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January 2nd, 2012

New doctors get added phone line

January 2, 2012

    Due to high phone call volumes for Dr. Crystal Jencks and Dr. Jessamine Hippensteel of Adams Memorial Hospital’s Decatur Family Medicine Clinic, hospital officials have reported an additional phone line has been added to help with communication between the office staff and their patients. 
    The new telephone number is 301-3641, which will work along with the original 728-3843 number.

Pedestrian hit on 13th St. dies of injuries

January 2, 2012

    Services will be held Tuesday in Van Wert for a 21-year-old Decatur man who died Friday from injuries suffered December 24 when struck by a vehicle as he crossed 13th St.
    Brandon A. Heath died early Friday afternoon in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, six days after being hit while crossing across 13th St. at night.

Shooting voted top story of 2011

January 2, 2012

    (The top 10 stories of 2011 have been selected by employees of the Daily Democrat. This is No. 1.)

Brandon A. Heath

January 2, 2012

    Brandon A. Heath, 21, of Decatur, died Friday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne of injuries suffered when hit by a car while walking across 13th St. in Decatur on December 24.
    He was born to Douglass W. Heath of Van Wert, Ohio, and Cheri Goodwin of Decatur.
    Other survivors are one brother, Dustin W. Heath of Celina, Ohio; two stepsisters, Shawna Mergy and Mandi Fuerst of Van Wert; seven grandparents; and three great-grandparents.

Krystene A. Poper

January 2, 2012

    Krystene A. Poper 60, of Berne, passed away on Friday December 30, 2011, at Chalet Village Nursing Home.
    She was born on February 21, 1951, to the late Larry and Mildred (Backus) Pagley in New Castle, Pa.
    Krystene was a clown for Keystone Clowns in Pennsylvania.

Joyle J. Wilson

January 2, 2012

    Joyle J. Wilson, 91, a resident of Decatur the past six years, but formerly a lifelong resident of Wells County, died at 1:30 a.m. Saturday in her residence at Evergreen Court Apartments.
    She was born on February 3, 1920, in Wells County to Grover and Ida Vesta Sands Denney.
    She married Ralph E. Wilson on January 20, 1940; he passed away on February 14, 2009.

December 30th, 2011

Walter L. Watters

December 30, 2011

    Walter L. (Wally) Watters, 77, of Decatur, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2011, at his residence.
    He was born on February 6, 1934, in Fort Wayne, to the late Herman C. and Agnes U. (Bagley) Watters.
    He married Connie J. Syndram on June 11, 1955.

John Clark IV

December 30, 2011

    John Clark IV, 84, a longtime Decatur resident and a former member of the Decatur City Council, died at 1 p.m. Thursday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    He was born on April 18, 1927, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    He married Carolyn J. Lambert on August 27, 1955, in Fort Wayne. She passed away on December 30, 2003.
    John was a teacher in the North Adams Community Schools for 31 years, retiring in 1988. He previously taught in Huntertown.

Christian D. Wickey

December 30, 2011

    Christian D. Wickey Sr., 78 of Woodburn, formerly of Berne, died Thursday in Adams Memorial Hospital.         He was born to Daniel S. and Mary (Schwartz) Wickey.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine J. (Hilty). Surviving are two sons, Christian D. (Suzanne) Wickey Jr. of Woodburn and Sam C. (Regina) Wickey of Monte Vista, Colo.

Krystene A. Poper

December 30, 2011

     Krystene A. Poper 60, of Berne, passed away on Friday December 30, 2011, at Chalet Village Nursing Home.
    She was born on February 21, 1951, to the late Larry and Mildred (Backus) Pagley in New Castle, Pa.
    Krystene was a clown for Keystone Clowns in Pennsylvania.

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