March 6th, 2012
"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" is the newest theme of a police push to crackdown on drunk drivers, it was announced Monday by Decatur Police Chief Ken Ketzler.
A recent story in the Democrat outlining the selection process for candidates for the District 2 seat on the North Adams school board incorrectly listed the geographic boundaries for the district.
District 2 includes the eastern half of Root Township, east of County Road 000; all of Union Township, and a portion of Washington Township.
LaVon Naomi Grice, 90, of Decatur, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Ossian Health Care.
LaVon was born in on September 26, 1921, in Decatur, to the late Don and Della (Cook) DeBolt.
She lived all her life in or around Decatur; however, the past five years she has resided at Ossian Health and Rehab.
She married Frank J. Grice on June 9, 1939; he preceded her in death.
Danny Dwayne Morgan, 66, Bluffton, died on Saturday, March 3, at his residence.
Among survivors are his wife, Debborah (Cowan) Morgan of Naples, Fla.; sister, Paula (Steven) Holloway of Decatur; and brother Gary (Karla) Morgan of Decatur.
There will be a private family memorial held at a later.
Arrangements were by Goodwin Memorial Chapel, Bluffton.
The Northeast Hoosier Conference has announced its boys basketball conference squads for the 2011-12 year with two Braves making the list.
Homestead, who finished unblemished in the conference, placed two players on the first team, Nick Gamble and Zach Terrell, as did fellow conference teams New Haven, Columbia City, and Norwell (Kyle Fillman and Josh VanMeter) who all finished at the top of the standings. Carroll (freshman Chandler White) and DeKalb put one player each on to round out the first team.
BERNE— Senior Maverick Baumer and junior Dalton Combs both put up 20+ points for the Jets in their sectional final win against the Bishop Luers Knights held at the Stardome on Monday night, 74-62, earning them the right to cut down the nets.
Paul E. Gillespie, 76, of Decatur ded Friday at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Among survivors are a daughter, Donna (Kevin) Thieme, of Decatur.
There will be no services.
Arrangements were by Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Beatrice G. "Bea" Daniels, 86, of Berne, passed away at 12:44 p.m., on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, in the Swiss Village Community Center.
Bea was a lifelong resident of the Monroeville area.
Bea was born on Wednesday, May 20, 1925, in Allen County, Ind., the daughter of the late Charles C. and Etta Belle (Murfield) Ball.
She married the late Doyle A. "Butch" Daniels on June 7, 1947; he passed away on June 29, 1980.
An informational meeting on wind turbines will be held on Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at Riverside Center in Decatur. Saturday's printed edition of the Decatur Daily Democrat erroneously listed the date of the meeting as today (Monday).
For more information visit www.ac-sos.com.
Even with controversial right-to-work legislation behind them, a pair of state lawmakers on Saturday learned that local constituents still have plenty on their minds.