Archive - 2014
Destiny Kennedy is like many other 4-year-old girls. She likes playing with her brothers and loves watching princess movies.
There is, however, one thing that sets her apart from other children her age. Destiny has a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma — in layman’s terms, an inoperable brain tumor.
She recently completed six weeks of radiation at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. She will return in January for her first round of chemotherapy.
Monroe Town Marshal Dio Hernandez has submitted his resignation from that post, effective at year’s end. Hernandez has accepted another employment opportunity in western Indiana.
Monroe Council President Al Lehman said the town is “looking into some things” regarding law enforcement in the town. He said applications for the position are not being accepted at this time. “We need to keep in mind that we have coverage in Monroe” from the Adams County Sheriff’s Department, Lehman said.
Parking was the main area of discussion at Monday morning’s work session of the Adams County Commissioners, specifically as it pertains to a proposed new superior court in Decatur.
Richard D. Girardot, 90, Monroeville, died Sunday. Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Carl “Lee” Hoopingarner, 81, Decatur, died today. Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Richard Sanford, 47, Decatur, died Sunday. Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Debra A. (Baker) Carpenter, 60, Decatur, passed away Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at her residence.
She was born in Decatur Oct. 19, 1954, to the late Arthur J. and Agnes E. (Street) Baker. On Sept. 21, 2002, she married Jack L. Carpenter; he died Sept. 11, 2005.
She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. She previously had worked at Fleetwood.
Robert J. “Boober” Meyer, 79, Decatur, passed away Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born in Decatur March 29, 1935, to the late Leonard and Margaret (Lichtle) Meyer. On May 18, 1963, he married his wife of 51 years, Marilyn S. Murphy; she survives.
He was an excellent husband, father and caregiver.
Charles E. Hamrick, 89, Decatur, passed away at 8:35 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest.
He was born in Adams County Monday, Jan. 26, 1925, to the late Samuel L. and Nora (Frank) Hamrick. He married Ethel M. Hamrick Sept. 1, 1952; she preceded him in death May 26, 2012.
The holiday favorite “The Nutcracker” was presented by the Toledo Ballet to a capacity crowd at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert Saturday night.