April 5th, 2012
Slowly, but surely, the 100-year-old former Pennsylvania Railroad depot off Seventh St., near Monroe St., is coming ever closer to being ready for occupancy.
Mayor John Schultz said at Tuesday night's city council meeting that the plan commission has awarded a contract to Rorick Electric to install a new furnace (for heat and air conditioning) in the building at a cost of $5,150. In addition, Tim Ulman has been hired to power wash the basement.
Phillis M. Hunter, 87, Bluffton, died Wednesday in Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
Among survivors are her husband, John “Jack” Hunter.
Phillis was a beautician in Decatur and Bluffton for 55 years.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Thoma/Rich, Chaney & Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Burial will follow in Six Mile Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services.
The Decatur Ministers Association announced on Tuesday afternoon that a community Good Friday service will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at the Church of God, 1129 Mercer, Ave., in Decatur.
The service is open to the public.
Donna Y. Lloyd, 75, of Berne, formerly of Geneva, died Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Among survivors are her son, John B. (Rose) Lloyd of Berne; and daughter, Theresa Vance of Bryant.
A memorial service will be held at a later date .
Arrangements were made by Walker and Glancy Funeral Home, Montpelier.
Carole A. Waltmire, 71, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born on Tuesday, June 18, 1940, in Monroeville, the daughter of the late Olen A. and Ruth M. (Johnson) Murchland.
She married Russell E. Waltmire on August 9, 1958, in Monroeville; he survives.
Carole retired in 1984 from Central Soya.
Then there were two.
Mayor John Schultz said at Tuesday night's city council meeting that Ada Steiner, one of three candidate for the city-appointed seat on the North Adams School Board, has been disqualified as it was learned she does not reside in the city.
The person to be appointed by council must live within Decatur's city limits.
So that leaves two candidates: Ben Faurote, who currently holds the seat, and Stacey Bussel.
The city's 175th anniversary celebration now is a sweet piece of memory, but the citywide cleanup that went along with it will be continued this year and in the future, it was learned at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
And a dispute has already arisen.
The town of Geneva is looking into a seatbelt ordinance that would generate more money for the town.
At Tuesday's meeting of the Geneva Town Council, Marshall Rob Johnson said that as it currently stands, when a town police officer issues a $25 ticket to a driver for violating the seatbelt law under the state ordinance, "$21 goes to the state and $4 goes to the town."
Pauline Jones, 68, of Van Wert, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, April, 3, 2012, at 6:14 a.m., at the CHP Inpatient Hospice Center, in Van Wert.
Pauline was born on September 25, 1943, in Decatur, to the late Clarence Clyde and Ada Nora (Flueckiger) Jones.
William Harold Miller, 53, of Geneva, passed away Monday, April 2, 2012, at 11:44 a.m., at Lutheran Hospital.
William was born in Richmond, on February 6, 1959, to William "Bill" R. Miller and the late Helen D. (Wilson) Miller.
He married Joann (Lane) Miller on March 21, 1981, in Geneva; she survives.
A 1977 graduate of Bluffton High School, William worked for Nesco Truck Sales in the cleanup and truck delivery departments, and was a truck driver for many years.