October 27th, 2014
Safety Park in Decatur was the place to be early Saturday afternoon as hundreds of area youngters and their parents lined up for an afternoon of safe Trick-or-Treating. Local merchants and fraternal and service organizations manned stations to pass out treats for the costumed characters.
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Maxine T. Jauregui, 79, Decatur, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
Christopher Douglas Copeland, 44, of Geneva, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Among survivors are his wife, Amanda (Vaughn) Copeland of Geneva; mother, Lola Irene Smith of Livingston, Tenn.; two sons, Mitchell Douglas and Christopher Jacob Copeland, both of Geneva; daughter, Evana Stella Copeland of Geneva; two brothers, Jeff Copeland and Jamie (Marsha) Vaughn, both of Livingston; and sister, Melanie Breeding of Livingston.
Carol Ann Timmons, 50, Monroe, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Bluffton on Oct. 4, 1964, to the late Bob and Martha (Heller) Walburn. Carol married Tim Timmons in Bluffton on Oct. 24, 1987; he survives.
Youngsters from Decatur and the surrounding area flocked to the Riverside Center Thursday night for the Decatur Rotary Club’s 34th annual poster-paining contest. In the photo above, Lachelle Rehm and Taylor Brown work on their masterpieces.
There may still be a hiring freeze in place for Adams County government, but as winter approaches it appears to be thawing.
In the last couple of months, county officials have approved the employment of additional full-time help at the clerk of court’s office, the health department, Golden Meadows Home and the sheriff’s department. Monday, the Adams County Commissioners agreed to another new hire.
The halls of Adams Memorial Hospital were filled with Trick-or-Treaters Thursday evening, including the crew pictured at right. In front is Julienna Augustyniak, 5. In back from left are Arrista Heare, 12, Krissy Mendez, 11, and Madison Sutherland, all of Decatur.
GAS CITY — Bellmont took step No. 1 on its mission to win a 10th straight sectional crown Thursday, sweeping past Columbia City while host Mississinewa improved to 28-2 with a rout of Norwell in the opening round of the 3A Volleyball Sectional.
"A win is a win at this point, and that's the No. 1 goal. Whatever it takes to win, fine, and you can't be unhappy even with an ugly win," stated veteran coach Craig Krull, who has coached the Squaws to state titles in two of the last seven years.
GREAT START, HISTORICAL FINISH—The unlikely group of upstart Braves are seen above at the start of the regional race in Marion on the Indiana Wesleyan course where they finished fourth and just ahead of their county rivals from South Adams to move on to semi-state at IPFW Saturday. The group above (L-R) is Mason Mendez, Jacob Corral, Justin Gephart, Adam Garner, Connor Gallogly, Clayton Sheehan, and Thomas McNamara. (Photo by Alyssa Corral)