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March 1st, 2012

67 high here 26 above normal

March 1, 2012

    Spring fever hit Decatur and Adams County — as well as most of Indiana — on Wednesday as the temperature soared to a surprising 67 degrees here on the final day of February.
    Decatur weather station officials said that reading was achieved Wednesday afternoon under sunny skies. The normal high for the date is 41
    Fort Wayne recorded a high of 66, which tied a record there.

Lehman town hall meetings set Saturday

March 1, 2012

    State Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, will host three town hall meetings on  this Saturday to, he says, gather feedback from constituents regarding the 2012 legislative session.
    The meetings are an open forum for any legislative issue the public wishes to discuss, he added.
    The day will start in Decatur with a meeting from 8-9 p.m. at the public library. Lehman will be joined by State Sen. Travis Holdman, R-Markle, for that session.

Benefit set for son of local teacher, hospital worker

March 1, 2012

    A fundraiser has been set for this Saturday at the St. Louis Besancon Hall, 155535 E. Lincoln Highway, near New Haven, from 5-10 p.m., for Eli Wellman, the three-year-old son of Kevin and Linda Wellman.
    This event will include a a free-will donation meal, music, and a silent auction, among other activities.

Donald W. Borne

March 1, 2012

    Donald W. Borne, 90, of rural Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2012, at his home.
    He was born on September 25, 1921, in Adams County to the late Albert and Loretta (Koldeway) Borne.
    Donald worked as a farmer before retiring in the fall of 2011, milked cows for Allen Dairy, and also worked at General Electric for 34 years before retiring in 1985.
    He was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church.

Beatrice G. Daniels

March 1, 2012

    Beatrice G. “Bea” Daniels, 86, died Wednesday afternoon at Swiss Village. 
    Arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.

Suzette Marie Prchal

March 1, 2012

    Suzette Marie (Girard) Prchal, 65, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2012, at her residence.
    Born October 18, 1946, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Jay and Erline Girard.
    She married Bob Prchal on September 6, 1968, and he survivies.
    "Suzy's warm and loving smile and sense of humor will be missed by all."

Emma B. Schwartz

March 1, 2012

    Emma B. Schwartz, 24, of Geneva, died Wednesdat her residence.
    She was born on December 4, 1987, in Adams County. 
    She was a member of the Old Order Amish.

February 29th

Dorothy E. Poling

February 29, 2012

    Dorothy E. Poling, 67, of Decatur, passed away at 5 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2012, in the Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Dorothy was born on Wednesday, March 8, 1944, in Van Wert County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Harold and Pauline (Foster) Hurless.
    Dorothy was a member of Cornerstone Community Church in Decatur and had worked at the Decatur Daily Democrat prior to a motorcycle accident in 1975.

McClure gets 100th win

February 29, 2012

    A total of 100 career wins and, more importantly, a 39-34 victory over Churubusco has Adams Central Coach Aaron McClure smiling after opening-night Sectional play at South Adams on Tuesday.
    The victory, the 100th of McClure's coaching career, sends the Jets into a Friday night contest against the host Starfires.
    About the 100th win, McClure, who is the middle school principal and a former science teacher, said he's enjoyed all 11 seasons and has had "a lot of fun."

Commissioners hear about drainage issues in Bobo

February 29, 2012

    Richard Lambert, a resident of Bobo, spoke with the Adams County Commissioners Monday regarding drainage issues on his property.
    According to Lambert, the problem began about three years ago when a neighbor, who was not named, allegedly had a broken tile on his property which was creating some minor flooding on the man's property.

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