August 16th, 2012
James Singleton, 71, of Decatur, passed away at 11:10 p.m. on Monday, August 13, 2012, in the Van Wert Community Health Professionals Hospice.
James married Oleta Garrett in Texas on November 17, 1960; she passed away on February 15, 2005.
He was a member of the Pleasant Mills United Methodist Church and retired from Dana Corporation in Fort Wayne after 41 years of service.
Brian Hakes, an all-state baseball and football player during his recently-concluded career at Bellmont High School, has accepted a scholarship to play baseball at Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne.
A three-year starter as both a catcher and third baseman for the Braves, Hakes led the team in most offensive categories the past two seasons.
He also was named all-state in hockey as a member of Team Indiana after playing four seasons in the Fort Wayne high school league as well as on several travel teams.
Martha G. Gierhart, 89, of Berne, died Monday at Chalet Village Health and Rehabilitation in Berne.
A Geneva native, she married Paul L. Gierhart, who preceded her in death.
She is survived by a son, Virg Gierhart, of Bryant.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Geneva. Visitation is 1-2 p.m. Thursday.
Florence T. Koors, 89, Monroeville, died this morning at Village of Heritage, Monroeville.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Robert D. "Robbie" Logan, 47, of Fort Wayne, died Sunday at his residence.
There will be a private family service.
Arrangements were by Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva.
April Ann Thompson, 51, of Decatur, passed away at 4:11 p.m. on Monday, August 13, 2012, in the Van Wert Hospital Emergency Room.
She was born on Wednesday, March 8, 1961, in Bryan, Ohio, to Eugene A. Thompson and Mary S. (Caperton) Thompson.
April was formerly employed by Dolco Packaging for 32 years.
Negotiations are continuing between the Adams County Regional Sewer District board and the city of Decatur pertaining to sewage treatment costs for a proposed $4.5 million sewer project to serve the outlying areas of Monmouth, Bobo, Pleasant Mills and Arcadia Village.
While those talks are ongoing, however, regional sewer board members on Tuesday were urged to look at other options — including the possibility of sending sewage to Berne — to make the proposed sewer project as cost effective as possible.
Just a few hours after the first day of classes had ended for the new school year at North Adams Community Schools, school board members on Tuesday evening filled several remaining personnel vacancies — including one in their own ranks.
Stacy Bussel was issued the oath of office and joined the board to complete the remainder of the term of former board member Don Elder. Elder resigned his at-large seat on the board effective July 16, citing family health reasons.
Attorney Joe Johnson III went before the Adams County Council to request an additional appropriation to hire a part-time secretary for the public defender's office.
Johnson said there is currently $104,332 available in the public defender's fund and no additional funds are needed by the county to fill the position.
The Squaws renewed their quest for another state title on Tuesday night as they hosted the once formidable Bishop Dwenger Lady Saints at the Teepee.
While usually a tight match to start the season for Bellmont, Dwenger proved to be slightly less challenging for the Squaws as they were felled 25-10, 25-14, 25-18 in straight sets.