October 29th, 2012
Six candidates are vying for two seats from District 2 on the North Adams Community Schools’ board of education in the first-ever public elections for board seats.
The top vote-getter in the District 2 voting will receive a four-year term that will start Jan. 1, 2013. If an incumbent board member is the top vote-getter, that person will automatically earn a new term on the board, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Their vacated seat would then be filled by a vote of the school board.
Anyone interested in a prime spot of real estate in downtown Decatur with access to a state highway and plenty of free parking?
The Adams Health Network (AHN) doesn't have a bridge to sell you, but it does have a landmark building in Decatur to offer, having recently announced it plans to sell its former Health Services Complex at Second and Monroe streets downtown. Prior to the hospital owning the building, it was for many years occupied by the First State Bank of Decatur.
Msgr. Alexander Nicholas George, 75, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids.
Funeral Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids, by Archpriest Boris Zabrodsky, Archpriest Constantine (Kurt) Spengler, and Reverend William B. Harnish. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Bonnie D. Hamilton, 91, of Decatur, passed away Saturday October 27, 2012, at Woodcrest Nursing Home.
She was born in Chicago, Ill., on January 16, 1921, to the late Chester L. and Hazel D. (Brooke) Sines.
On May 7, 1938, she married Carl E. Hamilton; he passed away on October 11, 1979.
Bonnie attended The Bridge Community Church and was a member of the Tiger Lily Garden Club.
BREMEN—Playing without your head coach can be harder than people think, just ask the New Orleans Saints who are now 2-5 without Sean Peyton.
Add the Adams Central volleyball team to that list as they played Saturday's semi-state at Bremen High School without their first-year front woman Ashley Beard in a four-set loss to #8 Southwood 25-13, 24-26, 25-13, 25-20.
MONROE—Behind the strength of four Kurt Blake touchdowns, Adams Central has a date with North Miami in a rematch of last season's sectional championship after whipping the Southwood Knights at the Hangar, 41-7.
The defending sectional champs looked good enough to repeat on Friday night starting their opening drive with ease all the way down to the Southwood 10 but the Knights' defense suddenly awoke and halted the Jets on four straight plays.
Betty J. Lengerich, 72, of Monroe, died on Thursday, October 25, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Adams County on April 25, 1940, to the late Robert J. and H. Wanda (Reidenbach) Baker.
On January 10, 1960 she married Frederick A. Lengerich; he survives in Monroe.
Decatur's annual Callithumpian Parade is scheduled to begin its journey through downtown at 6:57 p.m. Monday.
After forming in the areas around Stratton Place and Bellmont High School, the parade will travel west on Monroe St., then go south on Second St., eventually breaking up in an area around Five Points (Adams St. intersection).
Decatur industrialist Vic Porter will serve as parade grand marshal.
Richard Keith Davis, 80, of Rockford, Ohio, died Tuesday. His deceased wife, Mary Sheets, was a Decatur resident.
Among survivors are two sons, Rick (Kathy) Davis and Steven (Crystal) Sheets, both of Rockford, and one daughter, Dawn (Doug) Coffey of Powell, Ohio.
Visitation is 2-8 p.m. today at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford. Funeral services will be held there Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, with military services by the Rockford American Legion.
Decatur Police Chief Ken Ketzler has announced the traffic detours for this year's Callithumpian Parade, to be held at 7 p.m. next Monday.
The parade route begins at Bellmont High School and will travel west on Monroe St. before heading south on Second St. and ending at Adams St.
Second St. in downtown will be blocked off and cleared of all traffic at 5 p.m. from Monroe St. to Adams St.