July 23rd, 2014
Floats and marching bands and, of course, a few politicians were part of the lineup as the annual Adams County 4-H Fair parade wound its way through Monroe Tuesday evening. The fair entered its final two days today and will be culminated with the livestock auction sale beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday.
The June 21 benefit auction to raise money for the Golden Meadows Home Special Needs Resident Fund was “the most successful ever,” Administrator Tom Magnan reported to the Adams County Commissioners at their meeting Monday.
The auction, the 20th annual benefit event held at the county facility, netted $7,665, Magnan told commissioners. He stated the auction itself grossed $6,904, while food sales ($485.91), a pair of raffles ($234) and $625 in cash donations brought total revenues to $8,249.
The 2014 Royal and Distinguished 4-H Ambassadors were crowned at the Adams County 4-H Fair Tuesday evening. Pictured at left is the Distinguished Ambassador Carley Myers. Shown at right is Royal Ambassador Emily Brite.
It appears the proposed new Adams County jail may finally have found a home.
The Adams County Council and the Adams County Commissioners met in executive session Monday morning to discuss the possibility of purchasing a 162-acre tract of unimproved farmland on the south side of Decatur along Winchester Street.
Adams County Commissioner Kim Fruechte is currently in the Intensive Care Unit at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne following emergency surgery to stop bleeding of his kidney. County Commission President Doug Bauman gave the news surrounding Fruechte’s medical condition immediately prior to Monday morning’s meeting of the Adams County Solid Waste Management District.
Judge Sam Mattingly of Lebanon looks over the contestants in the Adams County 4-H sheep show at the county fair Monday morning. The fair continues through Thursday, with the annual grand parade scheduled for 7 p.m. today.
DECATUR SENIOR LEAGUE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONS—With a perfect record of 12-0 including tournament, Ahead of the Curb Driving Academy won the title game over Barker Wrecker by a 20-4 score last week. The girls are seen above starting in the back row (L-R): Marisa Knudsen, coach Amy Davis, Elizabeth Heck, coach Justin Manley, Cassie Marbaugh, Audrey Blackmore, Lanae Gilbert, coach Rachel Manley. Front: Audra Geels, Abigail Gehres, Hannah Myers, Cali Wallace, Lindsey Manley, Madison Thrailkill. Not pictured: Madison Massoth. (Photo provided)
James E. “Barney” Schultz, 67, Decatur, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
Jim was born Oct. 3, 1946, in Decatur, to the late Leo F. and Cordelia (Worthman) Schultz.
He married his wife of 45 years, Bonnie Jean Girard, Oct. 19, 1968; she survives.
Donald L. Riley, 72, Decatur, passed away at 10:52 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest, Decatur.
Don was born Sunday, Feb. 8, 1942, in Decatur, the son of the late V. Wayne and Berteline (Beer) Riley.
He was a member of Pleasant Mills United Methodist Church. Don was a graduate of Pleasant Mills High School Class of 1960. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1965-69.
Don had worked for Central Soya Bag Service and was a farmer.
Infant Schwartz, Berne, passed away July 19, 2014, in Fort Wayne.
The baby was born July 19, 2014, to Jacob D. and Rebecca D. Schwartz, rural Berne.
Survivors include the parents; grandparents Raymond J.R. and Delilah J.M. Schwartz, Berne, and Dan F. and Ann D. Schwartz of Bryant; and great-grandparents Raymond M.L. and Mary Schwartz of Geneva; Joe D.J. and Margaret B. Eicher of Berne; Elizabeth Wengerd of Berne; and Edith D.J. Schwartz of Berne.