April 2nd, 2014
Bonnie E. Frantz, 78, Eloy, Ariz. and Bluffton, died March 15, 2014, at Hospice Family Care in Casa Grande, Ariz.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Poneto Baptist Church with Pastor Alan Crull officiating. Visitation hours are 10-11 a.m., with services at 11 a.m.
Mrs. Frantz was born March 17, 1935, in Berne, to Beryl and Florence Harman. On Sept. 3, 1969, she married the love of her life, Larry Frantz Sr., who passed away January 25, 2012.
Marjorie June Grove, 87, Bluffton, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at her residence.
June was born June 13, 1926, in Sulphur Springs, to George and Virginia (DeHart) Hunt.
She graduated from Peru High School in 1944 and from Ball State Teachers College in 1948 with a Bachelor of Science degree in English. She graduated with a double major in English and history.
June married Donald Jean Grove Dec. 31, 1949, in Peru. He preceded her in death in October of 1995.
An 11th-hour attempt on the part of a group of Decatur residents to halt the construction of a new police department on 7th Street and to use the area for a new city park was derailed Tuesday afternoon by the Decatur Board of Zoning Appeals.
South Adams Schools will make up days missed this past winter due to severe weather by adding 15 minutes to the school day in the morning and another 15 minutes at the end of the day for the remainder of the year, the South Adams Board of Education determined at a special meeting Tuesday night.
In like a lion, out like a lamb may only be semi-accurate for March 2014. Coming on the heels of the coldest, snowiest winter in recent memory, most area residents were looking for a big boost into spring. Mother Nature, it seems, had other plans.
Joanne M. Cole, 76, Decatur, died Monday.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Thomas F. Eichhorn Jr., 62, Fort Wayne, passed away at 2:28 a.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. His death was unexpected and followed a brief illness.
Tom was born Monday, Dec. 17, 1951, in Decatur, the son of the late Thomas F. and Leota Madge (Waldron) Eichhorn Jr.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge 1311 and the Eagles Lodge 2653, both in Decatur. Tom was a graduate of Bellmont High School and attended ITT, studying automotive mechanics.
Richard F. Linn, 89, Decatur, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
He was born Aug. 5, 1924, in Decatur, son of the late Joseph S. and Mildred Cleo (Roop) Linn.
He married Colleen Miller Aug. 1, 1947.
Adams County Commission Chairman Doug Bauman, acting as a member of the county’s Judicial Needs Committee, informed his fellow commissioners Monday the six-member committee had met several times over the past two and a half months to nail down the location of the planned jail/superior court building.
It was one small step for man, one giant leap for Gideon Hower, 3, of Monroe, as he begins his ascent of the rock climb at Legion Park Monday afternoon. The city's parks were a buzz of activity as sunshine and temperatures which reached 64 degrees made for a pleasant day outdoors.
Photo by Jannaya Andrews