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Norbert P. Selking

August 19, 2013

    Norbert P. Selking, 77, of McHenry, Ill. formerly Hebron, Ill., passed away friday, August 16, 2013, at Heritage Woods in McHenry.
    Norbert was born in Decatur on November 15, 1935, a son of the late August and Frieda (Gallmeyer) Selking.
    He was a graduate of Monmouth High School and attended Valparaiso University. He received the Jaycee Distinguished Service Award in Decatur.

Veterans’ markers being upgraded in St. Joe cemetery

August 19, 2013

    St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery is getting some upgrades these days.
    The cemetery board recently approved board members Greg Brite and Phil Wolpert and Decatur American Legion member Bruce Reidenbach to go through the entire cemetery and update the veterans' grave markers.

Vets urged to attend ceremony

August 19, 2013

    Members of the Peace Monument restoration committee are asking all Adams County military veterans to turn out for next Saturday's rededication ceremony.
    "We especially hope all World War II veterans in the county can attend, and we urge all veterans to be on hand," Dave Meyer, a member of the committee, said on Friday. Meyer said special seating will be arranged for the veterans.
    The ceremony is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. next Saturday at the monument site,

Downtown wagon tours set Thursday

August 19, 2013

    The Historic Downtown Decatur Wagon Tours will be held Thursday, August 20, from 4 p.m. – 8 p. m, in conjunction with the Kekionga Taste of Decatur event.
    The horse-drawn tours will begin and end at Riverside Center and feature local historian Max Miller with a history of the many sites of interest in the downtown area
    Tickets will be available during the event at $5 each.

BHS hosts Jamboree; Squaws win a pair

August 19, 2013

    Bellmont soccer hosted a total of nine teams on Saturday for their annual Soccer Jamboree including squads from Leo, New Haven, South Adams, and Woodlan.
    "It was a beautiful Saturday morning for the event," BHS girls coach Steve Lee noted afterwards.  "We were pleased with athletic department staff as it was very organized and it helped make this a great start for soccer season."

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