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April 2nd, 2013

Carl C. Lotter

April 2, 2013

    Carl C. Lotter, 69, of Monroe, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013, at his residence.
    He was born May 21, 1943, in La Porte, Ind., to Ralph G. and Miriam J. (Childs) Lotter.
    On October 29, 1966, he married Marsha L. Thompson; she survives in Monroe.

Brandon J. Mohr Snodgrass

April 2, 2013

    Brandon J. Mohr Snodgrass, 14, of Bluffton, passed away at 5 a.m. on Monday, April 1, 2013, at his residence.
    He was born August 8, 1998, to Brian Blue of Arizona and Tara J. (Sergio) Pernell of Decatur, and was adopted by Walter and Sharolyn Snodgrass of Bluffton. His birth and adoptive parents survive.

Local duo honored for saving life

April 2, 2013

    A Decatur resident and a former Decatur resident, Kirsten Cochran and Ethan Schorey, were among seven recipients who recently received a Citiznes Meretorious Award from the City of Fort Wayne during a special ceremony.
    Cochran, 19, and Schorey, 21, were honored for their bravery and efforts that helped save the life of an injured driver on October 31, 2012, at Washington Blvd. and Coliseum Blvd. in Fort Wayne.  His vehicle was on top of the driver.
    Further details in today's print and e-editions.

Sheriff part-time hirings approved

April 2, 2013

    At the county commissioners' meeting on Monday, Sheriff Shane Rekeweg was approved to break the hiring freeze to fill upcoming part-time openings in the his department's kitchen and dispatch areas.
    Rekeweg said the department is now accepting applications for these positions. For more information, call the department: (260) 724-7141.
        Further details in today's print and e-editions.

Library book sale to start on April 14

April 2, 2013

    The spring book sale at the Decatur branch of the Adams Public Library System will run from Sunday, April 14, through Sunday, April 20, during regular hours.
    The library is open from 1-5 p.m. Sundays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays.
    Many books for all ages and interests will be available, according to a library announcement, plus free magazines, and movies ranging from educational offerings to regular theater-style releases.

April 1st

Three-run seventh for Knights sours Stars’ opener, 6-5

April 1, 2013

    After weeks of unusually cold weather resulting in a mixture of snow and rain, then a spring break thrown in the mix, Monday night's opening day game against Norwell was the first time the South Adams Starfires baseball team had a chance to play on their diamond at Harry F. Anderson Field.
    The result was almost a surprising one until the Knights put up three big runs in the top of the seventh to edge out the Stars, 6-5, improving to 3-1 on the season.

Jason Andrews

April 1, 2013

    Jason Andrews, 39, formerly of Decatur, died Friday.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Carl C. Lotter

April 1, 2013

    Carl C. Lotter, 69, Monroe, died Saturday.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Adams County in 911 consortium

April 1, 2013

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Indiana are forming a consortium that would allow one county to take over for another if a disaster wiped out that county’s 911 communication system and could lead to officials one day consider a regional dispatch center.

County jobless rate in slight dip

April 1, 2013

    Unemployment in Adams County dipped slightly to 8.5 percent during February, according to figures released Friday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
    The county posted an 8.8 percent jobless rate in January when those figures were released just 10 days ago. One year ago, in February of 2012, the county's unemployment rate was at 8.3 percent.
    Friday's report showed that 1,218 members of the county's workforce of 14,383 remained without work during the year's second month.

 

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