Archive - 2014
Carl L. Robinson, 77, Decatur, died Aug. 3, 2104. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Ronda Lou Cowans, 49, Decatur, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, on U.S. 27, north of Decatur, after being fatally injured in an automobile accident.
She was born Wednesday, April 28, 1965, in Bluffton, the daughter of Ronnie L. Swygart and the late Betty L. (Kitchen) Swygart. She married Tyler Cowans Dec. 31, 1994, in Decatur; he survives.
Dolores R. Kelley, 69, Decatur, passed away at 10:22 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
She was born Monday, June 11, 1945, in Fort Wayne, to the late Charles and Lillian (Vent) Kelley.
Dolores was a member of Faith Chapel in Decatur. She was a homemaker and was also employed at the former Lakeside Nursing Home, Ideal Realty and Alma Plastics in Decatur.
Stephen Joseph Sutton, 73, Berne, passed away at 10:35 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born March 18, 1941, in Decatur, to the late Jesse Cary and Margaret Regina Sutton.
He married the late Nanna Lee Aurand on Friday, Jan. 4, 1963, in Indianapolis.
Next winter, there will likely come a morning in Adams County when the latest overnight snowfall has been whipped into drifts that reach six feet in depth in places and extend over farm fields and roadways alike. The northwesterly wind, with gusts up to 50 mph, will drop wind chill factors to 30 degrees below zero. At times, visibility will become non-existent as the blowing snow is driven so strongly, it appears to be coming from every direction at once.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The toxins that contaminated the drinking water supply of 400,000 people in northwest Ohio didn’t just suddenly appear.
Water plant operators along western Lake Erie have long been worried about this very scenario as a growing number of algae blooms have turned the water into a pea soup color in recent summers, leaving behind toxins that can sicken people and kill pets.
A large tent helps shoppers beat the heat during the annual Trade Days event held over the weekend at the Willshire Sportsman Club, just east of Willshire on Ohio 81. Each year the event draws large crowds as area vendors peddle their wares.
Esther P. Young, 88, Bryant, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Chalet Village in Berne.
She was born Sunday, Oct. 18, 1925, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Herbert and Ethel (Evans) Dailey.
She married her husband of 69 years, Harold Young, Oct. 30, 1944; he survives.
Esther was a former member of the Women of the Moose in Portland. She loved to do anything outdoors.
She retired in 1988 from CTS in Berne with 22 years of service.
Adams County Attorney Mark Burry reported during this week’s meeting of the county commissioners the county is in the process of getting appraisals for the Collier Insurance Agency, 104 S. 3rd St., Decatur, as well as a single residence located behind the agency on Madison Street. The location is the primary site being considered for the construction of a new superior court building.
Shocks of straw fill the foreground, with an Amish farm providing the backdrop, at this rural residence located northeast of Berne in southern Adams County.