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June 22nd, 2011

City-county building proposed

June 22, 2011

    "Fix it or move," said Adams Superior Court Judge Patrick Miller.
    "Think broadly," said Adams Circuit Court Judge Fred Schurger, because "where we are today is not where we will be tomorrow."

City officials admonished

June 22, 2011

    Decatur City Council was admonished at its meeting Tuesday night for its perceived lack of support for American troops, and county officials will be hearing the same criticism in the near future.
    City resident Darlene Zeitvogel  said she has a son serving in Iraq, along with six other local people. Her voice cracking, Zeitvogel said she was extremely disappointed that no city officials turned out for the Memorial Day ceremonies here on May 30 "to support my son and six other guys over there."

Horse...uh...‘stuff’ back for discussion

June 22, 2011

    A messy, smelly subject resurfaced for the first time in nearly two years at Tuesday night's meeting of Decatur City Council: horse manure on city streets.
    Mayor John Schultz initiated the discussion when he spoke of an "irate" message recently left on his home phone by a city resident.
    The caller was complaining about a major mess. Councilman Charlie Cook, who checked on the pile, said it was strung out "for almost 60 feet."

Lounita Bixler

June 22, 2011

    Lounita Bixler, 91, formerly of Berne, died today at Woodcrest Retirement Community in Decatur. Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

Martha V. Eicher

June 22, 2011

    Martha V. Eicher, 102, of Berne, died today at Swiss Village Retirement Community. Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

Chalmer W. Reinking

June 22, 2011

    Chalmer W. Reinking, 71, of Steilacoom, Washington, died on Friday, June 10, at his home.
    He was born on November 11, 1939, near Preble to Louis and Esther Merkle Reinking, who are deceased.
    He is survived by his wife, Sharon; two daughters, Kari and Dana; a granddaughter, Michelle; and a sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Joan) Roop of Decatur.
    One sister, Leota Braun, and one brother, Louis Reinking, are deceased.

Betty A. Rice

June 22, 2011

    Betty A. Rice, 74, of Decatur, died Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born to James I. and Della McGill Wilson.
    Among survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Pat (Madella A. "Ellie") Baker of New Corydon, and aa son, Donald E. Geiger of Port Charlotte, Florida.
    A service to celebrate her life will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, with visiting hours from 1-5 p.m. Thursday.

Helen Swisher

June 22, 2011

    Helen "Jeane" Swisher, 63, formerly of Bluffton, died Monday in Ossian Health Care and Rehabilitation.
    She was born to Paul T. and Kathryn Kohls Heller.
    Among survivors are two sons, Doug Swisher of Decatur and Rob Swisher of Bluffton; a brother; and two sisters, Janelee Yoquelet of Decatur and Paula Heller of Bluffton.
    Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in Goodwin Memorial Chapel at Bluffton, with visitation from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

June 21st

Cross Creek camp hosts 67 players

June 21, 2011

    A total of 67 youngsters participated in the recent Cross Creek Golf Camp according to notes released today by camp director Mike Macke.
    Macke said the five-day camp ended with a tournament last Friday and there also was a skills competition last Thursday based on various skills such as putting, chipping, and full swing.
    The tournament was broken down into age groups and from different tees. The different ages also played a varying number of holes in their tournament.

Area youth tourneys coming up

June 21, 2011

    Monroe Grain is ready to make a run at Monroe LL leaders Peterson Grain and the Farm Bureau Lifers as the regular season winds down. The tourney will be in full force Thursday, though the seeds have not been decided.
    The tourney will open with two games Thursday and two other seeded teams will take on winners of the Thursday games on Friday night. The tourney will pick up Monday and run through June 29, a Thursday. It is a double-elimination tourney.

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