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August 26th

Annie M. Wickey

August 26, 2014

    Annie M. Wickey, 64, rural Berne, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Lima, Ohio.
    Among survivors are her husband, John L. Wickey; seven sons; two daughters; three brothers and four sisters.
    Funeral services will be Friday at 9 a.m. at the residence (address not provided).
    Visitation is Wednesday from 1-8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., also at the residence, with Marvin L Hilty officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, rural Berne.

Decatur sweetens court site deal

August 26, 2014

    Decatur Mayor John Schultz appeared before the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon to officially ask them to consider locating the planned new superior court complex on 1st Street — at the site where the adandoned Schaeffer building currently sits — rather than a location on 3rd Street, where demolishing the Collier Insurance Building and a private residence to accommodate the construction would be required to complete the construction.

Jefferson St. in Berne to become 1-way

August 26, 2014

    With the approved expansion of a Berne business by city council Monday evening, residents may soon see a new sign on Jefferson Street: One-way.
    Jill Andrews, a representative of Kaup Pharmacy, and Brett Miller of Miller Land Surveying Engineering met with Berne City Council to propose Jefferson Street — between Franklin and Main streets — be made into a one-way northbound thoroughfare to accommodate the pharmacy’s plans to include a drive-thru window at its new location.

Gridiron guys

August 26, 2014

     Fresh off a season-opening victory the previous evening over county rival Adams Central, members of the Bellmont football team were walking the grounds at the Kekionga Festival Saturday morning promoting the team’s fundraiser.

August 25th

Squaws sweep Lady Jets vball

August 25, 2014

    MONROE— Bellmont completed the sweep of Adams Central teams over the weekend after a dominating win in football Friday by besting the Lady Jets volleyball team in three 25-16, 25-22, 25-19.
    The night began on an interesting note with the two scheduled officials failing to show for one of the county's biggest rivalry matches. Long-time local officials Steve Mugg and Tony Bowman saved the day showing up as replacements and the games started albeit half an hour behind.

Eunice L. Feaster

August 25, 2014

    Eunice L. Feaster, 93, Berne, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne.
      Among survivors are her daughters, Leota (Doug) David and Janice Wolford, both of Geneva; son, Alfred (Linda) Feaster Jr. of Berne; brother, Bernhard (Connie) Wilson, N.C.; and sisters, Mary Allendorff of Indianapolis, Beluah (Nathan) Gray of Portland, Ore. and Melva (Lester) Garcia, Ohio.

Joseph E. Shaw

August 25, 2014

    Joseph E. Shaw, 66, Berne, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Margie A. Thieme

August 25, 2014

    Margie A. Thieme, 80, Decatur, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital.
    She was born in Fort Wayne Saturday, Nov. 18, 1933, to the late Richard T. and Thelma G. (Spry) Fawley. She married Leo E. Thieme April 26, 1953, in Convoy, Ohio; he survives.
    Margie was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where she was active in the Ladies Aid and a former member of the American Legion Post 43 Auxiliary. She was also a former Adams County 4-H leader.

City's boil advisory is lifted

August 25, 2014

     A drinking water boil advisory for the city of Decatur was lifted Sunday after two consecutive water samples tested by the state showed no impurities in the city’s drinking water supply.
The city had been under the advisory since late Friday afternoon following a water main break on the city’s south side. Jeremy Gilbert, operations manager for the city of Decatur, said the advisory was lifted by 9:20 a.m. Sunday.

Kekionga Festival draws large crowds over the weekend

August 25, 2014

     Addelyne Jordan takes aim with a compound bow as part of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s JAKES event Saturday. The outdoor-themed event was part of the annual Decatur Kekionga Festival.
See today's print or online editions to see more photos from the festival.


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