September 23rd, 2011
The ballots for the November 8 general elections in Decatur and Berne will contain only the names of the candidates in contested races, not the names of unopposed candidates.
Monica McCormack, the Adams County deputy clerk in charge of elections, told the Daily Democrat that the ballots will have only the seven contested races — one in Decatur and six in Berne — for two reasons.
Adams County Auditor Bill Borne says he has been told of new interpretations of state tax law by officials at Indiana Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF).
The interpretations concern the application of deductions for taxpayers. Borne said that, effective immediately, several longstanding applications of the homestead and other deductions to property will change for the 2011, pay 2012, tax year, based on qualified taxpayers applying for the deductions.
MOORESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A relative of 1930s gangster John Dillinger might move a central Indiana farmhouse that was owned by his family, saying local officials haven’t shown any interest in his plans to turn it into a tourist attraction.
Mike Macke was recently elected to the Decatur Men’s Golf Association Hall of Fame, just a few days after becoming eligible, while still an active and strong player.
In adding Macke to its membership, the men’s golf association said it recognizes his leadership of Decatur Golf, his work in developing and encouraging young talent, his high quality of play and competitive spirit, and is to be commended for helping to grow and enhance competitive golf in Decatur.
The Adams Public Library System has announced that its eBook collection is now compatible with the Amazon Kindle eBook reader.
According to the announcement, library patrons in Decatur and Geneva can now download popular and classics eBooks to a Kindle device or any mobile device running the free Kindle application, such as iPhone, iPad, Android and more.
Also, nearly every other eReader currently has the capability to download library eBooks, said APLS Director Kelly Ehinger.
"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.