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December 9th

Variances needed for 3rd Street court site parking parking

December 9, 2014

    Parking was the main area of discussion at Monday morning’s work session of the Adams County Commissioners, specifically as it pertains to a proposed new superior court in Decatur.

December 8th

Richard D. Girardot

December 8, 2014

    Richard D. Girardot, 90, Monroeville, died Sunday. Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Carl Hoopingarner

December 8, 2014

    Carl “Lee” Hoopingarner, 81, Decatur, died today. Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Richard Sanford

December 8, 2014

    Richard Sanford, 47, Decatur, died Sunday. Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Debra A. Carpenter

December 8, 2014

    Debra A. (Baker) Carpenter, 60, Decatur, passed away Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at her residence.
    She was born in Decatur Oct. 19, 1954, to the late Arthur J. and Agnes E. (Street) Baker. On Sept. 21, 2002, she married Jack L. Carpenter; he died Sept. 11, 2005.
    She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. She previously had worked at Fleetwood.

Robert J. Meyer

December 8, 2014

    Robert J.  “Boober” Meyer, 79, Decatur, passed away Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    He was born in Decatur March 29, 1935, to the late Leonard and Margaret (Lichtle) Meyer. On May 18, 1963, he married his wife of 51 years, Marilyn S. Murphy; she survives.
  He was an excellent husband, father and caregiver.

Charles E. Hamrick

December 8, 2014

    Charles E. Hamrick, 89, Decatur, passed away at 8:35 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest.
    He was born in Adams County Monday, Jan. 26, 1925, to the late Samuel L. and Nora (Frank) Hamrick. He married Ethel M. Hamrick Sept. 1, 1952; she preceded him in death May 26, 2012.

Niswonger presents 'The Nutcracker'

December 8, 2014

     The holiday favorite “The Nutcracker” was presented by the Toledo Ballet to a capacity crowd at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert Saturday night.

Bids benefit Monroe FD, sheriff reserves

December 8, 2014

    Items were auctioned off at a fast and furious pace Saturday morning at the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department during the annual auction to benefit the fire department and the Adams County Sheriff’s Reserves. Items for the auction were donated by area merchants and businesses.


VFW makes donations

December 8, 2014

Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg, left, accepts a $200 donation to the Sheriff’s Canine Unit and a $200 donation for Saturday sheriff’s reserves auction from Adam Eguia, representing Limberlost Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6236. The post also donated $200 to the Cops for Kids Fund. Accepting that donation was Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Gerber.

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