Archive - 2013
The shutdown of the federal government has reached out to impact Adams County. Soil and Water Conservation District Director Ryan Noblitt reported to county commissioners at their regular weekly meeting Monday that the office he shares with the United States Department of Agriculture will be closed until all federal government offices reopen.
The Decatur Fire Department was dispatched to Bellmont High School at 3:40 p.m. Monday when a fire alarm was pulled and smoke detectors in the building were triggered.
The school was evacuated after a drum sander in the wood shop caught fire for unknown reasons, according to a spokesperson for the department. The fire was quickly extinguished, however smoke filled the building making it necessary for firefighters to ventilate the structure before returning to the station at 4:50.
KINGSLAND— It took a few rain dates to accomplish but the Adams Central Jets have repeated as sectional tennis champs with a win over the Braves, 4-1.
The Jets downed Bellmont for the second year in a row in the finals Monday evening at Norwell to earn just their third sectional title in school history after breaking a long spell last season and their first in 1997.
"Our guys are really playing their best tennis right now," explained AC coach Michael Hower.
Cole Barger 3, of Berne, was all smiles as he sat atop a pony during the fourth annual Lehman Park Harvest Festival held Saturday in Berne.
Photo by Jannaya Andrews
Officials from First Merchants Bank on Friday announced a higher than usual amount of reports from customers and non-cusotmers receiving suspicious phone calls from an automated system asking customers to enter debit card information.
The caller identifies themselves as a representative of the bank and states there is an issue with the customer's debit card and asks the individual to enter his or her debit card number and expiration date.
Freddy Fuelling and Natalie Busse were crowned 2013 Homecoming king and queen Friday night at Worthman Stadium. Light rain fell earlier in the evening, but New Haven’s 54-14 victory over the Braves put the real damper on the evening’s festivities.The Braves wore special National Guard uniforms, a tribute that high schools in Indiana are instituting each week this season in honor of those who serve in the nation’s armed services.
Photo by Deb Shannon
Louis "Jerry" Dubach, 82, Geneva, died on Friday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital. He was born in Adams County on Wednesday, April 29, 1931, to the late Elmer and Orrilla (Blocker) Dubach.
Darlene K. Johnson, 64, Decatur, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Chalet Village in Berne.
She was born in Decatur on December 22, 1948, to the late Verlyn R. and Helen I. Geyer. She graduated from Adams Central High School in 1968 and Parisian Beauty College in 1976. She was an Avon Representative since 2011, had previously sold Mary Kay Cosmetics and was a beautician.
Leroy A. Kolter, 80, of Bluffton and a longtime resident of rural Decatur, went to his eternal home on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
He was born in Adams County on January 22, 1933, to the late Rudolph H. and Adella R. (Kruetzman) Kolter. He married his wife of 62 years, Pauline Rupert on August 25, 1951, in the Monroe United Methodist Church, and she survives.
Lorenz E. Steele, 93, Decatur, passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at the Adams Memorial Hospital Emergency Room following a sudden illness.
He was born on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1919, in Harrison Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, to the late Edwin and Bertha (Krueckeberg) Steele. He married Irene M. Aumann on July 27, 1947, at St John Lutheran Church, Bingen, and she survives.