Archive - 2014
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.
The Geneva Plan Commission met Tuesday evening to discuss a petition filed on behalf of Red Gold for an variance to the town’s zoning ordinance and approval of a development plan for a major warehouse expansion for the nation’s largest privately held tomato processing company.
INDIANAPOLIS — It never occurred to Michelle Hutker that she might be a Powerball winner.
The Decatur resident, who admits she is not a regular Hoosier Lottery player, struck it big when she won $1 million in the March 19 Powerball drawing. She said she was oblivious to all the speculation in town about who had the winning ticket and, in fact, held her ticket for a week before checking it.
Ann A. Bieberich, 75, Decatur, passed away Monday afternoon at her residence unexpectedly.
Ann was born Thursday, Aug. 4, 1938, in Allen County, the daughter of the late Romey and Treva (Barkley) Ruble.
She married Donald L. Bieberich July 6, 1957, at Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur; he passed away April 6, 2009.
Ann was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Decatur.
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, 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 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.
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.