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February 6th

Snowfall this winter now exceeds 56”

February 6, 2014

    With 56.2 inches of snow falling already this winter, Decatur may well be on its way to breaking the seasonal snowfall record of 65.3 inches in 1982. Those old enough to remember the harsh winter of ‘82 – followed by one of the worst floods to hit our area – understand what a dangerous game of chicken Mother Nature is playing with the St. Marys and Wabash rivers.

Changes outlined for new city hall renovation effort

February 6, 2014

    Decatur City Council got some new, lower financial figures on its city hall/police station project, but those numbers may well be revised slightly upward after the good news given council at its meeting on Tuesday night.

I&M ‘Power Up’ includes projects in Decatur, Poe

February 6, 2014

Indiana Michigan Power has announced plans to kick off a $500 million project to improve infrastructure over the next eight years, including transmission systems that are 40 to 60 years old.
    The I&M project involves strengthening and rebuilding power lines, installing new transmission lines, building and upgrading substations and updating equipment, officials said.

Cadets pull past Braves at line, 59-44

February 6, 2014

    FORT WAYNE— As the snows came down outside, Bellmont and Concordia Lutheran made chilly waves of their own combining for 7 of 37 from beyond the arc but when the waters calmed, the Cadets owned a 59-44 non-conference victory over the Braves Tuesday night.
    The win came for Concordia despite the Braves holding a 23-21 advantage at the halftime horn.

February 5th

Norma J. Markley

February 5, 2014

    Norma Jayne Markley, 81, Decatur, passed away at 3 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at her residence.
    Norma was born Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1932, in Grant County the daughter of the late Forrest E. and Gainess (Baker) Brown.     She married James N. Markley Feb. 24, 1951, in First United Methodist Church, Decatur; he survives.

John Robert Myers

February 5, 2014

    J. Robert "Bob" Myers, 92, Berne, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Swiss Village.
    He was born to Glen and Elta (Tinkham) Myers on Dec. 24, 1921. He married Chloe Kauffman on Sept. 21, 1946.
    Survivors include three daughters; Cheryl (Larry) Leistner of Berne, Carol (Deryll) Liechty of Berne, and Myra (Mark) Moore of Linn Grove, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

You all know the drill: Shovel, curse, repea

February 5, 2014

    There’s no other way to describe the wrath of Mother Nature during this seemingly never-ending winter season.
    Adams County was under a travel warning this morning — the most-restrictive level issued by the sheriff’s department, meaning travel is limited to emergency personnel only — after another massive snowstorm dumped an estimated 6 inches of snow on the region Tuesday night and into today.

Bedbugs in Geneva have resident riled

February 5, 2014

    Geneva resident Donna Butler appeared before Geneva Town Council Tuesday night to rail against “an issue we have here in town with bedbugs,” asking councilors at their regular monthly meeting to consider “an ordinance so that people in the community don’t have to go through what we did.”

Orr seeks re-election to county council seat

February 5, 2014

    Eric D. Orr, of Berne, has filed his declaration of candidacy seeking re-election as the Republican nominee for the District 3 seat on Adams County Council.
    Orr has served on the council since November, 2008, when Matt Lehman left the council to serve in the Indiana Legislature.

February 4th

Hubert A. Lengerich

February 4, 2014

    Hubert A. Lengerich, 90, Decatur, died at his residence Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.
    He was born in Adams County, Feb. 4, 1923, to the late Leo H. and Mary (Heimann) Lengerich.
    Hubert was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus 864. He retired in 1988 from Arnold Lumber Co. after 20 years of service.
    Hubert is survived by a brother, Leonard (Leona) Lengerich of Decatur; and several nieces and nephews.


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