was born on June 28, 1926, in Wren, Ohio, to the late Alva and Dora (Mathewson) Cully.
On November 15, 1946, she married Theodore D. Eady; he passed away on November 6, 1989.