March 6th, 2013
It was a frightful night outside, but only thoughts of summer floated around inside City Hall on Tuesday night as local ABATE (American Bikers Aimed Toward Education) official Theresa Bodle updated Decatur City Council on plans for next summer’s extravaganza.
Geneva Clerk-Treasurer Bill Warren provided an update on the water system's iron filter Tuesday at the town council meeting. At last month's meeting, he had said that it was malfunctioning. This month, he informed the council that the filter is completely offline.
Warrren did emphasize that the water is still being chlorinated and is safe to drink, though it might have some rust in it from time to time.
Chris J. Neuenschwander, 73, of Pennville, formerly of Adams County, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at his residence.
Adams County and area residents of all ages, as well as Norwell's Youth for Christ group, packed the Erekson Theater at Bellmont High School Monday night for an evening with Indianapolis Colts player Chandler Harnish and Marine Corporal Josh Bleill, a Colts community spokesperson.
Harnish, 24, and a backup quarterback for the Colts, took the stage and told the story of his journey from Norwell athlete to NFL player, giving all credit to God.
At the county commissioners' weekly meeting on Monday, probation department head Tom Fox presented an agreement with Cedar Bridge, a juvenile detention facility in Muncie, which would hold juvenile defenders for Adams County until the county decides what to do with them.
Indiana's new lieutenant governor, Sue Ellspermann, will be the keynote speaker at this year's annual Lincoln Day dinner held by the Adams County Republican Party.
The event will be held on Thursday, April 11, at the Elks Lodge, 327 N. Second Street in Decatur.
Reservations are recommended for the dinner, a news release said. To make a reservation or for more information, contact party treasurer Jerry Walker by phone, 589-2208, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gertrude E. Dickerson, 97, of Decatur, passed away at 5:46 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Gertrude was born on Tuesday, May 25, 1915, in New Orleans, La., to the late Louis G. and Lillian (Johnson) Webert.
She married Glen Dickerson on October 10, 1949, at Zion Lutheran Church, Decatur; he passed away on February 19, 1982.
Danny Stephen Watts, 61, Decatur, died Saturday at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Among survivors are a son, Joshua Michael Watts of Portland, and a daughter, Kimberly Sue (Jason) Williamson of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 2-3 p.m. Thursday, at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Geneva.
Frank A. Whitacre, 74, of Decatur, passed away at 10:20 a.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born on October 21, 1938, in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Frank E. and Rosella H. (Elder) Whitacre.
Frank married Marie L. Tricker on August 4, 1962; she survives in Decatur.
MONROE—Bellmont Middle School continued an impressive season on the mat at the Adams Central Invitational over the weekend topping the field of 11 teams with 51 points.