Archive - 2013
The Adams County Courthouse was evacuated late Wednesday morning and remained closed for the rest of the day after a gas line near the rear of the building was ruptured. The evacuation was the second in Decatur in two weeks, coming on the heels of a Nov. 18 incident which saw residents of Master Drive and Mix and Lewis streets forced from their homes after a similar gas line mishap. See Page 2 for more on Wednesday’s evacuation.
Photo by Mike Lamm
BERNE— The Starfire swim squads defended their home pool on Tuesday night against county-rival Adams Central in a tight girls meet, 84-82, while the boys coasted to a 104-73 victory.
Despite their limited numbers this season, South Adams has been dominant in their individual events leaving the final numbers a bit misleading this season. The Lady Stars finally earned a “W” to go along with the excellent times against Central.
Betty L. (Funk) Wulliman, 87, Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Berne, died Dec. 1, 2013.
Betty was born Oct. 4, 1926, in Auburn to the late Cecil and Edith (Kirchner) Funk. She married the late Gerald E. Wulliman.
Betty is survived by two daughters, Cynthia (Thomas) Fisher of Columbus and Lori (Bert) Spellman of Madison, Ala.; and a son, Kevin (Brenda) Wulliman of Lima, Ohio.
Geneva is ready for the arrival of Santa Claus this weekend, Chamber of Commerce and Geneva Proud representative Pam Krause informed town councilors at Tuesday night’s regular monthly meeting.
“Thank you for having confidence in our community,” Decatur Mayor John Schultz told Mid-States Tool & Machine Inc. owner Jason Scheumann after city council on Tuesday night unanimously finalized a five-year tax abatement for the company located in the city’s original Industrial Park.
The abatement covers the purchase of three new pieces of equipment at a cost of $367,000.
FORT WAYNE—The good news for the Bellmont Squaws basketball team Tuesday night was they didn't miss a single foul shot in their non-conference clash with the state's fifth-ranked Concordia Cadets.
Unfortunately, when there's good news, there's usually bad news as well and in this situation it was that the Squaws shot ZERO foul shots on the night with Concordia being whistled for only four common fouls in the game as the host Cadets breezed their way to an easy 50-20 decision over the Squaws.
Wilma K. Agler, 95, Decatur, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Maplewood of Shane's Village in Rockford, Ohio.
She was born Sept. 24, 1918, in Ohio City, Ohio to the late William and Nella (Parker) Pierce. She married the late Verdine Agler, April 18, 1936.
She retired from Kennedy Manufacturing in Van Wert, Ohio.
Victor Henry Laux, 97, Geneva, passed away at 12:55 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 01, 2013, at Chalet Village Health and Rehabilitation in Berne.
He was born Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1915, in Bryant to the late Joseph and Frances (Wellman) Laux. He married Fay Weaver Oct. 11, 1940; she passed away Dec. 5, 1999.
Victor was an United States Army Veteran, serving during WWII in the European Theater of Operations. Victor was a member of the Decatur American Legion Post 43.
William L. (Bill) Morris, 81, Geneva, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Swiss Village in Berne.
Bill was born Oct. 8, 1932, to the late Keith and Hattie (Howell) Morris in Lynn. He married Eleanor (Miller) Morris in 1967 and they resided in Geneva; she survives.