August 5th, 2014
Kinsley Grace Wagner, infant daughter of Jonathan and Cassandra (Buescher) Wagner of Cicero, was delivered into Jesus' arms Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Riverview Health in Noblesville. Stillborn at 37 weeks, our precious little girl was already part of our family even though she never took a breath.
Results of the Indiana Statewide Testing for Education Progress Plus reports were released Monday morning by the Indiana Department of Education for elementary and middle school students across the state.
The tests were administered this spring to test students’ knowledge of English and math. In addition, fourth and sixth grade students were tested in science, while fifth- and seventh- grade students were also tested in their understanding of information pertaining to the area of social studies.
North Adams Superintendent Brent Lehman said Monday afternoon he had “not yet dissected” ISTEP test scores released by the Indiana Department of Education earlier in the day, but noted a meeting will be held soon with building principals to put those numbers into some sort of perspective.
From his initial glance at the test scores of North Adams students, Lehman termed the results “a mixed bag,” but conceded the tests show a need for programs geared toward early childhood development.
At the end of Monday’s weekly meeting of the Adams County commissioners, Commission Chairman Doug Bauman gave a brief update on the status of the county’s consideration of the purchase of a 162-acre parcel of farmland south of Decatur along Winchester Street. The land, owned by the Miller Family Trust, is being considered as the location for the construction of a new county jail.
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Bob Goulet won his eighth City of Decatur Men’s Golf Championship over the weekend shooting a 72 on Saturday followed by a 75 on Sunday at the Cross Creek Golf Club.
It was his second victory in 2014 as Bob was also the winner of the Adams County Championship earlier this season. Playing from the championship tees Bob made a birdie four on the 18th hole to secure the victory.
Paul J. Coyne, 75, Monroeville, passed away at 6:05 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at his residence.
He married Judith A. Tackwell Aug. 16, 1974; she preceded him in death Oct. 19, 2010.
Among survivors are his sons, Matthew A. (Jennifer) Coyne of Fort Wayne; and Chad E. (Julie) Coyne of Monroeville; sisters, Geraldine Ehrsam of Danville; and Mary Brickley of Decatur; seven grandchildren, Maylen, Payton, Bennie and Jackson Coyne; Isaac, Cheyenne and Hannah Welch.
Herman B. Ottinger, 87, Berne, died Aug. 3, 2014. Arrangements pending at Haggar-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Carl L. Robinson, 77, Decatur, died Aug. 3, 2104. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Ronda Lou Cowans, 49, Decatur, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, on U.S. 27, north of Decatur, after being fatally injured in an automobile accident.
She was born Wednesday, April 28, 1965, in Bluffton, the daughter of Ronnie L. Swygart and the late Betty L. (Kitchen) Swygart. She married Tyler Cowans Dec. 31, 1994, in Decatur; he survives.