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June 25th, 2012

Large crowd turns out for Relay event

June 25, 2012

    Honorary co-chairs Lou Koning and Katie Birch, along with Lou's wife, Vicky, got things started Saturday as they walked the ceremonial first lap during the Relay for Life held at Adams Central's football stadium.
    Others participating included young cancer survivor Ebony Fawcett, who walked with her mom, Beth Ann, and another young cancer survivor Halle Williams-Seip, who walked with her mother, Ciera Williams, and aunt Sydnie Williams (see accompanying photo).

Ouabache memorial proposed

June 25, 2012

    A lasting memorial to workers of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) is the initial goal of the Friends of Ouabache State Park, according to an announcement.
    At a meeting of the Ouabache Friends group held June 19, the organization decided to pursue placement of a statue at the park in Wells County to honor those who helped build the park more than 80 years ago.

‘Honored’ to be co-chair, Koning says

June 25, 2012

    Lewis "Lou" W. Koning of Decatur was one of two honorary co-chairs chosen by the Adams County Relay for Life Committee to walk the first lap at this year's event, held Saturday and Sunday at Adams Central's football stadium.

Carl W. Elliott

June 25, 2012

    Carl W. Elliott, 71, of Decatur, died Sunday at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Lee H. Wefel

June 25, 2012

    Lee H. Wefel, 53, of Monroe, passed away at 1 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
    He was born on Sunday, August 10, 1958, in Decatur, to the late Donald Wefel and the late Patti (Hamilton) Fuelling.    On May 18, 1991, he married Cynthia L. Lovellette in Decatur; she survives in Monroe.
    Lee retired in 1998 from Fleetwood Motor Homes in Decatur after 20 years of service.

Doyle M. Winteregg

June 25, 2012

    Doyle M. Winteregg 85, of Berne, passed away Saturday June 23, 2012, at Swiss Village.
    He was born in Berne on April 9, 1927, to the late Raymond and Pearl (Yoder) Winteregg.
    Doyle married Phyllis A. (Hoffman) Winteregg on October 4, 1946; she survives in Berne.

June 22nd

Relay co-chair discovers support ‘pretty amazing’

June 22, 2012

    The daughter of Paul and Kathy Gross, Marykate "Katie" Birch, 38, has been chosen as one of two honorary co-chairs by the Adams County Relay for Life Committee for the 2012 event, slated to start at 12 noon Saturday at Adams Central's football stadium.
    Katie graduated from Bellmont High School and lives south of Decatur with her family: children Isaac, 18; Maverick, 16; and Gabrielle, 11; and her husband, Matt Birch.

Sign of change in city

June 22, 2012

    The $291,100 project to replace most of Decatur's approximate 2,500 street signs is moving along more rapidly than expected, Street/Sewer Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert told city council on Tuesday night.
    Michiana Contracting of Plymouth is doing the work, mostly funded through a federal grant, and had already replaced some 500 signs, Gilbert said Tuesday night.

Storm brings .8 rain to a dry Decatur

June 22, 2012

    Decatur received its first significant rainfall of the month on Thursday when an early-evening storm dumped 8-10ths of an inch here, according to officials at the city weather station.
    Only 3-10ths of an inch had been recorded in the first 20 days of the month.
    A high in the 90s was recorded for the fourth day in a row, but highs here are expected to drop back into the 80s today and the 70s by the first of the week.

Inez G. Baker

June 22, 2012

    Inez G. Baker, 94, of Celina, Ohio, died Wednesday in Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
    A native of Adams County, she married Ernest W. Baker in Geneva; he preceded her in death.
     Survivors Include two daughters, Sharon (Jerry) Boise and Nancy Bates, both of Celina, and two brothers, Harold Miller of Decatur and Perry Miller of Union City, Indiana.

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