July 11th, 2014
Mildred L. Geisler, 91, Decatur, died Thursday at her residence.
Arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Adams County Council President Randy Colclasure on Tuesday said what County Commission Chairman Doug Bauman was hesitant to disclose one day earlier about the latest plans for a new county jail.
Cannons at Decatur’s Legon Park, which only recently were restored and refurbished by the local Legion post, were vandalized by spray paint late Wednesday or early Friday. Buildings at the park were also vandalized. Anyone with information may contact local law enforcement agencies.
The North Adams Community Schools’ board of education on Tuesday set book fees for the upcoming school year.
Book rental fees for students in kindergarten through fifth grade will be as follows:
• Kindergarten — $65.22
• First grade — $120.90
• Second grade — $126.03
• Third grade — $87.29
• Fourth grade — $77.47
• Fifth grade — $64.58
Ebony Ann Fawcett, 9, Decatur, passed away into Jesus’ loving arms, surrounded by her family, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at her residence.
She was born May 25, 2005, in Fort Wayne.
Ebony is survived by her mother, Beth Ann Fawcett; grandparents, Donnie and Linda Fawcett; an uncle, Michael (Stephanie) Fawcett; and cousins Jared (fiancee Steph Meyer) Fawcett and Britny Fawcett.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bridge Community Church, with Jon Leyse and Mo Hodge officiating.
Leah D. Dalton, 91, Bluffton, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
She was a resident of Bluffton since October of 2010. Leah was born March 30, 1923 in Springfield, Mass., to Kenneth and Marion (Reed) Chapman. She lived most of her life in the Boston area. She worked for many years in the Wellesley (Mass.) School District and previously was a switch board operator at New England Telephone Company.
She obtained her life saving badge and loved the beach and spending time on Cape Cod.
Paul Zurcher’s quiet lunch was rudely interrupted Wednesday.
Well, maybe not so rudely.
The longtime Monroe businessman and philanthropist thought he was going to lunch with a longtime friend. What he didn’t know was that, awaiting his arrival in a side room at the Back 40 Restaurant, was a host of family and friends — all of whom had gathered to help Zurcher celebrate his 90th birthday.
And a special guest, bearing a special gift, was also in their midst.
The city of Decatur took another step in its bid to obtain a multimillion dollar Stellar Communities Grant as the city played host to a group of Stellar representatives Tuesday.
“I really think that our presentation yesterday (Tuesday) went very well,” said Decatur Mayor John Schultz. “After the presentation was over, I looked back at what we should have done differently or what we should have included or excluded and honestly, I don’t think I would have changed a thing.”
There are still reservations available for Saturday’s “Dinner on the Bridge” event at the covered bridge near Ceylon, Geneva Proud and Geneva Chamber of Commerce Director Pam Krause announced during Tuesday’s monthly Geneva Town Council meeting.
Richard P. Davis, 76, Bryant, died at 11:50 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2014.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Maggie) Davis of Bryant; three sons, Clint (Connie) Davis of Portland, Dave (Rinada) Davis and Mark (Tammy) Davis, both of Pennville; and two sisters, Pam Warner of Pennville and Joann Mitton of Bloomington.