October 30th, 2012
The decision by long-time Republican Kenyon Sprunger not to seek re-election to the Adams County Council this year assures that at least one new member will join that body in 2013. If county Democrats have their way, there will be as many as three new faces on the council.
Surviving a crowded May primary and advancing on to the November general election were incumbent Republican councilmen Randy Colclasure and Dennis Bluhm. Joining them on the ballot will be fellow Republican Tony Mellencamp.
Ronald L. Luginbill, 61, a lifelong resident of Decatur, passed away on Monday morning, October 29, 2012, at his residence.
Ron was born in Decatur on Saturday, January 27, 1951, to the late Robert L. Luginbill and Patricia L. (Beery) Luginbill.
Maria J. Hochadel Stuckey, 91, of Fort Wayne, died Saturday, October 27, 2012.
Born in Germany on April 15, 1921, she was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
Among survivors are her husband, Paul; children, Josephine (Gerd) Moser of Germany, Christine George of New Hampshire, Barry (Beckie) Stuckey of Decatur, and James (Cindy) Stuckey of Fort Wayne; sisters, Lina Buchtela and Anna Hofstetter of Germany; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A major project was completed recently with final blacktopping in the Anthony Wayne Meadows addition.
Throughout last summer and earlier, a combination of city workers and local contractors addressed numerous concerns within the addition, such as drainage problems, curbing, poor condition of asphalt, and ADA (American Disabilities Act) compliance.
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.