November 10th, 2014
James L. Martin, 79, Decatur, passed away on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital. He was born in Van Wert County Feb. 5, 1935, to the late Charlie and Mildred V. (Troutner) Martin. On July 29, 1967, he married Helen P. Dettrow.
He was a member of the Decatur Lighthouse Assembly of God. He worked as a mechanic for over 30 years with Indiana Michigan Power Company, retiring in 1987.
Helen A. Rydell, 90, Decatur, passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at her residence.
Helen was born in Casey, Iowa Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1924, to the late Ira E. and Lulu M. (Kistler) Hiscocks. She married the late E. Eugene Rydell May 20, 1945, in Los Angeles, Calif. and he passed away on Nov. 23, 2008.
(Editor’s note: In today's Democrat is the second in a two-part series on the life of Ed Coil, who will retire from the board of Adams County Commissioners on Dec. 31.)
Adams County Commissioner Ed Coil, during a storybook lifetime that started in rural Ohio and found its way to Pleasant Mills, experienced a different world when — as an employee of the Fort Wayne-based Zollner Corporation — he found himself being transferred to the metropolis of Detroit.
Heavy snow and plunging temperatures are expected to hit the Upper Midwest this week, dropping as much as a foot of snow on the region and pushing thermometer readings down by as much as 40 degrees overnight. The powerful storm, which is coursing into the area from Alaska, will likely bring the first major snowfall of the season.
NA school board
The North Adams Community Schools’ Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the district administration building, 625 Stadium Drive.
Items on the agenda include approval of minutes, financial report, fundraisers, personnel, the first reading of a policy to accept pert-time students into NA and the 2015-16 school calendar.
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Pearl A. Lybarger, 100, Geneva, died Friday, Nov 7, 2014. Arrangements are pending at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva.
Catherine R. Warren-Crowl, 90, Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. She was born in Monroeville Nov. 3, 1924, to the late Don and Ethel Sheets.
She was a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church and retired in 1986 from Fort Wayne National Bank as the Waynedale branch manager after several years of service.
Monroe residents could see a rise in water and sewage costs in the near future.
During Thursday night’s meeting of the Monroe Town Council, Council President Al Lehman announced he plans to bring to next month’s meeting a proposal that would raise utility rates on both water and sewage.
According to Lehman, operating costs for the water department have gone up $1,500 a month since the last time the rates were raised in January of 2012.
At North Adams, we are making a dedicated effort to communicate more effectively with our parents and our community.
I have a weekly radio show on WZBD Fridays at 2:15 p.m. I periodically write articles like this one for the newspaper. We post many things on our school website. Parents may access student progress via Powerschool. School messenger is used to send updates to phone numbers and email addresses. We have joined the world of Facebook and Twitter.