Archive - 2014
For the second time in less than a week, Adams County officials Monday evening invited the public to be part of the conversation surrounding a proposed new county jail and superior court complex tentatively planned for downtown Decatur.
A new state law intended to promote Indiana farmers was one of many things touched on by Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, during the May Chamber of Commerce luncheon held Monday afternoon at Woodcrest.
Lehman said he was inspired to write the bill after visiting a restaurant in Vermont that touted using only local produce in their meals.
Adams County Highway Department Superintendent Mark Mitchel announced his pending retirement at the regular weekly meeting of the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon.
“After a lot of consideration and discussions with my wife, I have decided I will be retiring in August,” Mitchel stated to commissioners. A large part of the decision to end his career with the county highway department was determined by the severity of the past winter season.
Tonight the Squaws (4-14) host the Bishop Luers Lady Knights (8-9) on the softball field at home. The game is slated to begin at 5 p.m. but is subject to change due to fluctuating school dismissal times. The DDD broadcast will begin approximately 15 minutes before game time.
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NEW HAVEN—Bellmont scored in all but one event and captured five first place finishes en route to snaring its first-ever Northeast Hoosier Conference girls track conference title Monday night at the Patrick D. Monaghan Track and Field Facility at New Haven High School.
"The story of the night is that our back-up runners came through to score. You've got to have the horses to win a meet like this and we benefited from scoring two people in a lot of the events," analyzed Bellmont coach Carl Risch.
Patsy Rosemary Sites, 80, Van Wert, passed away at 12:02 p.m. Friday, at her residence.
She was born May 9, 1934, in Decatur to the late Adam and Hazel (Cook) Johnson.
She married the late Omar Sites Jr.; he preceded her in death.
Patsy enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, playing bingo and fishing. She was a homemaker.
Walter G. Werst, 75, Decatur, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 27, 1938, in Decatur, to the late Chalmer T. and Marie (Sudduth) Werst.
He married his wife of 52 years, Carolyn K. (Fisher) Jan. 6, 1962; she survives.
Walter was a machine operator for Dana Corporation in Fort Wayne, where he retired in 1996 after 35 years of service.
Zoey Nicole Smith, 20 days old, Berne, passed away May 10, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital.
She was born April 20, 2014, to Jarred and Amber(Crider) Smith of Berne.
Surviving are a sister, Brooklynn J. Smith of Berne; grandmother, Amee Crider of Berne; grandfather, Robert H. Smith of Bluffton; grandmother, Verna Garrett; step-grandfather, Don Garrett of Alexandria; and great-grandmother, Audrey Steury of Berne.
Approximately 50 motorcyclists took part Saturday in the “Ride 4 the Fallen,” a tribute to the 149 Hoosier service men and women who have died in military conflicts since Operation Desert Storm. The group left Huntington Saturday morning and made stops at South Adams and Bellmont High Schools before ending their day at the Veterans Shrine in Huntington. Many of the bikes features pictures of those military personnel who lost their lives.
Photos by Mike Lamm
The 2014 Decatur Farmer’s Market will open for the season Thursday. Hours of operation have changed this year, with the market slated to open from 3-6 p.m. Vendors are asked to arrive by 2:30 p.m.
The location for the market will remain the same as last year: in the city of Decatur municipal parking lot at the corner of 1st and Madison streets just east of downtown.