September 22nd, 2011
"This is a heck of a way to resolve a longstanding family dispute."
That comment on Wednesday from federal Judge William C. Lee in Fort Wayne on Wednesday summed up his feelings as he sentenced a Markle man, Troy Hott, to 30 months in prison for hiring somone to kill his father, Don Hott of Decatur.
Decatur resident Isaac J. Gase was given four concurrent two-year prison sentences on Wednesday in Common Pleas Court at Van Wert, Ohio, for convictions of burglarizing four houses in Van Wert County in May of 2010.
Gase, 29, also faces similar charges in Mercer County.
His accomplice, Crystal Stauffer of Adams County, was given two years in prison last year for her part in the Van Wert County crimes.
David L. Bailey, 66, of rural Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
David was born in Decatur on May 1, 1945, to Robert L. and Donna B. (Landrum) Bailey, who are deceased.
On August 11, 1988, he married Carol A. (Rumschlag) Brandenburg.
David attended St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur.
He retired from Bunge North America, formerly Central Soya, in 2007 after 37 years.
Karry Lee Bowman, 60, of Decatur, died Sunday at home.
He was born on March 26, 1951, in Decatur to Robert W. and Beulah M. Biberstine Bowman, who are deceased.
Among survivors are a daughter, Heidi Bowman of Decatur; a brother, Larry R. "Bodie" Bowman of Woodburn; and three sisters, Elaine Harmon, Mrs. Kevin (Sandra) Adams, and Patricia Oetting, all of Decatur.
Aa memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Damascus Road Church at 1040 S. 11th St.
East Noble was the first to serve last night, but that was all they beat the Squaws to accomplish. The Squaws won the three game set with ease enroute to their third 3-0 sweep in their last three matches.
Both South Adams and Adams Central lady volleyballers took the court Tuesday night with mixed results in the ACAC.
The Lady Jets brought their broom to Bluffton Tuesday night when they swept the Lady Tigers 25-19, 25-20, & 25-17 in three games during their ACAC contest.
Leading the charge for AC was Chelsie Eads who produced eight kills and three digs as well as an assisted block. Abbey Lichtle also had eight kills to go along with her 12 digs.
Decatur City Council moved its budget to within one final stage of passage and also provided a break for local and area developers at its meeting on Tuesday night.
Prior to the council meeting, a public hearing was held for the 2012 budget and, with no objections aired, council gave unanimous approval on two readings. The third and final reading — and approval — will come at the October 4 meeting.
Decatur City Council agreed on Tuesday night to set up a $30,000 account which will be used to fund the city's latest major tree project. Once the project is completed, the city will be reimbursed.
The situation was explained to council by Steve Krull, head of the parks and recreation department and a member of the city's tree board. The city has received a $30,000 grant administered through the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to fund the tree project.
Dr. H.S. Lee, longtime city surgeon/ physician, has been discharged from Parkview Hospital and is recuperating at home.
He suffered an acute medical problem at his home nearly two weeks ago.
Adams Health Network President and CEO Tom Nordwick noted, “Dr. Lee’s family has expressed their thanks for everyone’s prayers and support on his behalf.”
David L. Bailey, 66, of rural Decatur, died Tuesday in Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.