August 4th, 2013
Over the weekend, Cross Creek Golf Club hosted the 2013 City of Decatur Golf Championship crowning Keith Blythe as the winner after two rounds.
Blythe claimed the victory recording a round of 71 on Saturday and a 74 on Sunday.
“I played better towards the end of Sunday’s round to hang in there for the tournament win,” remarked Keith after the event.
Nate Kortenber earned second place posting rounds of 73 and 74 over the two days played in the men’s division.
The third annual Kekionga Community Garage Sale will be held Decatur on Friday and Saturday, August 16-17.
Sponsored by the Daily Democrat, the sale started as part of the city's 175th Anniversary Celebration and has continued as a part of the annual Kekionga Festival.
Those interested in taking part in a special garage sale promotion by the Decatur Daily Democrat should contact the newspaper, 724-2121, for more information.
Internet and email service was restored to the Daily Democrat around noon on Friday.
Both services have been on only infrequently since Thursday afternoon.
Centurylink officials told the newspaper Friday morning that a widespread outage which affected numerous states on Thursday had been corrected around 6 p.m., but another outage sprung up.
Groundbreaking ceremonies for Storybook Park, a new green space and park area being created by the Adams Public Library System, will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, at the corner of Jefferson and 3rd streets in Decatur. The public is invited to attend the event.
APLS Director Kelly Ehinger said the fundraising campaign for the park has reached its first goal for groundbreaking of more than $50,000, or 50 percent of the total cost of the project.
Harriet L. Habegger, 77, of Berne, passed away Wednesday morning, July 31, 2013 at Swiss Village after a short illness.
Harriet was born to the late Oren A. and Nina B. (Hossler) Nicloy on June 20, 1936 in Fort Wayne.
She married Merlin W. Habegger on April 5, 1969.
Harriet L. Habegger, 77, Berne, died Wednesday.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Mary Jo Hoffman, 89, of Decatur, passed away at 5 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Meadowvale Health & Rehabilitation Center in Bluffton.
Mary Jo was born Sunday, February 10, 1924, in Decatur, to the late Oscar and Mary Josephine (Haite) Hoffman.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Decatur.
Mary Jo was a school teacher for 34 years, teaching mainly the second grade at Lincoln School, Monmouth Elementary, and Northwest Elementary.
Lenore M. (Lytle) Holtsberry, 99 of Decatur, passed away at 2:19 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Lenore was born Thursday, June 18, 1914 in Alger, Ohio, to the late Oscar and Ruth I. (Conner) Teeple.
Her first husband, Harold D. Lytle, passed away on May 22, 1946. She married William H. Holtsberry on December 31, 1970; he passed away on December 11, 1996.
A prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel, 2726 Center Rd. Poland, Ohio 44514, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at the Holy Family Church also in Poland for Mr. Robert M. Petruska, 73, who died Tuesday morning at his residence in Poland. Burial will follow Saturday after Mass in Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.
He was born July 29, 1940, in Struthers, a son of Michael J. and Mary Pavlansky Petruska.
Andrew W. Schwartz, 81, of Monroe, passed away at 7:40 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at his residence.
Andrew was born Friday, July 22, 1932, in Adams County, to the late Joseph L. and Elizabeth D. (Wickey) Schwartz.
He married Emma S. (Wengerd) Schwartz on November 27, 1952; she preceded him in death.
He was a member of the Old Order Amish.