Archive - 2014
Raymond A. Saalfrank, 86, Hoagland, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014, at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley. â€¨ He was born Thursday, March 22, 1928, in Allen County, son of the late Carl and Carla M. (Judt) Saalfrank.
A Bellmont Middle School classroom was converted to a movie set Sunday as a team of Ball State University students used the local school — and more than two dozen fifth- and sixth-grade BMS students — to film segments of an independent film on bullying.
“The Blue,” according to director Ben Redar is a short film — 20-25 minutes in length — that addresses how a young boy and his father deal with the issue of bullying. It is expected to be released sometime in August.
The North Adams Community Schools’ board of education will convene for their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the district administrative building, 625 Stadium Dr., Decatur.
Adams Central senior Abby Busse has been named recipient of the four-year, full-tuition 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, according to an announcement from the Adams County Community Foundation. Busse will receive full tuition for eight semesters to the Indiana college of her choice, as well as a $900 yearly stipend for required books.
Northward, Hanna Nuttman and Waterworks parks, along with the Decatur municipal swimming pool, are targeted for improvements this spring, according to Chris Krull, director of leisure services at the Adams County Parks and Recreation Department. The estimated cost of the improvements was set at $55,000.
A long and distinguished career in law enforcement will formally come to an end June 27, the last day on the job for Decatur Police Chief Ken Ketzler.
Ketzler, current vice president of the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police, began with the department as a patrolman and worked his way up to chief, being appointed by former mayor Fred Isch. Before joining the department, he was a member of the Adams County Sheriff’s Department.
And then came the rain.
Following several days of sunny skies and warm weather, Adams County residents awoke Thursday to an onslaught of rain that didn’t let up, dumping 1.84 inches of liquid sunshine throughout the area.
The National Weather Service issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for Adams and surrounding counties as heavy rain caused minor flooding on highways, underpasses, country roads and farmland running along the banks of creeks and streams.
Lena Paula Emelia (Sauer) Fleming, 97, Decatur, passed away in December 2013, and was interred in Decatur Cemetery.
Due to a family illness services were delayed until this time.
A memorial visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, with a Celebration of Life Remembrance beginning at 3 p.m.
Preferred memorials are to Zion Lutheran Church or Family Life Care.
The Adams County Health Department conducted a mock “medication dispensing exercise” Wednesday morning in the Service Complex. According to Adams County Preparedness Coordinator Brenda Alexander, the mock disaster scenario was utilized to test the viability of a point of distribution, or POD, site for administering medicine on a large-scale basis in the event of a public health emergency.
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