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Archive - Apr 2013

April 3rd

First event hailed as a big success

April 3, 2013

    Decatur's first sculpture walk, held last year, was designed in part to attract people to the community, and it was highly successful. With the changes unveiled at Tuesday night's city council meeting, an even larger turnout is highly likely this year.
    "From a business standpoint, it brought a lot of people to town (last year). It was very impressive," Councilman Matt Dyer said.

Proposed Geneva noise ordinance is changed

April 3, 2013

    The second reading of Geneva's new noise ordinance was held at the town council's meeting on Tuesday night.
    The ordinance has been completely revised and is much less specific than the first reading, while still ensuring that the town will not get loud or chaotic, it was noted.

Bluffton @ Bellmont, softball season opener

April 3, 2013

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April 2nd

Lady Stars get six runs in last frame; stun Patriots, 11-10

April 2, 2013

    It took six and a half innings to get the hits to fall but finally, after trailing 10-5 to begin the bottom of the seventh, the Lady Starfires managed to find the holes.
    South Adams put up a miraculous six on the scoreboard to shock the Jay County Patriots, 11-10 in their home opener on Tuesday night.
    Down five runs heading into their last three outs, South Adams seemed all but finished but Lauren Smith started off the epic comeback by reaching first on a throwing error by relief pitcher, Abbey Vance.

Jason D. Andrews

April 2, 2013

    Jason D. Andrews, 39, of Marion, formerly of Decatur, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013, at his residence.
    He was born on September 26, 1973, in Adams County to Jerald D. “Jerry” and Colleen S. (Hamrick) Andrews; they survive in Decatur.
    Among survivors are his sister, Mandy (Cory) Reber of Huntington; brother, Ryan (Lindee) Andrews; paternal grandparents, Albert and Minnie Andrews; and maternal grandmother, Irene Hamrick, all of Decatur.

Carl C. Lotter

April 2, 2013

    Carl C. Lotter, 69, of Monroe, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013, at his residence.
    He was born May 21, 1943, in La Porte, Ind., to Ralph G. and Miriam J. (Childs) Lotter.
    On October 29, 1966, he married Marsha L. Thompson; she survives in Monroe.

Brandon J. Mohr Snodgrass

April 2, 2013

    Brandon J. Mohr Snodgrass, 14, of Bluffton, passed away at 5 a.m. on Monday, April 1, 2013, at his residence.
    He was born August 8, 1998, to Brian Blue of Arizona and Tara J. (Sergio) Pernell of Decatur, and was adopted by Walter and Sharolyn Snodgrass of Bluffton. His birth and adoptive parents survive.

Local duo honored for saving life

April 2, 2013

    A Decatur resident and a former Decatur resident, Kirsten Cochran and Ethan Schorey, were among seven recipients who recently received a Citiznes Meretorious Award from the City of Fort Wayne during a special ceremony.
    Cochran, 19, and Schorey, 21, were honored for their bravery and efforts that helped save the life of an injured driver on October 31, 2012, at Washington Blvd. and Coliseum Blvd. in Fort Wayne.  His vehicle was on top of the driver.
    Further details in today's print and e-editions.

Sheriff part-time hirings approved

April 2, 2013

    At the county commissioners' meeting on Monday, Sheriff Shane Rekeweg was approved to break the hiring freeze to fill upcoming part-time openings in the his department's kitchen and dispatch areas.
    Rekeweg said the department is now accepting applications for these positions. For more information, call the department: (260) 724-7141.
        Further details in today's print and e-editions.

Library book sale to start on April 14

April 2, 2013

    The spring book sale at the Decatur branch of the Adams Public Library System will run from Sunday, April 14, through Sunday, April 20, during regular hours.
    The library is open from 1-5 p.m. Sundays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays.
    Many books for all ages and interests will be available, according to a library announcement, plus free magazines, and movies ranging from educational offerings to regular theater-style releases.

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