November 20th, 2012
Decatur City Hall will be closed Thursday through Monday for Thanksgiving.
There will be no collection of garbage on Thursday, but both the Thursday and regular Friday routes will be run Friday.
There will be no leaf pickup Thursday. Officials said Friday, November 30, will be the final day for leaf collection here.
The city's compost site is always open.
Bellmont High School will be presenting Elton John's and Tim Rice’s Aida (school edition) on December 1 and 2.
Aida is a contemporary musical take on a grand classic tale of the timeless bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier, a news release said.
Sandra J. Strickler, 77, of Willshire, Ohio, died Monday morning in the Convoy Caren Center.
Arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.
Paul D. Switzer, 87, of Van Wert, Ohio, passed away at 3:10 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2012, at Hearth & Home Assisted Living, in Van Wert.
He was born in Ohio City, Ohio, on Thursday, May 28, 1925, to the late Dean and Esther (Putman) Switzer.
On July 31, 1953, he married Ella Franz in St. Peter Lutheran Church-Fuelling, rural Decatur; she survives in VanWert.
Orpha M. Young, 91, of Decatur, passed away at 8:35 p.m. on November 18, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born in Wells County on April 3, 1921.
Orpha married Marion Oliver Young on March 24, 1942; he passed away on November 27, 1977.
Among survivors are her son, Paul Eugene Young; son, Howard DeWayne Young; daughter, Amy (Dennis) Alberding; sister, Pauline Shaffer, all of Decatur; and two grandchildren.
The Adams County Election Board met on Friday to review the provisional ballots cast in the Nov. 6 presidential election.
A provisional ballot is cast when there is some question as to the eligibility of the voter, such as not having valid Indiana identification or not showing as a registered voter, according to board Chairman Alan Baumgartner.
Of the 25 provisional votes reviewed by the board, only five were accepted, with 20 provisional votes rejected.
A pile of rubble was all that remained Friday following the demolition of the sweeper shop/Holthouse Drug building in downtown Decatur.
Fleming Excavating spent 12 or so hours of work over a period of two days razing one of the oldest buildings in the city.
Next up is the cleanup, which is expected to take several days.
Some traffic restrictions remain in place.
Deputy James Franze, who spent 25 years with the Decatur Police Department, began his new career with the Adams County Sheriff's Department on Thursday.
"I actually tried to work for the sheriff's office first, before the police department," said Franze. "but it just didn't work out and I got a job with the city. So now, instead of starting my career here, this is where I'll finish."
James E. Bowyer, 76, Fort Wayne, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly after a brief battle with cancer on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.
He served his country in the United States Army.
James married Arlene P. Nicklow on Oct. 12, 1960, in Republic, Pennsylvania. They celebrated 52 years of marriage this past October.
Marilyn Elizabeth Sailors, 85, of Walton, Ind., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 15, 2012, in Bradenton, Florida.
Born July 30, 1927, in Walton, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Thelma (Barnett) Bishop.
She was married February 6, 1948, in the Ninth St. Christian Church parsonage in Logansport, Ind., to John T. "J.T." Sailors; he preceded her in death May 29, 2012.