Archive - 2014
The submission to United State Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development officials of final construction plans for Adams County’s first-ever rural sewer system hinges on the acquisition from individual property owners of all necessary transmission line easements.
The vacant area where Dwayne’s Sweeper Shop and Holthouse Drug Co. once stood may have been given a new name, and some early work on transforming it into a green space is due soon.
At Tuesday’s Decatur City Council meeting, Mayor John Schultz referred to “Pocket Park, as I call it,” noting, “It’s time to get something in there.”
MONROEVILLE— Kara Keller stroked a single to start off the game against the Heritage Patriots on Thursday night.
After that, no Lady Jets' batter reached base the rest of the game.
Kamio Gilreath hurled her way to a one-hit shutout against Central at home to top the Jets 3-0 in ACAC play.
There were no earned runs recorded in the game as Heritage tallied three runs all on AC errors in the first three innings.
Betty K. Knittle, 92, Decatur, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest in Decatur.
She was born Wednesday, Aug. 31, 1921, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Louie and Oria (Richard) Drake.
She married Chalmer Knittle Oct. 21, 1939, in Decatur; he passed away Aug. 8, 1998.
Betty was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Decatur and the Ladies Society of the church.
County officials nearly outnumbered members of the public at Wednesday night’s informational session in Geneva on the proposed county jail/superior court project. Only 20 citizens attended the meeting to voice their concerns about the chosen location of the facility before a panel of county commissioners, councilors, the county attorney and several contractual agents connected to the project.
The tone and tenor of the discussions remained cordial throughout the evening.
A company which provides in-home services to the developmentally disabled is planning to construct a training facility in Decatur and city council was asked at its Tuesday night meeting to provide a five-year tax abatement on the real estate.
FORT WAYNE— The Fort Wayne TinCaps welcomed both Norwell and Adams Central to Parkview Field Wednesday night for a chance to play on the big stage in a non-conference, cross county battle.
In the bottom of the seventh, Norwell first baseman David Vogel broke a tie in walk-off fashion with a single to right field scoring Nathan Allison from third base easily ending the game 4-3 in favor of the Knights.
Mary Ann Murray, 68, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
She was born April 10, 1946, in Decatur, to Robert and Doris Kirk Holthouse.
Mary was a resident of Okeechobee, Fla. since 1985. She was a teacher for 34 years, 26 of which were in Okeechobee. Mary was a member of the Church of Our Saviour, Delta Kappa Gamma and Retired Teachers Association. She was an avid reader and enjoyed puzzles.