July 17th, 2013
Florence M. Shady, 85, of Decatur, died Monday, July 15, 2013, at her residence.
Florence was born in Monroeville to the late Simon A. and Frances E. (Emenhiser) Lehrman.
She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ and was very active in her church. She also volunteered with the American Red Cross blood drives and helped at local food pantries. She had worked for Decatur Industries and Walmart.
A Celebration of Life service will be held in honor of Larry A. Toole, late son of Jerry and Mary Jo Toole, at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at New Beginnings Family Center, 10th Street and Dayton Street.
Larry died suddenly at his home in Maryland on May 22. Friends and acquaintances are invited to join the Toole family as they gather to celebrate Larry's life. A time of fellowship will follow the service.
Decatur's future — or, more realistically, a plan for it — was laid out at Tuesday night's city council meeting as a mayor's advisory committee made its long-anticipated recommendations.
Last October, Mayor John Schultz appointed a committee to look to the city's future and offer recommendations for how to get there using all assets and attributes.
Burned by state officials in the past, Decatur Mayor John Schultz on Tuesday night proposed raising the city's budget for 2014 as much as allowed by state officials. Then, when cuts are almost inevitably made by those state officials, the city won't take such a tough hit.
After they went over the many numbers in the proposed budget for an hour and six minutes on Tuesday night, council and the mayor wound up with a figure of $5,674,000 — a decrease of roughly $23,000 from the current budget.
Ten 4-H members have been selected to compete for the title of the 2013 Adams County 4-H Royal Ambassador.
The person chosen will be announced next Tuesday at the Monroe Fairgrounds in ceremonies following the 4-H parade.
The 10 are seen in accompanying photo; from left, front, Dusty Gremaux, Paige LeMaster, Adeline Minnich, Emily Brite, Abbey Jauregui; rear, Meghan Manley, Casey Krueckeberg, Ryan Hockemeyer, Lindsey Bluhm, Christina Stockman. (Photo provided)
The 2013 Clemente Skills Competition took place at Hanna Nuttman on Tuesday evening with several youngsters coming out to show off their talents on the ball diamond to end the DBA season.
Among some of the events were a hitting, fielding, and baserunning competition.
Benedict L. Jesionowski, 87, formerly of Decatur, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013, at St. Anne's Home in Fort Wayne.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
A rough ride may get a bit smoother for Monroe residents if all goes according to plan.
Monroe Town Council President Al Lehman said at last week's town council meeting that Van Buren St., south of US 124, has been "a mess" for quite some time and needs to be resurfaced. The problem is the town doesn't have enough money in the Motor Vehicle Fund to cover the cost. However, the Economic Development Fund (EDF) does.
The Adams County Extension Homemakers are the grand marshals of the 2013 4-H Fair Parade scheduled for next Tuesday.
In making the announcement, the Adams County Extension Office said there is a rich history of Extension Homemakers in Adams County and currently there are 12 extension clubs with a total of 111 members who are contributing their time and efforts for local and state projects.
Registration for North Adams Schools 2013-2014 year will be held Tuesday, August 6, at the following times:
• Southeast and Northwest elementaries — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
• Bellmont Middle School — 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m., 12:30-3 p.m., 5-7 p.m.
• Bellmont High School — Seniors 8-10 a.m., juniors 10 a.m.-12 noon., sophomores 1-3 p.m., freshmen 3-5 p.m.
Further details in today's print and e-editions.