February 10th, 2012
By BOB SHRALUKA
The City of Decatur has established an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance plan and Street/Sanitation Superintendent Jeremy Gilbert, who heads up the operation, gave city council a compliance update at council's Tuesday meeting.
Jasmine Faith (Baumgartner) Cline, 36, of Geneva, died Monday, February 6.
Arrangements are pending at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.
Frederick A. Mann, 70, of Angola, died on Wednesday at Parkview Hospital.
Among survivors is his brother, Bruce W. (Carole) Mann of Monroe.
Visitation is from noon-5 p.m. on Sunday at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home and one hour prior to the funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery.
Andy’s Coney Bar will hold a fundraiser from 6-10 p.m. this Friday at the Knights of Columbus Pavilion, 1703 High St., Decatur.
Employees of Andy’s, which opened in Decatur a little over a year ago, will be serving coney dogs, chili and old-fashioned root beer on Friday. Also planned, organizers said, are sales of cotton candy, children’s activities, a silent auction, raffles and more.
Super Bowl memorabilia will be available for the auction.
Elizabeth L. "Betty" Macke, 100, of Decatur, passed away at 4:45 a.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at the Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Betty was born May 31, 1911, to Charles and Bertha (Bleeke) Kirchner, in Adams County.
She married William Macke on May 3, 1931; he passed away on January 5, 1990.
Betty was a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Preble, and was a longtime active member in the church choir.
Frederick A. Mann, 70, of Angola, died Wednesday, in Parkview Hospital, in Fort Wayne.
Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
John L. Fries, 83, of Columbia City, died on Sunday.
Among survivors are his daughter, Mary Catherine (Gregg) Palmer of Decatur.
A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at St. Paul of the Cross, 315 S. Line Street, Columbia City, with visitation after 9:30 a.m. Thursday, at the church. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery.
Marlene Wilson, 73, of Homossassa, Florida, formerly of Decatur,died Monday.
Along with her husband James L. Wilson, survivors include three brothers, Otto, Leo, and Norvin Thieme, all of Decatur.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 12, at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Decatur.
Former Adams County commissioner Steve Baumann has announced his candidacy for the District 1 seat on the board of commissioners. His candidacy sets up a Republican primary in May against incumbent commissioner Kim Fruechte, who had previously filed for re-election.
Baumann served as county commissioner from 1997 through 2008. He lost a primary race to Fruechte in 2008.
Adams Central Elementary School held a "sport day" on Wednesday as part of a series of Relay for Life fundraising events.
School officials said students and staff were able to wear any sports apparel, with students paying 50 cents and staff $1 for the privilege.
Proceeds go to the Adams County Relay for Life.