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June 11th, 2012

Braves falter late at semi-state

June 11, 2012

    KOKOMO—Perhaps it was just a foretelling of things to come in the class 3A baseball semi-state game won 11-6 by Western High School over Bellmont at Highland Park Saturday when the start of the game was delayed for several minutes.

June 8th

Richard C. Sweeney

June 8, 2012

    Richard C. Sweeney, 77, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday in Fort Wayne
    He was born in Berne.
    Survivors include a son, Michael Charles Sweeney, Fort Wayne, and a sister, Jean Cabral of Toledo, Ohio.
    Private graveside services will be held Monday at the Westlawn Cemetery in Geneva.
  

Bonnie Lou Walters

June 8, 2012

    Bonnie Lou (Phillips) Walters, 63, of West Liberty, Ohio, passed away at 11:40 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2012, at her residence.
    She was born in Columbus, Ohio, on April 11, 1949, to the late Frank and Thelma Myers Phillips-Seimet.

Mary H. Miller

June 8, 2012

    Mary H. Miller, 87, of Decatur, passed away at 3:58 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2012, at her residence.
    Mary was born on Tuesday, May 16, 1925, in Adams County, the daughter of the late John F. and Lola C. (Wherry) Helm.
    She married Donald J. Miller on May 23, 1942; he passed away on August 25, 2010.
    Mary was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ and the Women's Guild of the church. She retired in 1983 from Central Soya Credit Union after 28 years of service.

Kelly J. Zeser

June 8, 2012

    Kelly J. Zeser, 46, of Decatur, died Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Kelly was born in Adams County on July 16, 1965, to Thomas J. "Sid" Zeser and Judith A. (Stauffer) Zeser.
    Kelly worked for Peytons in Bluffton for 26 years. She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ and was a 1984 graduate of Adams Central High School.

Warning: lock doors

June 8, 2012

    Area residents, lock your doors! That's the warning Monroe Town Marshall Dio Hernandez gave to town council members Thursday evening.
    Hernandez reported there has been a string of thefts, mainly from unlocked vehicles, that began in the Geneva area, moved north to Berne, and has now become prevalent in Monroe.

City near passage of anti-nepotism law

June 8, 2012

    Hiring relatives will be forbidden by law in Decatur — and most of Indiana — by July 1.
    Decatur City Council on Tuesday night began the process of adopting an ordinance curbing nepotism and thus complying with a new law approved earlier this by the Indiana Legislature.
    The law does have a "grandfather" clause, meaning any current situations which might violate the law do not have to be rectified.

Farmers Market is back

June 8, 2012

    The Decatur Farmers Market began its fourth season on Thursday and for the second year in a row is located at Riverside Center, where ample parking is available for vendors. 
    The hours remain the same as last year, with the market opening at 3:30 p.m. and continuing until 6:30.
    Participants provide their own tables and covering, if desired, and there is no fee for vendors.

Larry D. Urick, Jr.

June 8, 2012

    Larry D. Urick Jr., 47, of Decatur, died on Monday morning June 4, 2012, at his residence.
    Larry was born on August 11, 1964, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, to Larry D. Urick Sr. and Iris L. (Hebble) Urick.
     Larry married Angie (Hottell) on October 3, 1984; she survives.

June 7th

Lady Jets look to take state title

June 7, 2012

    Never before in the history of Adams Central High School has a Jet softball team ever won an IHSAA sectional tournament, let alone a regional tournament, and heaven forbid, even think about a semi-state championship.
    This year, however, a group of Adams Central ball players have banded together to play a game they love. That dedication of the game puts them in the IHSAA state finals this Saturday against the South Putnam Eagles, a team that arguably is a strong favorite to win the crown.

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