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Archive - Jun 2013

June 20th

Roger D. Lehrman

June 20, 2013

    Roger Dan Lehrman, 65, of Argyle, Minn., died June 13, 2013 at his home.
    The son of the late Dan and Lola Lehrman of Monroeville, Ind., he moved to Minnesota in 1970.
    Among survivors are his stepmother, Phyllis J. Lehrman of Decatur; two brothers, Ron (Marcia) Lehrman of Brownsburg, Ind., and Tom (Barb) Lehrman of Decatur; sister, Mary Ann (Randy) Steiner of Fort Wayne; two nieces; three nephews; and many friends and customers of Roger's Greenhouse in Warren, Minn.

Progress: City is moving forward on ex-bank building, bare wall

June 20, 2013

    City officials are moving forward on revamping the recently purchased former bank building downtown and putting a new face on the bare wall across the street, a wall left open when the former sweeper shop/Holthouse Drug Co. building was demolished.
    MartinRiley, an engineering and architectural firm in Fort Wayne, has been hired for both projects, it was learned at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting.

Vets’ brick sales begin

June 20, 2013

    Adams County maintenance department director Dave Meyer came to the commissioners on behalf of the Adams County Peace Monument Committee this week to report that bricks to commemorate military veterans are now on sale.
    These bricks will be part of the memorial wall that is to be erected around the monument.

Yoder named East Allen leader

June 20, 2013

    East Allen County Schools announced Wednesday that Ken Folks, chief academic officer at Marion Community Schools, had been chosen as the new EACS superintendent.
    The onetime Northern Wells Schools administrator will see his contract formally approved at a special meeting of the board next week.
    East Allen officials didn't have to go far to find Folks, who lives in Fort Wayne and has spent most of his life in Allen County. He and his wife, Kay, have two grown sons.

Koufax tourney in full go

June 20, 2013

    True Value and the Monroe Crushers moved on in the Koufax tournament on Tuesday night at Worthman Field in Decatur.
    The Crushers downed the SA Gold team in game one by a 15-2 score in five frames, while TV downed Blue Elks by a 19-8 score also shortened to five innings.

June 19th

Matilda Leatherman

June 19, 2013

    Matilda Meyer Leatherman, 95, of Berne, died Tuesday.
    Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.

City departments being realigned

June 19, 2013

    "It's really just a consolidation; a consolidation of employees and equipment," Decatur Mayor John Schultz said of a major change for city employees unveiled at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
    And that consolidation is expected to bring some major savings annually.

Dinner lends funds to four church ministries

June 19, 2013

    A recent fish and tenderloin dinner held at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur was a major success, raising more than $2,800, with the proceeds going to four of the church's community ministries.
    Over 450 meals were served and a jointly-yeld bake sale saw hundreds of baked goods sold to those attending.

Donations sought for Gehres benefit

June 19, 2013

    Family and friends will host a benefit for a rural Decatur resident, Scott Gehres, on Sunday, June 30, at the Knights of Columbus hall on High St. in Decatur.
    The benefit is scheduled from 12 noon to 8 p.m.,with a dinner provided to the public by friends and family. A free-will donation will be taken for the dinner.
    Live music,dance performances by Razz M' Jazz, raffles, a bake sale, and a silent and Chinese auction are currently being planned.

June 18th

Kathleen A. Gross

June 18, 2013

    Kathleen A. Gross, 72, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Kathy was born on December 21, 1940, in St. Marys, Ohio to the late David and Mary (Harris) Baker.
    On September 29, 1962, she married Paul E. Gross; he survives in Decatur.

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