November 11th, 2014
The Friends of the Carnegie Library group has been busy since their last appearance before the Adams County Commissioners, Adams County Historian and Friends President Louise Wolpert told county commissioners Monday.
Dr. Jerrilee K. Mosier was the featured speaker at the Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon Monday. Mosier has been the chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College in Fort Wayne for four years.
Mosier spoke about the benefits of community colleges on the areas they serve. She said Indiana has a 34.3 percent college attainment rate. It is a goal of Ivy Tech to help people obtain new skills and education and use what they learn to find quality jobs with income growth that boosts the economy in the community.
The Allen County Athletic Conference has released their all-conference volleyball lists this week.
Rewarded for their play this season, the co-ACAC champion Adams Central Lady Jets earned three players on the first team and two others on the second team, while the Starfires from South Adams (2-5) were honored with one per team.
In an all-senior showing, outside hitter Whitney Peterson, middle hitter Haley Gross, and setter/outside hitter Madi Schwartz were all named to the first team.
Pearl A. Lybarger, 100, Geneva, died Friday, Nov. 07, 2014, at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
Among survivors are four daughters Gloria Farlow of Fort Wayne; Carolyn Sue Murphy of Bryant; Mary (Glen) Hiss of Spokane, Wash.; Lee Ann (David) Wolfe of Germantown, M.D.; one Sister, Mary Gillespe of Cincinnati; 14 Grandchildren, 30 Great-Grandchildren; and 38 Great-Great-Grandchildren.
James L. Martin, 79, Decatur, passed away on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital. He was born in Van Wert County Feb. 5, 1935, to the late Charlie and Mildred V. (Troutner) Martin. On July 29, 1967, he married Helen P. Dettrow.
He was a member of the Decatur Lighthouse Assembly of God. He worked as a mechanic for over 30 years with Indiana Michigan Power Company, retiring in 1987.
Helen A. Rydell, 90, Decatur, passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at her residence.
Helen was born in Casey, Iowa Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1924, to the late Ira E. and Lulu M. (Kistler) Hiscocks. She married the late E. Eugene Rydell May 20, 1945, in Los Angeles, Calif. and he passed away on Nov. 23, 2008.
(Editor’s note: In today's Democrat is the second in a two-part series on the life of Ed Coil, who will retire from the board of Adams County Commissioners on Dec. 31.)
Adams County Commissioner Ed Coil, during a storybook lifetime that started in rural Ohio and found its way to Pleasant Mills, experienced a different world when — as an employee of the Fort Wayne-based Zollner Corporation — he found himself being transferred to the metropolis of Detroit.
Heavy snow and plunging temperatures are expected to hit the Upper Midwest this week, dropping as much as a foot of snow on the region and pushing thermometer readings down by as much as 40 degrees overnight. The powerful storm, which is coursing into the area from Alaska, will likely bring the first major snowfall of the season.
NA school board
The North Adams Community Schools’ Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the district administration building, 625 Stadium Drive.
Items on the agenda include approval of minutes, financial report, fundraisers, personnel, the first reading of a policy to accept pert-time students into NA and the 2015-16 school calendar.
Rural sewer board
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