July 15th, 2014
Four Decatur teenagers reported missing since Saturday were apprehended late Monday night in Cook County, Ga. One of the teens is facing unspecified felony charges and all four are currently in custody at the Cook County jail.
Will Fisher, 5, and his grandmother, Kate Rash, took advantage of a perfect summer Monday afternoon and rode their bikes along the River Greenway Trail in Decatur. The trail, which was busy Monday, could see less use later this week as temperatures are forecast to drop to unseasonal levels.
Patricia S. Boltz, 84, Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Parkview Regional Medical Center.
She was born Saturday, Feb. 15, 1930, in Fort Wayne, the daughter of the late John W. and Luella (Branning) Sauer.
She married Dean E. Boltz Oct. 19, 1950, in the Wayne Street Methodist Church in Fort Wayne; he survives.
John Mann and Dixie Mann, joined by Judy and Doug Milligan, were among the diners Saturday evening on the covered bridge near Ceylon. The second-ever “Dinner on the Bridge” was a fundraiser for restoration efforts at the historic structure which spans the Wabash River.
Members of the Geneva Town Council heard a presentation surrounding the specifics of the process involved in establishing a tax increment finance district at their regular monthly meeting last week.
TIF districts are currently a popular tool used by local governmental entities to capture assessed value and new property taxes from new development in a designated area.
The Adams County Council approved the transfer of $25,000 in additional appropriations into the supplemental public defender fund to cover expenses incurred by hiring outside attorneys to handle the caseload of indigent defendants of appointed Pauper Counsel Joe Johnson III.
Johnson has been suspended from the position by the Adams County Public Defender Board following the filing of criminal charges against him by a special prosecutor.
2014 NABL MAJOR LEAGUE SEASON AND TOURNAMENT CHAMPS— Going an unblemished 14-0, the Hull Lift Cubs were victorious in the championship game last week downing the DDS Cardinals by a 6-0 score in the finals earning both regular season and tournament trophies. They are seen above starting in the front row (L-R): Chris Jones, Heath Thomas, Cael Light. Middle: Liam Adams, Kobe Ortiz, Guy Lister, Mason Burkholder, Kory Feasel. Third: Nate Ulman, Joey Mendoza, Rylen Ford. Back: coaches Dan Ortiz, Matt Burkholder, and Tim Ulman. (Photo provided)
Leah D. Dalton, 91, Bluffton, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
She was a resident of Bluffton since October of 2010. Leah was born March 30, 1923, in Springfield, Mass., to Kenneth and Marion (Reed) Chapman. She lived most of her life in the Boston area. She worked for many years in the Wellesley (Mass.) School District and previously was a switch board operator at New England Telephone Company.
She obtained her life saving badge and loved the beach and spending time on Cape Cod.
Mildred L. Geisler, 91, Decatur, died Thursday at her residence.
Arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Adams County Council President Randy Colclasure on Tuesday said what County Commission Chairman Doug Bauman was hesitant to disclose one day earlier about the latest plans for a new county jail.