September 12th, 2012
With the end of the year quickly approaching for county government, once again it is budget time and the Adams County Council is spending Tuesday, today, and Thursday if needed, reviewing budget proposals.
With all the talk of budget cutbacks floating around lately, county employees may be surprised to learn the council has approved a one percent pay increase for all county employees.
Beatrice Lavaughn Johnson, 107, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, September 10, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born in Adams County on April 16, 1905, to the late Harvey and Cora (Lee) Stetzel.
Lavaughn married Teddy J. Sudduth; he died December, 1960. She then married Lester Johnson; he died August, 1980.
She was a member of the former Decatur Nazarene Church and was a homemaker.
D. Joseph Wilder, 75, of rural Decatur, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, September 11, 2012.
Joe was born in Adams County on April 3, 1937, to the late Arthur B. and Helen I. (Tricker) Wilder.
On August 9, 1958, he married Ruth A. Lengerich; she survives in rural Decatur.
Joe was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society. He worked for Central Soya (Bunge) for 46 years, retiring in 2002; he also retired from farming.
MONROE—The Lady Jets took care of their home court against the Garrett Railroaders on Tuesday night in an exciting ACAC contest that featured Adams Central sweeping the visitors in three games 25-14, 25-22, 25-20.
AC, now 3-0 in conference (10-2 overall), went through phases in the match against the Lady Railroaders but the end result was another "W" for coach Ashley Beard.
V. Marcille (Davis) Dear, 77, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Adams County, passed away at 1:40 a.m. on Monday, September 10, 2012, at her residence, after a battle with leukemia.
She was born on Wednesday, May 29, 1935, in Geneva.
Mrs. Dear was an extreme gardener and she enjoyed sketching, gourmet cooking and sewing.
Beatrice Lavaugn Johnson, 107, died Monday at Woodcrest Nursing Center. Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Betty L. Moser, 83, of Berne, passed away September 10, 2012, in Berne.
She was born to the late Earl E. and Alma L. (Raudenbush) Sipe on December 28, 1928, in Adams County.
Betty married Nelson A. Moser on February 28, 1953.
SPENCERVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Solomon Wickey doesn’t remember much about his trial. At least, that’s what he says.
Wickey puts his fingers to his lips and gazes down. His hair, in a traditional bowl cut, is a deep white now and his beard gray. He sits in a small chair in his office wearing a blue shirt and black pants that note his Amish heritage.
Everything looks "real well" with the work that has been completed on the courthouse, according to Dave Meyer of the county's building and maintenance department.
Meyer told the county commissioners on Monday that he met with architect Dave Sholl, of Schenkel and Schultz Architecture, last Friday to inspect the nearly completed restoration of the courthouse.
The Decatur Chamber of Commerce resumed its monthly luncheon series Monday at the Woodcrest retirement community with a talk from Lisa Smith, Ivy Tech Community College outreach coordinator for Adams County.
Smith said Ivy Tech currently has 150,000 students at 29 locations in Indiana, and offers classes in more than 75 individual communities. The college's northeast division, which includes campuses in Fort Wayne, serves more than 10,000 students, she said.