October 5th, 2011
A city crackdown is coming for a group of Yost Woods residents who aren't paying their sewage bills.
Mayor John Schultz raised the issue at Tuesday night's city council meeting, noting that the situation is unique in that the city has no direct recourse if a resident of that area does not pay his/her bill.
It doesn't have a name as yet, such as Save The Depot, but a fund will be set up by the Adams County Community Foundation to which people, businesses, groups, etc. may donate in order to preserve — and put to use — the 99-year-old structure off Seventh St., near Monroe St.
Mayor John Schultz unveiled the plan at Tuesday night's city council meeting, with the notation, "We are asking for donations."
The Callithumpian Committee has announced that the grand marshall for the 2011 Callithumpian Parade will be Eric Mann, a longtime reporter and photographer at the Decatur Daily Democrat who is retiring this year.
Mann, who will turn 62 five days before the October 31 parade, will step down on December 31.
The parade will start at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 31, the final event of the annual Callithumpian celebration.
Johanna C. Rafert Buuck, 97, a former resident of the Decatur area, died at 12:04 p.m. Monday in Van Wert In-Patient Hospice Center at Van Wert, Ohio.
She was born on February 11, 1914, in New Haven to Rev. H.B. and Lydia Boettcher Kohlmeier.
She was married twice: first to Wilfred Rafert on December 25, 1936, who died on November 18, 1963, and then to Erwin Buuck on February 12, 1972, who died on January 3, 1982.
Annabelle Fralick, 90, of Convoy, Ohio, died at 2:02 p.m. on Monday, October 3, 2011, in CHP In-Patient Hospice Center at Van Wert, Ohio.
Annabelle was the daughter of Home Franklin and Violet Addie Engle Rummel. She was born on October 31, 1920, at the family's farm on Wolfcale Rd., rural Convoy.
Juanita V. Wells, 89, of Decatur, died today at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
BERNE—South Adams cross country fortunes improved dramatically last Saturday as they hosted their annual Invitational and won the boys race by placing four of their top five runners in the top 10 and earned a second place finish in the girls competition.
A 12-member jury in Wells Circuit Court at Bluffton found a Bluffton man, Tyler White, guilty of murder on Monday for the shooting death of his estranged wife, Amy Meyer White, a former Berne resident, last October.
"We finally got what we wanted. We wanted the truth to be told and I think that's what we got," said grieving, but relieved Mike Meyer of Berne, the father of the victim, according to this morning's edition of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.
A two-vehicle accident at 6:50 p.m. Monday injured three occupants of a SUV and closed traffic on U.S. 27 in Geneva for over an hour, according to a report this morning from the Geneva Police Department.
Ron Storey, publisher of the Decatur Daily Democrat, said this morning that tickets are still available for the Taste of Home Cooking School to be held Wednesday in Erekson Theatre at Bellmont High School.
Tickets. priced at $9, may be purchased at the Democrat office until 4:30 Wednesday and at the door from 4:45 pm until the 6:30 start of the show.
All attendees will receive a free goodie bag with items from local and national sponsors, along with a free one-year subscription to Taste of Home magazine.