Archive - 2013
The danger of “Meth in our Community” was the message presented Thursday by Sgt. Dan Mawhorr of the Indiana State Police during an informational session at Adams Memorial Hospital attended by more than 65 area residents and sponsored by the local Substance Abuse Awareness Council.
Mawhorr noted that to date, “we haven’t seen much meth in Adams County,” but “it’s coming, and it’s gonna get worse.”
Each year the Callithumpian Committee recognizes special service to the festival through its Patron Award. Keith Gerber, president and owner of Hoosier Pattern Inc., has been named the 2013 Callthumpian Patron Award recipient.
A jury trial has been scheduled for Feb. 14, 2014, for a Berne woman facing charges of attempted murder and neglect of a dependent.
Ervin C. Christner, 71, Berne, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on May 25, 1942, in Adams County to the late Alvin S. and Caroline (Schwartz) Christner. He married Elizabeth M. Girod; she survives.
Ervin was an Old Order Amish and a retired carpenter.
Two Bellmont High School products are back on the football field this season for Manchester University along with three former Heritage performers also play for the Spartans.
Wideout Lance Shifferly, a sophomore, has caught 13 passes for 122 yards in six games, averaging 9.4 yards per catch with a longest gain of 18 yards. The Bellmont product also has been credited with two tackles.
Adams Central Lady Jets teammates Abbey Lichtle (12) and Abby Snyder (14) exchange looks of despair late in Tuesday’s sectional volleyball tourney opener in Woodlan, where the Jets were upset by the host Warriors in five sets. See the complete game story on Page 12A of today's print and e-editions.
Photo by Dylan Malone
Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson will be in Decatur Oct. 30 to speak to the residents of Adams Woodcrest about elder investment fraud. Lawson will speak at 1:30 p.m. in Porter Auditorium.
According to event organizers, Lawson is committed to improving financial literacy and has been providing presentations throughout Indiana through Indiana Investment Watch, an educational program designed to educate seniors on investment fraud and increase financial literacy in Hoosiers.
The home of Dewey and Angie Gillispie, 818 N 3rd St., Decatur, pictured above, has been selected by the Callithumpian Committee as the winner of this year’s House Decorating Contest. Judging was held Monday evening. Placing second was the home of Ken and Chris Sutton, 111 S. 7th St. Third place was awarded to Roger Lee, 813 Bush St., while the fourth-place prize was awarded to the home of Brad McBride and Caroll Burgo, 409 Bellmont Road.
Photo by Mike Lamm
WOODBURN— The old adage that you can't beat a good team three times in a season was at stake last night at Woodlan High School.
Superstitions aside, the Warriors were winners of a nail-biting, five-set affair to open up sectional play against the Adams Central Lady Jets 25-18, 23-25, 18-25, 25-18, 14-16.
The difficulty of beating the Warriors three times in a season was not lost on AC head coach Ashley Beard after the match.
Bradley A. Combs, 52, New Haven, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
He is survived by his mother, Judith Dowell, Decatur; two sons, Dakota and Hunter Combs, Decatur; a brother, Larry Combs, Janesville, Wis.; and a sister, Kathleen (Kirk) Smith, Decatur.
No service will be held.
Memorials may be made to Haggard Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home for final funeral expenses.