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Principal is hired by BHS

July 31, 2012

    Kimberly G. Harsh has been hired as the new principal at Bellmont High School,  North Adams Community School's Superintendent Wylie Sirk announced Monday in a press release.
    Harsh has been principal at Hauser Junior-Senior High school in Hope, Indiana, for four years and spent five years as assistant principal at the school.

Thomas L. Butler

July 31, 2012

    Thomas L. “Tom” Butler, 77, of rural Decatur, died Monday, July 30, 2012, at Woodcrest Extended Care Unit.
    Tom was born in Adams County on October 17, 1934, to the late Hubert L. and Luella A. (Kelley) Butler.
    He married Brenda M. (Levy) on March 14, 1954; she preceded him in death on November 26, 2007.
    Tom was a member of the First Baptist Church, the American Legion Post 43 and Moose Lodge 1311. Tom served his country in the United State Navy during the Korean Conflict.

Samuel E. Shinabery

July 31, 2012

    Samuel E. Shinabery, 68, of Craigville, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012. 
    He was born on October 29, 1943, in Fort Wayne, to the late Samuel S. and Emma G. (Berry) Shinabery. 
    Samuel retired from ITT as an auto mechanic instructor after 30 years. He was a member of Fort Wayne R&R, Ossian Conservation Club, Decatur Eagles Flying Club, and the NRA. 

July 30th

True Value places second at Monmouth

July 30, 2012

    Decatur True Value, the eight and under All-Star team, came in second place at the Monmouth All-Star tournament.
    The tourney was a pool consisting of six teams: Decatur, Monmouth, New Haven, Elmhurst, Hoagland, and Monroeville.

Nick comes home

July 30, 2012

    Northeast Indiana residents turned out en masse Sunday to honor the service and memory of Berne native Spc. Nick Taylor, who was killed two weeks earlier while serving with the Indiana National Guard in Afghanistan.
    Taylor's body returned to Indiana soil sometime after noon on Sunday, arriving at the 122nd Fighter Wing base adjacent to the Fort Wayne International Airport. Following a private ceremony on the air base, Taylor's body then made the 32-mile trip home.
    And he was not alone on that journey.

Ivy Tech offering classes here and at AC

July 30, 2012

    Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast has announced that it is offering  offering 14 courses in Adams County for the fall semester schedule, running from August 20-December 15.
    Classes will take place at Adams Central High School, Bellmont High School, and Decatur WorkOne's office on First St.
    Individuals are encouraged to register soon as classes fill early.

Storm brought power loss to nursing home

July 30, 2012

    A recent storm that hit the area was well-documented for the damage that it did to businesses, restaurants, and residences.
    Members of the Adams Health Network Board of Trustees were informed of a situation on June 29 that occurred as a result of the storm when total power was disrupted to the hospital's Adams-Heritage nursing home in Monroeville.

Thomas L. Butler

July 30, 2012

    Thomas L. Butler, 77, of Decatur, died this morning at Woodcrest Extended Care.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Marvin E. Hart

July 30, 2012

    Marvin E. Hart, 87, of Geneva, died on Friday at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    Among survivors are his son, Stanley (Tom) Hart, of Bluffton.
    Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday,.
    Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Geneva. 
 

Mary Alice Kitson

July 30, 2012

    Mary Alice Kitson, 75, of Decatur, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2012, at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.
    She was born on November 6, 1936, in Jay County, to the late Ben D. and Helen I. (Wilhelm) Stratton.
    Mary married Herbert F. Kitson on November 20, 1954; he passed away on May 15, 1977.

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