June 18th, 2012
Richard K. Schnitz, 89, of Decatur, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
He was born in Decatur on Tuesday, November 21, 1922, the son of the late Merrill N. and Florence L. (Snyder) Schnitz.
He married Helen B. Brown on November 13, 1943, in Bluffton; she passed away on September 18, 2011.
Roger A. Stevens Sr., 69, of Decatur, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2012, at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation, Fort Wayne.
He was born in Adams County on Thursday, July 9, 1942 to the late Lloyd E. and Serena E. (Evans) Stevens.
Roger married Arlene K. Stetler on April 9, 1966; she survives.
He retired from Decatur Casting after 30 years of service.
Randy L. Wilson, 50, of Bryant, passed away at 12:23 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, in Raliegh, N.C.
He was born in Wells County on March 8, 1962, to the late Robert L. Wilson and Bessie L. (Vanover) Wilson; she survives in Quincy, Michigan.
Randy was a 1980 graduate of Southern Wells and was a self employed carpenter working with Clean Fuels of Indiana. He loved to do woodworking.
United Way of Adams County has announced that the third annual Stuff-a-Bus event will be held on Wednesday, June 20, with the local chapter once again collecting food and other supplies for community food banks.
There are still many families in Adams County who are in need of help and the area food banks are struggling to maintain supplies, according to a United Way representative.
Busses will be parked from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at four locations in Adams County:
In an effort to ensure the staff at Adams Central continues to strive to give students their best efforts, the AC Board of Education, at its meeting this week, adopted a new system of evaluating teachers.
Superintendent Mike Pettibone said that Indiana law mandates teacher evaluations and under this new system, RISE, he feels teachers and principals alike will benefit from the more detailed process.
Golden Meadows resident Joyce Overly poses in accompanying photo with a small sampling of items that will be up for auction on Saturday during the 18th annual benefit for the Special Needs Resident Fund.
Inspection of merchandise will begin at 9 a.m., and the food tent will begin serving at 9:30 a.m.
The auction will start at 10.
Golden Meadows is located south of Decatur on CR 200E, a short distance off old US 33, now Mercer Ave. Extended.
Teresa A. Keller, 48, of Decatur, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Decatur, on July 1, 1963, to Vernon W. and Judith K. (Thieme) Witte.
She married Matthew J. Keller on August 3, 2011; he survives.
Teresa was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church where she worked as a custodian and for St. Peter Immanuel School as well.
Decatur Mayor John Schultz apparently is making progress on forming a sister-city relationship with a Chinese community.
Schultz and Adams County Economic Development Director Larry Macklin are part of a group on a trade mission to China led by Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman.
On her blog, Skillman wrote the following:
Not only are insurance costs rising, but in some cases coverage is becoming difficult for North Adams Community Schools to obtain at all.
That was the message delivered to the North Adams school board on Tuesday by Business Manager Larry Carty, who reported that recent workers' compensation claims have risen "to the point where no one wants to insure us any more."
The Adams Central Board of Education made several personnel decisions Tuesday evening including hiring two new teachers, naming lead teachers for the 2012-13 school year, a maternity leave request, and a resignation.
After interviewing several teachers for the position of middle school title English teacher, AC Middle School Principal Aaron McClure and ACCS Title One Coordinator Anna Spalding recommended the school board hire Lana Shoaf.