October 10th, 2011
Donald J. Dick, 76, a former longtime resident of rural Decatur, died Friday at 6:50 p.m. in The Laurels of Shane Hill at Rockford, Ohio. He had resided there for two and a half years.
He was born on August 1, 1935, in Adams County to Albert and Virgil L. Andrews Dick.
He married Mary M. Thatcher on February 16, 1957, in Willshire, Ohio; she survives.
He was a graduate of Adams Central High School and retired from International Harvester (now Navistar) after 30 years.
Leslie W. Janes, 61, of rural Howe, died October 6 at home.
He was born to Leslie D. and Virginia Bryant Janes.
Among survivors are his wife, Charlotte; a son, Kelly Janes of Sturgis, Michigan; a daughter, Michelle Janes of Sturgis; and a sister, Mrs. Jim (Pam) Clem of Decatur.
A graveside funeral service was held on Sunday at Brushy Chapel Cemetery of Wolcottville, Indiana.
Arrangements were by Carney-Frost Funeral Home of LaGrange.
What are the odds that two members of the same high school graduating class would become world-class motorcycle performers?
The odds are two for two when you talk about Ryan Schnitz and Josh Borne, both of whom graduated in 2000 from Bellmont High School.
Nora A. Parker, 76, of Fort Wayne, died at 9:40 a.m. on September 28 at her residence.
She was born on December 29, 1934, in Decatur.
She married Robert N. Parker, who survives.
She was a homemaker and a faithful servant of Jehovah God.
Juanita V. (Walters) Wells, 89, of Decatur, died on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, in her villa at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
Juanita was born in Ohio City, Ohio, on August 31, 1922 to Stanley D. and Frieda C. (Schaadt) Walters.
On August 2, 1947, she married Carlton R. Wells. He preceded her in death.
Juanita retired in March of 1982 with 39 years of service as a clerk for International Harvester in Fort Wayne.
Decatur's 175th anniversary celebration has come and gone, but the city's Operation Cleanup is continuing, Board of Works and Safety member Bill Karbach told city council on Tuesday night.
Karbach, who headed up the months-long program to get the city spruced up for the celebration, said the effort is continuing, although headed in another direction.
"Now we're working with businesses that are violating our ordinances; it's more of a code enforcement thing now," he pointed out.
Adams County Clerk Gayla Reinhart has announced that the deadline to register to vote in the November 8 general election is next Tuesday, October 11.
Reinhart said people may register to vote online by going to www.in.gov/sos/elections and clicking on "Register to Vote Online" on the right side of the page.
Eligible people also may register at offices of the state Bureau of Motor Vehicles or at the clerk's office in the courthouse in downtown Decatur.
A prison sentence of two years and 325 days was handed down in Adams Superior Court on Tuesday to Marlinda D. Moore, 49, Berne.
Moore pleaded guilty to domestic battery, battery, resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct, and criminal mischief. The new charges also violated the probations she is serving for convictions of resisting law enforcement, intimidation, and invasion of privacy.
GARRETT—Hannah Moore and Evan Liechty added another title to their stories cross country careers at South Adams Tuesday night as both runners claimed first place in the annual ACAC meet held at Garrett High School.
MONROEVILLE — Both the Lady Jets and the Lady Starfires once again found a way to make it interesting in the opening match of the ACAC volleyball tournament Tuesday night, but ultimately put away the Bluffton Lady Tigers and Southern Wells Lady Raiders each in two sets in their respective matches.
Heritage hosted the event and would later play the Woodlan Lady Warriors after the AC-Bluffton match-up. In the Jets' contest, AC managed to hold on to the first set with a gritty 25-21 score despite losing at one point 13-18.