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April 2nd

Joanne M. Cole

April 2, 2014

    Joanne M. Cole, 76, (Joanne Marie Margaret Warren Cole — you’re here now!), Decatur, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Joanne was born April 29, 1937, in Holyoke, Mass., to Arthur and Madalyn (Howe) Warren.
    She was formerly married to Roger Cole for 25 years.

Bonnie E. Frantz

April 2, 2014

    Bonnie E. Frantz, 78, Eloy, Ariz. and Bluffton, died March 15, 2014, at Hospice Family Care in Casa Grande, Ariz.
    A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Poneto Baptist Church with Pastor Alan Crull officiating. Visitation hours are 10-11 a.m., with services at 11 a.m.
    Mrs. Frantz was born March 17, 1935, in Berne, to Beryl and Florence Harman. On Sept. 3, 1969, she married the love of her life, Larry Frantz Sr., who passed away January 25, 2012.

Marjorie J. Grove

April 2, 2014

    Marjorie June Grove, 87, Bluffton, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at her residence.
    June was born June 13, 1926, in Sulphur Springs, to George and Virginia (DeHart) Hunt.
    She graduated from Peru High School in 1944 and from Ball State Teachers College in 1948 with a Bachelor of Science degree in English. She graduated with a double major in English and history.
  June married Donald Jean Grove Dec. 31, 1949, in Peru. He preceded her in death in October of 1995.

Residents object to planned cop shop site

April 2, 2014

    An 11th-hour attempt on the part of a group of Decatur residents to halt the construction of a new police department on 7th Street and to use the area for a new city park was derailed Tuesday afternoon by the Decatur Board of Zoning Appeals.

SA adds 30 minutes to school days for remainder of year

April 2, 2014

    South Adams Schools will make up days missed this past winter due to severe weather by adding 15 minutes to the school day in the morning and another 15 minutes at the end of the day for the remainder of the year, the South Adams Board of Education determined at a special meeting Tuesday night.

March weather in Adams County was anything but normal

April 2, 2014

    In like a lion, out like a lamb may only be semi-accurate for March 2014. Coming on the heels of the coldest, snowiest winter in recent memory, most area residents were looking for a big boost into spring. Mother Nature, it seems, had other plans.

April 1st

Joanne M. Cole

April 1, 2014

    Joanne M. Cole, 76, Decatur, died Monday.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
 

Thomas F. Eichhorn

April 1, 2014

    Thomas F. Eichhorn Jr., 62, Fort Wayne, passed away at 2:28 a.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. His death was unexpected and followed a brief illness.
    Tom was born Monday, Dec. 17, 1951, in Decatur, the son of the late Thomas F. and Leota Madge (Waldron) Eichhorn Jr.  
    He was a member of the Moose Lodge 1311 and the Eagles Lodge 2653, both in Decatur. Tom was a graduate of Bellmont High School and attended ITT, studying automotive mechanics.

Richard F. Linn

April 1, 2014

    Richard F. Linn, 89, Decatur, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    He was born Aug. 5, 1924, in Decatur, son of  the late Joseph S. and Mildred Cleo (Roop) Linn.
    He married Colleen Miller Aug. 1, 1947.

Panel picks 1st Street as jail site

April 1, 2014

    Adams County Commission Chairman Doug Bauman, acting as a member of the county’s Judicial Needs Committee, informed his fellow commissioners Monday  the six-member committee had met several times over the past two and a half months to nail down the location of the planned jail/superior court building.

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