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October 29th, 2012

Bonnie D. Hamilton

October 29, 2012

    Bonnie D. Hamilton, 91, of Decatur, passed away Saturday October 27, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Home.
    She was born in Chicago, Ill., on January 16, 1921, to the late Chester L. and Hazel D. (Brooke) Sines.
    On May 7, 1938, she married Carl E. Hamilton; he passed away on October 11, 1979.
    Bonnie attended The Bridge Community Church and was a member of the Tiger Lily Garden Club.

#8 Southwood ends Jets' season in four sets

October 29, 2012

    BREMEN—Playing without your head coach can be harder than people think, just ask the New Orleans Saints who are now 2-5 without Sean Peyton.
    Add the Adams Central volleyball team to that list as they played Saturday's semi-state at Bremen High School without their first-year front woman Ashley Beard in a four-set loss to #8 Southwood 25-13, 24-26, 25-13, 25-20.

October 26th

Blake blasts Knights with four scores; Jets win 41-7

October 26, 2012

    MONROE—Behind the strength of four Kurt Blake touchdowns, Adams Central has a date with North Miami in a rematch of last season's sectional championship after whipping the Southwood Knights at the Hangar, 41-7.
    The defending sectional champs looked good enough to repeat on Friday night starting their opening drive with ease all the way down to the Southwood 10 but the Knights' defense suddenly awoke and halted the Jets on four straight plays.

Betty J. Lengerich

October 26, 2012

    Betty J. Lengerich, 72, of Monroe, died on Thursday, October 25, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born in Adams County on April 25, 1940, to the late Robert J. and H. Wanda (Reidenbach) Baker.
    On January 10, 1960 she married Frederick A. Lengerich; he survives in Monroe.

All ‘go’ for Monday parade

October 26, 2012

    Decatur's annual Callithumpian Parade is scheduled to begin its journey through downtown at 6:57 p.m. Monday.
    After forming in the areas around Stratton Place and Bellmont High School, the parade will travel west on Monroe St., then go south on Second St., eventually breaking up in an area around Five Points (Adams St. intersection).
    Decatur industrialist Vic Porter will serve as parade grand marshal.

Richard Keith Davis

October 26, 2012

    Richard Keith Davis, 80, of Rockford, Ohio, died Tuesday. His deceased wife, Mary Sheets, was a Decatur resident.
    Among survivors are two sons, Rick (Kathy) Davis and Steven (Crystal) Sheets, both of Rockford, and one daughter, Dawn (Doug) Coffey of Powell, Ohio.
    Visitation is 2-8 p.m. today at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford. Funeral services will be held there Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, with military services by the Rockford American Legion.

Traffic routes, parking bans set

October 26, 2012

    Decatur Police Chief Ken Ketzler has announced the traffic detours for this year's Callithumpian Parade, to be held at 7 p.m. next Monday.
    The parade route begins at Bellmont High School and will travel west on Monroe St. before heading south on Second St. and ending at Adams St.
    Second St. in downtown will be blocked off and cleared of all traffic at 5 p.m. from Monroe St. to Adams St.    

Four vie for two District 1 seats on NA’s board

October 26, 2012

    Four candidates are vying for two seats from District 1 on the North Adams Community Schools’ board of education in the first-ever public elections for board seats.
    The top vote-getter in the District 1 voting will receive a four-year term that will start Jan. 1, 2013. If the incumbent board member is the top vote-getter, he will automatically earn a new term on the board, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Their vacated seat would then be filled by a vote of the school board.

Betty J. Lengerich

October 26, 2012

    Betty J. Lengerich, 72, of Monroe, died Thursday evening at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home in Decatur.

October 25th

Red to black: Last month’s taketh is this month’s giveth

October 25, 2012

    At last month's meeting of the Adams Health Network (AHN) Board of Trustees, members learned a state hospital tax tab of $1,346,270.49 had put their financial bottom line several hundred thousand dollars in the red.
    This month, the federal government came a-callin' again, but this visit left the hospital leaders in good spirits as Medicare deposited a settle-up check for 2011 in AHN coffers for approximately $750,000 — meaning the hospital now shows a $268,298 balance in the black.

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