June 21st, 2012
Todd S. Berning, 41, of Decatur, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was the son of Eugene and Sylvia (Doctor) Berning of rural Decatur, who survive.
Also surviving are three brothers, Mark Berning of Monroeville, and Dale Berning and Lyle Berning, both of New Haven.
Inez G. Baker, Rockford, Ohio, died Wednesday in Adams County Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.
The enthusiasm bubbled as Mayor John Schultz and Adams County Economic Development Director Larry Macklin discussed at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting their trip to China last week.
Both men labeled the trip highly successful and at one point Macklin talked about "a definite lead towards cultivating a possible new business" in Decatur.
Despite what Fire Chief Les Marckel described as dry conditions as severe as he's ever seen, Decatur's Fourth of July fireworks celebration is still a "go" ... for now.
The fireworks are scheduled for two weeks from tonight and no one is ready to cancel yet.
"Let's hope for some rain between now and then," chief organizer Adam Eguia said at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
Decatur police today released the name of the individual involving in the stabbing incident early Sunday morning in the 200 block of N. 17th Street.
Police Chief Ken Ketzler said Shelby Affolder, 20, heard a knock on the front door of her apartment and went to answer it around 12:25 a.m. After opening it, a man appeared, stabbed Affolder in the abdomen with a knife and then fled.
Two area festivals have openings scheduled this week.
Hoagland Days kicks off Thursday and Willshire (Ohio) Days will begin Friday. Both are slated for three-day runs.
And in Decatur, the annual Relay for Life gets under way Saturday and continues into Sunday/.
Some summer activities may be taking a hit this year as there now is an open burning ban in Adams County until further notice.
The Adams County Commissioners passed a resolution Monday prohibiting open burning due to severe drought conditions.
Until further notice, the following types of burning are banned throughout the county:
• Campfires and other recreational fires, unless enclosed in a fire ring at least 23 inches across and 10 inches is deep
Zurcher’s Best-One in Monroe will hold its annual Customer Appreciation and American Red Cross Blood Drive event this Friday and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.
"Celebrating this event each year gives Zurcher’s the opportunity to express our gratitude and thanks to the local community for their continued patronage throughout the year," a news release said.
Bixler Insurance added to their winning ways when they topped Decatur Dental, 8-1 on Friday night.
Mitchel Coates had three hits in the game to pace Bixler's, Isaac Ruble had two hits including a triple, Caden Staub, Andrew Wagner, & Chris Jones each had two hits and Isaiah Wellman added one. Kory Feasel, Carter Siefring, and Sean Hoffman singled for Dental.
Donald E. Light, 84, of Paynesville, Michigan, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
He was born in Decatur on March 6, 1928, to the late Grady and Nina (Swartz) Light.
He married Stella Nurkkala on September 15, 1962.
Among survivors are his wife, Stella, of Paynesville; a daughter, Gwen (Jeff) Young of Witchita, Kan.; a brother, Gerald (Winnie) Light of Decatur; and a sister, Irene Agler of Evansville.
He was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.