November 13th, 2012
The annual Veteran's Day service was held Monday morning at the American Legion Post 43 in Decatur, with several local veterans and their families in attendance.
The service opened with the American Legion Color Guard presenting the flags, followed by Ryan Hirschy singing the National Anthem.
Former Judge James Heimann was the featured speaker during the indoor portion of the event and he told of the hardships that many veterans face, both while serving their country and upon returning home.
The Decatur Small Business Association’s (SBA) fifth annual Christmas Open House will be held this Friday and Saturday — downtown and around town, SBA officials said
Over 20 businesses will be participating.
"Begin your Christmas shopping and check out the great holiday decorating ideas plus specials, entertainment, prizes, demonstrations and refreshments which will be abundant throughout the two-day event," the SBA said in a news release.
OSSIAN—It's still early in the season for girls swimming but Jay County, Bishop Dwenger and Oak Hill battled back and forth Saturday for the team title at the Norwell Girls Swim Invitational before the Patriots prevailed by a 239-234-233.5 count over Dwenger and Oak Hill.
Bellmont finished fourth overall with 167.5 points followed by South Adams 136, Norwell 82, Bluffton 78, Columbia City 69, and Adams Central 7.
David A. Theobald, author of the book "Cornjerkers," was born in Decatur and lived here until 1961, when his family moved to California. Although the family never moved back, Theobald says Decatur remains an integral part of his memory and in his heart.
The North Adams Art Council (NAAC) hs announced that artists from the Old 27 art group have been working on "The Little City With the Big H'art," a guided tour of the Sculpture Walk in Decatur.
Artists have compiled biographies of their lives and work, including human interest aspects of their work, which will also be included in the tour, according to a news release.
A representative of the NAAC said they "hope to have the tour ready by the Christmas Open House held downtown."
The Adams County Community Foundation (ACCF) has announced one of the newest funds at the foundation, the Chelsea Kay Hart Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Chelsea passed away on April 8, 2010, from injuries sustained two days earlier in an ATV accident.
The ATV accident involved three people, with two sustaining minor injuries. Chelsea was rushed to the hospital where her parents, Bill and Karen, along with her brothers, Jon and Ben, waited for updates on her condition, according to the release.
Kathryn "Kate" Eileen Eaton, 85, of Owosso, Mich., passed away Thursday, November 8, 2012 at her residence.
Kate was born February 5, 1927, near Mt. Pleasant, to the late Charles and Marion (Hanks) Hagerman.
She graduated from Okemos High School in 1944 and attended General Motors Technical School.
Mary Melching, 104, of Decatur, died this morning at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.
Helen G. Reynolds, 100, of Decatur, died on Sunday at the Village of Heritage, Monroeville.
Among survivors are her daughter, Sandra Brouwer of Monroeville.
Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Mt. Hope (Willard) Cemetery, rural Berne.
Kent D. Whitacre, 64, of Monroe, passed away at 2:36 p.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2012, in the Adams Memorial Hospital following a three-year battle with cancer.
Kent was born in Decatur on Friday, November 14, 1947, to the late DeVon and Alberta (Weil) Whitacre.
He married Jill Berryman on January 10, 1970, at North Highland Church of Christ in Fort Wayne; she survives in Monroe.