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Archive - Mar 2012

March 27th

The day the roof caved in

March 27, 2012

    Those of us who were here 10 years ago today haven't forgotten it. In fact, 10 years later, the memories remain quite vivid.
    Most of us heard a loud cracking noise on that Tuesday, March 27, of 2002 and there were jokes about newsprint rolling across the upstairs, even though we long ago lost our printing press. Someone even said something about the roof.

Berne to share siren upgrade costs

March 27, 2012

    Berne City Council on Monday agreed to pay $730 as its share of the cost to upgrade three weather sirens to handle new government-mandated frequencies.

Bobo tile dispute begins to heat up

March 27, 2012

    In response to claims made against him by neighbor Richard Lambert, Bobo resident Larry Passwaters addressed the Adams County Commissioners on Monday regarding continuing issues with drainage in the Bobo area.
    On February 27, Lambert met with commissioners and stated that his neighbor, Passwaters, allegedly had a broken tile on his property which was creating some minor flooding on his property.

Loren Myers

March 27, 2012

    Loren Myers, 83, of Monroe, died Monday at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.

March 26th

Cover up! Frost possible tonight

March 26, 2012

    Back to normal ... with a little frost thrown in.
    The National Weather Service says Decatur and Adams County can expectd some patchy frost after 10 tonight as temperatures return to normal.
    That's bad news for plants that have already bloomed due to the recent spate of unusually warm weather.
    Experts say major damage is possible for for plants that have already started to bloom this season. In a normal year, trees and plants don't bud until around April or May.

Cleanup is no fun

March 26, 2012

    Decatur firefighters and other city employees were handed the less-than-pleasant task of cleaning up chicken parts that spilled from a truck onto 13th St. near Adams St. around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
    The smelly cleanup took nearly an hour.
    The driver of the truck did not stop and was the subject of a lengthy search. Police said the driver may not have been aware of the spill.
    A fire truck was used to wash down the street.

Hebble reaches No. 100

March 26, 2012

    This is one of thousands of stories of American Red Cross Apheresis donors, but this story is about my friend Jon Hebble as he nears his 100th apheresis donation milestone.
    When asked why he faithfully donates platelets every two weeks at the Fort Wayne ARC Blood center, he sort of rolls his eyes and simply responds, “Because...”

Gerald L. Beer

March 26, 2012

    Gerald L. Beer, 74, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at his residence.
    He was born on Saturday, December 25, 1937, in Decatur,  the son of the late Wilbert and Della (Zurcher) Beer.
    He married Glenda C. Thomas on December 22, 1956, in Zion United Church of Christ in Decatur.
    Gerald was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ, the Moose Lodge No. 1311, and the Sons of the American Legion.

Richard K. Dynes

March 26, 2012

    Richard K. (Dick) Dynes, 78, of Geneva, passed away at 9:20 a.m.,on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton. 
    He was born on Tuesday, January 30, 1934, in Bryant, the son of the late Lawrence H. and  Florence (Bailey) Richards. 

Bobby R. Killen Sr

March 26, 2012

    Bobby R. Killen Sr., 76, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2012, in the Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    He was born on Monday, March 16, 1936, in Pound, Va., the son of the late Wesley and Bertha (Vanover) Killen.
    He married Betsy Smith on March 18, 1972, in Jenkins, Ky.

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