July 16th, 2014
A brief window will open July 23 for individuals interested in serving on the North Adams, Adams Central or South Adams boards of education to file their petitions of candidacy. The filing deadline ends Aug. 17.
Three seats are to be filled on each school board during the November general election.
A group of 39 county residents, primarily from the Berne area, recently took a 12-day trip to Switzerland where they toured various sites significant to the Anabaptists movement of 16th century Europe. The Amish, Hutterites and Mennonites are all direct descendants of the movement.
Crossing the finish line is always a tremendous accomplishment, and is celebrated as such, during the annual Iron Kid Triathalon hosted by the Decatur-Adams County Parks and Rec Department. Lawson Deathe, 6, gets the hero’s welcome in the photo at left. Event officials said turnout for the triathalon was the largest in the event’s history.
MAKES PERFECT SENSE—After another perfect season at 12-0, Bixler Insurance has won the last two AAA League championships. Above, Isaiah Wellman (left) holds his regular season MVP trophy, while Ike Ruble, his teammate on Bixler, was named tournament MVP for his stellar play. (Photo provided)
Bill Forehand, Sun City, Ariz., died May 31, 2014.
He was married to Evelyn Bollinger-Forehand, former Decatur resident; she survives in Sun City.
David L. Paddock, 55, Decatur, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in Houston, Texas.
He was born March 29, 1959, to the late Louis (Jim) Paddock and Joyce (Drake) Paddock.
David was a long time truck driver. A few of his employers include Werner Enterprises, Martins in Fort Wayne and Raun in Decatur. He had his own business, Dave Pilot Car, where he escorted long and wide loads.
His children and his long-time companion, Leslie, were all at his side when he passed.
Berne city employees and elected officials will receive a pay raise following a lengthy discussion and split vote during Monday evening’s meeting of Berne City Council.
Mayor Bill McKean proposed a 1 percent plus $500 raise for all city employees during the June 22 council meeting, and a $250 increase for elected officials. While council easily and unanimously passed the pay bump for all city employees, the decision regarding the raise for elected officials garnered much more attention ... and debate.
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.