Archive - 2013
Sara Lucile Collier, 99, of Decatur, died Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at Swiss Village Nursing Center.
Sara was born January 28, 1914, in Cambridge, Neb., to the late Felton B. and Lucile E. (Perry) Moore.
On June 12, 1943, she married C. Doyle Collier; he preceded her in death on September 30, 1998.
North Adams Community Schools has prepared an operating budget for 2014 in the amount of approximately $20 million, the bulk of which will be the subject of a public hearing held by the Adams County Council on August 30.
The council must approve the portion of the school district's budget that is funded from state coffers, said Larry Carty, business manager for the school district.
Decatur's River Greenway Trail will be closed from 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, for the annual Adams Memorial Hospital Catch Your Breath 8K and 5K Run/Walk and a 1-mile fun run.
The races will begin at the trail head of the River Greenway by Evergreen Assisted Living Apartments and continue along the trail, an announcement said. The 5K participants will complete an out and back 3.1-mile run while the 8K participants will travel a total of 4.96 miles.
The annual Kekionga Downtown Decatur Merchants Market, which features the sidewalk sale, craft show, antique show and flea market, will return for 2013.
An announcement said booth space is still available to all interested parties, retailers, service businesses, food vendors, not-for-profits, craft vendors etc. The market will be held Saturday, August 24, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information visit www.decatursba.com or call Max Miller: (260) 223-0102.
Minnie E. Burk, 88, Van Wert, Ohio died Tuesday at C.H.P. Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert.
She was a member of the Adams County Coin Club and participated in their weekly flea market for many years.
Among survivors are her son, William R. Burk of Van Wert; and daughter, Dee Ann Zimmerman of Van Wert.
Sara L. Collier, 99, Decatur, died Wednesday evening.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Some 12 hours after students returned to the classroom for the start of the 2013-14 school year, the North Adams school board finalized its teaching and employee roster for the current year.
Personnel moves approved by the board during its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday included the retirement of Ken Gase from the food service department with the district.
Superintendent Scott Litwiller gave an update to the South Adams School Board on Crossing Alternative School, which is entering its second year of operation, at Tuesday's meeting.
Litwiller reported that he visited the Crossing on August 16 and spoke with campus leader Tim Reyes. Reyes told Litwiller that they had begun classes on August 1, and things were going well.
With the 2013-14 school year under way, it seems the bulk of personnel decisions have already been made. There were a few finalized, however, during the Adams Central Board of Education meeting held Tuesday.
Submitting letters of resignation was special education aide Kate Schnitz, who accepted another job over the summer; special education aide Shelby McDonald, who is returning to college to further her education; and part-time kindergarten aide Emilee Green ,who accepted a full-time position over the summer.
The Squaws traveled to Cedar Creek in Leo-Cedarville to battle the Lions as well as Penn, Hamilton Southeastern, Carroll, Northwood, Canterbury, Fremont, Bishop Luers, and Blackhawk Christian where they took fourth place on August 8.
Penn took first place with a team score of 310, while Hamilton was just behind with 315. There was a large drop off to third where Carroll avenged an earlier loss to Bellmont a week prior with a score of 365. The Squaws finished a stroke behind at 366.