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March 28th, 2011

John H. Poorman

March 28, 2011

    John H. Poorman, 84, a resident of Berne, passed away at 8:40 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2011, at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    John was born on January 10, 1927, in Coles, Illinois, the son of Charles L. and Grayce (Kruger) Poorman. 
    He married Norma Schindler on February 14, 1947, in the parsonage of West Missionary Church in rural Berne. 

Doris L. Ulery

March 28, 2011

    Doris L. Ulery, 81, of Lake Jackson, Texas, died March 20 in Texas.
    Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Norm (Susan) Pollock of Decatur, and two sons, Dan Ulery of Pinnacle, North Carolina, and John Ulery of Lake Jackson.    A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, in the Church of the Brethren at Logansport, where Mrs. Ulery formerly lived.
    Local arrangements were by Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

March 25th

Winter one of snowiest ever here

March 25, 2011

    The winter which finally came to a close on Sunday evening left behind one of Decatur's snowiest seasons of all time.
    The city received just under 45 inches of snow — 44.75 was the exact measurement — from December through early March, with more than half of that total coming in the month of February, local weather station officials said.

Expelled student charged in school shooting

March 25, 2011

By HASAN DUDAR
and CHARLES WILSON
Associated Press
    MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy who was expelled this week opened fire at his central Indiana middle school before classes began Friday, shooting another teen student in the stomach, police said. The incident sparked an hours-long school lockdown as hundreds of panicked parents awaited word on their children.

Baumer is 'Prep Player of the Year'

March 25, 2011

    The numbers don't lie!
    Adams Central junior Maverick Baumer, a 6-5 junior forward, compiled some impressive statistics this past season as he helped to lead the Jets to their best record in almost 30 years, a 13-8 ledger.
    For his efforts, the Daily Democrat sports staff is naming Baumer the Adams County Boys Prep Player of the Year.

Top scores in the 'DDD March Challenge'

March 25, 2011

    With all the brackets scored for the opening three rounds leading up to Thursday's regional semi-final battles, some other "DDD March Challenge" contestants deserve mention.
    One of the top scores for the first three rounds belonged to Rob Knefelkamp, who totaled 61 points. Unfortunately, Rob liked Duke to take it all, so he's out. Kevin Ripley and David Miller (of Monroe) totaled 57 points, and picked Duke.

Leona M. Amburgey

March 25, 2011

    Leona M. Amburgey, 81, formerly of Willshire, Ohio, died Thursday in Colonial Nursing Center at Rockford, Ohio.
    She was born to Roy and Goldie Bollenbacher Luginbill.
    Among survivors are two daughters, Rita Amburgey and Mrs. Randy (Nina) Habegger of Willshire.

Patricia A. Gerber

March 25, 2011

    Patricia Ann Gerber, 81, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2011, at her home in Fort Wayne following an extended illness.
    She was born in Decatur and was a former resident of Ossian and Cedarville, Michigan.
    She was a member of Woodburn Missionary Church.

Katie S. Schwartz

March 25, 2011

    Katie S. Schwartz, one day old, of rural Berne, died Thursday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
    She was born on Wednesday in Decatur to Samuel J. and Mandy J.E. Girod Schwartz of rural Berne.
    The family belongs to the Old Order Amish.

March 24th

Chamber program to aid local businesses

March 24, 2011

    The Decatur Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Mind's Eye Graphics of Decatur and Armanda Designs, has announced that it will present a series of events called First Tuesday to help local businesses make the most out of their assets.
    The initial First Tuesday event will be held on April 5 at 8 a.m. in Mind's Eye Graphics, 1019 Commerce Dr., at the far western end of an addition to Industrial Park.
    Officials said space is limited to 15 people.

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