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December 27th

City, area getting back to normal; 3.5 snow

December 27, 2012

    Decatur and Adams County were returning to normalcy today after the season's first major snowstorm hit the area in the first week of winter.
    Officials at the Decatur weather station reported measuring three and one-half inches of snow

2012 elections in Adams County were unique

December 27, 2012

    The Daily Democrat is taking its annual look at the year's top stories, as chosen by employees of the newspaper. This year, we've decided to stretch out the usual Top 10 to a Top 12 — or 12 in '12.
    

Borne attends final commission meeting

December 27, 2012

    Bill Borne attended his last official meeting as Adams County Auditor on Wednesday, after serving two four-year terms in that office.
    Chairman Doug Bauman began the weekly county commissioners meeting by recognizing this, thanking Borne for his contribution, and adding, "In my opinion, Bill Borne is a very, very knowledgeable person when it comes to county government."

December 26th

Weather advisory issued for Adams County

December 26, 2012

    As of 12:30 p.m., Adams County is now at a WATCH Travel Alert Level. According to the Adams County Emergency Management, this status means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public.
    To keep up with current codes and conditions, listen to WZBD 92.7 FM, or call (260) 692-6370; Emergency Management at (260) 724-5320; or the Adams County Sheriff's Department at (260) 724-5345.

 

Juanita E. Campos

December 26, 2012

    Juanita E. Campos, 72, of Decatur, died Friday, December 21, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born in Kentucky on December 13, 1940, to the late Ballard B. and Fannie Elizabeth (Hodge) Combs.
    Juanita had worked for Automatic Sprinkler as a pipe fitter.

Max E. Colchin

December 26, 2012

    Max E. Colchin, 87, Avilla, formerly of Decatur, died Tuesday.
    Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Barbara A. Haynes

December 26, 2012

    Barbara A. (Lewton) Haynes, 75, of Auburn, passed away Friday, December 21, 2012, at DeKalb Health in Auburn.
    She was born in Decatur on September 14, 1937, to the late Richard D. and Frieda T. (Amstutz) Lewton.
    Barbara married Richard L. Haynes on Aug. 10, 1958, at the Fifth Street United Methodist Church in Decatur; he passed away June 3, 1980.

Gertrude I. Hendricks

December 26, 2012

    Gertrude I. Hendricks, 86, of Decatur, died Saturday, December 22, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born in Adams County on April 8, 1926, to the late Lawrence and Marie (Andrews) Banning.
    On August 21, 1943, she married Richard E. Hendricks; he preceded her in death on June 3, 1985.
    Gertrude was a homemaker.

Jack Edson Reiff

December 26, 2012

    Jack Edson Reiff, 89, of Decatur, passed away at 6:05 a.m. on December 14, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He had been a resident the past two years at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Jack was born in Bluffton on April 12, 1923, to the late Johnnie and Gladys (Quick) Reiff.

Jennifer Beth Shaw

December 26, 2012

    Jennifer Beth Shaw, 67, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died at 2:45 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2012, at the  Court House Manor Nursing Home, where she had been a patient since December 13.
    Jennifer was born in Berne on February 24, 1945, to the late Horace and Hulda Sommer Lehman.
    She was a 1963 graduate of Berne-French High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. She later achieved a master’s degree in health administration.

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