July 28th, 2014
A brief but intense summer thunderstorm carrying extremely high winds and heavy rainfall passed through the Willshire area shortly before noon Sunday, leaving several area residents without electrical service for as much as four hours.
The Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office reported no serious damage as a result of the storm, although an AEP power line was downed across Ohio 81 just east of Willshire. Evidence of wind damage to area corn fields was also present.
The annual Swiss Days Festival in Berne wrapped up its three-day run Saturday evening with the traditional grand parade Above, Hailey Wendel, the 2014 Little Miss Swiss, waves to the crowd gathered on the streets of Berne.
Betty J. (White) Roberts, 92, Decatur, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
She was born July 12, 1922, in Decatur, to the late Homer L. and Nellie Ethyln (Myers) White.
She married Rev. Charles Ellsworth Roberts in 1947, and they pastored and travelled doing evangelism until returning to Decatur in 1954; he passed away in 1969.
The streets of Berne came alive Thursday as hundreds of people flocked the downtown area for the opening ceremonies of the 37th annual Swiss Days Festival being held through Saturday.
Mayor Bill McKean opened the event under the big top at the main stage, speaking of the rich Swiss culture in Berne and thanking the Swiss Days committee and area residents who help make the event a success year after year.
Courtney Scherer was a two-time champion at the Adams County 4-H Fair livestock auction Thursday night, netting top dollar for both her Grand Champion Adams County Born and Raised beef steer and her Grand Champion barrow. Pictured with the barrow are Nathan Scherer, Courtney Scherer and buyer Duane Franz of Beck’s Hybrids. Scherer is the daughter of Barry and Denise Scherer.
County Engineer Tim Barkey has reported Piqua Road will be closed, beginning Monday, between C.R. 100E and Monmouth Road as Co-State Construction begins repairs to a bridge approach at Caffee Ditch. The road will be closed for approximately two weeks.
Officials at the Adams Memorial Hospital recently received what is thought to be one of the largest donations in hospital history as the Evelyn Kauffman Estate bestowed a check for $554,243 to be used for the benefit of patients at the Decatur facility.
The reaction by 21-month-old Katelyn Garner to spotting the cows during her first-ever visit to the 4-H Fair was one of great excitement. Katelyn is the daughter of Eric and Jodi Garner of Decatur.
The Adams County 4-H Fair will conclude it’s five-day run today with the annual livestock auction, slated to begin at 4 p.m. In this photo, Philip Fisher sits proudly astride a John Deere tractor at the fairgrounds Wednesday.