August 12th, 2011
Claude E. West, 74, and Donna K. West, 71, of Decatur, died at home on Thursday, August 11.
Claude West was born on December 28, 1936, in Bonnieblue, Kentucky, to Walter and Rose Parks West.
He married Donna K. Mountz McSwain on August 5, 1989, in Decatur.
Claude was employed at Decatur Casting from 1972 to 1998 and was a member of the Pentecostal Way Church in Van Wert, Ohio.
Officials of the Decatur Fire Department have announced that the cause of the fire which took the lives of an elderly married couple in the city last Thursday was due to overloading of the electrical circuits in their home.
Claude and Donna West, ages 74 and 71, respectively, died of smoke inhalation in their house at 720 Elm St. There funeral service was scheduled for 1 p.m. today in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.
Ermil Shifferly, 89, of Decatur, died on Thursday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
The Bellmont Boys/Grils Soccer Jamboree will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the BHS Soccer Stadium with the Bellmont girls taking on Garrett.
Admission will be $5.
Each session will be 20 minutes, and there will be a 10-minute break between the 13 sessions. The South Adams boys will take on Bellmont at 3 p.m. in the final session of the day.
First team listed is the home team and will have the ball.
Seth T. Curtis, the 25-year-old Redkey man charged with six crimes in regard to a robbery attempt last Sunday at the CVS store in Berne, has been arraigned in Adams Circuit Court and was set for trial on December 2.
He is being held in the Adams County Jail under a $100,000 bond on the following charges:
• Attempted robbery with a deadly weapon, since he was allegedly carrying a pellet pistol, which is classified as a deadly weapon, according to Adams County Prosecutor Chris Harvey.
A proposed budget for 2012 of more than $10.5 million for Adams Central Schools will be advertised publicly, given approval by the AC school board on Thursday night. Board member Mike Brown was absent.
The proposed budget of $10,519,216, which will likely be reduced by state officials, includes these 2012 subtotals, with the actual subtotals for 2011, after changes by state finance officials, in parentheses:
General Fund — $6,900,000 ($6,501,725).
Joan Catherine Davis, 80 years old, of Decatur, Indiana, passed away at 11:35 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2011, in Lutheran Hospital, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
She was born on Sunday, May 3, 1931, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Joseph Dixon and the former Mary Krick.
Linda L. Ross, 64, of Fort Wayne, died at 10:15 a.m. Thursday in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home of Fort Wayne after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
She was born on June 19, 1947, in Shelbyville, Indiana, to Charles and Martha Miller Glackman, who are deceased.
She married Larry A. Ross on September 11, 1972 in Fairland, Indiana; he survives.
She and her husband were the owners of Kentucky Fried Chicken franchises, including the one in Decatur, for more than 25 years.
The new Villa Lanes will conduct Youth League bowling registration on two dates: Friday, Sept. 9, 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
Decatur's long time bowling center closed three years ago. Local business men purchased the business recently and hired Mike Miller as the new manger. Renovations have been ongoing and the upgraded house is slated for a Sept. 1 opening.
Youth divisions will include Bumper, Bantam, and Junior, ages 5 to 20.
The Bellmont Girls Golf Invitational was captured by Norwell Wednesday at the Cross Creek Golf Course with the Knights taking just 381 shots to outdistance second place Canterbury with 393.
Finishing in third place was Angola at 400 as they squeezed out fourth place Bellmont by one stroke at 401. Other participating teams included Bishop Luers 416, and Leo 435.