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April 4th

Pamela Johnson

April 4, 2013

    Pamela S. Johnson, 63, of Decatur, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday evening, April 2, 2013, at her residence following a 14-year battle with cancer.
    She was born on Saturday, June 4, 1949, in Decatur, to the late Daniel and Jennie (Carr) McCoy.
    She married Earl E. Johnson on August 17, 1974, at Zion United Church of Christ; he survives in Decatur.

David E. Moore

April 4, 2013

    David E. Moore, 83, of Bluffton, passed away at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Ossian Health Care.
    David was born in Decatur on March 17, 1930, to John E. and Helena L. (Aughenbaugh) Moore.
    He married Rita A. Osterman on June 5, 1954, in Decatur. She preceded him in death on September 18, 2012.

Viola E. Rinnger

April 4, 2013

    Viola E. Rinnger, 103, of Bluffton, died Tuesday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
    Among survivors are four sons, Gary K. (Rosetta) Ringger of Decatur, David L. (Maxine) Ringger, Tim R. (Marlene) Ringger, and Alan G. (Sheryl) Ringger, all of Bluffton; and two daughters, Jan M. (Bob) Sutter of Berne and Judy M. (Hubert) Isch of Bluffton.

June cycle event taking shape

April 4, 2013

    While new details on the city's second sculpture tour were unveiled at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting, further details also were given council on yet another large event scheduled here this summer: the ABATE of Indiana Region 0's annual Mayor's Ride.

Driver injured in morning accident

April 4, 2013

    A single-vehicle mishap Wednesday at 10:03 a.m. sent the driver of an auto to Adams Memorial Hospital with what the Adams County Sheriff's Department report said was a chest injury.
    Police said Lauren E. Bowman, 19, E. Monroe Street, Decatur, was eastbound on C.R. 700N between 200 and 300E when her vehicle went off the south side of the road and hit a bridge abutment. The vehicle flew over some water and came to rest on its top.
    Bowman was able to get out of the vehicle under her own power

Geneva sets up budget add-on

April 4, 2013

    The Geneva Town Council held a public hearing Tuesday for additional appropriations for the town's 2013 budget.
    Clerk-Treasurer Bill Warren's initial budget for 2013 had been submitted a day late to the state Department of Local Government Funding (DLGF) because he had been waiting on some materials, so the DLGF approved the budget for the 2012 levels instead of 2013.

April 3rd

Squaws go hitless in season opener against Bluffton, 5-1

April 4, 2013

    Bellmont opened their season on Wednesday night at the Teepee but may have left their bats in Florida as Bluffton's Kaitlyn Lovell pitched a one-run no-hitter against the Squaws in a 5-1 decision.
    The Squaws looked like a team who had only been on the ball diamond once this season...because they were. Tuesday night's practice was the first time coach Rich Burkhalter was able to get out on the field between the weather this month and then a spring break vacation last week.

Pam Johnson

April 3, 2013

    Pam Johnson, 63, of Decatur, died Tuesday.
    Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.

Nicholas Liechty

April 3, 2013

    Nicholas Liechty, 32, of Aurora, Colo., formerly of Adams County, died Sunday.
    Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home.

Sculpture tour adds arts festival

April 3, 2013

    A more extensive and improved sculpture extravaganza in Decatur was unveiled on Tuesday night before city council.
    More and new sculptures, an extended area, an arts festival, added attractions and a "stand alone" event are just some of what will be coming up in early June.

 

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