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November 13th, 2012

Jessie James Osborn

November 13, 2012

    Jessie James Osborn, 79, of Poneto, passed away at 2 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family.
    He was born in Wells County on June 19, 1933, to the late Charles Curtis and Beulah Belle (Folk) Osborn.

Razing start set for night

November 13, 2012

    Actual demolition of the former Dwayne's Sweeper Shop/Holthouse Drug Co. building in downtown Decatur is expected to begin late Wednesday afternoon and continue during a couple of nighttimes.
    Decatur Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert said late Monday morning that Fleming Excavating will work Wednesday and Thursday night in bringing down the upper portions of the building.

Take time to help a veteran

November 13, 2012

    The annual Veteran's Day service was held Monday morning at the American Legion Post 43 in Decatur, with several local veterans and their families in attendance.
    The service opened with the American Legion Color Guard presenting the flags, followed by Ryan Hirschy singing the National Anthem.
    Former Judge James Heimann was the featured speaker during the indoor portion of the event and he told of the hardships that many veterans face, both while serving their country and upon returning home.

City merchants’ open house this weekend

November 13, 2012

    The Decatur Small Business Association’s (SBA) fifth annual Christmas Open House will be held this Friday and Saturday — downtown and around town, SBA officials said
    Over 20 businesses will be participating.
    "Begin your Christmas shopping and check out the great holiday decorating ideas plus specials, entertainment, prizes, demonstrations and refreshments which will be abundant throughout the two-day event," the SBA said in a news release.

Squaws take fourth in Norwell Invite

November 13, 2012

    OSSIAN—It's still early in the season for girls swimming but Jay County, Bishop Dwenger and Oak Hill battled back and forth Saturday for the team title at the Norwell Girls Swim Invitational before the Patriots prevailed by a 239-234-233.5 count over Dwenger and Oak Hill.
    Bellmont finished fourth overall with 167.5 points followed by South Adams 136, Norwell 82, Bluffton 78, Columbia City 69, and Adams Central 7.

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Author has high praise for Decatur

November 12, 2012

    David A. Theobald, author of the book "Cornjerkers," was born in Decatur and lived here until 1961, when his family moved to California. Although the family never moved back, Theobald says Decatur remains an integral part of his memory and in his heart.

Guided tour of sculptures in city is being prepared

November 12, 2012

    The North Adams Art Council (NAAC) hs announced that artists from the Old 27 art group have been working on "The Little City With the Big H'art," a guided tour of the Sculpture Walk in Decatur.
    Artists have compiled biographies of their lives and work, including human interest aspects of their work, which will also be included in the tour, according to a news release.
    A representative of the NAAC said they "hope to have the tour ready by the Christmas Open House held downtown."

Fund honors memory of Heritage student

November 12, 2012

    The Adams County Community Foundation (ACCF) has announced one of the newest funds at the foundation, the Chelsea Kay Hart Memorial Scholarship Fund.
    Chelsea passed away on April 8, 2010, from injuries sustained two days earlier in an ATV accident.
    The ATV accident involved three people, with two sustaining minor injuries. Chelsea was rushed to the hospital where her parents, Bill and Karen, along with her brothers, Jon and Ben, waited for updates on her condition, according to the release. 

Kathyryn Eileen Eaton

November 12, 2012

    Kathryn "Kate" Eileen Eaton, 85, of Owosso, Mich., passed away Thursday, November 8, 2012 at her residence.
    Kate was born February 5, 1927, near Mt. Pleasant, to the late Charles and Marion (Hanks) Hagerman.
    She graduated from Okemos High School in 1944 and attended General Motors Technical School.

Mary Melching

November 12, 2012

    Mary Melching, 104, of Decatur, died this morning at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.

 

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