October 1st, 2012
LaVera Schroeder, 86, of Decatur, passed away at 2:20 p.m. on Friday, September 28, 2012, in Parkview Hospital, Whitley County, located in Columbia City.
She was born in Adams County on Sunday, February 28, 1926, to the late Martin E. and Clara (Wietfeldt) Kiefer.
LaVera married Gerald H. Schroeder on November 18, 1945, in Zion Lutheran Church- Friedheim, in rural Decatur; he passed away on December 7, 1995.
Vella Dawn Wasson, 88, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born on May 2, 1924, in Mars Hill, Maine, to the late Fred Alden and Hazel I. (Shaw) Sylvester.
On May 25, 1996, she married Richard L. Wasson; he survives in Decatur.
FORT WAYNE—It would have taken nearly an order from the Supreme Court to change the top two team positions in the girls Northeast Hoosier Conference cross country meet Saturday at the Plex but the real battle was for positions three through seven.
NEW HAVEN—Bellmont entered the hostile environment of the Bulldogs on Friday night and nearly stole one against their NHC opponent falling short 27-24.
The Braves entered the fourth quarter down three scores and fading fast but a late push and an on-side kick put Bellmont in striking distance.
A member of the Amish community, who wished to remain anonymous, has expressed high praise and thanks to the Adams County Sheriff's and Berne Police Departments for their quick work in apprehending the suspects in the alleged recent Amish attacks in rural Berne.
"We were afraid to send our children out," the man said this week in a visit to the Daily Democrat. "It was awful to be targeted like that. Those people could have gotten jobs or help from someone. They didn't have to do that [the alleged attacks]."
A Huntington man who pleaded guilty to driving the truck that struck and killed a construction worker in Decatur in 2011 has been sentenced in Adams Circuit Court by Judge Fredrick A. Schurger.
Gary L. Biehl, a resident of Huntington, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with four years suspended. He will serve the six years on home detention.
Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart has corrected a list of early voting hours published in this newspaper earlier this week.
Starting on Tuesday, October 9, and running through Friday, November 2, early voting will be available in the courthouse from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Also scheduled are Saturday voting hours from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on October 27 and November 3.
Voting hours on Monday, November 5, will be 8 a.m.-noon.
Arnold D. “Pood” Emerick, 83, of Ohio City, Ohio, died at 4:05 a.m., Thursday, September 27, 2012, at the Laurels of Shane Hill Nursing Home, in Rockford, Ohio.
He was born on May 30, 1929, in Ohio City, to the late Doyt Philip and Maude Marilla (Brubaker).
On April 8, 1956, he married Dixie (Clouse) Emerick; she survives at the residence.
BERNE—It's never a sure thing when two county teams come together as the Lady Jets found out Thursday night against South Adams.
GARY, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana National Guard unit that lost six of its members, including Nick Taylor of Berne, during an almost year-long deployment in Afghanistan returned to Indiana Wednesday in a tearful, hug-filled reunion with friends and family.
More than 80 members of the Valparaiso-based 713th Engineer Company were greeted by about 300 relatives and friends when they arrived at the Gary Army Aviation Support Facility.
The hangar erupted in cheers as the door rose to reveal the returning soldiers.