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November 9th, 2011

Helen Mae Gerber

November 9, 2011

    Helen Mae Gerber, 99 of Bluffton, died Monday. 
    She was born in Adams County  to John A. and Katie (Steffen) Isch.  She married Alvin R. Gerber; he preceded her in death on May 31, 1998.
    Among survivors are two daughters, Mary K. (Leon) Gerber of Warren and Jeanne (Jim) Rinkenberger of Bluffton, and two sons, Jay (Deb) Gerber of Bluffton
and Mark (Barb) Gerber of Bluffton;.

Wilbur L. Schwaller

November 9, 2011

    Wilbur L. "Willie" Schwaller, 77, of Decatur, died at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born on January 30, 1934, in Ida Grove, Iowa, to Leonard and Anna Brinkman Schwaller,
    He married Nancy Pinkerton on July 2, 1988, in Domestic, Indiana; she died on February 25, 2005.

November 8th

Collier wins big; McKean, 4 Republicans winners in Berne

November 8, 2011

    Cameron Collier, a Republican, wrested the Decatur City Council at-large seat away from three-term Democrat in balloting on Tuesday. Collier took 63.7 percent of the vote in Decatur's only contested race.
    In Berne, Republicans captured the mayor's office and four of five council seats.
Bill McKean won a huge victory, taking nearly 70 percent of the vote as he assumes the office from Democrat John Minch, who chose not to seek a third term.

Six Braves honored for football all-conference in NHC

November 8, 2011

    The Bellmont Braves managed to get six of their players onto the Northeast Hoosier Conference list this week as they head into their second regional match ever on Friday against West Lafayette.
    Seniors Brian Hakes, Ben Baker, and Isaac Birch all were honored for their position on the first team, while Cody Walters, Lance Shifferly, and junior Jake Brown were named to the second team for the conference.

Railroad crossing work continues

November 8, 2011

     Workers from several companies are on the job this week redoing the busy railroad crossing on five-lane 13th St.
    The southbound lanes have been in bad shape for years, and two or three repair jobs have failed to hold. This time, the entire crossing will be replaced, with the project hopefully completed by Friday.
    In accompanying photo, a worker operates a hydraulic lift pulled up a heavy cover from part of the crossing so workers could reach the rails beneath. The cover was put on a forklift.

NA officer renewed by council

November 8, 2011

    North Adams Schools will continue to have its resource officer, Kriss Affolder, for another year, according to approval given by Decatur City Council at its meeting last week.
    Actually, the city merely renewed its agreement with North Adams, insuring that the officer will continue to work within the school system until next June 30.

Local businesses plan two-day open house

November 8, 2011

    The fourth annual Christmas Open House, sponsored by the Decatur Small Business Association (DSBA), will be held this Friday and Saturday at 24 businesses to kick off the Christmas season.
    Christmas shopping and decorating ideas will be available, along with entertainment and refreshments, the DSBA said.
    A grand prize drawing will be held for those who have punch cards stamped at 10 businesses they visit. Cards are available from participating DSBA sponsors.

Frederick P. Coffee

November 8, 2011

    Frederick P. "Fred" Coffee, 88, of Fort Wayne, died suddenly at 1:26 p.m. Sunday at home of natural causes.
    He was born on August 16, 1923, in Adams County to Adrian Henry and Mary Elizabeth Lobsiger Coffee.
    He married Patricia E. Kintz on May 10, 1947, in Fort Wayne; she died on September 6, 2005.
    Fred and his wife owned Graphic Typesetters for 25 years and Gensic Creative Metals for several years.

Judith A. Ehlerding

November 8, 2011

    Judith A. Ehlerding, 70, of Decatur, died today at home.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

November 7th

Voting places listed

November 7, 2011

    Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart has announced the locations of the seven polling places in Decatur and Berne that will be in operation next Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for city and town elections.
    Following is one race in Decatur, six races in Berne.
    Here are the voting places:
Decatur
    Decatur One — North Adams Schools administrative office, 625 Stadium Dr., next to US 224 East.

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