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Tree-lighting ceremony draws crowd

December 2, 2013

Unusually pleasant December weather drew a large crowd to the Adams County courthouse square Sunday evening for a community Christmas tree-lighting event. Sponsored by Marko’s on 2nd and Classic Crimper Salon, the evening featured food and refreshments and a drawing for prizes. All money collected during the evening was donated to the Operation Help Food Bank and to next year’s tree-lighting event.
Photo by J Swygart
 

Common Core out in Indiana?

December 2, 2013

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Republican leaders of the General Assembly want Indiana to scrap the Common Core education standards and have the state adopt its own guidelines to prepare students for college and careers, a report Sunday said.
    House Speaker Brian Bosma of Indianapolis and Senate President David Long of Fort Wayne have said they will direct the Republican-controlled Legislature to require the state to create its own set of reading and math standards separate from Common Core, The (Munster) Times reported.

Breakfast with Santa

December 2, 2013

These two young ladies were among the area youngsters who got the opportunity to share their holiday wish list with Santa at Riverside Center in Decatur Saturday morning during a “Breakfast With Santa” gathering, sponsored by the Decatur Small Business Association.
Photo by Ashley Thieme
 

Jack E. Harker

December 2, 2013

    Jack E. Harker, 85, Decatur, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    He was born Wednesday, May 2, 1928, in Decatur, the son of the late Ira A. and the Wanda L. (Elzey) Harker.  He married Dolores M. Steele May 8, 1955, in Roxana, Ill.; she passed away August 8, 1984.
    Jack served in the United States Army from 1952-1954.
    He retired in 1989 from General Electric in Decatur with over 21 years of service.

Donald Menter

December 2, 2013

    Donald Menter, 74, Decatur, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his four daughters.
    He was born Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1936, in Adams County to the late Carl W. and Edna (Kirchner) Menter.  He married Gertrude Taylor March 29, 1959, in Adams County; she passed away August 7, 2004.

Michael G. Rose

December 2, 2013

Michael Glen Rose, 63, Hoagland, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 in Huntington.
    He was born Tuesday, July 18, 1950, in Des Moines, Iowa the son of the late Glen Joseph Rose and the late Frances Mae (Fisher) Shady.  He married Denise Ann Sorg Sept. 6, 1986, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hessen Cassel; she survives.
    Mike was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hessen Cassel, Southwest Conservation Club, Wells County Gun Club and Hillside Gun Club.

Amanda Wickey

December 2, 2013

    Amanda Wickey, Geneva, died Nov. 29, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
    She was born Sept. 6, 2013, the daughter of Solomon S. and Mary A.R. Wickey of Geneva.  
    Amanda was a member of the Old Order Amish.  

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