April 16th, 2014
Officials at Adams Public Library-Decatur continued an egg-decorating tradition Monday evening. Myla Ellenberger got a hand from grandma Karen Carroll as they decorated their assortment of eggs to be hung on an egg tree.
Photo by Ashley Thieme
Locating a new jail and court building downtown may not be ideal in all ways, but its a far better option than constructing it out of town, Decatur City Councilman Cam Collier said Tuesday in lending the city’s support to the decision by county officials to place the building on First Street.
County officials have not announced any specific location, but speculation holds that it will be a block or two south of Monroe Street.
The annual Decatur Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by WZBD radio, will be held at noon Saturday at Riverside Center.
Limberlost State Historic Site will sponsor an egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday at the baseball diamond in Geneva. Guests may also arrive early and enjoy seeing critters such as bunnies, Silkie chickens and guinea pigs at a petting zoo provided by Roll Farms of Marion.
MAKING IT LOOK EASY— The Adams Central Jets baseball team stayed perfect on the season with a 20-6 mopping of Bishop Dwenger on Tuesday. Kyler Baker (above) was 2-3 with three runs scored and an RBI in the win. (Photo by Dylan Malone)
Lehnford L. “Bud” Bohnke, 78, Decatur, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
He was born Sept. 27, 1935, in Decatur, to the late Herman and Louise (Bienz) Bohnke.
Bud was a self-employed farmer. He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church-Fuelling and a member of the D.H.I.A. Dairy Association. He sold and produced milk for Allen Dairy, which became Prairie Farms Dairy, for more 50 years.
Superintendent Brent Lehman gave the annual State of the School address Monday during a Decatur Chamber of Commerce lunceon at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
“What makes North Adams such a great school district is the level of teamwork, and the relationships between parents, staff, administrators and students,” Lehman emphasized.
Following the appearance of Vinnie’s Bar owner Chris Faurote last week before the Adams County Council to announce his displeasure with the proposed location of a new judicial center on 1st Street, Adams County Attorney Mark Burry offered a response on the part of the Adams County Commissioners at their regular weekly meeting Monday afternoon.
Business is booming for Smith Brothers of Berne, and controller Dave Burson went before city council Monday to request an approval of the annual tax abatement form CF-1 that states the company is in compliance with the terms of the abatement originally filed in 2005.
Tonight's county-rivalry contest on the softball field between the Lady Jets and Squaws will begin roughly at 5 p.m. The DDD pre-game show will tentatively start at 4:45 p.m. and fans are encouraged to follow the link below to the game cast website. To view the game, log in with a username and password. The service is free so enjoy the game!
Lucy N. (Baker) Filips, 91, Orlando, Fla., Formerly of Decatur, passed away April 11, 2014, at her daughter’s residence in Orlando.
Lucy was born Thursday, July 6, 1922, in Adams County to the late Fred E. and Amelia R. (Kohne) Baker.
She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and was an active volunteer at church. Lucy was employed and volunteered at Adams Memorial Hospital for many years.