September 26th, 2011
Kenneth P. Birch, 82, of Decatur, died at home on Sunday.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Carl D. Hofstetter, 77, of Geneva, died at home on Sunday.
He was born in Adams County on May 14, 1934, to Ernest and Twila Hofstetter.
Among survivors are two sons, John E. Hofstetter of Bluffton and DeWayne Hofstetter of Geneva, and two brothers, Calvin Hofstetter of Geneva and Jerry L. Hofstetter.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, with burial in West Lawn Cemetery, Geneva. Visiting hours are 2-8 p.m. Wednesday.
Ann Marie Mawhorr, 70, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, September 23, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Born in Fort Wayne, she graduated from Central Catholic High School and Marquette University at Milwaukee.
She married James K. Mawhorr on October 3, 1964.
Jack F. Whitacre Jr., 59, of Berne, died on Saturday in Chalet Village Health Care Center.
He was born to Jack F. Whitacre Sr., who is deceased, and Mildred Whitacre, who lives in Berne.
Other survivors include two sons, Aaron Whitacre of Decatur and Ernie Whitacre of Bryant, and two sisters, Mrs. Bill (Carol) Schabacker of Ossian and Mrs. Cliff (Jo) Moser of Portland.
WARSAW— It was a smooth waltz to the finals for the Squaw volleyballers, but the action heated up instantly when Muncie Burris took the court and defeated Bellmont by the slimmest of margins in two games, 23-25, 23-25 to take the title at the annual Warsaw Invitational.
Ranked #1 in 2A, Muncie Burris came into the tourney, along with Bellmont, as one of the favorites and it came down to the two powerhouses in the final match.
MONROE—For the first time in the history of the ACAC tennis tournament, a team (Adams Central) advanced all seven players to the third round and the Jets finished with a claim to the doubles championship and runner-up in singles play.
Adams Central repeated at the top of the doubles competition with Derek Roe and Keaton Fiechter beating South Adams' Scott Hoeppner and Derek Schwartz in the finals 7-6 (4), 6-4. Roe was a member of the winning AC team last year as well.
NHC volleyball powers Bellmont and Carroll collided on the court at the Teepee Thursday night in a match that, despite the fact it was only the third of seven conference matches of the year for the two teams, was one that will more than likely determine the championship of the NHC.
That title, which has been owned by Bellmont for nearly a decade, will once again likely reside with the Squaws as they polished off the Chargers in three straight games 25-21, 25-18, 25-22 in a match that was anything but easy for either team.
Monroe— The Lady Jets of Adams Central found themselves back over .500 for the season with an impressive win against the Blackhawk Christian Braves last night in a non-conference volleyball match-up.
The Lady Jets, now 8-7 (3-2 in conference), made a clean sweep of things in front of their home crowd at the Hanger by defeating the visiting Braves in three games, 25-17, 25-23, 25-19.
The ballots for the November 8 general elections in Decatur and Berne will contain only the names of the candidates in contested races, not the names of unopposed candidates.
Monica McCormack, the Adams County deputy clerk in charge of elections, told the Daily Democrat that the ballots will have only the seven contested races — one in Decatur and six in Berne — for two reasons.
Adams County Auditor Bill Borne says he has been told of new interpretations of state tax law by officials at Indiana Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF).
The interpretations concern the application of deductions for taxpayers. Borne said that, effective immediately, several longstanding applications of the homestead and other deductions to property will change for the 2011, pay 2012, tax year, based on qualified taxpayers applying for the deductions.