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September 20th, 2011

Kenneth H. Liechty

September 20, 2011

    Kenneth H. Liechty, 86, of Berne, died at home on Tuesday.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.

Helen B. Schnitz

September 20, 2011

    Helen B. Schnitz, 88, of Decatur, died at noon on Sunday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    She was born on July 29, 1923, in Huntington County to Mahlon D. and Mildred G. Beal Brown.
    She married Richard K. Schnitz on November 13, 1943, in Bluffton; he survives.
    She was the owner of Schnitz Accounting Service in Decatur from 1945 until retirement in 2001 and was also a member of First Baptist Church in Decatur.

Wayne B. Stuckey

September 20, 2011

    Wayne B. Stuckey, 85, of 34 Willow Run, Woodcrest, Decatur, and formerly of Berne, died on Friday afternoon, September 16, 2011, at Woodcrest Retirement Community’s Nursing Center.
    He was born on May 19, 1926, in Berne to Leslie I. and Elma (Winteregg) Stuckey.

Big cuts...and more ahead

September 20, 2011

    The Adams County Council spent two and a half days last week working on the 2012 budget and reduced departmental budgets by more than $323,000. Council members will meet on October 11 to formally approve a budget that totals more than $11.6 million    Among cuts next year are per diem payments made to the three county commissioners when they act in their capacity as members of the county drainage board. The council indicated that when the 2013 budget is prepared in 2012, all per diem payments will be eliminated except those required by state law.

Malone fills Democrat sports post

September 20, 2011

    Dylan Malone has been named sports editor of the Decatur Daily Democrat, Publisher Ron Storey announced.
    Malone replaces Jim Hopkins, who retired after a recent heart attack. Malone has been covering South Adams football for the newspaper and was recommended by Hopkins for the post.

Waste board makes change

September 20, 2011

    The Adams County Solid Waste District's board of trustees on Monday approved a change in financial trustees for the district's transfer station and landfill trust accounts. The process, prompted by the expiration of the two long-standing trust agreements with First Merchants Bank, ultimately will cost the district a significant amount of interest income annually.

September 19th

Sandra S. Butcher

September 19, 2011

    Sandra Sue “Sandy” Butcher, 71, of Decatur, passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at her residence.
    She was born on July 7, 1940, in Adams County to Anthony and J. Edna (Miller) Gase.
    She married Robert Eugene Butcher on October 27, 1956; he survives in Decatur.

Irene J. Lloyd

September 19, 2011

    Irene J. Lloyd, 60, of Decatur, died on Thursday, September 15, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Irene was born on October 24, 1950, in Decatur to Paul and Clara (High) Hindenlang, who are deceased.
    She married James M. Lloyd on November 1, 1968.
    Irene was a member of Mt. Zion United Brethren in Christ Church, was involved in its Women’s Missionary Fellowship, and was an assistant song leader.

Gunman wounded in Friday night incident

September 19, 2011

    A highly unusual outdoor police standoff in downtown Decatur late Friday night ended when an Indiana State Police trooper shot an armed man from Berne.
    Jerry L. Nusbaum, 67, was shot in the right arm and upper chest and was listed in critical condition at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, This morning, a Parkview spokeswoman said Nusbaum is not in the hospital directory. (Under federal privacy laws, if a patient "opts out" of the directory, the hospital can only say that the patient is not listed.)

Jobless rate in slight dip

September 19, 2011

    Jobless figures in Adams County remained mostly stagnant during August, according to a report  released Friday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, with unemployment numbers hovering in the same statistical range for the third consecutive month.

 

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