August 9th, 2013
Rose E. Lichtenberger, 81, of Wren, Ohio, died Thursday at CHP Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert, Ohio.
Among survivors are her husband, Charles Lichtenberger of Wren; son, Gary (Gayle) Lichtenberger of Decatur; and two daughters, Joanne (Allen) Shinnaberry and Lois (Tod) Waltz, both of Van Wert.
Visitation will be from 1-7 p.m. Sunday and 10-11 a.m. Monday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday.
Jean C. Spade, 72, Berne, passed away August 8, 2013, at the Bluffton Regional Hospital.
Jean was born to the late Robert and Priscilla (Lehman) Gerber on March 17, 1941.
She married Donald W. Spade on September 2, 1960.
She was a member of West Missionary Church. Jean worked for Dunbar Furniture, CTS Corp and retired from Berne Hi-Way Hatchery in 2005. Her special interests included crafts, such as making butterflies out of plastic bottles, cooking, sewing; and collecting dolls.
The Bellmont ladies golf team has been busy before the beginning of the school season this week as they were winners of both their own home tournament on Tuesday at Cross Creek and then won the South Adams Invitational the very next day at the Golf Course of the Limberlost.
In both events, the Squaws won by very narrow margins but coach Andy Heim was pleased with the final results.
"We played well and beat some very good teams this week," Heim noted. "We are playing awesome right now."
Turns out U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman won't be there after all, but two state legislators will and, it's hoped, so will World War II veterans in Adams County as the rededication of the Peace Monument is held on Saturday, August 24 in Decatur.
The event to mark the 100th anniversary of the first monument built in the U.S. to be dedicated to peacetime will begin at 2:30 p.m., a time change made to accommodate Stutzman, who has since said he will be unable to attend.
Area lending institutions have been asked to submit quotes by August 20 for the issuance of $500,000 in bond anticipation notes for a rural sewer project designed to serve approximately 265 Adams County households.
Securing the preliminary funding is the next step in an estimated $4.5 million project by the Adams County Regional Sewer District to install the county's first-ever rural sewer in the outlying areas of Monmouth and Roe Acres, Bobo, Pleasant Mills and Arcadia Village.
At a South Adams School Board special meeting this week, Susie Amstutz and Superintendent Scott Litwiller presented a request to the board regarding a sort of "facility upgrade" for the Migrant Education Learning Center.
Kent C. Geisler, 89 years old, of Decatur, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at his residence.
Kent was born on Saturday, December 1, 1923 in Willshire, Ohio to the late John C. and Bessie M. (Spaulding) Geisler.
He married Mildred L. Rogers on February 5, 1949 in Covington, Ky.; she survives in Decatur.
Jeannine L. Wright, 80 years old, of Decatur, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Jeannine was born Monday, December 19, 1932 in Huntington to the late Leo E. and C. Louise (Lynas) Simon-Steele.
She married Herbert J. Pearson on August 4, 1989 in Fort Wayne; he passed away June 23, 2011.
Jeannine was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Decatur.
One dilapidated building may soon become the target of City of Decatur action while another building, not dilapidated but long empty, apparently is going to get new life.
Responding to a question posed by Councilman Matt Dyer at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting, Mayor John Schultz indicated something was going to be done in the near future to perhaps effect a cleanup of the large-sized home at Jackson and Second streets.
Speed limits in the Homestead Addition and on 550 N. at the city's west edge will be reduced in the near future.
Acting on a request from Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert, city council on Tuesday adopted on two readings an ordinance lowering limits in both areas. Third and final passage is expected at the August 20 meeting.