Archive - Jan 2014
Lavon J. Wulliman, 93, Berne passed away January 3, 2014 at Swiss Village. She was born to Wilbur and Della (Neuenschwander) Lehman on December 18, 1921 in Adams County. She married Charles Wulliman on February 4, 1941.
She was a member of the First Mennonite Church where she taught Sunday School, taught vacation Bible School, member of the Ladies sextet, member of the Mennonite Choral society, and sang in the annual Messiah for over 50 years. She also worked at the Berne Casual Ladies Shop.
The Daily Democrat attempted to publish a newspaper Monday, that attempt was halted by the intense storm. Ron Storey, Publisher of the Decatur Daily Democrat stated, "we will do everything we can to get customers their papers, the rural areas will be tough. Conditions permitting, both Monday and Tuesday's papers will be delivered today."
For the latest updates and news full stories will be available online until full service is restored.
In addition to battling the snow and frigid temperatures, crews from the City of Decatur this morning were working on what City Operations Manager Jeremy Gilbert termed a “major water main break” on the south edge of the city, just behind Don Ray’s Drive-Away business. The leak was first reported around 11 p.m. Monday, according to one source.
Gilbert is asking city residents to conserve as much was as possible
over the next 24 hours and said some residents will experience
low water pressure and, in some cases, rusty water.
A major winter storm brought Adams County and most of Indiana to its knees, dumping more than 9 inches of snow on the region throughout the day Sunday. High winds and temperatures which fell to near-record lows kept most residents at home Monday.
The Adams County Sheriff’s Department issued a Level Red travel advisory Sunday afternoon, limiting travel to emergency responders and law enforcement officers only.
A winter storm warning remains in effect until 1 a.m. Monday. A wind chill warning remains in effect from 1 a.m Monday - 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Hazardous weather with the combination of 6-10 inches of snow and gusty winds developing late this afternoon, visibility will be reduced to one quarter of a mile.
Temperatures are expected to plumit nearing 5-15 below zero and upto 45 below zero with the wind chill.
Tonight's contest at Bellmont between the Braves and the South Adams Starfires will begin at approximately 7:45 p.m. after the JV game. The broadcast will begin the pregame at approximately 7:20 or when the JV game is completed. To view the game, click the link below, then log in with a username and password for the free service. Enjoy the game!
Free throws were the key to the game for Bellmont in both winning and nearly losing to Heritage on Friday night as the Braves held on to a 62-58 overtime victory over the visiting Pats.
"We're pleased with getting a win," noted Bellmont coach John Baker whose team improved to 3-4 on the season with the victory. "There is no such thing as a bad win. With that said we made things more interesting than they should have been. Taking care of the basketball and sinking free throws and it wouldn't have gone to OT."
Elizabeth P. “Pat” Gass, 79, Decatur, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital.
Pat was born March 3, 1934, in Adams County, daughter of the late Clifford J. and Opal M. (Cook) Hess.
She married John S. (Steve) Gass Sept. 1, 1956; he preceded her in death July 18, 1997.
Pat was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and its Rosary Society. She was part owner of E.F. Gass Ladies Wear in Decatur.
Robert E. Lovellette, 80, Decatur, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital following a long illness.
He was born Sunday, July 23, 1933, in Decatur, the son of the late Harry D. and Pearl M. (Fuelling) Lovellette.
He married Ruby J. James Dec. 17, 1955, in Willshire, Ohio; she passed away June 30, 2004.
Robert served his country in the United States Navy from 1952-1956.
From staff reports
With a total of 5 inches of snow falling Thursday across Adams County, and with a low temperature reading of -6 degrees this morning, area residents could use a break. Unfortunately, that break doesn’t seem to be coming anytime in the near future as another round of snow, and even colder temperatures, are forecast for the coming weekend.