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March 19th, 2012

Barn destroyed in fire

March 19, 2012

The Decatur Fire Department was dispatched at 6:42 p.m. Sunday to the home of Leo Thieme, 6950 E 700 N, in response to a barn fire.
    According to a spokesman for the department, the barn was a total loss. There were no injuries.
    Firefighters remained on scene until 12:30 a.m. Monday.
    No estimate of monetary damage was given.
    Crews were dispatched again at 4:01 a.m. this morning to Fleetwood Motor Homes, 1031 E Hwy 224, in response to what turned out to be a false alarm.

Just buzzing through

March 19, 2012

    Could the turkey buzzards (or turkey vulture, if you prefer) perched all over a large tree at the corner of Winchester and Schirmeyer streets in Decatur last week been on their way to Hinckley, Ohio?
    No matter. Such a congregation of these creatures inside city limits is an unusual sight.
    Every year on March 15 the city of Hinckley has eagerly awaited the return of the buzzards at "Buzzards' Roost" at the Hinckley Reservation, part of the Cleveland Metroparks.

Beat the pros, round of 32

March 19, 2012

    Lehigh and Norfolk State really messed things up for the many sparkling clean brackets out there. Luckily for those who did not pick the 15 over two upsets, neither did anybody else.

Harvey places in Indoor State meet

March 19, 2012

    MARION—Bellmont's Alexis Harvey finished in the medal round of the 55 meter dash Saturday at the  Hoosier State Relays held at Indiana Wesleyan University's Troyer Fieldhouse to be the only participant from Adams County to score.
    Harvey posted a 7.51 speed in the finals for seventh place (the top eight advance to the final round) out of 29 runners who had qualified for the indoor state finals event.

Allison M. Curtis

March 19, 2012

    Allison M. Curtis, 23, of Geneva, died Friday in Adams Memorial Hospital.  
    She was the daughter of Thurman Curtis of Wells County and Ann (Robert) Bergman, of Geneva.
    Among survivors are her mother and stepfather,  Ann and Robert Bergman of Geneva; father Thurman Curtis of Wells County; grandfather Tom Hough of Geneva; grandmother Joyce Hough of Geneva; and sisters Kati Curtis of Geneva,  Monica Curtis of Berne, and Shyler Bergman of Berne.

Herman W. Hammond

March 19, 2012

     Herman W. Hammond, 87, a lifelong resident of Decatur, died at 5:56 p.m. Thursday in Adams Memorial Hospital.    
    Herman was very active in the Decatur Church of God, serving in various positions. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 43 of Adams County.
      Herman worked with his brothers in Hammond Produce for many years and was the Washington Township Assessor for 12 years.

Jolene Joy Heyerly

March 19, 2012

    Jolene Joy Heyerly, 62, a longtime resident of Decatur, met her heavenly Father at 11:40 p.m. Thursday at her residence.
    She was born in Wells County to Bernarr (Red) and Mary Meyer Biddle, both deceased. She married David A. Heyerly on June 16, 1968, in the Assembly of God Church, Fort Wayne.

Helen J. Meyer

March 19, 2012

    Helen J. Meyer, 83, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Lutheran Life Villages in FortWayne.    
    Helen was born on January 23, 1929, in Adams County to the late Florian and Bertha (Ulman) Geimer.
    On May 13, 1950, she married Robert E. Meyer.

Daniel Alan Shoaf

March 19, 2012

    Daniel Alan Shoaf, 59, of Decatur, passed away at 6:50 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2012, in the Lutheran Hospital of Indiana located in Fort Wayne, after suffering a stroke Sunday at his residence.
    Dan was born on Sunday, June 29, 1952, in Decatur, the son of the late Earl and Harriet (Voglewede-Gilson) Shoaf.    
    He married Danene K. Thieme on October 27, 1974, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Decatur; she survives.

March 16th

Grant gets ball rolling on sewers

March 16, 2012

    The long-awaited grant of nearly $2.3 million to finally bring new sanitary sewers to Pleasant Mills, Roe Acres, Monmouth, Bobo, and Arcadia Village has finally been received by the Regional Sewer District (RSD), according to Berry Scherer of the RSD and Ben Adams of Commonwealth Engineering.     
    Adams and Scherer told Adams County Commissioners this week that the total project cost is $4.51 million, leaving approximately $2.481 million needed to finish the project.

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