August 3rd, 2011
A fire that started in a building separate from the main structure on the Elkhart Products Corp. site in Geneva caused considerable damage inside that building late Tuesday night and reportedly caused minor hand burns to one employee.
An early-morning storm today brought Decatur its biggest rainfall in weeks: .39 of an inch.
That certainly isn't a lot, but it's the most rain to fall here since .34 of an inch on July 19. The city has now received .96 of an inch of rain since June 24, according to city weather station records.
The storm, packing lots of lightning and thunder, moved into the city around 3:30 a.m.
The golf cart is a "go" in Geneva.
All Adams Central High School and Middle School athletes are required to purchase a $25 all-sport pass for admission to all high school and middle school athletic events. It will not be good for tournaments.
This pass must be purchased prior to a student participating in the first sporting event. Funds from the required passes will be go toward funding athletic expenses.
Students may also purchase an all-sport pass for $25. Elementary students will pay $20 for an all-sport pass. Adults will pay $42.
The home team from Monroe won the 2011 Brickhouse Baseball Tournament for 14-year-olds and under by a commanding 16-6 score over New Haven on Sunday.
The Monroe squad had 10 hits, led by Koty Frauhiger's triple, two doubles by Clayton Harkless, a double by Justin Fuentes, two singles from Carter Sharp, and two singles by Eli Hill.
New Haven managed seven hits, topped by Masellett's double and single and two singles by Graham.
Julia W. Banta, 89, of Geneva, passed away at 4:10 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
She was born on Friday, February 10, 1922, in Portland to LeFinley Hiles and Shirley Maud Teagle Farris.
Mrs. Banta was a graduate of Portland High School.
Audra E. Miller, 88, of Decatur, passed away at 1:15 a.m. on Monday, August 1, 2011, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Born on June 2, 1923, in Celina, Ohio, to Dallas and Anna (Suhr) Coats, she married Fuhrman P. Miller on March 24, 1946; he died on Oct. 3, 2010.
A graduate of Celina High School, she was a homemaker and supported her husband's ministry for more than 50 years, which took her to Avilla (1952-1954), Rensselaer (1954-1957), Linn Grove (1957-1961), Decatur (1961-1976), and Goshen (1976-1987).
Due to the dry conditions evident in much of Adams County, Decatur Fire Chief Les Marckel is urging the public to use common sense by not burning anything outdoors.
The county does not have a no-burning order in effect, Marckel said, but everyone should avoid starting outside fires at this time.
Due to the retirement on July 31 of Terry Nevil, who served as a deputy sheriff for some 32 years, and pending surgery for another deputy, Jody Mawhorr, Sheriff Shane Rekeweg on Monday received permission from the Adams County Commissioners to hire a full-time deputy.
Tickets for the play "Cuties of Decatur," which will have four performances during the 175th anniversary celebration of the City of Decatur this month, are available through the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, 125 E. Monroe St.
Tickets are $8 for the shows at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17; 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 18; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, in the cafetorium of Bellmont Middle School.