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June 4th, 2014

William D. Henley

June 4, 2014

    William D. Henley, 87, Geneva, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at his residence in Geneva.
     He is survived by his wife, Madeline; three daughters, Judith Ann Fogler of Normal, Ill., Diana Kay Mikkleson of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Nancy Henley Anderson, Ladysmith, Wisc.; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.   

Decatur’s Stellar proposal is Indy bound

June 4, 2014

    Decatur Mayor John Schultz on Friday will hand deliver to Stellar Communities officials in Indianapolis the City of Decatur’s Strategic Community Investment Plan, a plan which — if it results in a Stellar grant — would see spending and investment of $39 million in the city over a four-year period.

Making room

June 4, 2014

     Sculptures that were part of the 2013 Decatur Sculpture Tour were removed Tuesday in downtown Decatur in anticipation of the installation of new pieces of artwork for this year’s event. The Decatur Sculpture Tour will kick off the 2014 season with the installation of new sculptural pieces beginning at 8 a.m. June 13. Festivities will resume later that day with food and drink and the official grand unveiling ceremonies on the courthouse lawn from 5-8 p.m. The actual unveiling is scheduled to occur at 6 p.m.

 

Wynn said improving

June 4, 2014

     The condition of Building/Planning and Zoning Commission Director Mark Wynn has improved, Adams County Commission Chairman Doug Bauman reported to his fellow commissioners at Monday’s regular weekly commission meeting.
Bauman reported Wynn was “taken off the ventilator for about six hours on Sunday” and he was able to breathe on his own, but was later put “back on the ventilator so his lungs could rest.” He commented Wynn’s improving condition sounds positive, “although Mark probably has a ways to go.”

June 3rd

Short-handed Squaws to play their hand at track state

June 3, 2014

    With entries in five events at the IHSAA girls state finals in track Friday evening, Bellmont coach Carl Risch says he believes his Squaws have a chance at finishing among the top 10 in the team standings.
    Following the girls action on Saturday will be the boys state finals with Bellmont having the only entrant from Adams County in Cam Bienz in the high jump.

Jail talks: Back to square one?

June 3, 2014

    There’s a new player in the game.
    After several months of eliminating nearly a dozen potential sites for the proposed new county jail/court complex and narrowing the location to several blocks of 1st Street in downtown Decatur, a new site was back-handedly revealed by the Adams County Commissioners at their weekly meeting Monday afternoon.

Culpepper & Merriweather Circus performs in Berne

June 3, 2014

    The Berne Chamber of Commerce brought the circus to town Monday night. The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus gave two performances under the Big Top, with tight rope walkers, unicycle riders, ponies, lions clowns and contortionists delighting the crowds.

 

Film-making is planned as part of Sculpture Tour ‘14

June 3, 2014

    “The Old 27 Film Festival” will be held in coordination with the installation and unveiling of the Decatur Sculpture Tour June 13-14.
    The Old 27 Film Festival encourages film artists, novice and professional alike, to create films that include certain aspects of the sculpture tour and the city of Decatur while they carry their own distinct storyline or message. There is no charge for participation in this event.

Dean R. Singleton

June 3, 2014

    Dean R. Singleton, 64, rural Decatur, died Monday at the Adams Memorial Hospital.     Arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

June 2nd

Joseph F. Kohne

June 2, 2014

    Joseph Francis Kohne, 73, Monroe, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    He was born Aug. 24, 1940, in Decatur, to the late William and Elizabeth (Kintz) Kohne.
    Joe married Karen K. Zimmerman Feb.10, 1962; she died May 24, 2000.
    He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Msgr. J.J. Seimetz Council 864. Joe was a member of the American Legion Post 43. He was a self-employed farmer.

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