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July 8th, 2013

Jose D. Silva

July 8, 2013

    Jose D. Silva, 57, of Decatur, died Friday, July 5, 2013, at his resdience.
    Among survivors are his son, Jose Luis Otero-Silva of Andrews, Texas.
    Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at St. Mary's Parish Hall.
    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church.

Robert R. Toland

July 8, 2013

    Robert R. "Bob" Toland, 66, of Geneva, died at his home on Sunday.
    Among survivors are his wife, Jan Toland of Geneva; a daughter, Cathy (Jeff) Trausch of Geneva, and a son, Mike (Erin) Toland of Geneva.
    Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, at West Missionary Church. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
    Burial will follow in Studebaker Cemetery in rural Geneva.

Judy K. Williamson

July 8, 2013

    Judy K. Williamson, 74, of Decatur, passed away at her residence on July 5, 2013.
    Judy was born July 17, 1938, to Franklin C. and Mary I. (Kohls) Keller in Adams County.
    On July 11, 1958, she married Jerry Williamson; he survives in Decatur.
    Judy worked for 19 years at C.T.S. in Berne and was also a homemaker. She attended Antioch Lutheran Church in Hoagland and was a former member of the Tri Kappa Sorority.

Dinner is for breakfast – Miller up at 3:30 a.m. as WOWO morning anchor

July 8, 2013

    She just graduated from college, landed a full-time job that she loves and gets to spend time with her friends and family. What’s the catch? Her work day starts at 3:30 a.m. and she eats dinner for breakfast.
    Krista Miller graduated from Bellmont High School in 2009 and moved to Indianapolis where she attended Butler University. She earned a degree in Electronic Journalism and a minor in Political Science.

Habitat Home No. 17 has site picked in Berne

July 8, 2013

    Seventeen in '13.
    That's the plan and the goal for Habitat for Humanity of Adams County as the organization prepares for its 17th home in the county, which will be built on the southern edge of Berne.
    The house will be erected on a concrete slab foundation poured, along with a driveway, at 1425 Colonial Court about seven years ago by Ideal Suburban Homes of Decatur. Ideal recently sold the site to the local Habitat affiliate for $10,000.

Fair opens tonight in Portland

July 8, 2013

    The Jay County Fair in Portland opens today with Veterans Day as all veterans and everyone in their vehicles will be admitted free into the fairgrounds.
    Veterans and one guest will also be admitted free to the grandstand that evening for the Michindoh Truck and Tractor Pull. Officials said veterans should be prepared to show some type of identification card to verify their status. 
    The fair’s midway opens with a Ride-A-Thon from 5 p.m. to closing priced at $18 per person.

July 5th

T'birds return from Cooperstown with memories

July 5, 2013

     Is one baseball tournament worth three years of preparation?
    The easy answer is: definitely not!
    However, if you ask the members of the Decatur Thunderbirds, you're going to get another answer entirely.
    "It was an experience of a lifetime," commented Kevin Brown, the key pitcher in THE game of the big week for the Birds, won after 11 innings of battle.

Firefighters save dog, aid its club

July 5, 2013

    At a recent 4-H Dog Club practice in Monroe, Decatur Fire Chief Les Marckel delivered a $100 sponsorship check to the club.
    There is a very special connection between Ivy Settlemyre, a nine-year member of the club and drill team captain, and the Decatur Fire Department. Members of the department saved her Australian Shepherd, named Brody, from a fire at the Settlemyre home on Parkview Drive in March of 2011.

Rain mostly holds off for city event

July 5, 2013

    Mother Nature did her part as a large crowd in a festive mood turned out on Thursday night for the city's annual Fourth of July celebration.
    A few off and on sprinkles were all the crowd had to deal with, but the rain picked up within moments of a great Grand Finale which wound up the 21-minute display.
    Command Ssgt. Major Fritz Bultemeyer, Adams County's Service Officer, was the featured speaker.

Geneva Town Council gets budget proposal

July 5, 2013

    Clerk-Treasurer Bill Warren presented his proposed budget for 2014 to the Geneva Town Council at its meeting this week.
    There was additional money included for a police car, as the police have under-spent their budget so far this year.
    Warren said that the budget will definitely be submitted on time, in order to avoid being rejected and having to request additional appropriations to bring the funds from their 2013 numbers to the proposed 2014 numbers. However, no numbers for the budget have been released yet.

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