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December 26th

Jennifer Beth Shaw

December 26, 2012

    Jennifer Beth Shaw, 67, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died at 2:45 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2012, at the  Court House Manor Nursing Home, where she had been a patient since December 13.
    Jennifer was born in Berne on February 24, 1945, to the late Horace and Hulda Sommer Lehman.
    She was a 1963 graduate of Berne-French High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. She later achieved a master’s degree in health administration.

Hobert M. Spencer

December 26, 2012

    Hobert M. Spencer, 89, of Preble, died Friday, December 21, 2012, at Oakbrook Village in Huntington.
    He was born in Decatur on April 7, 1923, to the late Harry A. and Sina R. (Johnson) Spencer.
    Hobert married Vera L. Affolder on June 27, 1942; she survives in Preble.
    He attended Salem United Church of Christ in Magley. He was a member of the American Legion Post 43 and the Masonic Lodge 571, and served during World War II in the U.S. Air Force.

Helen M. Stucky

December 26, 2012

    Helen M. Stucky, 98, Berne, died Tuesday at Swiss Village.    Among survivors are a daughter, Sandra (David) Flueckiger of Berne, and a son, Kerry (Darlene) Stucky of Naperville, Ill.
    Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Friday at Swiss Village. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, also at Swiss Village, with visitation one hour prior.
    Burial will be in MRE Cemetery, Berne
    Arrangements were by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

4-6 inches said likely here, ending tonight

December 26, 2012

    Light snow began in falling in Decatur shortly after 7 a.m. today as the city and Adams County hunkered down awaiting the first major blast of winter.
    Snow accumulations of four to six inches are possible here, the National Weather Service (NWS) said. Blustery winds had already arrived, with 20-25 mph blowing and gusts up to 35 mph.
    This area remained under a winter storm warning.

AC board takes apps for opening

December 26, 2012

    The Adams Central Board of Education will accept applications through Monday, December 31, for an open position on the board.
    The board will meet on January 7 to interview applicants and will appoint a new member on January 14, according to an announcement.
    Those interested in applying for the position may submit letters of interest to the Board of School Trustees, Adams Central Community Schools, 222 W. Washington St., Monroe, IN 46772.

Arrests in Amish attacks voted No. 7 story

December 26, 2012

    The Daily Democrat is taking its annual look at the year's top stories, as chosen by employees of the newspaper. This year, we've decided to stretch out the usual Top 10 to a Top 12 — or 12 in '12.
    

    The Adams County sheriff’s and Berne police departments in mid-September collaborated to quickly arrest four suspects in attacks on members of the Amish community in the Berne area. The story was voted as the Number 7 story of the year by employees of the Daily Democrat.

December 25th

DDD announces Bellmont sportscasting

December 25, 2012

    The Decatur Daily Democrat Sports Department would like to officially announce the launch of webcasting for Bellmont sports.
    On Saturday night the Braves' boys basketball team will be hosting the Adams Central Flying Jets at the Teepee. Starting at approximately 7 p.m. the game can be seen online via a webcast produced by the DDD.

December 23rd

Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

December 23, 2012

    In an effort to ease some of the apprehension of returning to school, the Connecticut Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is spearheading a nationwide snowflake campaign for the students of Sandy Hook Elementary School.
    The goal is to hang individual paper snowflakes throughout their temporary school location as a surprise for the children when they reconvene in January, according to a news release.

Strauss arrest No. 9 story

December 23, 2012

    The Daily Democrat its taking its annual look at the year's top stories, as chosen by employees of the newspaper. This year, we've decided to stretch out the usual Top 10 to a Top 12 — or 12 in '12.
           
By J SWYGART
     resignation and subsequent arrest of a former administrator at South Adams School was voted as the year's No. 9 story by employees of the Decatur Daily Democrat.

Jobless rate up a tick

December 23, 2012

By J SWYGART
    Indiana's unemployment figures remained static at 8.0 percent during November, although jobless rates in virtually all northeast and east-central Indiana counties jumped significantly from the previous month's levels.
    Adams County saw a .8 percent increase during the month, with unemployment rising from 6.6 percent in October to 7.4 percent in November, according to figures released Friday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

    Tonight's final Northeast Hoosier Conference baseball game will go a long...
    FORT WAYNE— The Braves used a big homerun late in the game from Brett...
    MONROE— South Adams baseball came out on the right end of the conference...

 

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