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October 13th, 2011

Mary A. Holthouse

October 13, 2011

    Mary Ann Holthouse, 89, of Decatur, died on Tuesday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.

Zoe Raugh

October 13, 2011

    Zoe Raugh, 82, of Berne, died Tuesday in Chalet Village Health Care Center.
    She was born to William and Rachel T. Kirkham Wiseman.
    Surviving are two sons, Allen and Roger Raugh of Geneva, and one brother, Jolly Wiseman of Seymour, Missouri.
    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, with burial in Oak Ridge Memorial Park at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Visiting hours are 2-8 p.m. Thursday and are 9-10 a.m. Friday.

October 11th

Lady Jets hold on for Blackford win

October 11, 2011

    HARTFORD— The Lady Jets traveled all of the way to Blackford county to take on the Lady Bruins and were not disappointed as they came away with the win in exciting fashion. The scores were 26-24, 25-16, and 25-22 in favor of AC.
    Adams Central came away with key points during the matches, but what ultimately did in the Lady Bruins of Blackford was too many unforced errors.

Lydia C. Kalthoff

October 11, 2011

    Lydia C. Kalthoff, 103, formerly of Decatur, died on Sunday in The Village of Heritage nursing home at Monroeville.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.

Chandler gets death date

October 11, 2011

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man convicted of murdering a Willshire, Ohio,  mother and her two daughters after their Disney World vacation 22 years ago is scheduled to be executed Nov. 15 after Gov. Rick Scott signed his death warrant Monday.

Home suffers 2nd fire in 7-day period

October 11, 2011

    Preble and Decatur firefighters made runs on Monday afternoon to the same house in rural Decatur that they had gone to for a fire just six days before.
    No one was hurt in the second fire because no one was living in the home due to damage from the first fire. But Mrs. Randy Collier, co-owner of the home, suffered a medical problem and was treated at Adams Memorial Hospital after being brought there from the fire scene by Adams County Emergency Medical Service personnel.
    She was later released.

Child hit in street said ‘serious’

October 11, 2011

    A Decatur child was admitted to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne after being injured at 4:48 p.m. Monday when she was struck by a pickup truck at the intersection of 13th and Washington streets.
    The Decatur Police Department reported this morning that, according to witnesses, Kayla S. Hershberger, 8, Cambridge Court, Decatur, walked onto the crosswalk in front of a pickup truck driven by Mike A. Soto, 41, Russell Street, Decatur.

October 10th

Sectional football schedule set for state tourney

October 10, 2011

    Based on past history, all three Adams County teams should be favored in the first week of IHSAA football sectional play.
    South Adams is the only county school with a home game and they'll entertain the Golden Bears from Monroe Central, currently in just its second year of having a varsity team. Monroe Central went winless for the year in its initial campaign but has captured three games this year including a season-opening 20-19 win over Edinburgh of Johnson County.

Gays return to Alaska to continue garden project

October 10, 2011

    Husband and wife team Bill and Penny Gay of Monroe returned to Arctic Village, Alaska, again this summer to help residents there build gardens.
    Arctic Village is home to the Gwich'in, an Indian nation which "lives off the land."
    Because Alaska is notorious for permafrost, they build elevated gardens in troughs to give the plants every opportunity to grow despite frozen ground temperatures.

Memorial to Friedt planned

October 10, 2011

    The Adams County Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting donations for a memorial garden to be built at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Monroe to remember John Friedt, a longtime staff member of the agency who died suddenly on February 17 this year at age 56.
    The garden will be located near the new building erected this year on the fairgrounds.

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