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Food, shelter funds available

December 6, 2012

    A meeting will be held at noon on Wednesday, December 12, in Room 125 of the Adams County Service Complex for public or private volunteer agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Funds.
    Representatives of those agencies must contact Millie Deaton, executive director of the Adams County Community and Family Services (CFS), no later than December 10, by stopping at the agency at the Complex, 313 W. Jefferson St., Decatur, or by calling 724-3574.

Betty Lou Anderson

December 6, 2012

    Betty Lou Anderson, 68, of Bluffton, died Wednesday at Ossian Health & Rehab Center.
    Among survivors are her children, Randy (Tonya) Anderson of Decatur, Doug (Shirley) Whitacre of Bluffton, Robert (Cindy) Anderson of Hartford City, Rick Anderson of Alexandria, Ind., Debra (John) Van Duyn of Anderson, and Deanna (Chris) Love of Hartford City.

Marvin L. Manley Sr.

December 6, 2012

    Marvin L. Manley Sr., 55 of Leo, Indiana, died Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at Parkview North Hospital.
    He was born in Decatur on August 1, 1957, to the late Richard O. and Mildred (Knittle) Manley.
    Marvin was self-employed as a carpenter and served in the United States Army. He enjoyed photography, hunting and playing with his grandchildren. He had been a member of the Jack Russell Terrier Club of America since 1998.

December 5th

Alberta V. Gerber

December 5, 2012

    Alberta V. Gerber, 89, of Decatur, died on Monday, December 3, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    She was born in Montgomery, Ohio, on September 27, 1923, to the late Walter and Sadie (Keller) Stump.
    On October 5, 1962, she married Robert D. Gerber; he preceded her in death on October 30, 2005.
    Alberta was a homemaker and a former member of the Women of the Moose 1311.

Marvin L. Manley Sr.

December 5, 2012

    Marvin L. Manley Sr., 55, of Leo, died Tuesday.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Reginald K. Myers

December 5, 2012

    Reginald K. Myers, 77, of Berne, died Monday.
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

Joe T. Schwartz

December 5, 2012

    Joe T. Schwartz, 61, of rural Berne, died today at his home.
    Among survivors are his father, Christie M. Schwartz; and stepmother, Katie Schwartz.
    Visitation will be 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thursday, and 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday at the residence, 6736 S 300 E, Berne. Funeral services will be held Saturday,at 9 a.m., also at the residence.
    Burial will be in Bunker Hill Cemetery, Geneva.
    Arrangements were made by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

They’re back: ABATE plans June 2 visit to city

December 5, 2012

    A bit of a love affair is about to be renewed in Decatur this summer: The ABATE motorcycles will be returning.
    It will be the third appearance here for the bikers and the first two, in 2010 and 2009, proved extremely popular with both the group and city residents.

Voter turnout here among the highest

December 5, 2012

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s voter turnout in this year’s general election fell off this year when compared to 2008’s level of 62 percent.
    Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson said recently that 58 percent of Indiana’s 4.5 million registered voters — about 2.7 million — cast ballots in the General Election. That matched the 58 percent turnout in 2004.
    Lawson says Wells County in northeastern Indiana had the highest turnout in the state at 72 percent.

Council talks of lights, flowers

December 5, 2012

    Christmas lights that are showing their age and a downtown flowers program that is in a financial hole sparked a discussion at Tuesday night's meeting of Decatur City Council.
    Councilman Matt Dyer raised the issue, noting that some business people have complained to him that not all the lights are functional.
    Mayor John Schultz noted that the holiday lights are a Chamber of Commerce program, and that the city provides no funding for the lights.

 

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