April 9th, 2012
Charlotte E. Vera, 101, of Decatur, passed away Friday, April 6, 2012.
She was born to Walter L. and Lulu (Triplett) Vera on October 1, 1910, in Dunkirk, Indiana.
Dorothy Elizabeth White, 97, of Willshire, Ohio, died Saturday in Van Wert County Hospital.
Among survivors are her son, Robert White of Decatur, and daughter, Karen (Ronald) Heiser of Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold D. White, and one daughter.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford, Ohio, and one hour prior to the services there on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Short of adding a fourth team (which every coach mentioned post-game), the Adams County Coaches vs. Cancer Classic was a great event and fit its description perfectly: classic.
Game one: Adams Central vs. Bellmont
Every time that AC would put up some runs on the board, coach Ben Fawbush and his Braves would respond with an answer. The final result was a thrilling 10-7 win over the Jets that started off a trio of baseball games that would not disappoint as the day went on.
Adams County and its political subdivisions stand to gain a windfall totaling nearly $750,000 when the state of Indiana divides some $205 million in County Option Income Tax (COIT) and County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT) funds that are being belatedly distributed by the state of Indiana.
State taxation department officials announced on Thursday that, due to an "oversight," recent income tax revenue was never distributed to counties as it should have been, the second such state monetary snafu in recent months.
Indiana's property tax caps are going to cost local governmental entities some major capital fund losses during this year's tax collections.
Figures compiled by Adams County Auditor Bill Borne and presented to the county commissioners this week show a $364,178 loss for Adams County, a $316,769 loss for North Adams Schools, and a $249,713 loss for the City of Decatur.
The Adams County Bar Association honored one of its own in posthumous fashion on Thursday with a memorial proclamation and ceremony in honor of longtime Berne attorney Bob Biberstein.
Also on hand in Adams Circuit Court to honor the memory of Biberstein, who died last month, were representatives of the bar associations in Jay and Wells counties.
Joan T. Heimann, 84, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne.
Born in Decatur, Joan worked with Southwick Cafeteria for 16 years before retiring in 1991.
Lew E. Heiser, 70, of Decatur, passed away Monday, April 2, 2012, at his residence.
He was born in Allen County on July 20, 1941, to the late Ray E. and Pansey (Biggs) Heiser.
Lew worked for Schwartz Ford and McDonald's.
Among survivors are his brother, Howard D. (Patricia) Heiser; brother-in-law Ted Douglas; several nieces and nephews; and friend Mike Harmon of Decatur.
Jane Ann Zander, 88, of Decatur, died Wednesdayin Lutheran Life Villages, Fort Wayne.
Among survivors are her son, Ralph Zander of Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard G. Zander.
Visitation will be Monday, April 9, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, and one hour prior to services Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Decatur.
Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery.
The Decatur Baseball Association's field cleanup date has been switched from this week to Saturday, April 14, at 8 a.m., it was noted by league president Jim Hopkins. The various league slate will be out in a few days.
Official opening Day for Decatur Baseball will be Saturday, May 5. Team pictures will be taken that day.