Archive - 2013
Tyson Bahrke and Lisa Case, who are both battling cancer, will be honored at this year's Relay for Life by leading the Survivor's Walk which begins at noon on Saturday and opens the 2013 Adams County Relay for Life at Adams Central's football field.
It may be a bit on the warm side, but nary a drop of rain is in the National Weather Service forecast for this weekend, which is good news for Relayers – all the participants in the annual Adams County Relay for Life.
The cancer-fighter kicks off at noon at the Adams Central football field in Monroe and carries on until 10 a.m. Sunday.
Temperatures are expected in the upper 80s to around 90 under mostly sunny skies both days, with a Saturday night low around 70, the weather bureau said.
Hoagland Days got off to a greasy start on Thursday, with young people chasing greased pigs.
The annual event swings into high gear today.
The food tent will be open from 5 to 11 p.m. today and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday. The adult beverage tent is open from 6:30 to midnight today and 2 p.m. to midnight on Saturday. Amusement rides will operate from 6 to 11 today and noon to 5 on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Matilda Meyer Leatherman, 95, of Berne, died Tuesday.
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
"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.