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May 1st, 2012

3 communities, county plan to merge records - Council okays to seal deal

May 1, 2012

    Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg, accompanied by Decatur Police Chief Ken Ketzler, Berne Police Chief Tim Taylor, and Geneva Marshall Rob Johnson, asked the county commissioners on Monday for approval to move forward on combining the records management system of all three towns into one system, with the sheriff's department being the central policy holder.
    Rekeweg said the sheriff's department currently uses a Sunguard Management System, which is used for the Computer Aided Dispatch, records management, and jail management.

Consumer advocate wants I & M rate hike request cut

May 1, 2012

    Indiana’s state advocate for utility consumers has recommended that Indiana Michigan Power receive only one-eighth of the rate hike it is seeking.
    The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission is considering a request that I&M says would increase a typical bill by just over 22 percent. The utility says the request would produce about $174 million in new annual operating revenue, but the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor wants that capped at $22 million.

April 30th

Like us on Facebook for a chance to win!

April 30, 2012

    Anyone who "likes" the Decatur Daily Democrat Facebook page through Tuesday, May 8, will be entered into a drawing to win one of three $10 gift certificates to local businesses. Current and new "likes" are eligible to win.
    The gift certificates are from Christner's Pizza King of Decatur, East of Chicago in Berne and Crossroads Pantry in Geneva.
    Winners will be announced on Facebook and on the Decatur Daily Democrat website.

Golden Meadows seeking donations for key auction

April 30, 2012

    Golden Meadows Home Director Tom Magnan has announced that over the next several weeks, volunteers from Golden Meadows will be contacting Adams County businesses for help in donating a product, service, or gift certificate to its annual auction.
    County residents also may donate to the auction, but donations of used clothing will not be accepted, he said.

Zurcher changing names, hosting events

April 30, 2012

    Zurcher Tire, Inc. of Monroe has announced that as of next Tuesday, May 1, its name will be Zurcher’s Best-One Tire & Auto Care.
    "Customers can still expect the same great people, values, service and prices that they have come to rely on from this local Monroe business over the years," a news release saide. "Founder and president Paul Zurcher values the business’s connection to the community."

Ernest Eugene Gerardot

April 30, 2012

    Ernest "Ernie" Eugene Gerardot, 50, of Carmel, passed away shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012, at St. Vincent’s Hospice, Indianapolis, after losing his five-month battle with cancer.
    Ernie was born January 9, 1962, in Fort Wayne, the seventh of 11 children born to Leonard S. and Aleta R. (Singer) Gerardot.
    He grew up in Monroeville and graduated from Heritage High School in 1980. He graduated from Ball State University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Charlotte E. Vera

April 30, 2012

    A memorial service will be held for the late Charlotte E. Vera at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, with Pastor Marcia Kline officiating. 
    Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. 
    Preferred memorials are to Decatur First Presbyterian Church, Adams County Community Foundation Scholarship Fund or Family LifeCare
    The family may be reached in care of the Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home. 

Jets take first in Invitational

April 30, 2012

    MONROE—Adams Central hosted their annual track invitational featuring Bluffton, Southern Wells, Fremont, Canterbury, and Monroe Central on Friday night with the Jets earning first place on the boys side and the girls a second-place finisher just narrowly missing the win over Fremont by a slim seven points.

April 27th

Enos M., Barbara M., Jerry M. Schwartz

April 27, 2012

     Enos M. Schwartz, 3, and Barbara M. Schwartz, 5,  passed away April 17, 2012, and Jerry M. Schwartz, 17, of rural Decatur, passed away April 27, 2012, as a result of injuries suffered in a fatal traffic accident.
    They were the children of Martin F. and Mary M. (Wickey) Schwartz.
    They were Old Order Amish.

Betty M. Beitler

April 27, 2012

    Betty M. (Leimenstoll) Beitler, 87, of Decatur, died Friday, April 27, 2012, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
    Betty was born in Adams County, on July 17, 1924, to the late John and Irene (Denny) Myers.
    On November 8, 1953, she married Lloyd Leimenstoll; he died March 10, 1975.
    She married Harry Beitler on August 5, 1981; he died May, 1991.

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