February 15th, 2012
Phyllis I. Gonzalez, 69, of Poneto, died Monday at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
Among survivors are her mother, Anna Lee Lafferty of Decatur; sisters Sharon (Joe) Gonzalez and Debra (Ronald) Wiegmann of Decatur; and stepsister, Beth Ann (Tom) Reinhart, of Decatur.
Visitation will be Thursday from 2-8 p.m., at Goodwin Memorial Chapel, Bluffton and one hour prior to services at 11 a.m. on Friday.
Daniel N. Schwartz, 69, rural Berne, died Wednesday at his residence.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Robert D. Walburn, 88, of Bluffton, died Monday at Swiss Village Community Center.
Among survivors are his daughter, Carol (Tim) Timmons, of Monroe.
Visitation is today at Goodwin Memorial Chapel, Bluffton, from 2-8 p.m., and one hour prior to services,m scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Thursday.
Norbert W. Witte, 74, of Hartsville, S.C., passed away on January 23, 2012. â€¨ He was born in Decatur, on December 15, 1937, to August and Esther Witte.
He was survived by his wife, Janice Witte, of Hartsville; son Courtney Witte of Philadelphia, Pa.; daughter Kim (Lance) Black of Indianapolis; brothers Vern Witte and Herm Witte of Decatur; sister Sharon Michael, of Fort Wayne; and grandchildren Morgan and Eric Black
He was preceded in death by a brother, Delbert Witte.
Frieda Yager, 94, of Berne, died Tueday at Adams Memorial Hospital
Arrangements are pending at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Judge Frederick A. Schurger met with Adams County Council Tuesday to address the ongoing problems with security in both the circuit court and superior court locations.
Schurger, the circuit court judge, said one of the court's primary needs is for a second security officer so that each court has an officer dedicated to only one building.
Currently, security officer John Whitright provides security for both the circuit and superior courts.
Future improvements to athletic facilities at North Adams Community Schools could be funded in part by tax-deductible donations from local residents.
A proposal to create a not-for-profit athletic foundation that would allow the school district to raise private funds for athletic capital improvement projects was unveiled Tuesday at the school district's monthly board meeting. The discussion was held in conjunction with the news that a bare-bones upgrade at Worthman Stadium would cost in the neighborhood of a half million dollars.
Two letters of resignation were received, and accepted, Tuesday evening by the Adams Central Board of Education.
High school Principal Sean R. McConnell submitted his letter of resignation after three years of service, effective June 30. Board members accepted, 6-0, with member John Sipe absent .
The board also approved, 6-0, a letter of resignation from school employee Lisa Black.
This just in: there's no truth to the rumor that Adams Central's school board has renamed the boys' varsity "The Steamrolling Jets."
It only seems like that after AC's 14-2 squad ran off with a 70-48 decision on Tuesday over Southwood, the third game in a row won by more than 20 points.
A fiery display of three-point shooting in the first half by the 17-2 Northrop Bruins had some at the Teepee ready to call the Decatur Fire Department to come extinguish the blaze in an 83-38 Bruin rout of the Bellmont Braves Tuesday night.