June 6th, 2011
It's a long way back from being partially starved to being a well-groomed 850-pound specimen on the verge of greatness.
That, however, is the arc of life so far for a four-year-old Arabian stallion named Merllinn, once owned by Rick Hill of rural Decatur and a victim of neglect on Hill's property west of Decatur.
Leaders of the Adams County chapter of Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) have announced the start of the annual Clothe-A-Kid for School project.
The program is for students who will be at least four years old by the start of the 2011-12 school year, who will be in preschool through the eighth grade, and who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches at schools.
June S. Hough, 70, of Big Turkey Lake, rural LaGrange, passed away at 10:35 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at her residence.
She was born on Friday, May 30, 1941, in Portland to Donald Salmon Jr. and Helen Crawmer Pyle, who are deceased.
June attended First Christian Church in Albany, Indiana, and New Corydon Grade School and Bryant High School.
She was employed by General Electric Co. in Decatur for 10 years.
Joy R. Jackson, 66, of Berne, died Saturday at home.
She was born to Ray and Florence Lea Lorton.
Among survivors are her husband, James Jackson of Berne; her mother, Florence Lorton of Berne; one son, James Jackson of Lafayette; and two daughters, Mrs. Randy (Jackie) Lipps of Union City, Ohio, and Connie J. Smith of Fort Wayne.
There will be no funeral or visitation.
The announcement was made by Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.
Eight young people who volunteer to work at Andy and Friends Coney Bar in downtown Decatur were among numerous people who recently gathered at that business to hold a thank-you party for Rick Koester, a teacher for decades at Bellmont Middle School.
The young people were his students a few years ago and they join many other current a former students in holding Koester in high regard for his career.
Flowers were one of the lead products for sale as the third year of local farmers markets opened in Decatur on Thursday.
A total of 17 vendor booths were stationed on the parking lot of Riverside Center, where the market is being held this year for the first time.
The market will be open each Thursday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. into the fall to sell homegrown foods, flowers, plants, etc. as well as handmade craft items.
Food and beverages are also available.
Three hundred and 81 high school seniors in Adams County are eligible for graduation this Sunday at Bellmont, Adams Central, and South Adams high schools.
All three ceremonies will start at 2 p.m.
Bellmont has 210 candidates for graduation, Adams Central 84, and South Adams 87.
Tuesday was South Adams' final day of classes. Adams Central's last day for students was Thursday, with teachers due today for the final time this school year.
Chelsey Calvin "Cal" Miller, 85, of Monroe, died Thursday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
He was born to Benjamin H. and Alma Halberstadt Miller.
Surviving are his wife, Helen, and two daughters, Mrs. Tim (Janet) Vogleman of Huntington and Mrs. David (Debra) Bowers of Walkerton, Indiana.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, rural Decatur, with burial in Spring Hill Cemetery of Adams County.
Paul W. Reidenbach, 89, of rural Decatur, died on June 2, 2011 at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton.
Paul was born on December 2, 1921, in Decatur to Wilbur and Adeline (Bischoff) Reidenbach.
Paul married Bonnie M. Scott on December 28, 1965.
Paul was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Decatur. He was one of the founders of Peace Lutheran Church at Berne, where he served as president and vice-president and was a 41-year charter member.
Paul Reidenbach, 89, a former rural Decatur resident and a longtime businessman here, died this morning at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.