June 6th, 2014
Another victim of the rugged winter of 2013-14, as well as age, sits somewhat lonely and forlorn in Hanna-Nuttman Park. Across the road from the Girl Scout cabin, its “cousin,” the Boy Scout cabin, almost sparkles in contrast.
Jill Hackney of Philadelphia, Pa., and a student at Ball State University, twirls a hula-hoop while on roller skates as part of a film that will be entered in the Old 27 Film Festival later this month. Shooting the video is Kevin Glassing, another BSU students. Hackney said a class assignment called for BSU students to come to Decatur at one of nine specified locations to shoot videos for the local film festival. The pair above were at the Old 27 Ice Cream Shop in downtown Decatur.
JUST GETTING WARMED UP— Bixler Insurance’s Carter Thomas (#2) prepares for a day on the mound in youth league Thursday. Bixler’s downed Krueckeberg Express 9-8 in the only game at Rube Wynn. (Photo by Dylan Malone)
Mildred E. Bird, 87, Decatur, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at her residence. â€¨
She was born Sunday, Oct. 17, 1926, in South Norwalk, Conn. the daughter of the late Henry J. and Hazel M. (Arnold) Deysenroth.
She married John W. “Bill” Bird Sr. Dec. 15, 1945; he passed away Jan. 21, 1993. â€¨
Infant David Schwartz, Berne, was stillborn at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday.
Survivors include his parents, Henry B. and Emma A. Schwartz; four brothers and two sisters, all of Berne.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Blue Creek Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Downing and Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva.
County Engineer Tim Barkey informed the Adams County Commissioners this week a section of Winchester Road is scheduled to be closed for repairs beginning Monday.
The closure will take place between Canterbury Drive and Tigers Trail for the rehabilitation of the bridge over Holthouse Ditch.
Plans have been finalized for Decatur’s 22nd annual Fourth of July fireworks party, chief organizer Adam Eguia told city council on Tuesday night. The Fourth falls on a Friday this year.
The honored guest will be former mayor Fred Isch, along with military veterans, and the main speaker will be retiring Police Chief Ken Ketzler.
Following the harshest winter in the past 30 years or so, and the official start of summer still more than two weeks away, many area residents are enjoying the warm weather Mother Nature has finally bestowed on Adams County.
The average May temperature in Adams County is 73 degrees, while the average low is 50.4 degrees. This year, the area averaged a high of 65.2 — nearly 8 degrees below normal — and an average low of 44.7, nearly 6 degrees below normal.
Mildred E. Bird, 87, Decatur died Wednesday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur.
Dean R. Singleton, 64, Decatur, passed away at 9:15 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born Tuesday, May 2, 1950, in Decatur, the son of the late Everett Clark and Helen Marie (Hoover) Singleton.
He married Tamara K. Baumgartner Nov. 2, 2007, in Decatur; she survives.