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Archive - Jun 22, 2012

Relay co-chair discovers support ‘pretty amazing’

June 22, 2012

    The daughter of Paul and Kathy Gross, Marykate "Katie" Birch, 38, has been chosen as one of two honorary co-chairs by the Adams County Relay for Life Committee for the 2012 event, slated to start at 12 noon Saturday at Adams Central's football stadium.
    Katie graduated from Bellmont High School and lives south of Decatur with her family: children Isaac, 18; Maverick, 16; and Gabrielle, 11; and her husband, Matt Birch.

Sign of change in city

June 22, 2012

    The $291,100 project to replace most of Decatur's approximate 2,500 street signs is moving along more rapidly than expected, Street/Sewer Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert told city council on Tuesday night.
    Michiana Contracting of Plymouth is doing the work, mostly funded through a federal grant, and had already replaced some 500 signs, Gilbert said Tuesday night.

Storm brings .8 rain to a dry Decatur

June 22, 2012

    Decatur received its first significant rainfall of the month on Thursday when an early-evening storm dumped 8-10ths of an inch here, according to officials at the city weather station.
    Only 3-10ths of an inch had been recorded in the first 20 days of the month.
    A high in the 90s was recorded for the fourth day in a row, but highs here are expected to drop back into the 80s today and the 70s by the first of the week.

Inez G. Baker

June 22, 2012

    Inez G. Baker, 94, of Celina, Ohio, died Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
    A native of Adams County, she married Ernest W. Baker in Geneva; he preceded her in death.
     Survivors Include two daughters, Sharon (Jerry) Boise and Nancy Bates, both of Celina, and two brothers, Harold Miller of Decatur and Perry Miller of Union City, Indiana.

Clifford M. Hoverman

June 22, 2012

    Clifford M. Hoverman, 89, of Decatur, passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2012, at his residence.
    He was born on January 16, 1923, in Van Wert County, Ohio, to the late Charles F. and Oval N. (Dull) Hoverman.
    Clifford married Elizabeth M. “Betty” (Imler) on July 26, 1944.

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