July 8th, 2014
Four people applied for the position of Adams County Highway Department superintendent to replace the retiring Mark Mitchel, but only one made Adams County Commissioners an offer they couldn’t refuse.
Lawn chairs, coolers, blankets and families were familiar sights Friday evening during the annual Decatur Fourth of July festivities at Riverside Park.
Monroe Town Council members have agreed to hold off on street repairs for one more year.
Sheldon L. Harris, 74, Winchester, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the Randolph Nursing Home in Winchester.
He was born June 6, 1940, in Union City, to the late Rexford and Kathleen O. (Lorton) Harris.
Hulda Kleinknight, 96, Berne, passed away at 10:35 a.m. Friday, July 4, 2014, at Swiss Village in Berne.
She was born Wednesday, Jan. 9, 1918, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Daniel P. and Catherine (Habegger) Steury.
Rebecca Y. Sizemore, 44, Decatur, died at her residence Thursday, July 3, 2014.
She was born June 18, 1969, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Gary and Rebecca (Craig) York.
Surviving are three sons, Chris Richmond and Anthony Sparks, both of Decatur, and Billy Sparks of Westville; a brother, Gary York Jr. of Kentucky; a sister, Patricia Richmond of Cincinnati; and five grandchildren.
Vincent L. Smith, 74, Convoy, Ohio, passed away at 4:40 a.m. Sunday, July 6, 2014, at his residence.
He was born May 30, 1940, in Fort Wayne, son of the late Charles and Opal (Lyon) Smith.
Vincent served in the United States Navy during Vietnam. He was a member of the Van Wert American Legion, transferring his membership from the Decatur American Legion. He was a retired barber and retired from Sunoco in Van Wert, Ohio. Vincent coached baseball in Wren, Ohio for many years.
Robert G. Walters Jr., 70, Decatur, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, at his residence. He was born Dec. 21, 1943, in Akron, to the late Robert G. and Edna M. (Barnes) Walters.
He married his wife of 50 years, Sharon K. Baker, Dec. 28, 1963; she survives.
Mildred L. Wanner, 92, Berne, died July 5, 2014, at Swiss Village.
She was born Sept. 16, 1921, in Adams County, to Ezra and Elta (Winteregg) Wanner.
Survivors are a brother, Kenneth Wanner of Berne, and many nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Swiss Village, with visitation one hour prior to services. Officiating is Pastor Sam Birkey.
Burial will be in MRE Cemetery.
Decatur area residents celebrated America’s 238th birthday in star-spangled style Friday evening.
Ending with the city’s 22nd annual fireworks show at dusk, the grounds of Riverside Center began filling up much earlier in the evening as revelers assembled to take part in the festivities.
Some threw footballs or frisbees to pass the time, others visited with friends or spread out their blankets on the ground to wait for the opening ceremonies.