August 13th, 2012
Cam Collier, grants committee member of the Adams County Community Foundation, has announced that a grant check was recently awarded to the Decatur Sculpture Walk Committee to help provide funding to help support the first outside art gallery in Decatur.
Earl E. Dawson, 80, of Decatur, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born on Friday, October 9, 1931, in Monroeville, to the late Harold R. and Eulalia M. (Martin) Dawson.
Earl married Eileen D. Davis on September 6, 1952, in St. Rose Catholic Church in Monroeville. They would have celebrated 60 years of marriage next month.
Betty J. Guenin, 84, Hoagland, passed away on Friday, August 10, 2012, at Parkview Hospital.
She was born on Sunday, September 4, 1927, in Bascobel, Wisconsin, to the late Walter N. and Minnie P. (Rogers) Hoffman.
Betty married Lloyd E. Guenin on June 21, 1947; he passed away on April 29, 2005.
She was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church. She retired in December of 1988 from East Allen County Schools with 15 years of service in the cafeteria.
Leroy V. Hoagland, 90, of Monroe, passed away on Friday, August 10, 2012, at Adams County Extended Care Woodcrest.
He was born on August 4, 1922, to the late Clarence and Beatrice (Whittenbarger) Hoagland.
Leroy married his wife of 68 years, Ruth (Hannie) Hoagland, on December 18, 1943; she survives in Monroe.
Esther L. Patch, 86, of Decatur, passed away on August 10, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Adams County on April 17, 1926, to the late Marcus and Rebecca (Mason) Luginbill.
She married Jesse L. Patch on January 5, 1947; he died on November 29, 2008.
Esther was a member of First Baptist Church in Decatur, where she was in The Women’s Missionary Society. She retired in 1988 after more than 20 years of service with Central Soya (Bunge) as a Research Secretary.
Mary Stevens, 92, of Boynton Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2012.
She was a triplet daughter born on December 25, 1919, to Ruth Gottschalk and Daniel Moser of Berne. She lived most of her 92 years in Adams County.
Mary married Chester L. Stevens in July, 1946; he preceded her in death in May, 1979.
STRIKING A POSE—Adams Central senior quarterback Dalton Combs puts on a show for the audience at the Jets’ fund-raising player auction on Saturday evening. The players were auctioned off for their working ability and each player bought was put to work by the winners. Other prizes were also auctioned off including a football signed by Colts' first-round pick Andrew Luck. (Photo by Cassandra Lehman)
(EDITOR'S NOTE: In the newspaper's Friday print edition we have an incorrect photo of the house involved. We apologize for any confusion this may cause and a photo of the correct home, seen here, will be in Saturday's edition.)
A family of four people and several animals were removed from a flea-infested Decatur home on Thursday morning by police, city and health department officials.
Volunteer fire departments in Preble and Hoagland are among rural fire departments in 39 counties across Indiana to share in $242,000 in Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) grants.
The grants are administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Division of Forestry Fire Control Headquarters and are made available through the United States Department of Agriculture's Forest Service.
Geneva's volunteer firefighters continued their training last month, according to a report by Fire Chief John Patch at Tuesday's meeting of the Geneva Town Council.
Patch said that the department recently attended haz-mat training in addition to Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) training. RIT, explained Patch, is training for working structure fires in the event that someone gets trapped or runs out of air. All fire stations in the county are doing the training, as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.