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Archive - Feb 1, 2011

Braves primed for Team Regional ‘war’ with Yorkies

February 1, 2011

    When Trent McCormick brings his No. 5 rated Yorktown Tigers to Adams Central Wednesday, or on any weather-related make-up date, there's one thing he can be sure of: there will be 14 bodies and a host of coaches on the other side of the mat who will do everything humanly possible to send them back to Yorktown disappointed and defeated.

Lavera A. Fickert

February 1, 2011

    Lavera A. Fickert, 92, of Decatur, died on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
    She was born on February 14, 1918, in Berne to Andrew and Clista (Reusser) Habegger.
    Lavera married Homer “Buck” Fickert on June 7, 1952.
    Lavera was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Decatur and its Women’s Guild and Friendship Circle.

City gets 4 1/2 inches

February 1, 2011

    TONIGHT'S COUNTY SPELLING BEE IS POSTPONED. ALL SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED. ALL RED GOLD SHIFTS ARE OFF.
    
    Decatur received four and a half inches of snow overnight,  but the big one apparently is yet to come.
    The National Weather Service said one to two inches of snow is possible in the Decatur area today, followed by another two to four inches tonight. 

Local EOC opens early

February 1, 2011

    How bad is it going to get?
    On Monday, the day before a vast winter storm bore down, the head of emergency management in Adams County, John August, told the county commissioners that the county's emergency operations center (EOC) would be opened today at 8 a.m. Tuesday to prepare for perhaps two days of work to deal with the weather.
    The EOC is located in the basement of the county jail and will be staffed at all times for as long as required, according to August.

Schools. Red Gold closed; bee off

February 1, 2011

    All Adams County schools were closed today with  four and one-half inches of new snow on the ground and more on the way. Tonight's county spelling bee has been postponed until Tuesday, Feb. 8, starting at 6:30 p.m. in St. Joseph Catholic School in Decatur. All three shifts at Red Gold in Geneva have been cancelled.

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