Archive - Jan 2, 2014
Adams County is currently under a travel advisory until further notice. Roads may be snow covered in spots with drifting snow due to the wind. Motorists are encouraged to drive safely and take extra precaution.
Following a brief reprieve from Mother Nature, temperatures in the area plummeted into the teens over the past few days, bringing 3 inches of fresh snow along for the ride.
Jeremy Gilbert, operations manager for the city of Decatur, at 8 a.m. today said the intensity of the snowfall “has really picked up in the last two or three hours” leaving everything in town “pretty well snow-covered.”
The Geneva Town Council conducted a brief end-of-the- year meeting Monday evening to swear in a new school resource officer, appoint new terms and individuals to various positions within the town’s government, and adjust year-end budget appropriations.
Alexa Brotherton made a candy creation at the Decatur branch of the Adams Public Library on Monday as part of Christmas break activities at the library and other sites.
Photo by Ashley Thieme
Elizabeth "Pat" Gass, 79, of Decatur, died Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Vivian F. Sprunger, 90, Berne, died Dec. 30, 2013, at Swiss Village.
She is survived by two daughters, Myrna (Ladd) Wheeler of Crofton, Md. and Betty Sprunger of Peru; two sons, Ted (Jan) Sprunger of Fort Wayne and Bob (Sara) Sprunger; and a sister, Marjorie DeArmond of Berne.
Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Swiss Village Chapel with Pastor Max Haines officiating.
Burial is in the M.R.E. Cemetery in Berne.
Kathryn R. Strickler, 95, Decatur, died at her residence Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.
Kathryn was born in Geneva, daughter of the late Elmer and Opal (Cole) Pyle. She married Paul E. Strickler Sept. 2, 1940; he preceded her in death Dec. 31, 2010.
Reuben R. Wickey, 78, Monroe, passed away Dec. 31, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 29, 1935, in Geneva, the son of the late David D. and Rosa (Schwartz) Wickey. He married Effie May Brandenberger Feb. 20, 1958; she survives.
He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church and was a carpenter and woodworker.