October 1st, 2012
James “Jim” Kenneth Herndon, 85, of Bluffton, passed away Thursday, September 27, 2012, at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton.
He was born on September 20, 1927, in Huntington County, to Elijah J. and Mary L. (Holmes) Herndon.
On March 26, 1949, he married Rita E. Geis in Decatur; she passed away on February 17, 1966.
Jim then married Miriam J. (Ginter) Sommer in Decatur on March 4, 1967; she passed away on April 29, 1996.
Some members of local law enforcement will soon be better equipped to interact with individuals struggling with mental illness as they partner with Park Center to develop the new Crisis Intervention Team (CIT).
The new program in Adams County is modeled after the CIT program in Fort Wayne, which was instituted after a stand-off altercation with a mentally ill man, who was subsequently killed by police.
The Linkel Co. of Batesville, Indiana, has been awarded the contract to remove a huge logjam from under the Wendell Macklin Bridge in Decatur.
Linkel was the low bidder for the project as the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) this week received bids on logjam removals at eight different locations in northeast Indiana.
Linkel bid $94,754, while Yardberry Landscaping of Anderson bid $98,429 and Pioneer & Associates of Fort Wayne entered a bid of $176,610.
Yvonne "Sue" Jones, 64, of Willshire, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2012, at her residence due to natural causes.
Sue was born on Friday, January 23, 1948, in Decatur, to the late Walter and Sally (South) Suman.
She married Greg Jones on October 22, 1983, in Willshire; he survives.
MUNCIE- Five first half turnovers from the Raiders spelled an easy victory for Adams Central at Ball State on Saturday, while the Starfiresâ€¦
Adams Central opened up the four-game ACAC extravaganza in Muncie with a lopsided 41-24 victory over the Southern Wells Raiders.
The Jets jumped out of the gate on their opening possession when quarterback Dalton Combs connected with sophomore Carter Sharp on a fourth and two that turned into six points for AC on a 36-yard romp. The kick was botched for the Jets.
Helen Virginia Kidd, 97, of Decatur, died on Saturday at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Among survivors are her son, William Eugene "Billy" Kidd of Celina, Ohio.
A private family visitation was held at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, and there was no service.
Haunted Decatur Wagon Tours will return for Callithumpian 2012 with improved and expanded tours, it has been announced.
The tours were featured as a one weekend event in 2011, but due to the demand for tickets last season it has grown to three weekends this year, the Callilthumpian Committee announced. Camelot Carriage Rides of Decatur will again provide the wagon and two horses for the rides.
Florence Lorton, 91, of Berne, died Friday at Chalet Village.
Arrangements are pending at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home.
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.