August 21st, 2014
Hazel Fifer, 96, Decatur, died Wednesday at Adams Woodcrest. Arrangements are pending at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur.
Mary R. Schaadt, 95, Berne, died Thursday at Swiss Village. Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home.
Linda D. Wietfeldt, 55, of Monroe, died Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana following a lengthy illness.
Among survivors are her husband, Donald G. Wietfeldt; mother, Aletha “Jo” Hale; two sons, Roger (Jennifer) Hale and Scottie (Janet) Fox, both of Decatur; one daughter, Melinda “Mindy” (Ryan) Arnold of Decatur; three step-sons; three step-daughters; 26 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Cyndi Parsons and Candy Harris, both of Monroe.
Decatur’s annual Kekionga Festival kicks off in earnest later today, highlighted by the Taste of Decatur event at Riverside Center from 4-8 p.m.
Taste of Decatur will feature area restaurants serving small portions from their menu, with offerings ranging from 50 cents to $3. The celebration gives attendees an opportunity to sample a variety of the best Decatur restaurants have to offer, from appetizers to entrees, to fast food and desserts.
Participating restaurants are:
A second appraisal has been received for the 162-acre Miller property, under consideration for purchase by Adams County for the construction of a new county jail, with Adams County Attorney Mark Burry informing Adams County Commissioners Monday the two appraisals each came in above the asking price of $1.1 million.
Traffic at 2nd and Monroe streets in Decatur may be limited or even banned for a few hours Wednesday as air conditioning units are removed by a large crane from the top of the onetime hospital/First State Bank building that will soon become Decatur’s new city hall.
The Braves entertained a short-handed South Side tennis squad on Tuesday night playing their varsity matches just before storms ripped through the area winning a 5-0 decision.
Senior number one Evan Selking started off on the right foot with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Adam Van Dyke, while fellow senior Sid Peterson was a winner over Grant Staton 6-0, 6-1 at two singles.
Austin O’Campo, the only underclassmen to start varsity in the match, was a winner without swinging a racket earning a default point.
A one-year contract between North Adams Community Schools and the district’s teachers association was ratified by school board members Tuesday evening during a special board meeting. The collective bargaining agreement was approved last week by the North Adams Teachers Association members.
Superintendent Brent Lehman termed the pact “pretty much the same contract” as was executed last year with the district’s teachers.
Unemployment in Adams County continues to be at its lowest levels in more than six years, according to the monthly jobless report issued Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
Tuesday’s report set the county’s jobless rate for July at 5.1 percent, down slightly from June’s 5.3 percent reading and well below the 7.4 percent jobless rate one year earlier.
Late summer days are often referred to as Dog Days, but this year’s unseasonably cool weather has been more to the liking of this amphibian.