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June 11th, 2014

Pool open for the season

June 11, 2014

     The water temperature at the Decatur swimming pool read 72 degrees and the air temperature stayed below 80 degrees, but that didn’t stop the children from jumping in Monday. Nebraska visitors Megan Cowan and Natasha Batterton took turns diving into the deep end.


Mark Wynn, ‘weak and tired,’ returns to council chair

June 11, 2014

    Five or so minutes into Berne City Council’s meeting on Monday night, a member of that body slipped into his chair. No one minded that he was a few minutes late.
    In fact, there were nothing but smiles throughout the council chambers when Councilman Mark Wynn plopped into his customary seat.

June 10th

Monroe Lions Club 5k winners

June 10, 2014

ROARING ACROSS THE FINISH LINE— The Monroe Lions 5K overall winners are shown above, Karly Prichard and Thomas McNamara, as they produced the top times for the men and women during the race on Saturday, June 7. Other men and women’s division winners will be shown in tomorrow’s sports. (Photo provided)

June 9th

Vera M. Doty

June 9, 2014

    Vera M. (Bauer) Doty, 90, former of Decatur and Fort Wayne, died Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Allentown, Pa.
    She was born in Union Township, Adams County, the daughter of the late Edwin and Clara (Lehrman) Bauer.
    She was the wife of the late Nelson G. Doty.
    Vera lived in Indiana until 2012. She worked as an educational secretary for Decatur High School, Bellmont High School and Fort Wayne North Side High School. Vera was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

William R. Burk

June 9, 2014

    William Russell Burk, 68, Ohio City and formerly Van Wert, Ohio, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center following a battle with cancer.
    He was born May 5, 1946, in Van Wert to the late Russell A. and Minnie E. (Wooderson) Burk.
    William had been employed at Decatur Casting for 27 yeras and later at Securitas.
    He graduated in 1965 from Van Wert High School. William was an advid CB’er with the handle “Swamp Fox.”

Ruth A. Maldeney

June 9, 2014

    Ruth Ann Maldeney, 75, Decatur, passed away at 6 a.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014, at her residence.
    She was born Thursday, Dec. 29, 1938, in Allen County, the daughter of the late Henry S. and Cecilia (Hoffman) Renninger. Ruth Ann married her husband of 54 years, Richard E. Maldeney, April 30, 1960, in St. Joseph Catholic Church-Hessen Cassel; he survives.

Insurance costs frustrate Monroe town council

June 9, 2014

    Monroe city employees and the town council continue to battle the increasing cost of health care coverage.
    Council President Al Lehman blames the town’s insurance woes on the federal Affordable Care Act.


June 9, 2014

     The crowd assembled Sunday at Storybook Park in Decatur for the first of what will be regular concerts in the park  was entertained by the sounds of the Jay Fox Band. Live music wil be presented on the second and fourth Sundays of each month throughout the summer.


Grant aids video production

June 9, 2014

June 6th

Monroe okays share of sewer project costs

June 6, 2014

    The city of Monroe will provide its financial share for the sewer project upgrades currently being undertaken by the city of Berne to the wastewater treatment lagoon owned by Monroe and Berne. The Monroe Town Council met Thursday evening to approve the expenditure of approximately $900,000, to be paid over a 20-year span, reflecting its one-eighth ownership of the lagoon.

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