Archive - Aug 5, 2013
Author Geneva (Gene) Stratton-Porter likely would have felt back at home in southern Adams County on Friday evening as local residents and visitors alike celebrated the native Hoosier's 150th birthday.
An event dubbed Geneva’s Geneva was held at the Limberlost State Historic Site in the town that bears her name to celebrate the life and legacy of the author, naturalist, photographer and movie producer who for 25 years called the town of Geneva her home.
The new fire station in Monroe is "coming along well," according to Monroe Fire Department Chief Russell Cook.
Cook told the Monroe Town Council last week that the new station, located on the northwest side of Monroe near the water tower, is expected to be completed on schedule, if not a little before. Cook declined to give a date, but said work is progressing quickly.
State Sen. Travis Holdman, R-Markle, is a statement released this week, has announced that Adams County will see an increase of more than $1.4 million in transportation funding for 2014 and 2015.
Holdman said the General Assembly's biennial state budget, approved during this year's session, increased transportation funding statewide by $210 million during each of the two years covered. Adams County is slated to receive $5,730,199 in highway funds during that time, the state lawmaker said, an increase of $1,448,000.
Ellen L. Butcher, 81, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013.
Ellen was born November 8, 1931, to the late Charles L. and Dorothy D. (Caves) Herman in Adams County.
On February 25, 1951 she married Robert L. Butcher; he passed away January 25, 2006.
Ellen was a lifelong resident of Adams County. She was a homemaker who retired in 1991 from C.T.S. Corporation in Berne, and was a member of the Decatur Church of God.
Alice G. Fullenkamp, 94, of Decatur, died Friday, August 2, 2013 at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Alice was born November 29, 1918, in Adams County to the late Fred E. and Amelia R. (Kohne) Baker.
On May 5, 1945, she married Ernest B. Fullenkamp; he preceded her in death on July 4, 1975.
Virginia Jane (Sprunger ) Steiner, 92, of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and formerly of Vermilion and Findlay, Ohio, and Decatur, died Thursday in Carlisle following a period of declining health.
Among survivors are her husband, Matthew Bliss Steiner;and three sons, Stanley (Joyce) Steiner of Killeen, Texas, Merrill (Carol) Steiner of Newtown Square, Penn., and Wesley (Marilyn) Steiner of Albuquerque, N.M.