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August 13th, 2012

Esther L. Patch

August 13, 2012

    Esther L. Patch, 86, of Decatur, passed away on August 10, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born in Adams County on April 17, 1926, to the late Marcus and Rebecca (Mason) Luginbill.
    She married Jesse L. Patch on January 5, 1947; he died on November 29, 2008.
    Esther was a member of First Baptist Church in Decatur, where she was in The Women’s Missionary Society. She retired in 1988 after more than 20 years of service with Central Soya (Bunge) as a Research Secretary.

Mary Stevens

August 13, 2012

    Mary Stevens, 92, of Boynton Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2012.
    She was a triplet daughter born on December 25, 1919, to Ruth Gottschalk and Daniel Moser of Berne. She lived most of her 92 years in Adams County.
    Mary married Chester L. Stevens in July, 1946; he preceded her in death in May, 1979.

AC football players' auction success

August 13, 2012

    STRIKING A POSE—Adams Central senior quarterback Dalton Combs puts on a show for the audience at the Jets’ fund-raising player auction on Saturday evening. The players were auctioned off for their working ability and each player bought was put to work by the winners. Other prizes were also auctioned off including a football signed by Colts' first-round pick Andrew Luck. (Photo by Cassandra Lehman)

August 10th

Family taken out of flea infested home

August 10, 2012

    (EDITOR'S NOTE: In the newspaper's Friday print edition we have an incorrect photo of the house involved. We apologize for any confusion this may cause and a photo of the correct home, seen here, will be in Saturday's edition.)
    A family of four people and several animals were removed from a flea-infested Decatur home on Thursday morning by police, city and health department officials.

Preble and Hoagland fire departments get grant funds

August 10, 2012

    Volunteer fire departments in Preble and Hoagland are among rural fire departments in 39 counties across Indiana to share in $242,000 in Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) grants.
     The grants are administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Division of Forestry  Fire Control Headquarters and are made available through the United States Department of Agriculture's Forest Service.

Geneva firefighter training continuing

August 10, 2012

    Geneva's volunteer firefighters continued their training last month, according to a report by Fire Chief John Patch at Tuesday's meeting of the Geneva Town Council.
    Patch said that the department recently attended haz-mat training in addition to Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) training. RIT, explained Patch, is training for working structure fires in the event that someone gets trapped or runs out of air. All fire stations in the county are doing the training, as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Osia Marie Cox

August 10, 2012

    Osia Marie “Sissy” (Jones) Cox, 41, of Muncie, died Wednesday morning at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. 
    She was born in Hartford City on Sept. 6, 1970. She grew up in Dunkirk and had lived in Berne for several years before recently moving to Muncie. She graduated from Jay County High School in 1988 and Med Tech College in 2010. 

Mary Stevens

August 10, 2012

    Mary Stevens, 92 of Boynton Beach, Florida, formerly of Decatur, died Tuesday at her residence.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Squaws win Cross Creek invite

August 10, 2012

    Bellmont's girls golf squad hosted seven teams for a match at Cross Creek Golf Course on Wednesday night and the result was storybook between the top three teams, all separated by one stroke.

August 9th

Ralph R. Mankey

August 9, 2012

    Ralph R. Mankey, 93, of rural Decatur, died at his residence on Wednesday, August 8, 2012.
    He was born in Wells County on April 12, 1919, to the late Forrest and Nettie (Frauhiger) Mankey.
    On April 26, 1941, he married Juanita R. (Cable) Mankey; she survives in Decatur.

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