Memorial to Friedt planned

    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.
    Friedt was the ACSWCD's conservationist for 36 years and "was very dedicated to helping the environment. He was responsible for helping countless people implement conservation practices in our community that will benefit Adams County for years to come," the agency said in an announcement.
    Anyone wishing to contribute to the John Friedt Memorial Garden should contact Kelli Fuhrmann at the soil and water conservation office, 975 S. 11th St. in Decatur; call 724-3763, ext. 3, or use the following e-mail address: