July 16th, 2012
When Cops Cycling for Survivors visited the Decatur area last week, their first stop was at the grave site of Decatur Police Officer Jerrold J. "Jerry" Wyss, who was killed in the line of duty on October 23, 2001.
Wyss, a 1991 graduate of Bellmont High School, was killed while on his way to assist another officer in pursuit of a vehicle whose passengers had been firing a gun into a residence in rural Adams County.
Tomasa M. Serna, 81, of Decatur, died Saturday.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Both Adams County courts, along with the jail, are looking to upgrade the audio/visual equipment used during hearings to better accommodate the courts, deputies, and inmates.
Carrie Freeman of superior court met with Adams County Council this week to request $22,137, to be taken out of adult user probation fees and cover the cost of upgrading the courtroom system and providing an additional feed to the jail.
Ian L. Voirol, 30, of Decatur, died Friday at his residence.
Among survivors are his sons, Quentin Voirol, Isaiah Voirol, and Aaron Voirol, all of Decatur; a daughter, Veronica Voirol of Decatur; his mother, Danalee Voirol of Decatur, and father, Greg A. Cole of Berne.
Visitation is 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m Thursday at the funeral home.
Inconvenience quickly turned to chaos as downed power lines caused widespread outages and sparked a fire in the Custom Car Care storage building on Thursday.
At approximately 9:30 a.m. a semitrailer driven by Edgar Butler of East Point, Michigan, attempted to drive between two I&M poles on the west side of the Pizza Hut parking lot.
The power outage from the accident on Thursday seemed to have more of an effect on residents and businesses on the west side of 13th Street. Some restaurants — such as Taco Bell, Wendy's, and Subway, all close to the proximity of the original accident — were without power until about around 7 p.m. Thursday.
Adams County 4-H club leaders Shirley Steiner and Gloria Sommer have been named the 2012 Adams County 4-H parade grand marshals.
The fair officially kicks off on Sunday.
Shirley and Gloria together have a total 36 years of service as 4-H volunteers, according to a news release. For many years they were the Hartford Happy-Go-Lucky Club leaders.
Lillian Marie Brown, 91, of rural Decatur, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012, at River Terrace Estates, in Bluffton. Marie was born on July 11, 1921, in Wells County, to the late Charles E. and Lilly Mae (Diehl) Johnloz.
On May 17, 1941 she married Oscar T. Brown; he died in April of 1986.
Courtesy Motors completed a perfect season last night at Worthman Field defeating Erie Haven 10-9 in a nail-biter earning the regular season and tournament Sandy Koufax titles for Adams-Wells Counties.
The pair of Decatur squads faced off after Erie Haven won their semi-final contest in Monroe the night before and Courtesy handled the Monroe Harvestland crew in five innings.
A semi truck failed to clear power lines in the back section of the Pizza Hut parking lot, snapping two poles causing wide spread power outages along 13th Street and sparking a fire in the Custom Car Care storage building.
An I&M spokesman said power is expected to be restored by early evening Thursday.
For more information, see Friday's edition of the Democrat.