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July 22nd

Pending appraisal, county will buy Winchester Street parcel for $1.1 million as new jail site

July 22, 2014

    It appears the proposed new Adams County jail may finally have found a home.
    The Adams County Council and the Adams County Commissioners met in executive session Monday morning to discuss the possibility of purchasing a 162-acre tract of unimproved farmland on the south side of Decatur along Winchester Street.

Commish in Lutheran ICU after surgery

July 22, 2014

     Adams County Commissioner Kim Fruechte is currently in the Intensive Care Unit at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne following emergency surgery to stop bleeding of his kidney. County Commission President Doug Bauman gave the news surrounding Fruechte’s medical condition immediately prior to Monday morning’s meeting of the Adams County Solid Waste Management District.

Wooly decision

July 22, 2014

    Judge Sam Mattingly of Lebanon looks over the contestants in the Adams County 4-H sheep show at the county fair Monday morning. The fair continues through Thursday, with the annual grand parade scheduled for 7 p.m. today.

 

Ahead of the Curb takes Senior League crown

July 22, 2014

DECATUR SENIOR LEAGUE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONS—With a perfect record of 12-0 including tournament, Ahead of the Curb Driving Academy won the title game over Barker Wrecker by a 20-4 score last week. The girls are seen above starting in the back row (L-R): Marisa Knudsen, coach Amy Davis, Elizabeth Heck, coach Justin Manley, Cassie Marbaugh, Audrey Blackmore, Lanae Gilbert, coach Rachel Manley. Front: Audra Geels, Abigail Gehres, Hannah Myers, Cali Wallace, Lindsey Manley, Madison Thrailkill. Not pictured: Madison Massoth. (Photo provided)

James ‘Barney’ Schultz

July 22, 2014

    James E. “Barney” Schultz, 67, Decatur, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Jim was born Oct. 3, 1946, in Decatur, to the late Leo F. and Cordelia (Worthman) Schultz.
    He married his wife of 45 years, Bonnie Jean Girard, Oct. 19, 1968; she survives.

Donald L. Riley

July 22, 2014

    Donald L. Riley, 72, Decatur, passed away at 10:52 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest, Decatur.
    Don was born Sunday, Feb. 8, 1942, in Decatur, the son of the late V. Wayne and Berteline (Beer) Riley.
    He was a member of Pleasant Mills United Methodist Church. Don was a graduate of Pleasant Mills High School Class of 1960. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1965-69.
    Don had worked for Central Soya Bag Service and was a farmer.

July 21st

Infant Schwartz

July 21, 2014

     Infant Schwartz, Berne, passed away July 19, 2014, in Fort Wayne.
     The baby was born July 19, 2014, to Jacob D. and Rebecca D. Schwartz, rural Berne.
     Survivors include the parents; grandparents Raymond J.R. and Delilah J.M. Schwartz, Berne, and Dan F. and Ann D. Schwartz of Bryant; and great-grandparents Raymond M.L. and Mary Schwartz of Geneva; Joe D.J. and Margaret B. Eicher of Berne; Elizabeth Wengerd of Berne; and Edith D.J. Schwartz of Berne.

Elmer L. Uhrick

July 21, 2014

     Elmer L. Uhrick, 85, Bluffton, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
     He was born Dec. 10, 1928, in Geneva to the late Vernon and Devota (Clark) Uhrick.
Elmer married Norma Jean Swygart Dec. 15, 1946, in Portland; she passed away July 19, 1979. He married his second wife, Madonna (DuBois) Bergdoll, July 26, 1980; she passed away Aug. 27, 2001.
He worked for Franklin Electric for 25 years, retiring in 1991.

County 4-H Fair is off and running

July 21, 2014

     The Adams County 4-H Fair kicked off its five-day run under sunny skies and mostly pleasing temperatures Sunday, with a busy day of activities planned.
    Among the more entertaining and highly-attended events was a greased pig contest, held in the livestock show arena. Young fairgoers had their hands full — or perhaps more correctly had them empty — chasing the slippery little porkers around the ring.

Greased pig contest

July 21, 2014

     Parents jumped in the ring to help their children in the greased pig contest at the 4-H fair Sunday evening.

 

DECATUR SENIOR LEAGUE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONS—With a perfect record of 12-0 including tournament...
MONSTER TOURNEY WINNERS—The Monroe Youth League hosted their sixth annual Monster Softball...

 

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